Editing and Coaching

I offer a variety of services, such as:

  • Private Coaching
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Intensive Formatting Services
    • Bibliography
    • Accessibility
  • Speech Writing
  • Custom Services

See below for more details. 

Private Coaching

Securing Crystal [as a coach] has proven a large step in the right direction. Her abilities to point out what works, what doesn’t, and why, are better than any writing coach I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

-Rip Ramsay

The primary focus of this service is to help you with any challenges you might experience with your work-in-progress. I offer practical tools, motivation, and guidance that will empower you to be successful.

My coaching style involves a lot of listening and asking questions, so don’t be alarmed if you feel like you’re talking more than I am, especially in the beginning. It’s important for me to understand exactly what you need in order to serve you.

Coaching can take place face-to-face, by phone, or online through Skype or Zoom.

Rate: $45/hour. Contact me!

Editing

Crystal edited the manuscript for my book and I couldn’t be happier. It wasn’t simply her command of English language rules, but her thoughtful comments on my content helped immeasurably. She was quick and thorough. I’ll definitely be using [her] services again!

-Sean K. Treasure, author of The Way of the Harvest: 15 Lessons on Reaping a Life of Abundance

With my editing service, I provide in-depth feedback, via email, on any piece of prose, from a single page to a book-length manuscript. I will consider elements like structure, style, voice, point of view, characters, pacing, logic, and thoroughness of research. I encourage you to give me direction on the areas in which you would like specific feedback.

My comments will be embedded within your manuscript when I email it back to you (or, if you prefer, we can collaborate via Google docs). Feedback always focuses on encouraging you as a writer and making your prose as strong as it can be.

Rate: $60/hour. Contact me!

Proofreading

Crystal reviewed my resume and helped me to make it look great! She offered me insightful feedback on grammar edits, organization, ideas, and overall look. I appreciate her detail oriented and professional service that helped me to turn my resume into something I am proud showing to an employer. Thank you!

-Eva Chavez

Do you have a finished project that is ready to send off into the world? I can be your final pair of eyes to make sure your prose is in top form. Less intensive than editing, proofreading is the final step of the editing process. It involves looking for small elements that may need attention, like misspellings, punctuation issues, capitalization errors, extra or missing words, formatting inconsistencies, or awkward grammar.

Rate: $45/hour. Contact me!

Intensive Formatting Services

Bibliography

I am happy to format your bibliography, endnotes, and/or footnotes so you can focus on the writing. Just let me know what style you prefer (or I can suggest a style that fits best with your writing), hand your research notes over to me, and I will handle the formatting.

Accessibility

Making your manuscript accessible to people of different abilities can be a challenge. Accessibility requires the use of features that, for instance, help text-to-speech software interpret your manuscript for the visually impaired. Because I am certified in accessibility on a variety of platforms, I can analyze problem areas in your manuscript and fix them.

Rate: $60/hour. Contact me!

Speech Writing

Since I have extensive experience in public speaking, I would be pleased to write your upcoming speech for you. I charge a flat rate of $150 for a five-minute speech and add $25 per minute beyond that, rounded up to the nearest minute. Typically, two double-spaced pages typed in a 12-point font can be read or recited in 5 minutes. For example, a six-minute speech will cost $175, a seven-minute speech costs $200, and so on.

Contact me!

Custom Services

Is there a writing-related service you need that doesn’t fit one of the models described above? Please contact me! I can either customize a service just for you, or at least point you in the right direction to get what you need.

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