Proofreading can make or break a book. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes can be the difference between a reader finishing a book and providing a review or a DNF or a bad review. After the blood, sweat, and tears it took to create your story make sure you send it to your readers ready.
Romance readers are fickle. Reviewers can be brutal. Too many story inconsistencies can turn off a reader which could make any possible success into considerably less. A great edit will make sure even the most careful reader will be able to follow a story without question or confusion.
I like to call my editing style a mash up. A perfect blend of the elements of a copy edit, a developmental edit, and a line edit. It can get expensive for authors to send their WIP's through multiple rounds of editing. So, with me you get an all in one. Seriously, three rounds of edits completed in seven business days. When I read through a draft I will point out and fix story inconsistencies, language and usage issues, and elements of the story that are missing or unnecessary. I'll look at characters and their development, their relationships, and if their dialog and actions match their demeanor and personality. I will follow characters through their relationship development and point out areas that can be made stronger. I will let you know if their are areas that need more or less description, feels, anger, angst, emotion, or detail. Setting, plot, characterization, sex scenes, relationship development, and overall story flow. No area of the book will be overlooked.
Is proofreading worth the money? You tell me. Is it worth it if you get more readers and sell more books? Is it worth it if reviewers on Goodreads, Instagram, Blogs, and Facebook tout the perfection of your writing and recommend your book? Amazon will penalize authors who have to many editing and proofreading mistakes. Would an Amazon penalty affect your current and future book sales? We all want to stay out of Amazon jail!
I believe a well written, edited, proofread book will sell better and garner more attention. Attention is everything in the self publishing world. Thus, worth the cost. Any cost.
If you combine an edit and proofread the cost will include a second read after changes have been made in order to view, correct, and proofread the final product.
"I’m beyond grateful for the hard work that Katie and Karen put into my cover. Their images and creativity are dynamic. I loved working with them. They made the whole experience fun and easy."
"Karen from Utterly Unashamed knows what the romance genre must deliver. During developmental edits and proofreading of my latest manuscript, her input and advice was invaluable. Karen went the extra mile and helped me tweak my blurb to perfection. I highly recommend Karen's services and look forward to working with her again."
"I fell in love with the photos from Utterly Unashamed the moment I saw the style of photography and the models they use. It was a breeze to look through photos online, purchase them, and have the photos instantly. Communication was smooth too. The photo I chose for The Perfect Distraction had everyone squealing in excitement at the cover reveal including the Utterly Unashamed team, which I loved. There were so many photos that I wanted so I went back and purchased teaser photos. I very much look forward to seeing what photos appear in their gallery for future projects!"
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Cost will vary depending on the stages of writing you WIP has been through. It is best to contact us for pricing.
I strive to have your WIP back to you in 7 days. If it will be any longer than that I will always let you know.
Most importantly, because I care about your book. I only work on 1-2 books at a time. Your book will be my priority. I will help you get that book ready for market, review it, follow your progress, be available to answer questions, and be a supporter of your book after it is released. I want to work with authors and help create successful books.