Manuscript Review. As Editor-in-Chief of Amador Publishers, LLC, I offer a Book Critique & Evaluation Service for completed manuscripts. Authors who are ready for an objective, constructive evaluation of their book and what it will take to publish, are invited to submit the entire manuscript in print (required) and digital (optional) format with the one-time reading fee of $500. Complete details can be found on the Amador Publishers Submissions Page. The service is provided personally by Zelda, through Amador Publishers, LLC. Authors whose works are not complete or in final draft may purchase these other services from Studio Z:
Literary Critique, Developmental Editing, Publishing Consultation. I will give an evaluation of your writing at any stage of your project's development; I can help you develop your idea, your writing and the format of your article or book through ongoing editorial review and guidance; I can consult with you on publishing matters and the process of preparing your manuscript for print or electronic publishing.
Book Design. I have experience designing covers, interior art and text layout, front and back matter and overall book concept, promotional materials and web pages.
E-Book Conversion. I have experience formatting draft manuscripts and reformatting typeset book files to comply with the Smashwords guidelines for easy e-book conversion into multiple formats.
Events and Presentations. I can assist with event planning and provide coaching for book readings and public appearances.
Fees. Consulting services, event planning and coaching are provided on an hourly basis at the rate of $50/hour. Critique, editing and design services fees are based on the scope of the task(s) and turn-around time. Please consider purchasing a 1- or 2-hour consultation with me to describe your project and discuss your concerns and goals; I will offer guidance and explain the services I can provide, and follow-up with a fee proposal tailored to your needs.