Our Commercial Services listings contain publishing and writing services that offer editorial, marketing, design, self-publishing, and other business-focused assistance to writers in exchange for fee. If you’re looking for professional help to develop or distribute your work, this is the place to search, but we recommend familiarising yourself with our Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Services and make use of the following tips for ensuring you get what you pay for.
1. Request Quotes from a variety of sources, to get an idea of average rates.
2. Don’t hesitate to ask for samples of materials, drafts, or mock-ups.
3. Carefully look over all contracts, including fine print, and request legal advice before signing. Does the contract require you to buy copies of your own book, or pre-sell a certain number before publication? Do you own the rights to commissioned design, or are you leasing it from the designer?
4. Keep detailed records and copies of all documentation and correspondence, including emails, letters, and phone calls.
This is an editing service for those who wish to make their writing shine. Ariel Editing offers manuscript appraisal, copy editing and proofreading across genre. With fifteen years' experience, Katia has nurtured countless beginner writers to publication, as well as helping established writers polish their work. From large-structural editing to the tweaking of syntax and punctuation, Katia helps individuals and organisations to meet their writing goals.
Providing the book industry with indentifiers services such as ISBN, barcodes, QRCodes, Widgets, SANs etc.
John Harman has written for a living all his working life and has assessed scores of manuscripts. He offers careful analysis and assessment of your fiction or non-fiction, resulting in a detailed report covering every aspect of your writing, followed by meetings, either face to face, conference call or Skype, to discuss your assessment and next steps. A number of manuscripts John has assessed have been published.
Best Legenz offers complete publishing services for first time and previously published independent authors.
Specialising in manuscript development, structural editing and ghostwriting, C Word Creative also creates engaging web content, corporate communications and technical publications. Tamyka holds a Master of Arts (Writing) and a Bachelor of Science (Physics), and gets a kick out of helping others succeed.
Dragonwick’s all-inclusive service provides a quality, economical solution for book production and printing requirements—ideal for family and local histories, memoirs, anthologies, poetry and short stories and short-run specialty books.
Editing, proofreading and print/web-management services. Director Dr John Cokley PhD is a full member of IPED and a very experienced magazine and text/online editor.
Lynette is skilled at creating documents in Word and formatting your manuscript ready for submission to publishers. As a qualified copy editor and proofreader, she will work with you to edit and/or proofread your fiction project offering expert advice regarding English grammar and structure of sentences and paragraphs.
Edits and produces in print or e-form already written autobiographies. Also writes memoirs from interviews, which turned into normal life stories or ghost written. Qualifications: Dr Virginia Lowe has written three autobiographies based on interviews with elderly people. (Who often enjoy telling their stories to receptive outsiders). She has also written a book (Stories, Pictures and Reality) and numerous articles. Her staffs are all sympathetic listeners and expert writers.
Jennifer at Power of Words helps non-fiction authors with editing services and writing coaching (six months) to develop their book.
If you're a writer you create visions, dreams and experiences. We transform your knowledge, imagination, memories and experiences into digital products which can be shared, traded, sold, adapted, improved and ultimately re-purposed and curated for ongoing new audiences around the world. This means words, pictures, music, designs and games. Our services can help digitally package, present, distribute and sell your products to a global market.
The Writer’s Surgery connects writers with professional mentors for a writing ‘check up’ to help overcome hurdles and achieve writing goals. Available for a broad range of genres, writers are invited to join their mentor via Skype or phone, in person to advance their writing career.