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The Ultimate

Posted by Kristen House on April 26, 2018 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The Ultimate is my most in-depth, no holds barred editing service—designed to transform your manuscript into the absolute best book it can be for publication. This editing package features four passes through the manuscript: two on the developmental editing (first reading the manuscript from beginning to end while making notes for areas of improvement, then going through a second round to make those big-picture improvements), one pas...

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The Standard

Posted by Kristen House on April 26, 2018 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The Standard editing service is my middle-ground package designed to teach you how to improve as an author and to get your book ready for publication. If you're looking to improve your writing skills and get behind-the-scenes information on how to make your book successful in terms of story pacing, character and plot development, writing tone and voice, and narrative style—and you aren't afraid to make improvements yourself based on my suggestions—then T...

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Editing Packages

Posted by Kristen House on April 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM



Editing Packages
Choose the plan that's right for your book.

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The Basic

Posted by Kristen House on April 26, 2018 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Basic is—you guessed it—my basic editing service to get your book ready for publication. If your book has been through a developmental edit and/or you are comfortable in your manuscript’s pacing, tone, narrative style, and overall structure, The Basic is a great next step for your book.



What's Included
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How to Write Off the Cost of Editing Services

Posted by Kristen House on April 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Before I even begin, I’m going to include a legal disclaimer: I’m NOT an accountant. But in working with my accountant for the six years I’ve been in business, I’ve slowly started to understand how my clients, who can pay anywhere in the range of $1,500 to $5,000 for my editing services, can write off ...
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Traditional Publishing Packages

Posted by Kristen House on April 4, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Query Letter Writing

A query letter is the first contact between the author and a potential publisher or agent. As agents and publishers can receive upwards of hundreds of query letters and book pitches each week, it's important that your first contact with an agent is one that will make you stand out from the rest. An effective query letter boosts your chances of snagging agent interest, mov...

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Self-Publishing Packages

Posted by Kristen House on April 4, 2018 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Blurb Writing

The blurb, also known as the “back cover description” of any book, is essentially a sales pitch to the potential reader. When picking up a book for the first time, people read this description to understand more of what the book is about. This important summary should have the correct amount of information and intrigue to get the reader to purchase the book. An effective back c...

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3 Important Rules for Using Real Names in Memoirs

Posted by Kristen House on April 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ready to pull back the curtain on your life? Write a memoir. I have edited my fair share of memoirs, and I’ve always respected an author who has written about a painful or memorable part of their life. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, after all—and when reading memoirs, you’ll find that the limits of the human body and mind are incredible.

In a memoir, an author pr...
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What to Expect When Working with Kristen Corrects, Inc.

Posted by Kristen House on March 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There are thousands of book editors out there. Reading books has been a passion—hey, I started reaching for books before I could even walk—and therefore editing and polishing an author's prose comes naturally to me. Still, having a passion alone doesn't pay the bills...which means that in a market this competitive, there must be something to set me apart from the others.
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About the Editor's Report...

Posted by Kristen House on March 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The essence of my role as a book editor is to improve authors’ manuscripts. When I take out my red pen, nothing is safe: I might make changes to your book’s big picture (such as pacing, plot and character development, story structure and loose ends), issues at the paragraph and sentence level (like improving the flow and rhythm of sentences, breaking up too-long paragraphs, fi...
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8 Secrets of the Book Editing Process

Posted by Kristen House on March 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Believe me when I say that being a book editor isn’t all that complex. Still, clients regularly approach me with questions, sometimes admitting they are mystified with the editing process.

Let’s clear some things up! Here are 8 secrets of the book editing process.

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How to Use Song Lyrics in Your Book

Posted by Kristen House on March 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

When using song lyrics in your book, it’s important to do your homework. If you’re not careful about obtaining permissions where necessary, you can be sued for copyright infringement (yikes).

To obtain permission on using song lyrics in your book, you must first determine who is the copyright holder. In some cases, you may need to pay the owner a fee in orde...
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How to Purchase an ISBN

Posted by Kristen House on March 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


In my illustrious 6-year career as a book editor, I have come across a range of authors, some of whom have been serious about their writing career, and others who have been more laid-back and approach writing as a hobby.


For the more serious authors, I recently shared a blog post on

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5 Proven Insights from the Most Successful Self-Publishing Authors

Posted by Kristen House on February 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


As a book editor, I’m constantly in tune with what’s going on in the publishing industry. And…drumroll please…BookBaby’s recently released Self-Publishing Survey Results has some great information, some of which I’d like to pass along to you.

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How to "Show" Instead of "Tell" for Fascinating Storytelling

Posted by Kristen House on February 11, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

“Be sure to show—don’t tell—what’s going on in your story.”

As a writer, you’ve probably heard these words of advice many times before (maybe even from me!). But what does it mean? What’s the difference between showing and telling? When you "t...
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Protect Yourself! How to Copyright Your Book

Posted by Kristen House on February 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A lot of my clients have asked about whether they should register their work with the US Copyright Office.

Even if you haven’t copyrighted your manuscript yet, the moment you put anything on the paper (printed or electronically), it’s your intellectual property, and nobody can take your work and claim it as their own.
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Quick Tips: How to Write Well

Posted by Kristen House on January 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


As an experienced book editor, I can definitely help with improving your manuscript once it’s written. Once you’re done writing it, please reach out to me and I’ll get you on my schedule.


But what if you're in the p...

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Should You Hire a Marketing Company to Promote Your Book?

Posted by Kristen House on January 18, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

If you’re an author who is planning on self-publishing your book, it is crucial that you have a marketing plan in place. Like I said last week in the blog post 12 Genius Ways to Market Your Book, the more you market your book, the more people will know about your book, and the more peopl...
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12 Genius Ways to Market Your Book

Posted by Kristen House on January 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As a rule, the more you market and promote your book, the more people will know about your book, and the more people will buy your book. In other words, the name of the game here is publicity. Pay attention here, because this part is important:

I’...
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The 4 MUST DO Things on Every Author's List for Success

Posted by Kristen House on December 22, 2017 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

December has been a month of speaking on finding your book’s audience and learning to speak to your book’s ideal reader to convert them into buyers. Once you’ve figured o...
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