All authors need help

I’ve wanted to bring you guys some folks who provide auxiliary services for a long time. We’ve been able to bring a few of them out of the woodwork, but these are usually folks who shun the limelight. There are any number of people who will take your money, but deliver questionable results if they deliver at all.

We write the stories, but we can’t do it all. We need cover artists, beta readers, editors, formatters and more. One of my goals is to introduce you to folks who can get the job done and done right.

Today, Michele is here to give us an idea of her services and provide all of us with some contact data. Make her feel welcome.

Thanks for having me, Craig.

Let me introduce myself. I’m Michele Jones, and I own a small company, Articulate It Write, dedicated to helping authors with all of their publishing needs. Craig and I have worked on an anthology together, and he has invited me to talk about the services that I provide.

I have been writing, editing, and proofreading for over thirty years. I caught the bug in high school when I worked for the school paper, and I have been writing and helping others with their writing projects since.

Many authors have the ability to create great works but don’t know how to produce a finished product. After the final draft, several edits, many revisions, and beta reader feedback, the work needs to go to an editor who will check it for POV, plot holes, repetitive words, grammar, and flow.

You’ve made your edits, now it’s time to format your work for print and eBook. But you have questions.

• How do I add a header?

• Can I put page numbers on the right and left sides of my page?

• Can I add a table of contents?

• How do I add pictures?

• Can I use the same formatted document for a print book as I use for an eBook?

These are just some of the questions you might be asking. Professional formatters know the answers, and they can help you prepare your document for publication.

Creating a document that your audience can read easily is the key. You don’t know how to adjust kerning and spacing to create a smooth flowing document. You become frustrated because you are wasting valuable time formatting when you could be writing. Using a professional to format your document will allow you to move on with your writing and give you that professional look you desire.

I’m also an indie author, and as such, I am aware of the costs associated with publishing. I work with my clients to produce the best product possible, at a reasonable cost, within the desired time frame.

For information and reviews on my professional experience, view my resume on my LinkedIn profile. My experience in editing and formatting electronic and print media covers, but is not limited to, the following:

• Fiction

• Cookbooks

• Technical documents

• User and training manuals

• Newsletters, brochures, ads, direct mailings, and annual publications

• News releases and media kits

Some of my clients include:

• Individual authors

• Church groups

• Public safety organizations

• City and county governments

• Engineering firms

• Consulting firms

If you’re interested in discussing a writing, editing, or formatting project, please feel free to discuss them with me. You can reach me via the contact form on my site: LINK HERE.

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79 responses to “All authors need help

  1. Reblogged this on Steve Boseley and commented:
    Providing a wide variety of services for authors, check out what Michelle Jones has to offer…

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  2. Good to know someone who can help, when the fan starts up!

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  3. Thank you for having me today. Your blog is very helpful for authors that need a place to go and have no idea what comes next or where to turn to.

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  4. Formatting can be tricky. You’re right; a lot of time can be wasted on it when a writer could be writing. Nothing wrong with outsourcing, especially to experts.

    Michele has formatted novels for me; I can vouch for her work.

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  5. Great post, Craig, thanks for sharing one of the jewels behind the scene. And thanks to Michele for offering her expertise.

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  6. Sounds like Michele provides invaluable services that every author could use.

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  7. You are so right, Craig. All authors need help. It is awesome to meet Michele and learn about her services and expertise. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great to see Michele here today with a detailed look at the services she provides. My work has been included in a few anthologies she formatted and the work was exceptional. The best part was not having all that aggravation myself!

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  9. Nice meeting Michele, Craig. Thanks.

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  10. You are right, there is so much work that goes into publication in addition to the writing. I’ve worked with Michele and can vouch for her professionalism.

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  11. Craig, I enjoyed my visit. Thanks for having me.

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  12. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out this great post from the Entertaining Stories blog with some help available to authors

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  13. Formatting a print cover is a nightmare for me. I only need to do with KW books, but it’s something I dread. I’ll be sure to look you up next time. Thanks !

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  14. Reblogged this on Plaisted Publishing House and commented:
    A great idea for introducing you to new businesses… Thanks

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