Content Writing Sevices
I write blogs, articles, how-tos, book promotional materials, and more. I’m familiar with SEO and can create custom images for pieces. Rates start at $75 a piece, depending on the amount of research required and the piece’s length. Email me at email@example.com with specifics about your project, and I’ll respond with a rate. I’m also more than willing to send samples of my previous work for clients.
Novels Short Stories Academic Essays Creative Nonfiction Blogs Newsletters
Line Edits: I’ll check for spelling, grammar, formatting, and punctuation errors, as well as factual inconsistencies, awkward sentences, redundancies, and overall flow. Rates begin at $50.
Developmental Edits: I’ll provide detailed feedback on all the elements of your writing: plot, characters, depth of research, tone, audience, etc. I’ll give a 2-3 page break down element by element, as well as page by page in-text feedback as I read. Rates begin at $75.
Blogs, Newsletters, and More: I can write, proofread, edit, format, find and create images, utilize good SEO practices, or any combination of the above. Prices vary by length and research required but are generally between $50 and $300, with discounts for ongoing or bulk work.
Query Letter Critique: I’ll revise and provide feedback on your agent query letter for up to three rounds of revision. $75
First 15 Pages Critique: Most agents will ask you to include the first five to fifteen pages as a sample when you query. I’ll provide both line and developmental edits on the first 15 pages of a manuscript for up to three rounds of revision. $150
Beta Read: I’ll provide general and honest feedback about what is and isn’t working in your manuscript. You’ll receive some in-text feedback and a 2 page summary of my thoughts—$ 1 a page, a minimum of $50.
Sensitivity Read: I can be a sensitivity reader for asthma, postpartum depression, and invisible disability representation. You’ll receive relevant in-text comments and a two-page summary letter—$ 1 a page, a minimum of $50.
Manuscript Submissions Package: This includes the query letter critique, the first 15 pages critique, and a spreadsheet of 25 literary agents in your genre currently open to queries. Note that the query letter and first 15 page critiques include three rounds of revision. $300
I’m happy to provide samples of my past work.
Please email me for inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Misc. Writer and Virtual Assistant Services
Here are some services I’ve provided in the past, but don’t hesitate to contact me with any other services you may need.
- WordPress media library maintenance
- Research topics
- Fact check
- Compile notes
- Transcribe recordings
- Pitch essays and ideas
- MailChimp maintenance
- Format blogs for SEO in WordPress
- Create social media and blog images
- Check and sort email
- Create and edit spreadsheets
- Create lists of literary agents to query
- Create lists of journals accepting short fiction and poetry
Margaret researched, composed and assembled a snappy, polished submissions package of my fiction and creative nonfiction writings and manuscript for magazines, competitions and literary agents. I hired Margaret because she’s professional, insightful and organized, and I’ve been pleased beyond belief with her work and the results. I continue to hire her because her work gets results! She’s both creative and logic-minded – a fantastic and hard-to-find combination. – Nina Adel, MA, MFA
Margaret is a thorough and dedicated editor who truly cares about the projects she takes on. She provides a keen eye for line edits, as well as feedback on large-scale developmental edits that truly strengthened my work. I can’t recommend her highly enough! – Nikki VanRy, Content Marketing Manager
Every time I contact Margaret with a new task, she goes above and beyond my expectations by providing thorough work with a fast turnaround. She’s organized, detail-oriented with excellent research skills, and always willing to tackle new things. – Nancy Peske, book publishing consultant and editor