Wordsmiths with the Weirding Word® Touch

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Photo by Codesign

As your partner in publishing, the editorial team at Weirding Word® takes the time to work with you to present a polished, well crafted book to the world.

We take the anxiety out of the publishing process. Whether you need conceptual and developmental editing, require copyediting when English isn't the author's primary language, or you're ready for proofreading of a completed manuscript, you'll step into the limelight with confidence in your publication.

Our services include:

  • Proofreading and light to heavy copyediting
  • Book editing: Comprehensive review and copyediting
  • Publication development and production coordination
  • Chicago, AP, APA, MLA and GPO styles, as well as style sheet development
  • Structural analysis and development
  • Project and team management
  • Document preparation
  • Vendor relations

Rates range from $0.02-$0.05 per word for copyediting services (based on required level of editing, length of manuscript, and timeline), with 6-8 weeks as the typical turnaround time.

Also, contact us about feature writing, academic editing and collaborative writing services.


Photo by Tibor Fazakas

Photo by Tibor Fazakas

Book and Cover Design

Basic Plan - $595

  • Dedicated Weirding Word® Production Manager
  • Basic cover design template (value: $150)
  • Book design and formatting for manuscript of up to 50,000 words of narrative prose or simply-styled poetic prose (value: $275)
  • Pre-design editorial analysis (value: $200)*
  • One printed galley (value: $40)
  • One PDF copy

* Prices based on subsequent editing strategy author chooses.

Design Plus+ Plan - $995

  • Dedicated Weirding Word® Production Manager
  • Basic cover design template (value: $150)
  • Book design and formatting for manuscript of up to 100,000 words of narrative prose or poetic prose (value: $500)
  • Up to 10 images incorporated into book design (value: $100)
  • Pre-design editorial analysis (value: $400)*
  • One printed galley (value: $75)
  • One PDF copy
  • E-book conversion (value: $150)

* Prices based on subsequent editing strategy author chooses.

Enhanced Plan - $1,395

  • Dedicated Weirding Word® Production Manager
  • Enhanced cover design (2 original designs; value: $400)
  • Book design and formatting for manuscript of unlimited number of pages of narrative prose or poetic prose (value: $500+)
  • Up to 25 images incorporated into book design (value: $250)
  • Pre-design editorial analysis (value: $400+)*
  • One printed galley (value: $75)
  • One PDF copy
  • E-book conversion (value: $250)

* Prices based on subsequent editing strategy author chooses.

Image by Dimitris Petridis

Image by Dimitris Petridis

Take Off With Targeted Marketing Services

Jump-Start Package - $950

  • Author and book marketing survey
  • 1-hour strategy consultation
  • Book press kit
  • Marketing and social media promotion strategy
  • Website analysis
  • List of targeted media and book review contacts

Launch Package - $2500

  • 2-month PR consultation with monthly calls and weekly reports
  • Author and book marketing survey
  • 1-hour strategy consultation
  • Book press kit
  • Marketing and social media promotion strategy
  • Website (5-page site template)
  • Press release distribution to targeted media, with follow-up
  • Submission of author supplied galleys
  • Social media implementation
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Photo by BSK

Plans Customized for Your Book and 1-to-1 Training

The Weirding Word® team will help you put together the pieces into a practical, bold campaign.  We'll work with you to ramp up your book promotion with comprehensive customized plans, ongoing maintenance of your marketing agenda, and specialized 1-to-1 personal training on e-newsletter design, social networking for authors, and grassroots PR.


Contact us today for a free estimate.