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BIANCA’S EDITING SERVICES

 

for Indie Poets and Writers

 

Bianca Bowers

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As a Poetry Author of 4 books, I know how important it is to have my work proofread and edited before I commit it to print or e-publication. As a reader and reviewer of Indie Poetry Books, I also see many mistakes. Which is why I’m offering this editing service.

Work with me 

Perhaps you have finished a poetry manuscript and require a professional proofreading and editorial service to improve and strengthen your existing work. Or, perhaps you have amassed a collection of poems, but need guidance to collate them into a cohesive collection. Whatever your editing needs, I can help you.

My Experience

I have 5+ years experience writing, editing and publishing poetry. I also founded PaperFields Press (a small press dedicated to poetry) in 2014 and managed it until 2016 when I closed it to focus on my own work. In addition to practical experience, I’m currently studying a Masters of Writing, Editing, and Publishing at the University of Queensland, and I have a BA with Double Majors in English and Film/TV/Media Studies.

Before I became an Author I worked for 15+ years in a variety of roles that involved writing and editing for business, including Corporate Communications, my own business writing Resumes and Optimising LinkedIn® Profiles, and Consultant roles.

After 5+ years of learning the indie publishing ropes and giving free editorial advice to other poets, I  am confident that I can offer a valuable editorial service to Indie Poets and Writers who hold themselves to a higher standard.

Services and Pricing for Chapbooks:

A Chapbook contains approximately 25 poems (20-30 pages).

  1. Proofreading $80
    Basic proofreading service for your Poetry Chapbook. Checking your manuscript for spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Choose this service if you have already completed a thorough check of your manuscript and simply require a second set of eyes to proofread.
  2. Proofreading and Minor Edits $120
    This service is for an experienced poet who requires minor editorial suggestions, such as removing superfluous words and improving readability. Price includes 1 round of revision (extra rounds can be added at a rate of $25 per revision).
  3. Proofread and Major Edits $220
    This service is for a first-time Author or emergent poet who is still finding their voice and defining their style. You will get in-depth editorial suggestions, including concerns about consistency of theme, voice, style, and imagery. Price includes 1 round of revision (extra rounds can be added at a rate of $25 per revision).
  4. Organising Poems into a Cohesive Poetry Collection $250
    For poets who have amassed a collection of poems, but need guidance with collating them into a collection for a book. With 5 years of experience of putting my own poetry collections together, and assisting other poets do the same thing, I can help you navigate this terrain. I will assist you in identifying a cohesive theme, brainstorm a suitable title, and suggest a framework for your book.

Services and Pricing for Full-Length Poetry Books:

A full-length poetry book contains approximately 50-80 poems (50-100 pages).

  1. Basic proofreading$120
    Basic proofreading service for your Poetry Chapbook. Checking your manuscript for spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Choose this service if you have already completed a thorough check of your manuscript and simply require a second set of eyes to proofread.
  2. Proofreading and Minor Edits $160
    This service is for an experienced poet who requires minor editorial suggestions, such as removing superfluous words and improving readability. Price includes 1 round of revision (extra rounds can be added at a rate of $25 per revision).
  3. Proofread and Major Edits $260
    This service is for a first-time Author or emergent poet who is still finding their voice and defining their style. You will get in-depth editorial suggestions, including concerns about consistency of theme, voice, style, and imagery. Price includes 1 round of revision (extra rounds can be added at a rate of $25 per revision).
  4. Organising Poems into a Cohesive Poetry Collection $300
    For poets who have amassed a collection of poems, but need guidance with collating them into a collection for a book. With 5 years of experience of putting my own poetry collections together, and assisting other poets do the same thing, I can help you navigate this terrain. I will assist you in identifying a cohesive theme, brainstorm a suitable title, and suggest a framework for your book.

Other Editing Needs?

I also offer freelance editing services for shorter pieces of work, such as single poems, flash fiction, short stories, blog posts, etc. These will be quoted on a case-by-case basis, but the baseline pricing is as follows:

Minimum charge of $100: For up to 1000 words
Minimum charge of $200: For 1000 – 3000 words

Please use the form below to submit a request.

Other Writing Needs?

I also offer freelance writing services for shorter pieces of work, such as: book cover descriptions for poetry books, creative writing projects, blog posts, articles, etc. These will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. Please use the form below to submit a request.

Turnaround times

Proofreading and Minor Editorial Services: 7 day turnaround from agreed start date

Proofreading and Major Editorial Services: 14 day turnaround from agreed start date

Organising Service: 14-20 day turnaround from agreed start date

Other Services: to be agreed during the quoting process

Payment

Payment is upfront.
All payments are made through PayPal.
PayPal details will be provided after we make contact.
Work begins once payment is received and we agree on a start date.