Book Editing

Our comprehensive book editing service is comprised of three parts:

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING - We review your manuscript's overall content (including the organization of chapters and paragraphs) to make sure it clearly and creatively expresses the message you intend to send to readers.

COPYEDITING - We correct SPAG errors (spelling, punctuation, and grammar), and improve your manuscript's style and word choice.

PROOFREADING - We give an honest opinion about your overall book before it goes public, to ensure that your readers have an enjoyable experience.

Formatting

We create a professional layout and design for the pages of your book (both paperback and eBook):

INTERIOR FORMATTING - We format the pages of your book to fit the trade paperback size of your choice. 

eBOOK FORMATTING - We format the pages of your book to Kindle reading devices. 

 

We work with you to properly organize your book in the following order: 

  • Front matter - endorsements, title page, copyright page, dedication, table of contents, acknowledgments, foreword, preface/introduction, etc. 

  • Text of book - the actual manuscript of your book

  • Back matter - index, glossary, notes, reference pages, etc. (note: the author can elect to place acknowledgements in the back matter) ​

Cover Design

​We work with you to create an attractive design that draws attention and drives sales. 

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Spanish Translation

​Get your book published in the Spanish language to increase your audience and widen your reach. 

Need help publishing your book? I can help.

MY TEAM OFFERS book formatting, cover design, and other publishing services to first-time and established authors.​

✓ Paperback formatting

✓ eBook formatting

✓ Book cover design

✓ Spanish translation

✓ Book editing (currently, we are not accepting new clients for editing)

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TESTIMONIALS

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Chontali is an excellent editor. She possesses a vast knowledge of computer programs related to prepping manuscripts for submission to publishing companies. She is detail-oriented and exhibits excellent grammar skills. She took pride in editing my book as though she were editing her own literary piece. I highly recommend you hire Chontali to edit your work because she's knowledgeable in the writing styles of various literary genres. Essentially, she is a cutting edge editor who can handle any assignment you give her.

MARIA C. JOHNSON / AUTHOR / REJECTION: It's All About Perception

Wow! Talk about prompt, efficient, and thorough service! As a first-time author, I was quite aware of the possibility of being taken advantage of, but it was quickly clear that the services provided were not only legitimate, but highly professional. The frightening process of handing my first book over to someone to edit was made much less daunting. I cannot commend Chontali and Robert highly enough for the level of professionalism and customer service I received. I am absolutely in love with the finished product! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

ODESSA REESE / AUTHOR /

PRAYERS FOR MY HUSBAND: A 31-DAY PRAYER JOURNAL

Chontali has helped me edit, format, and publish my novels. She is creative in her own right, a great listener, and allows for structural, economical, and creative flexibility.

ARNITA BROWN / AUTHOR / NITA NAE'S BOOKS

Chontali is a teacher, editor, and publisher who works well with children and is great at managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines in a timely manner.

PETER WATTS, JR. / AUTHOR / PRODIGAL FATHER

As an editor, Chontali was attentive and detail-oriented when working on my project to ensure that I had the best product possible.

DIDI WATTS / AUTHOR / DISSERTATION

Chontali Kirk

Book Editor / Formatter

Patricia Jean Romero

Book Editor

Marivel Mosqueda

Spanish Translator

Robert Kirk

Cover Designer

Meet The Team

Frequently asked questions

How much does a book project cost?


The cost of publishing varies by the services you need. Here is a general breakdown: Editing: $0.05 per word (editing currently unavailable) Paperback Formatting: $50 per 10k words eBook Formatting: $25 per 10k words Book Cover Design and Format: $150 Spanish translation: $0.01 per word




How long does it take to publish a book?


The time to complete book publishing varies by services needed; it can take anywhere from three weeks to three months.




Am I able to make changes to my book project once it is complete?


You are able to make changes to your book before submitting to publish. However, once you approve your book for publishing, any changes thereafter will incur a charge of at least $25.




I have other questions that are not answered here. How do I contact you?


Feel free to email us with your additional questions at chontali@gmail.com. Response time is 1-3 business days.