Jacqueline Murray Loring is an editor and book consultant. On this page you will find terms of employment and the cost of the service.
Book Consultant: Jake at firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-publishing: Jake at email@example.com
Script critique: Jake at firstname.lastname@example.org
$1.50 a page includes complete reading with email discussion of overall story and format issues. Minimum cost: $50
$2.50 a page includes complete reading and sit down discussion of story, character and format. Minimum cost: $150
Editor: Participants in my classes get tired of me preaching about the need, the essential requirement, that all books before they are considered for publication, must be fully edited by a professional. Save your pennies because editing isn’t inexpensive, but as I mentioned it is essential to a presentable manuscript.
Publishers: I work with writers who plan to publish their books with traditional publishing houses, with vanity presses and on their own. My classes teach several different methods from Stables and Kinkos to Quercuspublishing to iUniverse and AuthorHouse to large main stream publishers like Penguin.
Several writers I know have worked with Lisa at www.quercuspublishing.com and are happy with this publishing opportunity. On the Quercuspublishing.com web site you will find a newly published book by Robert Ellis from Falmouth. A copy of the beautiful cover can be seen on the site. I edited this sweet book and was so impressed at the work Bob did that I offered to write a blurb for the back cover.
Illustrator: Writers of children’s book ask me frequently about art work. The simple truth is that if you publish a children’s book with a traditional publisher, they will chose the artist/illustrator. If you want to control the illustrations, consider self-publishing.
Ghost Writers: Recently, I was able to connect a man who had a wonderful, unique family story that needed to be told with a ghost writer out of state who was looking to write with someone. The man provided the story and the ghost writer researched additional information and wrote the draft manuscript for him to proof. After many months working together the novel is about to be published. Does this interest you? Google ghostwriting.
Scribe: Do you need your work typed?
Many writers continue to work on typewriters and, of course, with pen or pencil. Having your work on the computer allows for many options including publication.