Services

Written in Melanin offers a variety of services to help authors polish their works and make them available for publishing. All the services are described and listed below. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to C. E. Benson at CEBenson@WrittenInMelanin.com.

Service pricing is based on the word-count of a project and rounded to the nearest thousand — for example, 45,892 words would be rounded to 46,000. The turnaround time for projects will be determined based on the length of the project and the services needed, but a minimum of 7 days is required to ensure there is enough time for quality work.

EDITING

Copy editing is needed to improve the accuracy of your writing — spelling errors, inconsistencies, grammar, usage, and omissions are caught and corrected.

Line editing focuses on the language of your writing — ensuring that your paragraphs flow, that there aren’t sections that pull the reader from the story, that the action or emotions you’re trying to convey are clear.

Developmental editing looks at the content of your work — checking that your plot makes sense, there are no extra characters or unnecessary scenes, that your book isn’t moving too fast or too slow to keep the reader.

Copy and Line Editing

30k words or less: $150

$75 will be added for every 10k words after the initial 30k

EXAMPLE: 60,000 words
(30k words) + $75 x (3 for the remaining 30k words)
$150 + $75(3) = $375

Developmental Editing

30k words or less: $200

$100 will be added for every 5k words after the initial 30k

EXAMPLE: 60,000 words
(30k words) + $100 x (6 for the remaining 30k words)
$200 + $100(6) = $800

Copy, Line, and Developmental Editing Bundle

30k words or less: $250

$125 will be added for every 5k words after the initial 30k

EXAMPLE: 60,000 words
(30k words) + $125 x (6 for the remaining 30k words)
$250 + $125(6) = $1000

BOOK FORMATTING

Written in Melanin will format your book for print and digital distribution. The formatting options below are for basic formatting of the following pages: Title, Front Matter, Content, End Matter (Author’s Note, etc.).

Charts, images and special characters are not included in basic formatting. Hyperlinks are included in digital versions only if they are provided ahead of time.

PDF File (For Print): $100

Ebook EPUB File (Not for Amazon): $125

Ebook MOBI File (For Amazon): $150

EPUB + PDF Bundle: $200

MOBI + EPUB + PDF Bundle: $225

$25 will be added for each special formatting request — drop caps, fleurons, images, text specific formatting such as texting, emails, or lyrics, etc.

PODCAST PROMOTION

The Written in Melanin podcast is accessible in every marketplace where podcasts are available. It is a podcast dedicated to promoting and sharing the works and writing journeys of writers of color. It has an audience that steadily grows with each episode. If you are interested in having your work promoted on the podcast, 3 slots are available each week on a first come, first serve basis.

Authors who come on the podcast may promote their work for free.

The paid slots available are listed below:

$15 for promotion at the end of the podcast.

$20 for promotion at the beginning of the podcast.

$30 for promotion in the middle of the podcast.

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