Writing Services

I handle :

• Fiction (novels, short stories; no sci fi, fantasy, erotica)
• Nonfiction (most topics; spiritual works especially welcomed)
• Query letters, synopses, book proposals
• Admission essays, CVs, resumes
• Business plans, documents, brochures/fliers, catalogs
• Website content, blog posts
• Manuscript critique of fiction and nonfiction

Editing Services Include:

I provide fast, confidential editing.

• Proofreading – Editing for spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar.
• Copy editing – Editing of mature manuscripts close to being published.
• Substantive edit – Editing of an early draft of your manuscript and/or guidance through the writing process.
Developmental editing – Editing of an early draft of your manuscript and/or guidance through the writing process.
Co-writing – Working in a collaborative process in the writing of a book where both writers’ names appear as authors or one as “with.”.

Email your manuscript’s word count for a price quote and estimate of turnaround time to Shelly Beach Communications at sandscribbler55@yahoo.com. Payment is accepted through safe and secure PayPal. References and one-page sample edit available upon request.

 

 

Writing Consultation:

I am delighted to answer questions about the publishing world or your project. A first phone call (up to 60 minutes) or inquiry is free of charge. However, because of time constraints, ongoing consulting or mentoring must be scheduled and remunerated, as repeated calls take time away from writing and serving my clients.

I provide writing/publishing and editorial consultation to new and published authors who are looking for assistance moving forward in their publishing goals. Writing consultation does not include writing and editing services.

ShellyWinningChristyAwardA professional editor for more than 10 years, I deliver a thorough and affordable edit of your manuscript. I’m an award-winning writer, former college writing instructor, the author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction, and hold a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Christian education with a curriculum emphasis. I have authored, co-authored, contributed to, or edited more than forty books and Bibles, many of which have won awards.

Pricing

Consultation 

Available per hour by phone or Skype

1 to 3 month weekly consulting agreements

Cost:

$50/hr. Introductory session no charge

Once a week 1 month $175

Once a week 3 months $500

On-site consultation $1,000/consultation day + travel exp.

Manuscript Critique

Comprehensive evaluation of your fiction or nonfiction manuscript

Cost:

3-5 chapters $225

Up to 40,000 wds $750

40,100-60,000 wds $1,000

60,100-90,000 wds $1,250

Proofreading

Grammar, punctuation, syntax, spelling, formatting

Cost:

Up to 10,000 words $125

Up to 20,000 words $240

Up to 30,000 words $350

Up to 40,000 words $460

Up to 50,000 words  $570

Up to 60,000 words  $665

Copy Editing

Grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, capitalization, hyphenation, font usage, mistakes, inconsistencies (character description, plot points, setting), continuity, inaccuracies, legal liability, and repetition, conformity to current publishing standards

Cost:

Up to 10,000 words $190

Up to 20,000 words $365

Up to 30,000 words $535

Up to 40,000 words $700

Up to 50,000 words $855

Up to 60,000 words $1,000

Additional charges for formatting, endnote placement, and special features

Line editing or comprehensive editing

Includes creative content, and language use at the sentence and paragraph level. Cuts down wordiness and tightens language. Addresses clumsy and awkward wording. Eliminates content that does not advance the book. Evaluates atmosphere, emotion, and tone.

Cost:

Up to 10,000 words $250

Up to 20,000 words $475

Up to 30,000 words $680

Up to 40,000 words $900

Up to 50,000 words $1,075

Up to 60,000 words $1,260

Additional charges for formatting, endnote placement, and special features

Ghostwriting

I occasionally ghostwrite, depending upon the project. For books ranging 40,00-75,000 words, professional fees range between $30,000 to $100,000+. My fees are more modest but reflect my work with award-winning and best-selling authors, as well as my experience in the industry.

Cost:

Determined by word length, project, and estimated time investment.

Co-writing

I co-write with authors who need assistance bringing their book to life. Co-writing can include shaping the book’s content, rewriting flat content, correcting grammar and syntax, bringing characters to life, formatting, shuffling content, deleting content, and general oversight and revision of content.

Cost:

Determined by word length and time investment; typically ranging between $2,000-$8,000, plus 2% of royalty.

For Inquiries

Please include your manuscript’s genre and word count when making inquiries. Submissions should be made in a Word attachment, double spaced Times New Roman with one-inch margins and your name and email address appearing on each page in the header.

Payment is made in advance via PayPal or by check.

Penalties are charged for returned checks.

 

Shelly Beach Communications

Sandscribbler55@yahoo.com

I have been blessed to work with a broad base of clients over 20+ years in the industry:

  • Pastors
  • Pulitzer Prize Finalist
  • Rapper
  • Seminary Dean Emeritus
  • Therapists
  • New Authors
  • Seasoned Authors
  • Bullying Expert

 

 

 

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Para-church Organizations
  • Professional Musicians
  • Multiple Bible Publishers
  • Mothers
  • Grandmothers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • International Faith Outreach
  • Mayo Clinic Doctor
  • Resilience Expert
  • Fathering Mentor
  • Churches
  • Prison Ministries
  • Speech Writer
  • Bible Teachers