Valerie Ihsan

author, editor, mom, dog lover, adventurer, person

Editing and Coaching

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Individual Coaching Session

Two hours: $150

Individual Coaching 5-Pack

I call these my "Personal Trainer" cards. Sometimes you just have to hire a coach/trainer to get you to the gym--or, in this case, the writing desk.

Ten hours: $599.99 (includes two free hours of coaching/mentoring)

Line Editing

Option 1: With a 5-10 page writing sample from you (best if it's random pages from the book), I can determine what level of editing you'll need or whether your manuscript is ready for line editing, and create a project price.

Option 2: We can use my hourly rate of $75.

Proofreading

Option 1: With a 5-10 page writing sample, I can give you a project price.

Option 2: We can use my hourly rate of $75.

Reader Response/Manuscript Review Service

(This service is similar to what a developmental editor would offer.)

I'll do a constructive read-through of your manuscript, looking for plot holes, story questions, emotional arcs, and general flow, and then write a challenge/suggestion report for you. This report will provide you with a revision checklist and an editorial pass checklist, as well as any general overview thoughts I had while reading.

For manuscripts under 80K words: $399.99

For manuscripts between 80-100K words:

Option 1: $499.99

Option 2: $399.99 + $75/hr over the 80K words

For manuscripts over 100K words: $599.99


Rough Draft Package

I can get you from "I don't even know if my story idea is a good one," to a solid outline and an established weekly writing routine within two months.

(Includes 16 hours of coaching, mentoring, and education, plus hands-on working side-by-side--virtually, if not local to me--AND unlimited access to me through email and private Facebook Group, AND 25% discount off my regular hourly rate.)

Focus Areas:

Game Plan Session: passion planning, success definitions, writing schedules, goal-setting, systems and tools and resources

Book-Project Brainstorming: premise and concept

Character Development

Outlining

Theme, Setting, Scenes

Writing Sprints $1200 value

$959.99 (or 2 payments of $479.99)

Revision Package

This package is designed to instruct you in the following focus areas:

Revision techniques

Editorial passes

Editing checklist

Scheduling your editors

Plus, a basic tutorial on email list building to get your readers excited about your new book!

(Includes 8 hours of coaching, mentoring, and education, plus hands-on working side-by-side (virtually, if not local to me) AND unlimited access to me through email and private Facebook Group, AND 25% discount off my regular hourly rate.)

$645 value

$479.99

Publishing Package

This package involves me leading you through each step of the indie-publishing process using a checklist I created for myself years ago. (And I give homework!) It's the same process I go through for each of my books and, in the end, you'll have a high quality, professional product you'll be proud to publish.

Because this package is designed for the new indie author, the process takes about five months to go through. Once you know how to do everything, you won't need me for your next book publication, and it may go faster for you.

Focus areas:

Cover design

ISBNs, Title, Subtitle

Sales categories, Keywords, KDP Rocket

Pricing for each format and country

Book descriptions, Back cover copy

Front and back matter

Free gifts for your mailing list

Universal links

Creating e-files and pdfs

Uploading files to all stores

Advanced Readers

Marketing strategies: Paid and unpaid (short and long term)

Landing pages

Pre-orders

Launch strategies

Reviews

Social media graphics

Affiliate programs

Tools and Resources

(Includes 44 hours of coaching, mentoring, and education, plus hands-on working side-by-side (virtually, if not local to me) AND unlimited access to me through email and private Facebook Group, AND 25% discount off my regular hourly rate.)

If you are a seasoned indie author, but want assistance remembering all the nitty-gritty details, you may prefer to use the regular coaching package, or "Personal Trainer" cards, to go through this process. It might be less expensive for you (because you'll be going through the steps faster than if you came to me without having the base knowledge of publishing at least one of your own books first).

$3300 Value

$2399.99 (monthly payment plans available)

Indie Author Mentor: Self-Starter Package

Includes:

Rough Draft Package

Revision Package

Publishing Package

$5,145 Value

$3799.99 (monthly payment plans available)

Indie Author Mentor: Active Support Package

Includes:

Rough Draft Package

Revision Package

Publishing Package

Plus, (4) "Personal Trainer" cards

$8145 Value

$4399.99 (mostly payment plans available)

Indie Author Mentor: Concierge Package

This is the whole kit and caboodle! (Think, 18 months of working together.)

Includes:

Rough Draft Package

Revision Package

Publishing Package

Plus:

(4) "Personal Trainer" cards

AND

Reader Response/Manuscript Review Service (any length)

AND

Line Editing for your manuscript (any length)

AND

Proofreading for your manuscript (any length)

$11,035 Value

$7999.99 (monthly payment plan available)