RomanSnail does not provide beta reads or first-draft edits. Feedback from beta readers and other resources should already be implemented to receive the most benefit from a professional edit.
Self-published authors are strongly encouraged to work with several editors to create a quality product. If you’re looking to be traditionally published, working with a freelance editor is not a requirement; however, a developmental and/or line edit can be helpful during the query process to attract a publisher or literary agent.
Developmental editors assist authors prior to book publication in big-picture editing (plot development, character arcs, voice and tone, etc.) You should hire a developmental editor if you…
Line editors provide line-level edits to improve readability, accuracy, and spot errors including inconsistencies, omissions, and repetition. (Note that “line edits” are different than “copy edits.”) You should hire a line editor if you…
A ghostwriter is someone who writes material that is officially credited to someone else. A skilled ghostwriter can capture the individual tone and ‘voice’ (the unique style, attitude, and character) identifiable to the author. You should hire a ghostwriter if…
Most of of us don't have the time to research and write several hundred pages of a memoir of biography, to say nothing of the ability to captivate readers with a well-written, well-paced story. A ghostwriter acts as both liaison and scribe to the creative side of your brain. They have the education, experience, and skill to make your story both marketable and enjoyable.
Yes! RomanSnail partners with local schools to offer student internships. High school students (ages 15+) will be selected based on a preliminary application, interview, and an interest in the overall publishing and writing industry. Our goal is to demonstrate every aspect of the publishing process with hands-on experience. During our weeks together, we will produce and publish a full book, from selecting the material to marketing, cover design and working with the artist, editing as a group and learning how to comment and critique, typesetting, graphic design, formatting, etc.
If you are interested in applying as an intern or to nominate your school for this program, please contact us at email@example.com
A 'writer platform' is your visibility or your ability to sell books as an author. Do you have followers on social media outlets? Do you maintain a successful blog? Are you frequently booked as a speaker for tours or business conferences? In simple terms, if you want to sell books, you need a platform; however, we enjoy supporting clients and artists who think outside of the typical box and avoid social media or tech monopolies. For example, you might be a professional in another field. How can you combine your love of writing with other interests? Do you have any other ideas that might make your book uniquely marketable? Niche markets? Collaboration projects? We'd love to hear your ideas! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See our services page for estimated pricing.
There is a lot of work that goes into writing a book. Ordinarily, the upfront cost a ghostwriter charges is based on several factors: the current writer's market, a ghostwriter's background and level of experience, the length of the finished project but primarily, the potential sales of your book. The higher the potential book sales, the higher the upfront cost. For example, the ghostwriter for a small business owner might charge an average amount, while the ghostwriter for a president or world leader would charge much more.