WRITING – RE-WRITING – EDITING SERVICES

Nonfiction | Creative Nonfiction | Fiction

Adducent and Dennis Lowery Creative Output Since 2010 (as of 3-31-2018)

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This is a quick snapshot for you. If you’re serious about hiring a professional freelance writer, ghostwriter or editor, my rates are below along with some information and links to a lot more about me and what I do (including testimonials, reader and client comments).READER-CLIENT FEEDBACK for Dennis Lowery

Here’s a link to show you what kind of clients I’ve worked with across the USA and internationally.

  • Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Re-Writing / Improving / Editing
  • Story & Book Development
  • Publishing Assistance
  • Book Length
  • Articles / Blog Posts
  • Personal / Legacy Projects
  • Turn-Pictures-into-Stories
  • Branding Stories / Corporate Histories
  • Essay / Vignettes

I write creative nonfiction, standard nonfiction (including articles, essays, vignettes, memoirs, and autobiographies) and fiction as a ghostwriter for hire. And work with other authors as co-author and collaborator to leverage their time and increase their output. I also help clients with shorter commercial and personal writing projects.

LET US BEGIN - new project from retired USN Flag Officer - Dennis Lowery

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“Read Dennis Lowery’s stories to enjoy well-crafted, imaginative and suspenseful stories at the needs-an-award end of the spectrum of contemporary fiction. If you like Stephen King or O’Henry, you now have another choice at the same level.”Jyoti Dahiya, from an extended write-up/comment at LinkedIn

“Dennis Lowery is a consummate professional who has a unique talent for being able to help you help yourself in developing your story, whether fiction or nonfiction. Blessed with great patience, he is a good listener who gently leads you as your project progresses, while at the same time making sage and valued comments for consideration. Responsive and diligent, he is a master at bringing out that elusive idea or thought, presenting it to you in a thoughtful yet persuasive manner. He introduced me to creative nonfiction and effortlessly guided me along a path that led to my first book. If you are considering writing a book, the ‘go to man’ is Dennis; he will aid and assist you throughout the effort and will make the journey enjoyable.” General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal, (Ret.) former Assistant Commandant US Marine Corps

For clients who have something written that needs improving, I provide specialized editing and re-writing services (including helping develop and write new content if needed to complete).

Contact me if you’re interested in talking about your project.

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Ghostwriting & Book Development

Ghostwriting / Writing

Your Idea, Your Story… Written for You

NONFICTION – Varies and can range from info products, social media and articles of as little as 500 words to full-scope books of 50,000 words or more.

VIGNETTES / MEMOIRS (nonfiction) – Varies and can range from 1,000 words to 100,000 words plus.

RATES

  • Longform Straight Nonfiction / Memoir starts @ $0.425 (forty-two and a half cents) per word.
  • Longform Creative Nonfiction / Memoir starts @ $0.45 (forty-five cents) per word.
  • Shortform work rates have to be determined but will not be lower than the above (which are based on project higher word count).

Compare Straight Nonfiction to Creative Nonfiction

FICTION

  • Novel – over 40,000 words
  • Novella – from 17,500 to 40,000 words
  • Novelette – from 7,500 to 17,500 words
  • Short Story – under 7,500 words
  • Flashfiction – under 1,000 words
  • Vignette – a brief evocative description or episode

RATES

  • Longform starts @ $0.50 (fifty cents) per word.
  • Shortform work rates have to be determined but will not be lower than the above (which are based on project higher word count).

Editing / Re-Writing / Writing Improvement

Taking What You’ve Written… and Making It Better

Essential Editing @ $0.039 per word

Basic editing can be found elsewhere for as little as $0.015 per word (caution: some editing service companies farm it out to English-speaking contractors in foreign countries). I do not compete at that level and offer something—what I consider the essentials—needed and affordable to the client at an acceptable rate for me. What I offer includes Grammar and Punctuation (the basics), Contextual Spelling (needed for jargon or unique wording specific to a profession or industry) and limited rework (tightening) of Sentence Structure, Style, and Vocabulary Enhancement.

Enhanced Editing, Content Improvement/Re-writing, and Development – 2 Levels of Service

  1. Enhanced Editing Fiction and Standard (Straight) Nonfiction @ $0.12 per word: Grammar, Punctuation, Contextual Spelling, Rework/Re-write (as needed) and Improvement of Sentence Structure, Style, and Vocabulary Enhancement.
  2. Fiction Story Final Development/Refinement and Creative Nonfiction @ $0.25 per word: This method includes enhanced editing and additional work to improve the client’s draft (if nonfiction, shaping it to include elements of narrative fiction). Following is that service-level process:
  • Breakdown the original draft, identifying areas to revise/re-write/re-sequence as needed to improve.
  • Edit as needed for clarity, cut down on exposition and do more ‘showing’ than ‘telling.’
  • Look at word choices, sentence structure and to vary phrasing; editing to improve the narrative.
  • Make the story tighter and leaner, eliminating as much passive voice as possible. Remove soft wording and phrasing that creates padding leading to a sense of ‘overwriting’ or bloated writing.
  • Re-aligning content as and if determined it’s needed to improve the story/narrative flow.
  • Identify and discuss any story/content weakness or voids with client and determine resolution, next steps and action to take.

Services are completed in two passes (stages) through the source content, to create a revised and improved manuscript.

Contact me if you’re interested in talking about your project.

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CONSULTING

For those that DON’T WANT TO HIRE A WRITER but need advice and guidance on writing, story development, and publishing or self-publishing I offer fee-based consulting at $1.67 per minute with a 15-minute minimum. Click here to request a call.

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