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Service Rates & Pricing

It's not what I say... it's what THEY say. You know... Readers and Clients - by Dennis Lowery

from Dennis Lowery

Ghostwriting & Co-Writing

Nonfiction (Straight & Creative)

Memoirs, biographies and autobiographies, true account(s) of event(s), business and self-help books:

For Nonfiction, Autobiographies & Memoirs precise pricing is determined by whether the work is straight nonfiction (a journalistic style reporting of events, experiences, etc.) or creative nonfiction (a nonfiction story told as you would in a novel).

The difference between creative and straight nonfiction is that creative requires the skills, practices, and prose capability of a fiction writer to make the client’s story read more like narrative fiction. Straight nonfiction is a linear recounting of events or information that reads like a journalistic reporting of the story, which is acceptable in most cases for legacy, non-commercial, purposes. Creative nonfiction is better suited for commercial use. Creative nonfiction is a higher rate and can take more time than straight nonfiction.

The delivery requirement, size, complexity, source material on hand and the amount of development and or research and work to be done in order to do the actual writing are factors in determining specific rates for projects. Whether there is credit and attribution (“And” or “With”) to the ghostwriter by the author (ghostwriting client) also affects pricing.

Contact Dennis Lowery to discuss your project so he can provide you precise rates.

Fiction

Stories or books written for you by Dennis Lowery start at $0.50 per word. Exact pricing depends on whether a comprehensive outline exists and if it is a standalone story or planned series. Fiction projects require discussion about specific details for the story’s development and writing. The delivery requirement, size, complexity, source material on hand and the amount of development and or research and work to be done in order to do the actual writing are also factors in both nonfiction and fiction writing. Whether there is credit and attribution (“And” or “With”) to the ghostwriter by the author (ghostwriting client) also affects pricing.

FOR ALL WRITING AND GHOSTWRITING PROJECTS — Payments are made in installments: an initial payment at start and subsequent payments based on deliverables.


Re-writing & Polishing (your existing content)

Basic editing (line edit grammar, fixing typos, etc.) is not something we do as a standalone/sole service because there are editing services that will do it for less than what we charge for what we do. What we do does encompass basic editing functions but is what is called “Developmental Editing”, which improves the narrative (the writing) and flow of the client’s story/manuscript. Basically we make what the client has written better. Our re-writing and polishing, from an author’s perspective, takes what’s been written (and can write new content as appropriate in collaboration with the author/client) to make the story/manuscript stronger and more compelling. Most importantly… a skilled rewriter will improve “readability” which equates to better reader engagement (and that’s the key to building interest in your books and to success as an author). Readability is particularly important if you are writing a series. The first book has to be a story quality that will engage the reader and set the hook for the subsequent books—this is critical to build your brand as an author.

  1. Re-writing as Straight Nonfiction starts @ $0.25 per word
  2. Re-writing as Creative Nonfiction starts @ $0.35 per word
  3. Re-writing Fiction starts @ $0.40 per word

For specific pricing and to set a call appointment with Dennis Lowery to talk about your project please answer these 9 simple questions. Send to Dennis Lowery and we will reply with a pricing estimate and next steps to coordinate your call appointment. From that call, he will prepare a comprehensive proposal for you including specific pricing and delivery options.


Exclusive Services for a defined period and project are available. Such exclusive service can reduce completion time for projects but must be scheduled in advance. with sufficient lead-time for Adducent’s planning and scheduling purposes. Exclusive Services are provided at a premium and require a deposit at time of request to secure exclusivity (the deposit is applied towards the initial payment at project start).

OTHER SERVICES

Manuscript Evaluation

An experienced professional reviews and analyzes your manuscript and gives you the feedback you need on any weaknesses and suggests ways to improve your manuscript. You can then make the corrections yourself or request additional editorial services. We use the industry standard of 250 words per double-spaced page to gauge manuscript page count for evaluating manuscripts and for other re-writing/development efforts. Using that word per page count, we charge $2.65 per page for a manuscript evaluation or a $395 minimum. (If your manuscript is not already double-spaced to help with readability and review, we will do that in the version we read/review for you.)

Consulting

For those clients that don’t need our services as a ghostwriter or developmental editor we do provide consulting services for shorter-term engagements/projects. Contact Dennis Lowery to discuss details and rates.

Publishing

Please see our Publishing Services page for details.

Some (not all) of our Feedback & Testimonials

  • “Mesmerising…” Nina M.
    [on reading an excerpt from "The Forbidden Journal"]
  • “This is a really cool story. I found it interesting and intriguing, and it was full of imagery that really helped to set the mood and scene. It was a really cool take on the story of werewolves. Really nice work! :)” WB
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “I still look forward to reading your writings every day.” All the best, Kelly W
  • “Great advice and beautifully written.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Marguerita M.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “He tells his story with such compassion that one really feels that he is sitting with you, telling his story.” Vicki Hubbert
  • “Your posts embrace universality, and address the human condition as it is. We all need to strive to go that extra mile. One of things, I enjoy while reading your posts, is that you show no reluctance in revealing innermost thoughts. The sense of realism is also present,yet with a seemingly effortless way.” NMJ
    [subscriber to www.DennisLowery.com commenting at Google+ on the post: Oxygen mask...]
  • “You believed in me and my book from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly you helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the CIA and life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” Richard G. Irwin (retired CIA Agent)
  • “Dennis is a highly skilled writer, editor, and mentor. He believed in me and my book KH601 from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly Dennis helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the Central Intelligence Agency and my life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” Richard Irwin
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SNVC
  • “Thank you. I truly enjoy your creativity in the written word. And find your writing very inspiring.” Margie Casados
    [commenting at Google+ on posts and articles from Dennis Lowery]
  • “I could not have written this book without the advice and support of Dennis. I was consistently amazed by his advice, creativity, and ability to describe situations with clarity and simplicity. I have great respect and admiration for him. He is a Superstar!” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired)
  • “Honestly, your writings are written so well and so personally that I’ve never been drawn in by what someone has had to say so much in my life.” Reader of Dennis Lowery's personal blog
  • “You write very well. I can tell your message is heartfelt and sincere (as I would hope, considering your intended audience), and I applaud you for letting that show through your writing.” SC
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “The Dripping Sound” is Absolutely Terrific!!! It captured and lured me as Alfred Hitchcock would have. Jaye M.
  • “Dennis Lowery showed me how to get the project across the goal line. Without him, my book may not have been published.” Kerry C. Kachejian
  • “I realize you probably get hundreds of email messages, and I don’t expect mine to stand out any more than anyone else’s would. Your writings, on the other hand, seem to have come into my life at just the right moment. I’ve just read “Of A Death…and A Life”, and while I know they weren’t, your words could have been written for me.”
  • “After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.” Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)
  • “Love it!” Patsy D
  • “I will share this with many that need that understanding. Well written… this is a life lesson. [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Jonnie D.
    on Facebook
  • “This book is right up my alley. I’ve had so many jobs that I tried to make my life/ career. I never felt fulfilled. I felt there was always something missing. It might be hard to follow the path of your talent/dream but you’re going to have to work hard no matter what you choose. So why not choose what’s going to make you happy & fulfilled. What you truly are. You just have to find what it is.” Rebecca W.
  • “I liked that little excerpt [from The Devil’s Writer] very much Dennis; A story with a promise to entertain and captivate.” Michael Koontz
  • “We just love the book…. you did such a fantastic job! Larry is taking it to his office to show his staff – he is absolutely thrilled.” A. Schlesinger
  • “And finally, big thanks to Dennis Lowery, who helped to gel the story, and stitch it all together. Without his guidance, this project would never have been finalized.” Barbara Benke
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), author of Leadership in Action | Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top
  • [To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!” Ana C
  • “I do have to say your work is very impressive. You know what you are doing.” Rob M
  • “This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” Buddy
    [Review of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe]
  • “Dennis Lowery, your eloquent and poignant words personify the concept of the “butterfly effect” for we are affected by the world around us as much it is affected by us. Such words can only come from a creative soul; so sensitive and able to sense the effects, and strong enough to be able to transform them into some cohesive form. Kudos to you Dennis!! And thank you so much for stringing the lines you so beautifully dotted.” Nina M.
  • “Tremendously enjoy reading all the stories you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” NMJ
    [On reading the flashfiction piece, A Tale Lost at Sea...]
  • “I really need to take this to heart. I tend to blindly believe everyone is good and I’ve been burned a good few times because of it. I enjoyed reading this. It is wise.” NJ
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do.Many thanks for your help and best regards.” George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources
  • “Excellent, as usual, Dennis Lowery!” Pietro Montevecchio
    [commenting at G+ on, Night Descending]
  • “This is the first essay I read on Figment.com aside from the typical story variety, and to be completely honest, you have a really amazing talent for weaving inspiration with your words. I’m sure your daughters appreciate the beautiful message you put together for them. I really enjoyed the rawness in your tone throughout this essay. It was heartfelt and captured the message with a polished simplicity that is very rare in writers today. I really appreciated that aspect of your writing. The only critique I have is that I have nothing negative to critique about! And I guess that’s a good thing! Overall, bravo! I honestly enjoyed this, and I hope to read more of your writings and stories.” :)))))) Miss J.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “Adducent is a top-notch, first class organization which I would highly recommend to another who may have an interest in publishing a book. I’ve used this company in publishing two books and they were most helpful in helping me navigate through the many obstacles in book publishing.” Rear Adm. Greg Slavonic, USN (Ret), Principal Leader, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs at Computer Sciences Corporation
  • “This is a very nice beginning. Each sentence helped to evoke an overall emotion. I can definitely see how you show and not tell. Great work!” Annie W.
    [on reading an excerpt from an early part of Dennis Lowery's The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Well written and well put, Dennis!” Michael Koontz
    [Commenting on "A Ring... to bind them?" at www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “Linda and I are thankful to Dennis Lowery and his firm’s superb services that enabled us to reach our publication goal—June 4, 2011, the 53rd anniversary of my graduation from the Naval Academy.” Frank Gamboa, Captain, USN (Retired)
  • “How moving.. and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Linda A.
  • “It has a Fitzgerald’s story line feel to it… Irony. How wonderful. I love this story.” [Regarding ‘Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun’] Vicky Klopp
  • “I have been on the road. Went to Office Depot and printed all. Everything is awesome; I love it! Great minds think alike.” –Business executive/ghostwriting client comment via email on reading the final draft of the adventure/thriller novel written for him based on his rough idea.]
  • “Interesting and suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention, I can’t want for the next one!” Cindy Chaney
  • “My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.” Bud Durand
  • “Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of prospects [writers] and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” L .M. [ghostwriting client prospects, name withheld due to confidentiality - commenting via email]
  • “Finally, the world is getting to know what we’ve already known all this time . . . that Dennis Lowery has quite the imagination . . oh, and he can write !!!” Dulce Fazel, Esq.
  • “While writing a book is often a constant journey of starts and stops, Dennis provided the motivation and expertise to get me over my last “stop.” Dennis, understanding the importance of the message the book contained, pressed me to get it out—and provided the ultimate vehicle for my doing so.” James G. Zumwalt
  • “Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.” Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “A really good read with a crisp narrative style…” S. Barton
  • “I very much enjoyed reading you´re little Halloween story” [Excerpt from ‘Waiting on my Witch’] Mike S
  • “Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Jim Zumwalt
  • “I like it!!! You have me hooked. The descriptions aren’t overwhelming. The dialogue seems realistic and I could see this becoming a novel soon. Nice job on this piece!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.”