Kristi offers inexpensive proof reading and formatting services for self-published and independent authors. Try Her Out
Upon request, she will read and mark ten pages (any pages, up to 2500 words) for free, to help potential clients determine whether they want to hire her.
What You Get
She will check for spelling errors, including ‘wrong word’ choices and missing words.
She will mark awkward sentences/phrases.
She will offer suggestions on how to correct awkward sentences: structure, basic grammar, phrasing, etc.
(Punctuation and grammar are reviewed using the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style.)
She will flag Point of View and Narrative Tense issues.
She will ask questions that a reader might ask and want answered within the book.
She will give our overall impression of your manuscript and our opinion of its readiness for publication.
She will make note of any potential formatting issues we find.
She will NOT do any fact checking, and will assume all research has been done.
She will NOT try to change the style or tone of your manuscript.
She will NEVER insist that you make any of the changes we suggest.
Developmental Editing: Work closely with a new/enthusiastic author to not only polish a manuscript, but teach some fundamental self-editing and writing skills, including story structure, voice, and narrative tense.
Re-Read after edits have been made. We can do a very basic proof read if you want us to double check for any missed/new errors after we have proofed your manuscript, or if you have a 'final draft' after working with a professional editor. (See special circumstances.)
Light fact checking on real world places and/or events that are mentioned or related in the story. (This does not include checking the science on Sci-Fi.)
Basic Formatting for narrative fiction (not picture or image-heavy books). Get ready to upload to various self-pub websites, such as KDP, Nook, Smashwords, AllRomance, etc. Ask about customs touches, such as chapter and scene breaks.
Check formatting of files after conversion to various formats. (e.g.mobi, PDF, ePub, etc.)
Self-Pub Consultations - Chat with Kristi about the self-pub process. Learn the things she wished someone had told her when she was starting out. Ask questions. Learn from her experience and her mistakes. Her advice is not all-inclusive, as there are still many things she's actively learning, but she can be a valuable resource for authors who are just starting out.
Kristi offers inexpensive proof reading and formatting services for self-published and independent authors.
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