Writing, Editing, and Publishing Services
to Bring Your Extraordinary Book to Life
Hi! I’m Dawn Richerson. I am a versatile, award-winning writer who has been creating unique, content-driven offerings for visionary authors and organizations for more than 20 years. I’m known to be quick and thorough in my work, and I pack a lot of value into my writing, editing and publishing services. Bringing together my intuitive and creative gifts with my skills and experience as an award-winning writer and editor with a background in marketing and publishing, I help you bring Your Extraordinary Book to life.
As you write your book, YOU come to LIFE and live in full expression!
I like to maintain the highest standard of service for a small number of clients, so I choose to work with 3-5 authors at a time, bringing these projects my loving attention. I work with clients all over the world and love to meet in person or via online videoconferencing for my signature Your Extraordinary Book Session, creating a clear content structure or map for bringing your book to life.
I’ve edited hundreds of books, and give each one my love and attention, seeking to honor your unique voice, message, and intended audience, bringing greater clarity and allowing your fine gifts of original design to shine through. I’ve written more than a dozen books of my own, too, so I know what it’s like to bring a book to life. It is always a labor of love, and there is a vulnerability to the process, regardless of the topic of your book.
Ways to work with me to bring your book to life
The best way to start is to schedule a 1-hour session with me. The investment is $250 and includes a comprehensive follow-up document from me which you can use as you move forward in bringing your book to life. In this first session you will gain clarity on which book to write, what you really want to accomplish by writing this book, which practices will best support your unique style and gifts, the support you need to put in place, and more. I lead you through a series of visioning questions and then offer tips and strategies you can put in place. I am also available to discuss questions about the writing, editing and publishing process. Scroll down for more specifics.
I also offer 1/2-day (3 hours, $500) and full-day options (6 hours with 1-hour break, $1,000) in-person or via videoconferencing. These are ideal for mapping out a structure for your book, getting through places where you are stuck or experiencing blocks, and hands-on, in-person comprehensive editorial suggestions and direction, to include systems, organization, and structures (SOS) to support you as you bring your book to life. See editing packages below if you already have an outline or draft of your book.
A 1/2- or full-day option is included with full ghostwriting packages (meaning I write your book for you and you retain all rights with your name as author). Contact me to schedule me for a complimentary call if you are interested in this option as I only accept one to two projects per year and only when I know I can bring depth and excellence to your topic. Investment for this option starts at $5,000 when you provide a rough draft and outline of the book as you have envisioned it. If you only have a concept and rough notes the investment will be about double that.
Use the contact link below to request a 1-hour, 1/2-day, or full-day session and specify which you are interested in. I will send an electronic invoice and we will schedule your session upon receipt of payment. Scroll down to read about book editing and publishing packages.
What Others Say about Working with Dawn to Bring Their Extraordinary Books to Life
Dawn is an amazing writing and publishing coach! She would ask questions that really expanded my thinking about who my audience would be, what I expected from publishing a book to strategies on how to sell. She covered all the critical points from start to finish in writing to publishing. I am very grateful to you Dawn for all your wisdom in creating my extraordinary book. ~ Angela Blaha | Author of Show Me: How to Remember Your Power through Self-Love and Forgiveness
My training is in performance excellence and quality customer service, so I can say from experience that working with Ms. Richerson is a positive, pleasant, professional experience. I strongly recommend Ms. Richerson for editing, design, publishing and website creation services. ~ David Childs, Ph.D. | Author of The Organization Whisperer
Polished, professionalism, and peace of mind – are the three results I achieved working with Dawn. Dawn is brilliant at tweaking my unique concepts and thoughts into elegant, high-quality content for my book. She helped me navigate the uncharted waters of book writing and publishing and showed me how it can be fun and achievable! I’d highly recommend Dawn to any aspiring or seasoned writer. ~ Sheri Jones | Sheri’s book Impact & Excellence was published by Jossey-Bass and was the Gold Medal winner for the 2016 Axiom Business Book Awards / Philanthropy
You took my very rough draft and helped me create a wonderful manuscript. You made me show not tell. You made me describe my characters and explain to the reader what they were thinking. You corrected my grammar and punctuation. And you did so much more. Working with you was a great learning experience for me and a real joy. Thank you so much for your professional manner while editing my book. ~ Alayne Smith | Author of the young adult novel Ellen and the Three Predictions, semi-finalist in the William Faulkner William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
You rock my world! Thank you so much, Dawn!! This book is my gift to the world to help others find their own light, to get busy living, to have everything their soul craves, to know their worth, to finally see how beautiful they truly are inside and out, to feel comfortable in their own skin, and to get their sexy back or find it for the first time! ~ Morgan Field | Author of Epic Sexy You, named a 2017 Top Motivational book by Next Generation Indie Book Awards and a top 2017 Self Help: Motivational book by the International Book Awards
“So you have a truth, an awakening, an awareness that can truly change someone’s life, because what is within you is a gift the world and some specific somebody somewhere NEEDS. Would you agree?” Dawn posed this question during one of the sessions I had with her. The question hit my heart and really laid the first layer of the foundation for me to write my book. Dawn has the ability to sense the depth and intention of a person. She also has the right words to blast away any so called ‘writers block’! She is non-intimidating, empathic, professional, and very warm. What an awesome book coach you are, Dawn! Please continue birthing writers! ~ Bushra Salahudeen
Dawn created a phenomenal book marketing plan for me that will definitely keep me on track and help me reach my goal of becoming a best selling author! She is insightful, knowledgeable, and creative. I will definitely be using her other services. ~ Samantha Gregory | Samantha’s book is called No More Crumbs
Your Extraordinary Book Visioning My book support packages are designed to help you bring your book to life with ease and grace. We begin with getting clear on specifics that will support you as you write your BOOK by creating Brilliant Offerings through Opening the Kaleidoscope of your life’s essential journey. I’ll ask clarifying questions and share my expertise on the writing, editing, and publishing process plus some author SOS — the systems, organization, and structures you must put in place to effectively complete the writing process. After your session, I will follow up with additional ideas about moving your project forward and options for further support.
Contact me to schedule a 90-Minute Your Extraordinary Book Session or a 1/2-day or full-day Jump-Start Session with Dawn.
Your Extraordinary Book Editing Package Your editing package includes a first-round comprehensive (developmental editing) edit of your final book manuscript with suggestions for content organization, subtitles, sentence structure, clarity, word choice, grammar, and spelling along with suggestions for both substantive and creative enhancements to your book. Editing services include a thorough edit of your nonfiction or fiction manuscript, plus e-mail or Skype consult to answer any questions you may have, and a final edit and proofread following your approval of suggested edits and polishing your manuscript. Most projects take about a month for the two rounds of editing included in the package and time for you as the author to consider changes I am proposing and offer any reorganization or rewriting for my feedback. Flat rate for books up to 100,000 words is $2,750. I also offer chapter-by-chapter developmental editing and per-word rates for shorter books or authors who prefer to work more closely on their books.
Here’s what you get with this package . . .
- SOS: improvements to structure, organize, and systematize your content
- Review of final manuscript draft for content organization
- Specific suggestions on bolstering sections of your manuscript
- Sentence structure, paragraph breaks, and content flow suggestions
- Suggestions regarding voice and tone
- Content chunking with suggested headings, subheads
- Notes regarding gaps in content or need for clarification
- Suggestions on manuscript length and format
- Editing for clarity, meaning, and word choice
- Line editing for grammar, punctuation, and spelling
- Basic formatting suggestions to help interpret content
Send your completed manuscript here. I’ll do a complimentary review and get you specific suggestions and a customized quote for editing Your Extraordinary Book in preparation for self-publishing or for submission to traditional publishers.
Your Extraordinary Book Easy Publish Package For authors with a finished, polished, edited manuscript, the Easy Publish package includes project management for your full book cover, author bio and marketing copy for back cover if desired, complete interior layout and design, guidance on ISBN purchase (ISBN provided free if your book meets the criteria to publish under a Creative Revolutions imprint; otherwise you purchase separately).
Here’s what you get with this package:
- Book Cover Design (full print cover and e-book)
- Assistance with author bio
- Marketing copy for your back cover
- Interior Layout and Design
- Easy Publish Concierge available for questions throughout the process
- Account setup on Amazon as needed
- Print-on-Demand Publishing
- Digital Publishing
- ISBN registration guidance
[complimentary ISBN if book meets criteria for publishing with my imprint]
- Expanded distribution options
Projects are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available on a limited basis for projects that match my interests and time availability. If you have a particular deadline or have further questions, please contact me. Books must be professionally edited. Editing is not included in this package. If publishing under your imprint, you will be responsible for additional cost of original ISBNs. Books must be preapproved for content if publishing under a Creative Revolutions Inc. imprint. Package must be used within six months of purchase.
Send your completed, edited manuscript here. We will discuss the best way to proceed. Options include self-publishing, publishing through a Creative Revolutions imprint or targeted submissions to prospective publishers.
Look forward to connecting with you and helping bring Your Extraordinary Book to life!
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