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529 Editorial & Book Design Services
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Theresa M.Aug 8, 2018Verified
I greatly appreciate what I consider to be your professional approach to editing and I've enjoyed our two-way conversations. It appears that your soul is in your work and I look forward to a continuing relationship. Please ask me these questions again as the path clears and our relationship grows. Thank you and I look forward to a bright future with your organizationSep 25, 2017Verified
I needed someone to hold my hand and walk my through a very scary and daunting process. Lisa, along with her team at 529 Books, did exactly that. I am eternally grateful to her, and you will as well if you work with her.Mar 14, 2017Verified
I can’t say enough great things about Lisa Cerasoli and her company 529 Books. What more could I ask for than editors who take a genuine interest in the success of my work? Lisa and Adrian (senior editor) saw my vision - not just the words on the page, but the entire world I was trying to create - and helped me realize it. The editing process with them was an open dialogue and my work evolved tremendously because of it. I’m a better writer today than I was at the start of editing, in part because of what I learned working with them. To Lisa and Adrian, thank you, and I look forward to working with you on the next book!Jun 28, 2018VerifiedLisa C.'s reply
Kasandra, thank you for your kind words. We love your story and are so happy with how the collaboration went, as well. Can't wait to see your dreams as an author realized. Your talent and attention to detail in your story made our job that much easier. Thank you for trusting the process, too. We can't wait for the next book!
Lisa, edited my trilogy this year. She helped turn my story into a heart-pounding success. I like to give credit where it is due. If you want an editor to tell you like it is and educate you at the same time Lisa is the editor for you.Nov 15, 2017VerifiedLisa C.'s reply
Hi Jen, I wish you all the success in the world. The sky's the limit, given your talent and story. Can't wait to see your name up on the big screen, too!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I work for an hourly wage or determine project rate fees. I offer discounts for multiple services (line edit, cover design, e-book conversion). I'm flexible with payments and have payment plans. Hourly rates vary$75/hour for general editing. $90-$100 an hour for major development work, ghostwriting, and co-writing. Project rates give clients a discount. For bigger jobs, I recommend going with a project fee. Ghostwriting a memoir (starts at $10,000 [10–15k words] project rate fee, or $100/hour) Editing manuscript ($.020/word, general editing) Coaching and development ($.050-$.10/word. 50K words @.05/word it's a $2,500 project fee) My project rates are based on the book's needs, and so prices vary.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?This process is collaborative and meant to improve and expand writing skills. I generally follow the lead of the client. Some writers like constant contact and 25-50 pages edited at a time with tracking changes on. Others, who are generally more seasoned, prefer 50–100 pages polished at a time, and often don't need the changes tracked. They are interested in how the final product reads, not in the little details that were changed/edited to achieve the polish.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I take courses constantly. I study the latest style guides more often than most people check into Facebook. I travel to writing conferences all over the country throughout the year (just went to Thillerfest in NYC and will be at Authors 101 in Vegas in October) speaking at conferences, airing on panels, coaching writers and listening to pitches. I've had the privilege of learning from and working with one of the smartest, most sincere, and well-respected businessmen in the industry, Dr. Ken Atchity.