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I Make Your Unique Words Irresistible to Readers

I Help Authors Who:

  • Believe that great story editing must always include a strong market focus
  • Are ready to take their words seriously and get them to readers who need them
  • Want customized solutions that connect with their lifestyle, goals, and vision
  • Are ready to ditch cheap, fake marketing tactics and stand up for genuine connections without burnout
  • Want to work with an enthusiastic industry professional who will be their sharpest critic and biggest fan

Sound good? You’re in the right place, my friend! Check out my services below to get started! And feel free to contact me for a service not mentioned. I’m always willing to listen and see what I can do, or who I can recommend to help you.

I offer free five-page sample edits, payment plans, and special rates for combined services.

Note: I work with fiction books (intended for MG, YA, and adult), plus self-help and informational books, including promotional ebooks for businesses. I do not work with erotica or Amish romance (not at all familiar with either genre). 

WARNING – deep thinking, new ideas, and author growth are all hazards of working with me. Things can get intense, and there is often homework—but there’s always plenty of encouragement and practical advice to get you to the finish line victoriously!

The (Short) Answer to Everything – Hourly Edit – $42/hour
book summaries, book blurbs, book proposals, query letters, short stories

(services usually only take an hour, contact me for an estimate)

The Perfect Pitch – $85
I review your pitching materials for writing conferences or agent queries

includes half hour coaching session
(can add on an hourly edit of materials)

The Extra-Shiny Book Blurb – Starts at $95
includes a full reading of your manuscript

comp titles and keyword research
three blurb drafts from scratch
three revisions of the blurb you choose

Problem-Solver Special – $65/half hour or $115/hour
one hour strategy session for creative breakthroughs
writing help: outlining, structuring, problem spots, time management strategies
marketing help: author taglines/branding, social media issues, launch planning
includes customized prep and a  post-session follow-up email

The Book Launch Quick-Start – $325
includes a quick reading of your manuscript

I pull out ten marketable quotes
create ten quote graphics and two social media headers
half hour coaching session 
creation of customized book launch marketing schedule
(manuscript must be edited and ready to publish)

Your Unique Book-to-Market Author Branding and Book Launch – $959
includes a quick reading of your manuscript
I pull out ten marketable quotes
create ten quote graphics and two social media headers
author branding work, full online presence evaluation, blurb evaluation
customized book launch strategy guide and reference
four 1 hour coaching sessions and unlimited email Q&A
contact me below for a free fifteen minute consult
(manuscript must be edited and ready to publish)

The Copy Edit Extravaganza – .008/word
thorough check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, repetition, awkward phrasing, consistency

plus identifies marketable themes and quotes

The Marketable Manuscript Critique – .01/word
(a great, quick developmental review for DIY authors confident in self-editing)
full manuscript reviewed with big-picture comments
5+ pages critique of all structural aspects + marketability and comp titles
half hour coaching session

Walk the Line Edit – .02/word
first pass – thorough line edit 
includes checking sentence structure and flow, unclear language, inconsistent voice/tone, ineffective transitions, unnatural phrasing, rambling, insufficient content or extraneous content, pacing, chapter openings and closings
second pass – thorough copy edit
also includes marketability comments and tips
after this you only need a final proofread for typos
includes half hour coaching session
plus unlimited email Q&A

The Ultimate Edit Multipass – .03/word
first pass – deep developmental edit with paragraph-long notes tackling all aspects of your manuscript
5+ pages of additional notes and a half hour coaching session
second pass – thorough line edit
a second half hour coaching session
third pass – thorough copy edit
also includes marketability feedback
plus unlimited email Q&A
and book blurb creation

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What Authors Are Saying

"Janeen provides an essential but rare combination of understanding of genre expectations while recognizing and fostering unique ideas. I recommend her services to anyone looking to strengthen the themes of a book, tighten the plot, or fill in the gaps.”
H.L. Burke
Author and Publisher
"Janeen actively listens to and understands her clients. She meets them where they are, pinpoints their motivations, and discovers personal experiences that have shaped the business/writing they are doing. Then she helps them use that knowledge in marketing."
Laura A. Grace
Author and Blog Tour Host
“Janeen’s coaching is deeply personal, insightful, and encouraging. Every time I am overwhelmed or stuck, she helps me find the way out. She’s a lifesaving force for both my writing and my career.”
Bethany Jennings
Author and Host of #WIPjoy
“Janeen has her finger on the pulse of marketing, and she helped me narrow down my market and develop an effective plan. I'm so happy to have a focus!"
Sarah Witenhafer
Janeen Ippolito’s book marketing coaching helped me settle into an advantageous marketing position. I recommend her to new authors starting out and authors who need to get organized into their niche.
C.S. Johnson
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