Birth Your Book

Birth Your Book

I love the fact that you have a book in you and want to birth it and release it into the world, to change lives, to impact women’s and girls’ lives in a BIG way. Welcome to my Birth Your Book services!

Whether you want to self-publish, need help with preparing your chapters/book for an agent, publisher or crowdfunding project, or are looking for support with writing your book proposal, I specialise in self-development books and in novels that have a strong self-development and/or spiritual story at their core.

Each book is unique and has its own demands and characteristics. Therefore I cannot write out (or even think of!) all the possible scenarios I may come across, as there are so many variables – what you want, what you in fact need, your writing experience, your familiarity with the writing and editorial process, and of course the level of support that you want and that I can provide over the time frame you have in mind.

So I can only outline a few typical services I offer, and within that, I am flexible and can adjust my pricing so that the service you choose absolutely fits your needs.

In the first instance, get in touch with me for a 20-minute free consultation so that we can establish if we’re a good fit and whether what you have in mind for you book is suitable for the work that I normally do. If this is the case, we can then discuss the service or package that will suit your needs.

For some of the packages, pricing will depend on the type of book and on your writing experience.

COMING SOON: a FREE downloadable PDF document that explains the editorial process and some of the publishing jargon 🙂 

One-off support

This is most likely for when you are experiencing some sort of block, or being discouraged in some way.

In which case you can just book a 90-minute or 120-minute appointment here, or even a 30-minute appointment if you have already worked with me and/or you are familiar with EFT/tapping, my favoured modality when it comes to block-blasting! See also my page about blocks here.

Dive-in Day

A whole day together, getting down to the nitty-gritty, for emotional support and editorial support. This can be at the start of your journey, or at any point of your book-birthing process. It can be face to face, or it can be online (I am based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK). I will be a sounding board for all your ideas, and together we can come up with a structure for you book if you haven’t already. Things can happen a lot faster when we focus on your book over one whole day. It will give you the reassurance you need to start writing or keep writing.

  • I send you a questionnaire to help us prepare for your special day with me.
  • It takes place in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, although Skype is an option too.
  • It is approximately from 9am till 4pm on a Saturday or Sunday only.
  • It can include a hypnotherapy, EFT or Reiki session if you wish (at no extra cost).
  • £500

Birth Your Book

Packages

Basic accountability support (3 months)

  • weekly support – 30-minute appointment once a week
  • each appointment will focus on the issue(s) you are facing that day or week, and it can be anything – editorial support, ideas support, structural editing support, emotional support (I will most likely use talking therapy and EFT for this)
  • £300 (one-off upfront payment only)

 

In-depth accountability support (3 months)

  • daily support via email (not Messenger or text) (no more than two questions a day)
  • up to six 60-minute appointments for in-depth editorial and/or emotional support
  • each appointment will focus on the issue(s) you are facing that day, week or fortnight, and it can be anything – editorial support, ideas support, structural editing support, emotional support (I will most likely use talking therapy and EFT for this)
  • £600 (one-off upfront payment or two payments of £300)

 

Editing and/or proofreading

This will completely depend on your writing experience, your book’s word count (how long it is), the subject of your book and whether you want my structural editing, copyediting and proofreading or just one or two of these editorial aspects.

For this, payment will be required in at least four stages (at the beginning of the editing process, at the end of the editing process, at the beginning of the proofreading process and at the end of the proofreading process).

The full package (3 months of daily support + full editorial support)

  • 3 months of daily support via email (not Messenger or text) (no more than two questions a day)
  • up to six 60-minute appointments for in-depth editorial and/or emotional support
  • each appointment will focus on the issue(s) you are facing that day, week or fortnight, and it can be anything – editorial support, ideas support, structural editing support, emotional support (I will most likely use talking therapy and EFT for this)
  • full editorial support (structural editing, then copyediting and proofreading once your first draft is ready)
  • one Dive-in Day
  • pricing will depend on your writing experience, your book’s word count (how long it is) and the subject of your book, but a discount will be offered for booking the full package instead of two separate packages 🙂
  • payment will be required in at least five stages