services

Hello, young writers!

If you’re looking for an experienced author to help you get started with your novel, or just need a professional eye to find the holes in your first chapter, blub, synopsis or query, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m a well-established author of romantic fiction, with ten successful books out on the market. I also translated all the books into German myself, so I happen to know a little about writing.

What can I help you with?

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First chapter critique …… $100
I’ll work with you closely on the opening of your book. Using “track changes” and comments in MS Word, I will point out in great detail what works and what doesn’t. There are tricks for grabbing your readers, and there are big mistakes you should avoid.

First chapter critique+ …… $120
Same as above, but you’re welcome to resend your revised first chapter and I’ll take another look.

Crafting a catchy blurb …… $50
For this kind of service, you need to have a detailed synopsis at hand. We’ll go from there and work on the blurb until you’re happy with it. 4 resends maximum.

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Agent queries …… $80
Together, we’ll work on your professional query letter and make it stand out from the crowd.

Synopsis critique …… $50
Synopsis is a writer’s equivalent to a curse word! I’ll critique yours and offer help with shortening it to the required 1-3 pages for agent queries.

Book translations …… $0,18 per word
I translate books from English into German and the other way round.
Please note that I’m very selective about the material I read and translate. It has to be fiction, it has to be romance and it hast to catch my interest from the very beginning. I don’t charge any reading fees, but if I feel that your book isn’t right for me, I’ll pass without giving reasons.

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What I don’t do:
Proofreading! Make sure you do have a competent proofreader at hand who looks over any text before it goes out.

I do not guarantee any sales or contract offers from my services.

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If there’s something on the menu that fits your needs, send an email with “author help” in the subject line to annakatmore@hotmail.com

Tell me a little about your book and your publishing experiences, if you have any. Also let me know what service you’re after. I will respond within 24 hours whether I can take on your job or not, promise!