About this pro
So many people hire a designer AND a writer - which costs twice as much, takes twice as long and rarely do the designer and writer's styles compliment each other. As both a trained graphic artist/designer and writer I do both, bringing more value to your book. I can also provide the tools and knowledge to help you market your own book. I love people - talking to them, working with them, telling their story!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing isn't complicated really. A 10-12 page book on any topic is about $500. If the topic requires a lot of research and special editing, or numerous photos it can cost more - up to $750. A 10-12 page book for which you have all the photos and most of the text can be as low as $300 depending on how much editing/rewriting you need. The more pages and photos, writing and editing that's needed, the more the book will cost. What you have to keep in mind however is the value of that book - not what my time is worth. Will it bring you sales and customers? Will it enhance your business and how credible you look in your profession? Will it get people to sign up for your services or site so they can get the book? Remember, it's about the value the book can bring to your business or life - not what an hourly or per page rate is.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am always taking online courses and I participate in several social media forums for marketers and artists. I write regularly for several national magazines and enjoy improving my skills wherever I can.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I loved art, photography, writing and creating things since I was a child. After discovering printing, computers and writing in school it was just a matter of finding an outlet for how I could use all my skills to be a graphic designer and writer. It all kind of actually happened because I was open to finding a job I loved to do.