Bespoke Services from Springtime
Take your writing to another level with mentoring from writer, editor, teacher, speaker and publisher Jo Parfitt. As well as writing over 30 books herself, Jo has helped well over a hundred new authors to write and publish their own. Jo offers a flexible range of mentoring options.
Book Writing Circles
Work with Jo and a small group (max four) of other new authors as you brainstorm, plan, draft and craft your book in a How to Write a How-to or How to Write a Memoir Book Writing Circle. Classes are run 2-3 times a year and run for 7 x 2-hour sessions over a 3-month period. After the course personal help is available.
Book Writing Consultancy
£150 per hour
Work with Jo one-to-one as you brainstorm and discuss your book. Limited space available Email Jo direct with your request.
Learn with Jo
Join one of Jo Parfitt’s online masterclasses and workshops and start finding your writer’s voice, honing your craft and learning the nuts and bolts of writing in small, friendly groups. All events, some of which are free of charge can be found on Jo's Events Calendar.
Proofreading and editing
We offer various levels of editing and proofreading for your draft manuscript, depending on where you are on your writer's journey. Our fees start at £10 per thousand words for a standard proofread.
You have put time and effort into writing your book and its design should reflect this. We work with experienced and talented designers to make your book stand out from the crowd.
We all judge a book by its cover so it pays to get this right. Our designer will work with you to create a beautiful jacket for your book — front, spine, back and e-book cover.
from £2.75 per page
How a book looks inside — the font style and size, format and the way the words flow across the page — should reflect the quality of the content. Our end-to-end design service includes typesetting, creation of the title page, artwork (if appropriate) and conversion to a high resolution print-ready PDF.
We will create a digital edition of your book for publication on Amazon amd other e-book retailers (including Nook from Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Apple Books).
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