Our Services

Power of Words has been performing book editing, publishing, copywriting and other support services for entrepreneurs and authors for the past ten years.

Business clients return for a well-priced and high-quality writing service – with the bonuse of book publishing and marketing experience.

Self-Help/How To Book Writer?

Try out a session of remote writer coaching and developmental editing — it will be faster than struggling alone.

Customised writing coaching packages to suit your support needs and budget… from $1800 for 65 years+, or $2500 for under 65s, who want to write their first book. Australia wide.

Expert Copywriting

Check out our page all about our copywriting services for small business, non-profits and authors building their brand.

Our writing service help you attract and convert more prospects.

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Book Editing Services

Copy editing (or line editing) is our usual book editing option. It means thoroughly checking your work for spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes, as well as consistency of voice. We highlight any tautology or word repetition. It assumes your basic book structure and headings are OK.

All quotes include a check of changes that the client has approved.

Developmental Editing — also called Substantive Editing

Because self-publishers don’t have the benefit of a developmental editor, Power of Words offer this service. It is simply the best way to get your book structured correctly and allows for suggestions on fuller content, referencing, front matter, and so on. It includes editing suggestions to improve meaning and understanding, including proof of concepts. We help the text flow from one chapter to another. After reviewing these suggestions, we usually do the copy editing level on the second pass.

Copy Editing and Proofreading

Copy editing is the stage after the book’s structure and length is right, but it’s more than a quick proofread. It involves word choice; fixing repetition; grammar, spelling and punctuation correction, and our value-adding subhead suggestions.

Proofreading helps with picking up typos on the last round of reviews, ideally after layout.

How Much Does Editing Cost?

On seeing the work, we will quote you for your level of project. Currently no GST is charged.

Cost estimate for a developmental project is based on a test edit and manuscript viewing. Copy editing is usually priced at $35 per 1,000 words–or 0.035–however, in some cases where the author has gone over the work substantially, or the work is very long, this will be costed at a cheaper rate of around .025 cents.

We may also match you with an ideal editor in your topic or fiction realm. By knowing the editor’s background, experience, and reputation, we’ll ensure the quality remains at the same high level.

Other Book Services

  • Book description writing — usually with five hot selling points
  • Professional/Personal Bio or About You
  • Publishing mentoring – from ISBNs to ebooks, library suppliers, ideal print platform, and artwork guides

With any mentoring, you will be supported with advice on your main decisions and what to do next.

niche marketing and book marketing guide

We have many book marketing tips in our client guide:  ‘The Niche Marketing & Book Guide’, free with paid services over $200.


Lead Capture Offer Writing

Copywriting and layout

Offer your audience a written guide, report, white paper or tool sheet, all researched, written, and beautifully formatted, ready to share on your website to capture email leads. From 2 pages to 10 pages is ideal.