Frustrated by trying to write and self-publish a book all on your own?  Then get your book on the road with our supportive editing and author coaching services in Australia.

 

Publishing Services for the writer:

  • Editing – non-fiction only
  • Book Writing Coaching
  • Training in Self-Publishing

Editing Services:

  • Line and Copy Editing—Prices estimated and based on AUD 66.00 per hour
  • Developmental/Comprehensive Editing—Please send your sample for a quote or estimate

Line Editing

Line editing looks at language and communication of your message. Our editing packs a punch, with sub-heading suggestions, paragraph flow correction, less repetition, topic sentence suggestions, and look at consistent voice.

Guideline for hours required:

  • A short book (30,000 words) takes approximately 20-25 hours
  • A long book (70,000 works) takes approximately 40-60 hours

Please enquire for an estimate and short test edit of your work.

Copy Editing

Copy editing is thorough editing for spelling, grammar, consistency, word choice, and punctuation.

Guideline for hours required:

  • A short book (30,000 words) can take between 14–20 hours.
  • A long book (70,000 words) can take between 20-30 hours.

If suited, we will quote for this.

Developmental/Comprehensive Editing

Developmental/comprehensive editing suits a novice writer who is struggling with structure and theme because it looks at the book from a broader perspective.

Our suggestions will help:

  • connect to the reader
  • cut out any waffle
  • stay on voice
  • re-structure material, if required
  • with advice on referencing/bibliography.

Not only this, we can include book blurb writing with hot selling points and biography suggestions for just a little more.

Place your book with an experienced Editor who has 11 years of writing and editing experience and University qualifications in communications.

Writer Mentoring and Coaching*

This book mentoring service gives one-on-one feedback and guidance. Very basically, it includes the following:

  • Outlining to easily create your chapters
  • Feedback on voice, language, structure, and theme that suits your chosen audience
  • Some self-publishing advice and advance planning (checklist supplied)
  • Twice-monthly Zoom call meetups

With fortnightly Zoom calls and regular feedback on chapters, this friendly book writer coaching keeps you on track. This service is ideal for therapists, solo professionals, semi-retired business directors, etc.

Lost? Confused?  You can also elect to have support throughout the whole process with our Business Developer’s Book Program.

Line editing/Copy editing
$66an hour
  • Line editing looks at language and communication of your message. Our editing packs a punch, with sub-heading suggestions, paragraph flow correction, less repetition, topic sentence suggestions, and look at consistent voice.
  • Copy editing is thorough editing for spelling, grammar, consistency, word choice, and punctuation.
Comprehensive Editing
POA
  • Developmental/comp. editing suits a novice writer who is struggling with structure and theme. It looks at the book from a broader perspective.
  • You can also opt for a developmental review, if editing is out of your budget. Reviews range from $500 - $700. (I do have to read the book and understand its premise before writing the multi-page review on style, content, and what to include/exclude).
  • TEST EDIT is free, if ordered a few days in advance.

The Fine Print

Power of Words (ABN 80 544 508 158) is not registered for GST. Rates are valid as at June 2019, and packages are subject to change.

After a service agreement and customer service policy is approved, we usually accept a 40% deposit to start (invoiced).

Coaching Packages are inclusive of either emails or phone calls and may not include site meetings in your area. They can be customised. Further coaching/mentoring over allotted time is billed at $75 per hour; time to be agreed in advance. Editing rates – please enquire – age pensioner discounts may apply.

We do not have arrangements with any Assisted Publishers, nor any printers, so you can get some unbiased advice. Referral of book cover enquiries go to a good freelance designer.