|Girl and Cat mission statement: |
TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE THE BEST WRITER YOU CAN BE AND TO ENSURE THAT YOUR STORY IS TOLD TO THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO READ IT.
I believe that there is a place, in the world of publishing, for a service that gives you as little or as much help as you, as a self-publisher, need.
Girl and Cat is opening its doors to self–publishers in 2014, offering self publishing advice and solutions. From January on, I'll be running a limited service with the aim of expanding mid–2014. Thus initially offers will be limited to a small number of authors, and this should grow from June 2014 onwards.
BETA BUDDY: Suitable for a novel on its first or second draft, this service offers chapter by chapter feedback. It offers constructive criticism, but also identification of the strengths in your writing.
CRITIQUE: Suitable for any draft of a novel prior to the final. The whole manuscript is read through. Notes are made throughout and fed back to the author. A full critique is given identifying strengths and weaknesses in the writing, plot and characterisation.
FULL EDIT: This service combines the critique service with a full proof–reading for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. It is the most complete service we offer and is suitable for final or near–final drafts of a manuscript.
FINAL PROOF: Not everyone wants a critique. Some authors are confident of their final manuscript, but want a last check–over for spelling and grammar errors. This is the service provided by the final proof.
FORMAT CHECK: The format of a final draft manuscript is checked to ensure that it is suitable for publication as an ebook through kindle, or as a paperback through Createspace. Starts at just £5.
COVER DEISGN: A cover designer will work in conjunction with the author to create a cover suitable for a kindle ebook and an image that can be used inconjunction with Createspace cover image creators. Starts at just £50.
For all services except format check and cover design, Girl and Cat requires a sample of 5 pages of the manuscript. This will undergo the author's chosen service FOR FREE.
Contact Girl and Cat on firstname.lastname@example.org