As an experienced writer and editor, I have been freelancing for more than a dozen years. My work background includes stints at two national trade associations as part of their editorial teams, both writing and editing articles, speeches and magazines. During my freelance career, I’ve penned hundreds of articles for such varied clients as the National Association of Convenience Stores, National Religious Broadcasters, National Restaurant Association, National Club Association, Crosswalk.com, The Christian Post and the Washington Post’s On Parenting blog. I’ve also edited numerous publications, including both fiction and nonfiction books for both adult and children. In addition, I’ve ghostwritten articles and Out of the Shadows: A Journey of Recovery from Depression.
I can help you take your book (both fiction and nonfiction) from start to finish, providing project management and guidance along the indie publishing route. Book a free, 15-minute consultation with me today to discuss bringing your manuscript from draft to publication.
General Editorial Packages
I Need It All Package: Is the thought of self-publishing your book overwhelming? Then let me walk beside you through the publishing process. The “I Need It All” package includes an initial content/proofreading edit by me to get your manuscript ready for its publishing journey. Then I’ll connect you with other editors and graphic designers for your consideration and work with you on polishing your manuscript, developing a fantastic cover, and uploading it to KDP or other publishing platform. Initial content edit is a flat rate; project management is $75 an hour. I’ll provide an estimate as to how many hours in the proposal.
Just Project Management Package: You want help finding the right graphic designers and the right editors for your manuscript, plus assistance in getting it in the hands of readers. I’ll be there along every step of the way to make sure you cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s. Project management is $75 an hour. I’ll provide an estimate as to how many hours in the proposal.
Fix My Manuscript Package: You’d like help with either a content edit (Are there any holes in my story? Do my characters grow throughout the story?) or proofreading (Where do I use a semi-colon? Do my subjects and verbs agree?). Content or proofreading editing is a flat rate.
Youth Mentor Packages
I love mentoring young writers, especially teenagers! If you have a teenager or college-age young adult who loves to write and needs some direction/guidance in their writing, check out one of my Youth Mentor Packages.
The Basics Package: Your youth would like one-on-one how-to lessons, such as how to craft a story, how to self-edit, how to develop characters, and how to write a series. I tailor this package to the young writer’s needs and provide feedback, suggestions, and encouragement along their writing journey. Ask me about group classes especially for teenagers and college-age young adults!
- Three, 60-minute phone or Zoom calls: $250
- Six, 60-minute phone or Zoom calls: $500
The Pro Package: Your youth wants to self-publish his or her manuscript. I’ll provide both editing and project management assistance throughout the process, connecting the author with professional editors and graphic designers to help bring his or her book to life. Initial content edit is a flat rate; project management is $75 an hour. I’ll provide an estimate as to how many hours in the proposal.
What Clients Say About Sarah
“It was a pleasure to have Sarah edit [my nonfiction books] for me. She is quick, reliable, helpful, and knowledgeable.”
—Kathy Kuhl, Learndifferently.com
“Sarah was a real pro and extremely helpful to the development of my book. Her experience allowed me to elevate the narrative as well as the structure (not to mention literally watching my p’s and q’s, and crossing those t’s and dotting i’s). I could not have progressed as well without her.”
—MHR, Fortune 500 CMO
“I loved working with Sarah Hamaker! I didn’t know anything about writing a book but had a good story and subject. Her expertise as a writer, patience and focus led us through writing my first book. Sarah is a professional and has the all the resources to edit, conduct and transcribe interviews, find graphic designers and researchers to dig deeper and make the content of the book richer and more thorough. Finally, she helped me get my ISBN and put my book on Amazon.com and Amazon.comeurope in both paperback and ebook editions. She also helped me figure out what the price point should be in the market. If I do another follow-up to my first book, Sarah and I will be team members again. Professional, focused, knowledgeable and timely would describe Sarah. She is also a very nice down to earth person and a very good listener.”
—Mark Litzsinger, former chairman of Follett Corporation and author of Out of the Shadows
“It is always a pleasure to work with Sarah. I never worry about whether her work will be done to my satisfaction or by deadline—it is always spot-on and on time. She is able to juggle many different tasks without dropping the ball on any of them. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a strong, reliable writer, editor or project manager. You won’t be disappointed.”
—Jennifer Batty, freelance writer/editor
“Sarah has helped me grow exponentially as a writer. Her wisdom when it comes to editing is unmatched. Overall, the experience with Sarah has been amazing both with her as my editor and as my project manager.”
—Andrew Nehring, author of The Corrupted Light Chronicles and David Massie series