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All emails regarding work should be directed to hirezara@zarahoffman.com. Feel free to email me with “Sample Edit” in the subject if you’re considering me as an editor for your latest book project.

Traditional manuscript format is as follows: 12pt Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1″ margins, formatted indents–no tabs) in a .docx or .pages file.

I currently only edit and critique fiction manuscripts because I am more familiar with the market. Genres that I know best are (in YA, NA, or Adult categories):

  • Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
  • Fairytale Retellings (contemporary, fantasy, or paranormal)
  • Fantasy (especially Paranormal)
  • Historical Fiction (like Historical Romance best)
  • Mythology Retellings (also called “Mythopoeia”)
  • Paranormal (like Paranormal Romance best)
  • Romance (most subgenres)
  • SciFi (especially Dystopian and Steampunk)
  • Suspense
  • Thriller

​All of my services can be bought by both indie and traditional​ authors. The book description writing service can be for either type of author as a publishing necessity (for book pages or query letters), or as part of your creative process.

A note on order priority: Orders are prioritized by submission date, though I will, of course, meet a hard deadline. Please check turnaround times under each service/package and plan accordingly. Short projects (one-sheet and either book description service) may completed the day of receiving the required information and payment depending on my workload and life commitments. Critiquing and editing will be started ASAP, but will take me longer.

Book Review Request
Book Review Request
$72

Anyone can tell you how vital book reviews are to a book’s success. And a book’s success is what your author career is built on. But finding reviewers who will be interested in your masterpiece, and pitching to them is a time-consuming process.

But what if you could pay someone to find a list of 20+ book reviewers in your genre and a personalized pitch email for your book that can be easily tailored to each individual reviewer? It would be much easier, right? I can help with that.

Please send an email to hirezara@zarahoffman.com with “Book Review Request Service” in the subject line. You will need to include

  • your book’s title
  • your book’s description (if you need help writing it, you can have me write it)
  • whether it is part of a series (the series name and book number)
  • your book’s ISBN
  • your author bio
  • your author photo
  • your eBook cover (JPG or PNG)
  • at least 5 titles of similar books
  • deadline for reviews if you have one

1 week turnaround time

This service is also included in the Book Reviewer and Successful Author packages.

One Sheet Design
One Sheet Design
$36

Everyone is busy these days. If you’ve managed to get someone interested in your book, you can’t afford to send them on a drawn-out scavenger hunt for information. Keep it all in one, pretty place with One Sheet designed by yours truly.

Please send an email to hirezara@zarahoffman.com with “One Sheet Design” in the subject line. You will need to include

  • your book’s title
  • your book’s description (if you need help writing it, you can have me write it)
  • title fonts if you know the names of them
  • whether it is part of a series (the series name and book number)
  • your book’s price
  • your book’s ISBN (if it’s in multiple formats, please clearly label each one’s appropriate ISBN)
  • your author bio
  • your author photo
  • your eBook cover (JPG or PNG)
  • at least 5 titles of similar books
  • the best review for your book (if you have one)

48 hour turnaround time

This service is also included in the Book Reviewer Package.

Book Description Writing

Book Description Writing
$54

Distilling thousands of words down to 250 is hard. The trick is to convey how amazing your story is to others. That’s what I’m here for.

Even if you’re angling for a traditional book publishing deal, having a book description can be extremely helpful in refining your story idea and keeping you focused as you write.

Please send an email to hirezara@zarahoffman.com with “Book Description Writing Service” in the subject line. You will need to include

  • character descriptions and names
  • a plot outline or synopsis
  • whether it is part of a series (the series name and book number)
  • and a list of your best reviews for the book (if you’re redoing your published book’s description)

48-hour turnaround time

This service is included in the Submission-Ready and Successful Author packages.

Manuscript Editing

Manuscript Editing
$216 (50-10k words)

All authors (traditional and indie) need an editor, and I’m here to help. At a fraction of the normal price, I’ll get rid of all the pesky typos so your story can be the best it can be for your reading public. After all, you want to put your best foot forward.

Please send your full, completed manuscript (no unfinished drafts) in traditional manuscript format to hirezara@zarahoffman.com with “Manuscript Editing” in the subject line.

I will accept any of the following formats: Word, Scrivener, or Pages. I use track changes and will return your marked-up file when I’m done.

Traditional manuscript format is as follows: 12pt Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1″ margins, formatted indents—no tabs.

2 months turnaround time

This service is also included in the Submission-Ready and Successful Author packages.

Manuscript Proofreading
Manuscript Proofreading
$144

All authors (traditional and indie) need a proofreader to get rid of any typos that may have slipped through the cracks of editing. You want your story can be as clean as possible.

Please send your full, completed manuscript (no unfinished drafts) in traditional manuscript format to hirezara@zarahoffman.com with “Manuscript Proofreading” in the subject line.

I will accept any of the following formats: Word, Scrivener, or Pages. I use track changes and will return your marked-up file when I’m done.

Traditional manuscript format is as follows: 12pt Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1″ margins, formatted indents—no tabs.

2 months turnaround time

This service is also included in the Successful Author package.

Book Review Request

One Sheet Design

Book Description Writing

Editing

Proofreading

BOOK REVIEWER

$88

SUBMISSION-READY

$189

SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR

$396

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