Two-Hour Consultation: $250
- Discuss all author concerns.
- Look at ways the manuscript could be improved.
- Develop a plan for publication.
Pages must be submitted by email in a Microsoft Word file.
Frank uses the “track changes” feature and balloon notes to do substantive editing of your manuscript. Writers often choose to save costs by sending ten or more pages, learn from all his edits and comments, and then apply those principles to the rest of their manuscripts.
“Frank Ball is not only the editor I trust with my own writing, he is the editor I recommend to anyone who comes to me for a referral. He is the best kind of word nerd and a master at his craft.” — Thomas Umstattd Jr.
“Wow! You found hundreds of little ways to make the story tighter! I just finished going through your edits, and I loved all your suggestions. Thanks a million, Frank! You are such a mechanic with this. Everything you pointed out made perfect sense. Thanks for making the story more powerful!” — Tim Shoemaker
Frank’s hours are 100 percent focused on your project, with no interruptions allowed, not even a trip to the bathroom. So you get the maximum value for his effort, which is payable at $125.00 per hour.
Unpredictable variables make per-page pricing impossible. His hours are 100 percent focused on your project, with no interruptions allowed, not even a trip to the bathroom. So you get the maximum value for his effort, which is payable at $125.00 per hour.
If you submit your materials and requirements, Frank will give you a free estimate of what the total costs might be. The project will be split into small, affordable segments, each one payable before the work is started. At any stage of the process, you have the option of discontinuing or delaying the project’s completion.
You should plan to do as much work yourself as is possible, so the amount of time Frank must spend will be greatly reduced.
Seminars, classes, and how-to books are a great help, but there’s nothing better than the individual attention from a writing professional to boost your writing skills to the next level. Just a little one-on-one mentoring can guide your unique way of thinking and help you break through to a more captivating storytelling style.