Services + Pricing

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SMALL PACKAGE

$0.07

PER WORD

Get your manuscript
ready to query or publish.

Includes

  • Full Line Edit
  • Full Developmental Edit
  • Manuscript Formatting
  • 1-page Synopsis

MEDIUM PACKAGE

$149 + 0.07

PER WORD

Self-publish your
book like a pro.

Includes

  • Everything included in the Small package
  • Ebook formatting for Amazon and Ingram
  • Print formatting for Amazon and Ingram

LARGE PACKAGE

$600 + 0.07

PER WORD

Everything you need to
make your book irresistible.

Includes

  • Everything included in the Medium package
  • Custom cover design for ebook
  • Custom jacket design for print

All edits are tracked using MS word. If you require an exception, please mention that when you submit your quote form.

Discounts are available when upgrading services, as well as for returning clients. Fill out our quote form for discounted pricing options!

ALL SERVICES INCLUDE

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One-on-one attention

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Guaranteed deadlines

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Friendly service

Editing Services

MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT

$0.02

PER WORD

Get a high-level audit of
your manuscript’s readiness.

Includes

  • Comprehensive scorecard grading:
    • Plot structure and flow
    • Character arc
    • Pacing, believability, scene tension
    • Dialogue and tone consistency
    • Appropriation, clich?s, and expected tropes
  • 3-5 page editorial letter answering specific questions and providing specific analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript

Best for

  • Early drafts
  • Great self-editors
  • Final pulse checks
  • Limited budgets

LINE EDIT

$0.04

PER WORD

Detailed, line-by-line
edit for technical issues.

Includes

  • Everything in the manuscript assessment +
  • Highlighting and reducing rhetorical ticks/crutch words
  • Removing extraneous words that bloat the story
  • Flagging potential copyright issues
  • Improved sentence variation and scene transitions
  • 5-10 page editorial letter answering specific questions and providing specific analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript

Best for

  • Developmentally sound drafts
  • People who don’t like editing or don’t have time
  • Self-publishing or querying authors

DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT

$0.05

PER WORD

Advanced analysis of
story structure and content.

Includes

  • Everything in the manuscript assessment +
  • Analyzing the caliber of the central conflict
  • Assessing the basic plot of the story and identifying plot holes or concerns
  • Outlining character arc to ensure strong motivation, stakes, personality and reader buy-in
  • 5-10 page editorial letter answering specific questions and providing specific analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript

Best for

  • Early drafts or pulse checks of later drafts/rewrires
  • People who don’t like editing or don’t have time
  • Self-publishing or querying authors

All edits are tracked using MS word. If you require an exception, please mention that when you submit your quote form.

Discounts are available when bundling or upgrading services, as well as for returning clients. Fill out our quote form for discounted pricing options!

Proofreading Services

UP TO 50K WORDS

$229

Get a high-level score card
grading your manuscript.

Includes

  • High-level scorecard grading:
    • Is your protagonist compelling and their motivations clear?
    • Does the plot flow?
    • Do you subplots enhance the story?
    • Does each scene drive the story forward?
    • Etc.
  • Checks for obvious spelling, typo, and grammar mistakes
  • 1 page editorial letter with things you may want to address before publishing

Best for

  • Close to finished drafts
  • Great self-editors
  • Final pulse checks
  • Tight budgets

UP TO 75K WORDS

$297

Get a high-level score card
grading your manuscript.

Includes

  • High-level scorecard grading:
    • Is your protagonist compelling and their motivations clear?
    • Does the plot flow?
    • Do you subplots enhance the story?
    • Does each scene drive the story forward?
    • Etc.
  • Checks for obvious spelling, typo, and grammar mistakes
  • 1 page editorial letter with things you may want to address before publishing

Best for

  • Close to finished drafts
  • Great self-editors
  • Final pulse checks
  • Tight budgets

UP TO 100K WORDS

$367

Get a high-level score card
grading your manuscript.

Includes

  • High-level scorecard grading:
    • Is your protagonist compelling and their motivations clear?
    • Does the plot flow?
    • Do you subplots enhance the story?
    • Does each scene drive the story forward?
    • Etc.
  • Checks for obvious spelling, typo, and grammar mistakes
  • 1 page editorial letter with things you may want to address before publishing

Best for

  • Close to finished drafts
  • Great self-editors
  • Final pulse checks
  • Tight budgets

For every 10k words exceeding 100k, there’s an additional charge of $10. All edits are tracked using MS word. If you require an exception, please mention that when you submit your quote form.

Discounts are available when bundling or upgrading services, as well as for returning clients. Fill out our quote form for discounted pricing options!

Formatting Services

EBOOK FORMATTING

STARTING AT

$137

Format your manuscript
into mobi or epub format.

PRINT FORMATTING

STARTING AT

$149

Format your book for print
on Createspace or Ingram Spark.

PRINT + EBOOK

STARTING AT

$349

Reach the most readers with
both ebook and print versions.

Pricing depends on the length of your work and the complexity of your requests. Fill out our quote form for exact pricing!

Cover Design

CUSTOM EBOOK COVER

STARTING AT

$267

Catch reader’s attention
with a custom ebook cover.

CUSTOM PRINT COVER

STARTING AT

$319

Stand out on the shelf
with a custom print book jacket.

PRINT + EBOOK COVER

STARTING AT

$498

Cover all your bases with
a custom cover for every book format.

Pricing is based on complexity, 3 cover concepts, and 3 rounds of revision. Fill out our quote form for exact pricing!

We Can Help With Other Stuff, Too

Need help creating an outline, brainstorming ideas, or working through writer’s block?

Fill out the form below to let us know what you need, and we can send you a personalized quote. We offer project pricing, monthly retainers, and hourly packages. Hourly rates start at $45/hour. For the most accuracy, please fill out the form below.

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The Offbeat Writer

We're in the business of empowering authors in the publication process, whether you're seeking to query agents or publish yourself. We do almost everything, except write it for you! Our goal is to help you publish a book with a compelling story and clear message. A book your readers can't imagine life without. One you're proud of and can talk about to anyone.

CONTACT US

EMAIL
bookmagic@theoffbeatwriter.com
PHONE NUMBER
512.956.8782
ADDRESS
13359 HWY 182
Suite 406-559
Austin, TX 78750