Two-Hour Consultation: $250
- Discuss all author concerns.
- Look at ways the manuscript could be improved.
- Develop a plan for publication.
Converting audio recordings, conducting interviews, and doing research to produce the author’s message in book form.
Rewriting the author’s manuscript for a professional presentation in the author’s voice.
A comprehensive look at the manuscript for structure and clarity. Maintaining the author’s voice, resolve issues with effective storytelling, point of view, transitions, dialog, scene details, character development, flow, and pacing. Tighten the message by reducing redundancies and cutting words that state the obvious.
Make significant improvements in sentence structure for better clarity. Look for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
The last step in preparing a manuscript for publication, after the text has been drafted, rewritten, and edited to make it the best you can afford. Correcting overlooked punctuation, grammar, and spelling errors.
“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 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.
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.
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.
If you submit your materials and requirements, Frank will give you a free estimate of what the total costs would be. The project can be split into affordable payments, payable at the beginning of each stage of the process. At any point, 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.