GHOSTWRITING FEES 2019
All-inclusive fees below are for clients that I need to develop their story totally from scratch with interviews and transcripts!
PLEASE NOTE: Prices will vary depending on what you have already written or outlined!
Fees are based on the vast life experience I bring to your story and working with many first-time authors over the last 15-years ghostwriting and editing
Three-Page Biography for a business profile/website or family gift . . . $450 Includes Interviews, transcription, and formatting as well as a flash drive copy.
E-Book 100-125 Page Formatted for Social Media marketing on Kindle, Amazon, Kobo, etc. . . . $6,500 Approx. 40,000 words and all-inclusive.
Traditional Fiction or Non-Fiction 100-page to a 300-page book. The cost varies as to the scope of work and time involved. Some books require research. Family members or business associates may need interviewing for non-fiction books. Whether you want to write a traditional book or E-Book. You may have an idea for a fiction story, give me the pitch, and together we can create a compelling novel . . . $20,000 – $45,000.
Screenplay Standard 120-Page with Final Draft Software . . . $4,500 – $7,500 depending on the partial or full creation of the story.
Short Edit and Formatting articles, blogs, speeches, letters $45-$65 an hour as per scope of work, time, and research.
Developmental Edit and Embellishment for Books and E-Books . . . $1,500 (approx. 40,000 words inclusive of drafts, changes, and additions, as well as formatting. So . . . What do I do for a developmental edit?
- Format correctly book or screenplay
- Critique character descriptions and personalities
- Improve sentence structure and story flow
- Suggest minor additions or deletions
- Eliminate wordiness and clutter
- Rewrite for consistency of tone where necessary
- Embellish and add dialogue where lacking
- Correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization
25% standard retainer upon acceptance, signing of contract and NCA agreement. Milestone payment will be required and documented as the project progresses, with the balance due upon submission of the final manuscript.
Please call 561 319-4941
LET ME OUTLINE THE PROCESS
To write your Memoir, E-Book, or Fiction-Non-Fiction story, you will be working with someone who knows how to ask the right questions. You will find it effortless to get started, stay on track, and you will be encouraged to get results. Samantha loves the World of Story. She owes her success for being a great listener, and that helps you make connections that you may have forgotten. She will draw you out gently and skillfully, helping you to see things you may have forgotten. As someone well versed in story structure and language (having written four published novels) Samantha will have you powerfully communicating and writing in your own authentic voice.
CAPTURING YOUR LIFE STORY
The interview process, divided into life decades, covers your earliest memories, passions (realized or unrealized) teenage and college years, what choices you made along life’s journey, your ability or inability to love, the adversities sent to test you, your achievements and opportunities, both personally and professionally
My questions are naturally personal and intimate, but no way intrusive – we will find the humor to keep it fun and rewarding, yet at the same time, these questions follow the creative design for your book, novel, or memoir.
Going through this process, you get to experience a certain satisfaction, which enables you to feel committed and engaged in the production and direction of your book. You may find closure for the painful experiences and feel humbled by the achievements and experiences written into the story, but most of all you will realize the significance of authoring your story and contribute to readers