Book Consulting

Project Evaluation

Start your project with a Wordy Girl book consultation—we’ll help you figure out the next steps for your book or project. This session will save you serious time and money; we will cut through the confusion and identify how to get to where you want to be, and help you avoid pitfalls common to those who seek publication or self-publish. Does your book need a developmental or copy edit? How do you find a printer? Do you need an ISBN? Which companies are reputable? No more searching for hours on the Internet! Based on years of experience in the publishing industry, we can answer your questions. $75/hr

Manuscript Evaluation (Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry)

You’ve written a book—what’s next? Before sending it out into the world, consider a professional manuscript evaluation. A manuscript evaluation is a detailed look at what your book needs to go to the next level, be it an agent, publisher, or self-publishing. The evaluation includes a summary of strengths and weaknesses, chapter-by-chapter analysis, competitive analysis, and marketing suggestions. It might be the best money you ever spend. Contact for book-specific quote.

Not sure which one is right for you? Contact us for more information.


Depending on the status of your book, you might benefit from one of three types of editing offered by the Wordy Girl team:

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing is big-picture editing that can start before you begin writing, or if you need guidance on a revision. You might have an idea for a book, but not know how to structure it, how much material is enough, or how to approach the content. Perhaps you have a book that you know isn't working, but you can't figure out why. A development editor will help you take your idea to completion. $65/hour

Copyediting/Line Editing

Copyediting is the final step before manuscript submission. Our skilled copy editors correct faulty spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and also ensure consistency. If you’ve never had a professional review your final manuscript, you might consider a line edit, which in addition identifies any issues with tone and style. $40–$50/hour

Writing Coaching

Do you need inspiration, feedback, accountability? We're your girls; we'll tailor a program to help you meet your goals. $65/hour