Dwapara Press Editing and PublishingWelcome to Dwapara Press' personalized, professional editing and publishing service!
My name is MarkMason, and I have edited many books, a number of which have gone on to be published by major publishers. I have also written and published two successful books myself, that are marketed through this website. My aim is to help each of my clients find their own clear voice as a writer, and help them polish their works up to a publishable standard. To this end, I try to tune in to your natural style, as expressed in what I see as your best and most creative passages, and make suggestions to help bring your work consistently up to that standard.
So you can easily see the before-and-after of the changes I suggest, I like to use MS Word's "Tracking" feature to highlight changes. This makes it easy for you to review the changes and decide whether they really are "you." If you don't think a particular change I suggest is "you," then you can work on rewording the passage in your own way and run it by me again, until we get wording that you are happy with and that seems to me to be of a high standard. Seeing how I make changes also helps you to learn to better edit your own work.
So, you e-mail me your M.S. Word document as an attachment, and I use Word's Tracking Feature to make suggested changes. For instance, let's say your document contains the following sentence:
I edit your document and e-mail it back to you. The sentence will then look like this:
With Word you can easily switch from this to see what your final document will look like (and switch back to see the changes -- I'll help you learn to do it). In it's final form, this passage will look like:
I can also format and publish your book on Amazon Kindle or as a .pdf ebook, and even create a set of web pages to help publicize your book. I have done this a number of times for clients and for my own books. To see an example of editing and publishing work I have done for a client, including the cover design, please click here.
If you do wish to proceed, I charge $25.00 per hour for the time I spend on the project, plus reimbursement of any costs (such as postage). I will give you an estimate, but not a quote, of the likely cost of the project. Some money will need to be put down at the beginning of a project. We will discuss the details before proceeding. I can receive payment through PayPal.