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RomanSnail LLC
RomanSnail LLC

RomanSnail LLC

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: I'm a ghostwriter, developmental editor, story coach/consultant, and founder of RomanSnail, an assisted self-publishing and entertainment company dedicated to giving artists fair representation and royalties. I have worked on a variety of genre-fiction novels, short stories, memoirs and personal histories, webcomics, fan fiction, business and content writing, play scripts, and more. NOTE: Even though I may note basic punctuation and grammar errors, a developmental edit is focused on big-picture aspects of story and characterization. I do NOT offer beta reads, proofreading, formatting, or copy edits. As a former writing student of award-winning, bestselling authors including Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, and Jeff Benedict, I firmly believe that learning is lifelong--which is why I read the latest books, regularly attend workshops with top industry professionals (Susan Chang, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Susan Pohlman, etc.), and update my resource materials monthly (in addition to the use of K-lytics.) DEVELOPMENTAL/LINE EDITING: My job as a developmental editor is to describe potential problems rather than prescript specific solutions. Meaning, you have the freedom to address manuscript problems in a way that best suits your story. My feedback will be candid, caring, and constructive but ultimately, you are the creator. I will not dictate the direction of your book. This is a collaboration, and every change is your choice. At the same time, my job is not to make assurances. I’m here to challenge you to be the best writer you can be! GHOSTWRITING: With the education, experience, and skill to make your story both marketable and enjoyable, I act as liaison and scribe to the creative side of your brain. Overall, I strive to capture the individual tone and ‘voice’ (the unique style, attitude, and character) identifiable to you, the author. Your voice deserves to be read!
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Serves Phoenix, AZ

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2 years in business

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Dustin R.

RomanSnail should be your go-to place for all your editing and publishing needs! They're extremely accessible to newcomers, yet full of veteran insight to help you achieve the level of professionalism necessary to be competitive in today's market. I had so many questions and RomanSnail provided comprehensive, easy to follow advice for ALL of them. The quality of my writing improved greatly after going through the editing process, and after a publishing consultation, I have a clear game plan to make my works in progress a success. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Feb 1, 2021
Brigham M.

I absolutely love working with RomanSnail LLC and Rel as a presenter. She comes in for my creative writing class to discuss other job opportunities within writing that are not just novelist. She is such a great speaker, engaging, and flexible. Best part is she is willing to work around the school schedule even when there are large breaks between classes that would normally deter a guest speaker.
Jan 29, 2021
Hannah B.

She has been a life saver in helping me with the writing portion of my two webcomics. Getting a fresh perspective on the story has really helped cut out unnecessary panels, and allowed me to be able to tell more story, with less "filler".
Jan 25, 2021
Ross D.

Arielle at Roman Snail gave me great feedback on my novel, she is very smart and knowledgeable. Having her in my writing group makes me feel like I'm always prepared to make the best work I can.
Jan 23, 2021
Cindi T.

My personal experience with RomanSnail LLC was very helpful to my project evaluation. In many respects, I found the consultation critical to my needs. My questions were addressed thoroughly and my options were offered in well defined and insightful ways. Suggestions for content revisions were not only conventions best practice but inspirationally creative. I fully recommend to any serious writer/published artist the capable expertise of RomanSnail LLC.
Feb 11, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Option 1: Developmental Edit Includes • Free 1,000-word sample edit to demonstrate my critique style and familiarize myself with the needs of your manuscript. (Includes an estimate of total cost and completion date.) • Manuscript chapter summaries and an official PDF report summary of findings and recommendations • K-Lytics genre report for marketability ($197 value) • ½-hour video chat or email conversation for manuscript review and query or self-publishing consultation Average Investment: Fiction $0.03/word Non-fiction $0.038/word Option 2: Developmental and Line Edit Combo Includes • Free 1,000-word sample edit to demonstrate my critique style and familiarize myself with the needs of your manuscript. (Includes an estimate of total cost and completion date.) • In-line manuscript edit with “reader reactions” (full proofreading not included) • Manuscript chapter summaries and an official PDF report summary of findings and recommendations • K-Lytics genre report for marketability ($197 value) • 1-hour video chat or email conversation for manuscript review and query or self-publishing consultation Average Investment Fiction $0.04/word Non-fiction $0.048/word Option 3: Ghostwriting and Personal Histories (non-fiction) Pricing is determined by individual project and writing needs. We write the material, but you are credited as the author. Average Investment: $0.15/word Option 4: Online or In-Person Consultations Self-publishing questions Brief content edits and/or writing discussions Writing and/or publishing questions Story coaching or creative consulting $45/hour (travel fees may apply) *Fair pricing is determined by the Editorial Freelancers Association (the-efa.org) and the current edition of Writer’s Market; however, pricing is negotiable depending on individual project needs. **DISCOUNTS automatically available for veterans and non-profit organizations.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My job as a developmental editor is to describe potential problems rather than prescript specific solutions. Meaning, you have the freedom to address manuscript problems in a way that best suits your story. My feedback will be honest and constructive but ultimately, you are the creator. I will not dictate the direction of your book. This is a collaboration, and every change is your choice. At the same time, my job is not to make assurances. I’m here to challenge you to be the best writer you can be. To better facilitate work on high-concept concerns, please do not send me a first draft. I DO edit: • Genre Fiction—fantasy, science fiction, romance, etc. • Non-Fiction—memoir, biography, theatre and acting • Middle-grade, YA, and adult • I particularly enjoy epic heroines and genre-mixing (i.e., horror + romance or adventure + historical fiction). I DO NOT edit: • First drafts • Children’s books • Erotica • Stories with dead dogs A Few More Points of Interest: • While reading your entire manuscript, I will make line-edit comments using the ‘review’ feature of MSWord Docs. • Even though I may note basic punctuation and grammar errors, a developmental edit is focused on big-picture aspects of story and characterization. This is NOT a beta read or first-draft edit. Feedback from beta readers and other resources should already be implemented to receive the most benefit from a developmental/line edit. • My services are often booked several months in advance. A 50% deposit is required to secure a spot on my editorial calendar. The remainder is due when the edits and PDF summary report are delivered. • I accept payments via PayPal. • Unfortunately, my editing and consultation services do not guarantee publication, an agent, fortune, fame, etc. • Our contract agreement includes confidentiality. I will not disclose any portion of your material or our conversations without prior written consent.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've titled my overall career "Author. Actress. Activist." But here are a few more specifics: Bachelors of Arts in Theatre from Southern Virginia University Graduate of Seminary school and the LDS Institute of Religion American Sign Language interpreting experience 20+ years of voice and dance training 8+ years of schooling and experience in the writing and publishing industry *NAUI scuba diver certification, 2021 *Voice Over Training, Voices for All, 2021 Student of Jeff Benedict, 2010 Orson Scott Card Writer’s Boot Camp, 2010 318R “Chosen 15” Workshop with Brandon Sanderson, 2017 LTUE, Writing Excuses, Writer’s Digest Resources, Reedsy Learning, Tor.com Resources, Writer in Residence, and workshops with industry professionals such as Susan Chang, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Marylee MacDonald, Susan Pohlman, Barry Fox, etc. Continued Training and Leading-Edge Resources: • Frequent conferences and writer workshops (LTUE, Writer’s Digest, etc.) • Annually updated resource materials: CMS/AP style guides, Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents, K-Lytics Elite reports (comprehensive reports by genre of the most current publishing and reader trends) • Librocubicularist (i.e. someone who reads in bed including the latest books and publishing trends.)

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