Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Premade Book Cover Design




Designed by ShearArt
Speculative Book Covers, perfect cover image dimensions: 1600px by 2400px ideal for all ebook cover requirements: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple and Smashwords…
Once an order has been received the next step will be to send your name, book title, any blurb text and what positions you would like them to be placed also any font and color changes.
Other sizes and DPI for print books can be supplied on request: shearart at inbox.com
EVERY COVER IS ORIGINAL, ONE-OF-A-KIND COVER. Once you buy a cover, it is removed from this site and will no longer be available for sale.
A large choice of 3D book images for POD advertising can also be provided for your website.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Illustration




Book Illustration - Chapter eight Emma and Elliot - 'Eight Ways to Empower Teens'. By Canadian award winning Author - Kathleen Boucher

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Latest Book Illustration




Chapter 3 - Health  and simple exercise

Latest Illustration for Emma and Elliot young adult series

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Latest Illustration


Latest Illustration for Emma and Elliot

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Latest Illustrations




Latest Illustrations for the teens Emma And Elliot

Emma is an aspiring proofreader and Elliot wants to be a veterinarian

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Product Design





Product design for a range of essential oils

Latest Book Illustration




Latest Illustration for a Teen book called, 'Six Ways to Empower Teens'. By Canadian award winning Author - Kathleen Boucher

Friday, May 1, 2015

Latest Illustration Work





Latest Illustration work for an children's and young adult book series

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Editing - Proofreading - Writing Services

Editing - Proofread - Basic Copy Edit - Line Edit / Heavy Copy Edit - Developmental or Substantive Edit - Writing Services

Holly M. Kothe
The Espresso Editor 


Editing

I work with any genre. I have experience with novels, short fiction, non-fiction, scripts, academic writing, articles, and plays. Here is a breakdown of the different levels of editing. I can perform a single service or a combination.
Proofread: The lightest form of editing, typically completed on the proof of the finished product. I read the manuscript and note errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. This is the final stage of editing to ensure the manuscript is as polished as possible before publication or submission to an agency.
Basic Copy Edit: I thoroughly scour your manuscript for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax. I will attend to issues like subject/verb agreement and word usage (that vs. which / horde vs. hoard), clarity, flow, and style consistency (e.g., comma usage throughout). Awkward wording will be noted, and I will also flag style choices that authors may not be aware of, but are important in making your manuscript consistent with publishing standards (titles in italics vs. quotes, capitalization of titles and brand names, numerals vs. spelling out numbers, headings, Latin abbreviations, quotations, dialogue format, etc.). Minimum rewriting is suggested.
Line Edit / Heavy Copy Edit: Encompasses the same tasks as copy editing, but also consists of rewriting/recasting lines that need help. The focus will be on technical grammar and punctuation, as well as a more in-depth edit noting wordiness, repetition, awkward phrasing, convoluted sentence structure, ambiguous descriptions, and overuse of passive voice. Inconsistent plot details or facts will be flagged; are character names spelled correctly throughout? Is your secondary character blond in one chapter, but brunet in another? Line editing deals more with clarity, flow, and style, along with basic copy editing. The two are closely related.
Developmental or Substantive Edit: This is the most in-depth form of editing, and looks at the “big picture”–the overall content, structure, and style of your manuscript. I provide not only a critique of content issues, but guidance and suggestions of how to go about improving the manuscript. This type of assessment deals specifically with the art of storytelling.
Rather than focusing on the technical aspects of the written language, I offer creative suggestions to improve upon the story in any and all areas such as plot, character development, dialogue, description, exposition, point of view, timeline, style, and narrative voice. With this type of edit, I edit in-line and provide numerous margin comments for each chapter, as well as an overall report. How can the voice of a character be made to sound more authentic? How could a scene be made funnier, or more dramatic? How can the author develop a story in the most appealing way and create the biggest impact on the reader? Substantive editing addresses all of these things. A good editor takes into account the genre and style of each unique work, and avoids imposing her own voice on the story.
The Order of Editing
Typically, a developmental edit would be performed in one pass, with rewrites then made by the author, followed by a copy edit, and a final proof read.


Writing 

I am an experienced writer of both fiction and non-fiction. My writing services include, but are not limited to, articles, blog posts, fiction, ghostwriting, author bios, advertisements, social media promotions, reviews, story blurbs, and synopses.
Writing Samples
A Little Literary (a Lotta Coffee) – My writer’s blog includes writing guidance and reviews, as well as links to publications I have contributed to including Writer’s Digest, Blood Lotus Journal, Blue Cygnus International Magazine, Dark Gothic Resurrected, Writer’s Beat Quarterly, Trembles Magazine, Lost City Review, and The Write Room Literary Journal.
A Positive Outlook – Print newspaper article
Sweet Violent Femmes - Available on Amazon and in bookstores
Sex and Horror–The Classic Pair - Erzabet’s Enchantments Book Blog