services for authors

SERVICES: 

Reviews & Promotion:

I would love to read and review your book. My reviews are posted on Goodreads, the Amazon page where the book is sold, and a special post including a mood board on my blog. This includes the author’s guest post on my blog, and an interview with the author.

Completion Period Estimation: 1-2 weeks upon receiving the book.

Price: $25 per book.


Beta Reading:

I would love to help you spruce up your unpublished book by beta reading. My beta reading service includes one read through of your manuscript with feedback as I read, feedback for each chapter and then a 1-3 page review of the entire book when I finish. I am also willing to fill out a questionnaire if the author would like to provide one. I will read 1-3 chapters for FREE to see if the author and I are a good fit.

Completion Period Estimation: 1-2 weeks upon receiving the book for full manuscripts.

Prices:  0-30,000 words – $50

30,000-100,000 words – $75

100,000-150,000 words – $100

150,000-200,000 – $150

 


Editing (developmental, line/copy editing and proofreading): 

Completion Period Estimation: 1-4 weeks upon receiving the book for each type of editing.

Price: 0-30,000 words – $200

30,000-100,000 -$275

100,000 + words – $350

 


Formatting for Amazon Print and Kindle:

Completion Period Estimation: 1 week upon receiving the book.

Price: $50 for any book between 50-300 pages.

$75 for any book between 300-600 pages.

$100 for any book exceeding 600 pages.

 


Ghostwriting: 

I will ghost write a full-length novel or outline in the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, young adult fiction, romance, or a combination of any of those. I am willing to sign an NDA so that all copyright goes to you. I am willing to follow a detailed outline and give you full access to my writing as I go so you can give feedback and edits as I go.

Completion period: 1-3 weeks upon receiving all requirements for the book.

Prices: 

0-20,000 words: $500

20,000-50,000: $800

50,000-100,000: $1,000

100,000-150,000: $1,300

 


TESTAMONIALS: 

 
“I hired Lydia to beta read my manuscript. She was absolutely wonderful! She was timely in her completion. Her feedback was equal parts constructive criticism and positive encouragement. Her suggestions definitely helped strengthen my manuscript. I highly recommend her services. I will certainly be reaching out to her for future projects.”
 
– Kristine Anderson, author of the novel “When War Knocks”
 
 
 

“Lydia did a great job pointing out where I was telling more than showing. Additionally, her comments helped me understand which characters needed to reveal more of their motivations. I had cut quite a bit of backstory from the early chapters and Lydia asked good questions that helped me identify which parts I needed to put back into the story. Lydia didn’t just point out areas she thought were problems, she also commented on areas she thought were good.” – YA Fantasy Novelist RR Harper 

 
 
 
“I approached Lydia with Book 2 of a series, wanting to know if a reader could pick it up as the first book and still follow along. She worked with me to get it to that point, and I’m starting to feel confident about pushing it out into the world.” 
 
– Author Anitha Perinchery 
 
 
 
 
“Lydia is a great pleasure to work with. Her beta-reading focuses on the characters and believable world-building, which was infinitely helpful in my fantasy novel she reviewed. Her commentary is both witty and detailed throughout the process. I strongly recommend her as a beta-reader for a writing project and definitely hope to work with her again!”
 
– Upwork user and fantasy novelist Deeani Gonzalaz 
 
 
 
 
“Lydia did a wonderful job helping my vision come to life in a timely manner and provided wonderful feedback to me! Definitely would recommend!” Elia Norina, author of After Him, Over, and In Between 
 
 
 
 
 
“Lydia was everything you would want in a beta reader: thorough, responsive, and fast.  She pointed out what worked and what didn’t and gave suggestions for what to do instead, which will help make for a much better story.  I’d be happy to recommend her to anyone.”
– Brooke Blanchard, Novelist 
 
 
 
 
“Working with Lydia is memorable experience. She displays quiet confidence. She is honest about what she can and cannot do to assist clients. Story comments as well as revisions she makes demonstrate that she is able to connect intimately with a story and that in turn, she empowers each author to reconnect with literary work in a new and contenting manner. ” 
– Author Mary E. Grayken