529 Editorial & Book Design Services

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47 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for value, punctuality, and professionalism.
  • Jennie N.

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    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, 2017Verified
    Lisa 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!

  • Terry D.

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    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 organization

      Sep 25, 2017Verified

    About this pro

    Nothing excites me more than a great story. I have a bold, passionate, and detailed writing and editing style. I bring that out in my clients. I work well with others, and am an excellent motivator with a high-energy, can-do attitude. I lived in LA for a decade working in the acting and writing industries. I currently own a full editorial services and book design company, 529 Books, and VP at Story Merchant Books (and LA-based company that has a motion picture production sister company). I've received 25+ national book and film awards since 2009. Check out my work: 529books.com, StoryMerchantBooks.com. Personal sites: lisacerasoli.com and YouTube channel: LisaMarieCerasoli. I adore assisting writers in turning their passion projects into commercial success stories. I was born with a thirst for knowledge, which I quench every time I take on a new client. And I have an insatiable desire for storytelling. After all, our stories are what make us all connected.

    Years in business

    6

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    84

    Number of employees

    5
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      Q & A

      • 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—$55-75/hour for general editing. $90-$125 an hour for major development work, ghostwriting, and cowriting. (Those are approx.) Ghostwriting a memoir (25K $10,000 approx. project rate fee, or $100/hour) Editing manuscript ($.020/word, general editing) Coaching and development ($.050-$.10/word, for 50K words @.05/word it's a $2,500 project fee) My work is based on my client's needs, and so my 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, are 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 as often as 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.
      Coverage Area for 529 Editorial & Book Design Services is about 50+ miles of Marquette, MI.