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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

  • “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
  • “I just read the book Sky High. I found this book to be very inspirational for me. I can’t wait to order this book for not only my daughter but also my granddaughter who will both benefit from this wonderful book.” Kathy Rosson
    Amazon purchase of "Sky High | No Goal is Out of Your Reach"
  • “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 love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” GB
    [blog subscriber at ww.DennisLowery.com]
  • “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"]
  • “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...]
  • “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
  • “Your, ‘What Wasn’t There…’ is absolutely beautiful… quite lovely and honest” JM, Connecticut
  • “Great advice and beautifully written.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Marguerita M.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “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
  • “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)
  • “Interesting and suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention, I can’t want for the next one!” Cindy Chaney
  • “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]
  • “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.]
  • “Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!” L. DeHope
  • “I do have to say your work is very impressive. You know what you are doing.” Rob M
  • “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]
  • “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.”
  • “Well written and well put, Dennis!” Michael Koontz
    [Commenting on "A Ring... to bind them?" at www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “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
  • “I’ve had the good fortune for the past five years to work closely with Dennis on several different book projects. He is a highly skilled writer and editor and showed unequaled patience when answering the mountain of any questions I presented him on a regular basis. I know I was not his only client, and was impressed by his management ability to work with other clients but to ensure my projects kept moving forward so as to meet the agreed upon deadline and deliverable date. He is the consummate professional whose attention to detail and work ethic is beyond reproach. I continue to work with Dennis on other projects and highly recommend him!” Greg Slavonic
    Rear Admiral (Ret.), US Navy, Senior Executive | Communications & Public Relations | Marketing | Public Speaker
  • “Working with Dennis Lowery has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He can do it all, and make it look easy. He has all the skills and attributes needed to help his clients succeed. He is so easy to work with and always delivers great results. Dennis should be on everyone’s speed dial.” Kerry Kachejian
    President & CEO, Bold Solutions, LLC
  • “Excellent, as usual, Dennis Lowery!” Pietro Montevecchio
    [commenting at G+ on, Night Descending]
  • [To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!” Ana C
  • “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 (Retired)
  • “You guys ROCK!!!” Cherie R
  • “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]
  • “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)
  • “It was great how the reader could go through the whole life of the main character. I didn’t want the book to end…” SG
  • “I love what you shared here.Beautiful words and how true.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Mylah N.
    posted at Goggle+
  • “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)
  • “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.
  • “Mesmerising…” Nina M.
    [on reading an excerpt from "The Forbidden Journal"]
  • “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)
  • “First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job on this piece!!!!!!!!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “Intriguing and draws you in. Love it!” Leanne D.
  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book is absolutely fabulous and we just love your work!!!” Arlene U.
  • “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
  • “The estimable Dennis Lowery has brought forth a host of thoughts in this poignant and eloquent post. It’s masterfully written, and thought provoking.” Lina A.
    [blog subscriber at www.DennisLowery.com commenting on the post: Not everyone understands honesty… but everyone understands punishment]
  • “First let me say that I just heard about your stories recently, so I wanted to check them out. This story was utterly captivating. I felt as though your choice of words and the way your character was made throughout this piece was extraordinary. I will read some of your other works, and I love the concept of werewolves themselves, so I enjoyed reading this very much! You’re a very talented writer!” Brianna Wilkie
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “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]
  • “Very nice writing!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Alexander M.
  • “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
  • “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
  • “A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.” Carisa Bisagno
  • “How moving.. and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Linda A.
  • “I very much enjoyed reading you´re little Halloween story” [Excerpt from ‘Waiting on my Witch’] Mike S
  • “Love it!” Patsy D
  • “Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.” Miemie
  • “I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.” Kathy Rosson
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