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Help for Authors

All author and writing services listed are provided by How to Write Shop Columnists, but are in no way affiliated with or guaranteed by The How To Write Shop. All correspondence about services should be directed to the columnists and payment made directly to them.

Ebook Formatting

Lori Devoti does a limited number of ebook formatting jobs for other authors. Fiction only. For a quote and to see if she has an opening, email her at


Edits By Kristi, providing proofreading, copyediting, and editing services for your fiction manuscript, either to make it more competitive in the marketplace, or to self-publish your work.  Affordable, competitive rates and quick turnaround times.  Specializing in YA fiction, romance, and erotic romance, though other genres considered.  Visit for more information, including pricing and how to query.  Kristi Cook

Amy Knupp is the owner of Blue Otter Editing and specializes in copyediting and proofreading both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Meticulous work, competitive rates, and prompt turnaround. Email Amy at or visit the otter’s website at for more information, testimonials, and credentials.

Scene Critique – stuck on a scene? Know something isn’t working, but don’t want to commit to a full edit/critique of your manuscript? Lori Devoti will critique your work on a scene by scene basis, providing feedback on what works, what doesn’t and suggestions for increasing the power of your prose. $50 for up to 3,000 words. (Must all be part of same scene.) Email her at to coordinate, or for quotes on longer scenes. (Discount given per word price for longer works.)

Writing Classes

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