"Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial 'we.'" (Mark Twain)



Proof reading, content editing, copy editing, publishing strategies

with author Douglas Bond

Are you a writer wondering what to do with your manuscript? Do you have a young

adult writer? Do you wonder what to do with them, how best to help them hone

their skills, take the next steps in their writing? Have you wished there was some way

you could have a professional writer, editor, and publicist critique your writing or

that of your young adult writer? Douglas Bond Editing Services with Douglas Bond,

author of twenty-eight books, numerous articles, lyricist of New Reformation

Hymns, director of the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, may be the affordable

solution for you or your young adult writer.


1. Synopsis and three-chapter critique. Send Douglas Bond a 150-word synopsis of

your fiction or non-fiction book, screenplay, script, lyric poem, etc. Include three

chapters (acts or scenes) for critique, assessment, and next-steps advisory. $100

2. Common Application essay critique and consult. Increasingly, institutions of

higher learning are depending on the quality of a prospective student’s common

application essays to determine acceptance and eligibility for scholarships. These

essays literally can be worth thousands of dollars in scholarship funds—if they are well-crafted and stand out above the crowd. Bond has taught essay writing for decades, his students winning numerous essays contests, including a sweep of the first, second, and third prizes in the double-blind-judged Optimist Essay Writing Contest 2015 (over 700 high-school-aged students from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia submitted essays). $75 per essay

3. Whole manuscript basic proof reading for punctuation and typos. $.009 per word

4. Whole manuscript copy editing. Copy editing for clarity and consistency is more comprehensive than proof reading and is an essential cleaning of the manuscript, readying it for publication. $.012 per word

5. Whole manuscript content and developmental editing (usually includes copy editing) provides much more in-depth critique of character and plot development, consistency of style between the various voices in a story. $.0325 per word

Send Douglas Bond Editing Services an email bondbooks.net@gmail.com

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