Microsoft Word Book Formatting Services

Hi, thanks for having a look at my site and coming here to look at my Microsoft Word Book Formatting Services …
The prices for ebooks and print books starts at the same level, but differ thereafter. This is for a number of reasons, not least because you may want chapter titles in your headers (aka ‘running heads’) but these are non-existent on the Kindle. However, the starting prices for fiction and non-fiction vary, as fiction is easier to create and format (it’s less intricate).
My prices are very competitive and, bear in mind, that even if your manuscript’s in a Notepad text file, I can turn it into something magical in Word.

1-Click Book Creation

However, if you’re going to be creating a number of novels yourself, and you use Word (on the pc), I’d seriously recommend you consider checking out 1-Click Book Creation, as it really is the most cost-effective way for you to do what you’re looking at me doing for you.
Before I come onto the services that I offer, let me just answer a question that I get asked. (A lot.)

How long to format my book?

I see it too often on Upwork and do get asked myself “How much (or how long) to format my book?” and the only true answer is “It depends“.
Please understand that there are vast differences between a 200-page novel and a 185-page academic paper with figures, equations, graphs, other charts, and academic-type numbering. When you also factor in that your book might need ‘special’ requirements such as the chapter must always begin on an odd-numbered page (or even have a new section page followed by a blank page then followed by the 1st chapter in that section) then in Word this requires setting up. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t necessarily difficult to do, it’s just the way Word’s designed there can be knock-on effects to the rest of the document, so you have to be diligent. As a professional Word user and book-formatter, I often need to check, double and even triple-check that all’s okay before I can hand your book back. Furthermore, and again this is in the way Word works, there are certain things that you quite positively cannot do until the book is 100% finished; this is often by design, but attempting to do them earlier is fruitless. So, to reiterate the answer to the question of how long… “It depends…”

Holy Cow!

When I applied for a book formatting job, I created a sample book as part of the application process (and I rarely work for free – that’s the first time in a looong time I’ve done that) and also recorded a video explaining what I’d done in Word. This was the client’s immediate response:
Anyway, I’ve outlined most of the things I need to think about when someone contacts me in the form below. This isn’t the full list, and it’s by no means set-in-stone. Very often, you’ll fall between the lines and we can work it out. Just get in touch and we can take it from there.

Russ’ Microsoft Word Book Formatting Services Preliminary Quote

Anyway, in the form below, I’ve outlined most of the things I need to think about when someone contacts me for a book formatting task.

This isn’t the full list, and it’s by no means set-in-stone. Very often, you’ll fall between the lines and we can work it out. This is just a rough idea of prices.  Get in touch and we can take it from there.

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If there’s any doubt, or you’re quite simply unsure of what you want, just Contact me; we can then schedule an informal chat and I can advise on what I think would be the best way to go.

 

My Credit in Your Book

Word-of-mouth is how I get most of my business, so you allow me the right to include my name as your book formatter (complete with email address/link in an ebook, and email address if a print book) in your book. This is already covered in the above fees; however, should you wish for my credit to be removed, then be advised that a $100 non-credit fee will be required (it’s built into the form). 

Procedure After I Receive Your Quote

After you’ve sent your request to me, I will contact you if I have any questions and, once all is agreed, can confirm payment amount. You can then Paypal me the amount and I will then start work as agreed.

 

Online Work

I do work online through agencies (Upwork being the main one), including Microsoft Word book formatting services (I’ve done quite a few there, actually). So if you’re registered on there, then I’m easy to find. Here’s the link to my profile and portfolio:

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