Writing Services with Melanie Chitwood

vintage rotary phoneWhether you’re interested in the writing or speaking services, we’d love to do a FREE CONSULTATION CALL with you to decide on the best service for you and how to personalize that service to your needs. If you don’t know where to start, it’s ok! Amy will do a consultation call with speakers, and Melanie will do a consultation call with writers.

The descriptions below are a place for us to start discussing, but all services are flexible and can be customized.

For more information, scheduling details, and fees, simply fill out the Request Information Form, and we will be in touch with you within 1-2 business days. We look forward to talking with you!

 

Manuscript Development Service

Melanie will look at your ideas, notes, and/or written pieces and help you develop a plan for a larger written piece (book manuscript; Bible study).  She’ll work with you on qualities such as identifying the focus of your manuscript, organizing the manuscript, targeting your audience, and finding the uniqueness of your message.

You will receive:

  • One free consultation call
  • A series of 3 thirty minute phone calls with instruction and feedback, homework each week that will be sent to Melanie and then discussed in the next week’s call
  • Emailed written feedback

Note:  This service includes written and phone feedback.  This does NOT include a completely edited manuscript.  If you would like a completely edited manuscript, then you will need proofreading or copyediting services.

Further Development Service 

You have a completed manuscript but consider it a very rough draft! Melanie will help you take your manuscript to the next level.  This service may include:

  • Showing you ways to improve your writing style in areas including, voice; showing vs. telling; flow; freshness; Biblical foundation
  • Techniques for connecting with the felt needs of your target audience
  • Weaving take-away value into your manuscript
  • Maintaining focus in manuscript
  • Establishing consistent point of view
  • Identifying strengths to continue to bring to your writing

Note:  This service includes written and phone feedback.  This does NOT include a completely edited manuscript.  If you would like a completely edited manuscript, then you will need proofreading or copyediting services.

You will receive:

  • One free consultation call
  • A series of 3 thirty minute phone calls with instruction and feedback, homework each week that will be sent to Melanie and then discussed in the next week’s call
  • Emailed written feedback

Individualized Manuscript Evaluation Service

Melanie will analyze your needs and quote a price based on hours of work required. She will read your manuscript, evaluate it, and give you one-time written feedback.

You will receive:

  • One free consultation call
  • One 30 minute phone call of feedback
  • Emailed written feedback 

Copyediting Services

Copyediting service includes: all the services of proofreading plus more in-depth evaluation including sentence structure, word choice, overall flow, organization, rewording of text, point of view, agreement (minimum of 20 pages)

You will receive:

  • One free consultation call
  • An edited manuscript
  • One 15 minute feedback call 

Proofreading Service 

Proofreading service includes: cleaning up of errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, typos (Minimum of 10 pages) 

You will receive:

  • One free consultation call
  • An edited manuscript
  • One 15 minute feedback call

 

Other individualized services available based on client’s needs. Please fill out the Request Information form to schedule a free consultation call.

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