Writing Doula Services

Editorial coaching

My coaching support includes assistance with conceptualizing, organizing and setting goals, manuscript review and read-overs, editorial guidance and accountability support.

Writer/Editor

Contact me to inquire about editing, writing professional bios, press releases, obituaries and other bereavement writing, website content.

Wellness writing consultant

Writing is a powerful form of self-expression and medically-proven catalyst for healing. As professional writer who is also certified in the Grief Recovery Institute method of providing grief support, I provide services that help clients embrace writing as a therapeutic practice for health maintenance and self-care.

Workshop facilitator and presenter

Contact me to answer inquiries about conducting workshops, holding writing clinics or speaking. See the list of the workshops I offer.

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During this consultation, we will unearth what your specific needs are and how I can best address them.

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Fees for services

This general list covers fees for retainer services and fees for editing and manuscript review. Fees for workshops and other services are determined by nature of scheduling and customized requests. Contact me to discuss a service plan that fits your needs.


Coaching/consulting plans

There are three retainer plans for ongoing coaching and consulting services. Retainer fees are expected in advance. PayPal is preferred method of payment. Checks and cash also accepted.


Check-In


$200

PER MONTH


The Check-In is for clients who are mainly seeking accountability support to make sure their goals are met and want to have access to a professional. (i.e. letters, academic papers, book manuscripts, promotional material). This plan does not include editing.



  • Two 30-minute consultation sessions by phone

  • Goals accountability check.
    (Receiving progress updates, exploring solutions to problems, issuing recommendations.)

  • Review and critique documents up to 1,000 words.



In-depth


$300

PER MONTH



For clients seeking more assistance.



  • Two 45-minute coaching sessions phone or Skype

  • Assistance with setting up schedule and sticking to goals.

  • Goals accountability check.
    (Receiving progress updates, exploring solutions to problems, issuing recommendations.)

  • Review and critique documents. (up to 1,500 words.)

  • 10% discount for document editing. (up to 1,500 words.)


Comprehensive


$400

PER MONTH


For clients with more involved projects and stricter deadlines.



  • Four 30-minute coaching sessions phone or Skype

  • Assistance with setting up schedule and sticking to goals.

  • Goals accountability check.
    (Receiving progress updates, exploring solutions to problems, issuing recommendations.)

  • Check-in for client updates, recommendations and advice where needed.

  • Review and critique documents. (up to 2,500 words.)

  • 15% discount for document editing. (up to 2,500 words.)


For any questions regarding our coaching/consulting pricing plans above, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Manuscript Review/Critique


(Page equivalency is based on industry standards. One page equals 250 words)

Fees

  • Up to 50 pages plus 30 min. Skype/phone call $250
  • 50 to 100 pages plus 40 min. Skype/phone $300
  • 100-200 pages plus 60 min. Skype phone $400
  • For readings of more than 200 pages contact me for quote.
  • Clients who use the Manuscript Review service will receive a  15 percent discount on editing fees if they use our editing service.

“Linda Jones was an absolute wonder to work with and I was honored to have her help in bringing my manuscript to life. She took the time to provide a detailed review of my work, gave concrete suggestions and examples and made me feel like she was a partner in my success. She was professional and even when providing constructive criticism she knew how to communicate with me in a way that I could receive. I would HIGHLY recommend that you contact her if you are in need of a thorough review of your work. My only regret is that I did not contact her sooner.”

Lurie Daniels Favors, New York attorney, author, “Afro State of Mind.”

Editing

This is a general fee schedule for various editing levels. Rates for other projects will be determined by nature of the job.

(Page equivalency is based on industry standards.  One page equals 250 words)


Copyediting
$8 page

  • Improving style, flow and accuracy
  • Spelling, grammar, punctuation
  • Consistency/ Uniformity
  • Parallel Structure
  • Figures of Speech

Line and Content Editing
$10 page

  • Everything in Copyediting, plus:
  • Flagging wordiness, jargon, clichés
  • Word choice/usage
  • Improving transitions
  • Improving headlines

Developmental Editing
$12 page

  • Everything in Copyediting and Content Editing, plus
  • Rewriting passages for clarity
  • Checking for factual errors and discrepancies
  • Review and improvement of beginning and ending.

Proofreading
(Only for already edited manuscripts.)
$6 page

  • Final read-through and check for cosmetic errors. (i.e. punctuation marks, spacing, Table of Contents pagination consistency.)