Editing Services and Author Coaching

KK editing services general

Are you an author or aspiring author? Looking for guidance with building your marketing, visibility, or brand? Want help diving into self-publishing but don’t know where–or how to start? Or maybe you need to make that manuscript shine. I offer a variety of services geared toward authors.

My background: I have been writing for seven years, and have published 24 books (two are in production). I’m a two-time USA Today best-seller and a two-time RWA RITA finalist. I have done multiple extensive beta reads for Avery Flynn, Robin Covington, Tracy Brogan, Alyssa Alexander, and Jennifer McQuiston, as well as taught many craft-based workshops for various RWA local chapters and on the national level. I’ve also presented workshops for general fiction-writing groups in the Virginia and New Jersey areas. I am a hybrid author, and self-publish exclusively now. About half of my backlist is self-published, and I began indie publishing in 2013. I have experience with marketing/promotion, formatting/cover design/editing, and career building in both traditional and indie markets.

Author coaching: Ever feel like you have so many questions about writing, marketing, social media, or self-publishing, but don’t know who to ask? Author coaching is for you! Each one-hour coaching session is specifically tailored to a client’s needs. We connect via email to discuss where you are in your career, what you’d like to strengthen most (social media presence, street team, newsletter, self-publishing skills, etc.), then have a one-hour Skype session to dig into the details.

One session includes the email exchange, the detailed, personalized, one-hour Skype session to discuss the topic/s, and a follow-up email with any questions/clarifications. The sessions are $50 an hour. Payment is due upon booking a date.

Indie for Beginners: This 75-minute session via Skype will introduce you to all the ins and outs of starting to self-publish. It includes a one-hour overview and 15 minutes of client-specific Q and A. Each session is $60. Group rates for three or more people are available. Payment is due upon booking a date.

Editing services: I offer both developmental editing services and, on a case by case basis only, developmental edits with copy edits.

Developmental edits include 2-3 read-throughs (depending on what’s needed) with detailed feedback letters pertaining to plot, characters, arcs, GMCs, and story elements. Turnaround time for the first round varies according to manuscript length, but usually falls between 7-14 days of the manuscript being turned in. Fees for developmental editing are done on a sliding scale from .007 cents to .015 cents per word. I offer a free read of the first ten pages to determine where the manuscript falls.

Developmental plus copy edits (everything above, in addition to correcting grammar, checking timelines, and general proofreading) are between .015 and .02 cents a word.

I do ask for a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot/date, which is then credited to your total balance once I begin edits. If the manuscript is not turned in within a week of the agreed upon date and no arrangements are made to reschedule, the deposit is forfeited. Reschedules are done according to availability only.

It’s my strict policy to treat your work with privacy and respect. I don’t ever share any parts of the works I edit with anyone for any reason.

For editing services, payment is due before round one edits are released.

I also offer formatting services for indie authors, as well as social media graphics on a limited, case-by-case basis. Feel free to inquire about availability!

Editing services usually book at least two months in advance, sometimes longer. Coaching spots are available according to schedule. Please email kimberly.kincaid1@gmail.com to book your spot today!