Services

This is a brief overview of the services I offer. You can find more detail in their individual pages by clicking on the name of each service. To get started with any service, fill out the contact form or email me directly at ar@amandarecupero.com

I offer a free 30-minute information session to interested authors who have questions before we agree to work together. After this initial meeting, I can give you a more exact estimate of the cost to complete your project. All services are currently billed hourly. 

Manuscript Development

Manuscript Development takes the document as a whole and seeks to fortify its argument for clarity and cohesion. When an author requests this service, I read through the entire manuscript, note any obstacles to its effectiveness, and write up an editorial letter that includes a tailored revision plan.

My suggestions focus on aspects that prevent the argument from meeting the reader clearly and convincingly, including structure, narrative, evidence, style, and tone. I evaluate the macro-elements of a manuscript (sections + chapters) to ensure that each piece contributes purposefully to the larger goals of the manuscript.

This service includes two phone or Zoom sessions: the first before work begins to discuss your project and goals in greater detail, and the second following the return of the final product. 

Book Proposal Evaluation

My evaluation reveals any potential obstacles to the proposal’s effectiveness, including overuse of discipline-specific terminology, incomplete or missing components, a less-than compelling argument for why this manuscript belongs at this articular press. This service includes a full read through of your proposal and any supporting documents you wish to include.

Line Editing for English

This service focuses on the use of language and ensures that the text sounds, flows, and reads fluidly in English. I make sure your manuscript is publication ready by fixing any linguistic obstacles and allowing your argument to shine through.

This service includes one phone or Zoom sessions before work begins to discuss your project and goals in greater detail. 

Author Platform Design

With this service, I guide you through the process of designing and building a website that helps you meet your goals. I use WordPress, Squarespace, and Google Sites services to build low-maintenance yet customizable websites for busy academic authors. Authors choose based on the level of customization and involvement they want (something we discuss together to find the right fit). 

Job Document Preparation

In this hour session, you can ask me any specific questions you have about an existing website or we can brainstorm what kind of website would best fit your needs and style.

We can talk about anything from the technical side of building a website (including hosting, domain names, design software, etc.) to the design aspects that make a website engaging and effective for visitors (writing for the web, when and how to include images, what structure best fits your content, etc.). 

Personal Website: Consultation

In this hour session, you can ask me any specific questions you have about an existing website or we can brainstorm what kind of website would best fit your needs and style.

We can talk about anything from the technical side of building a website (including hosting, domain names, design software, etc.) to the design aspects that make a website engaging and effective for visitors (writing for the web, when and how to include images, what structure best fits your content, etc.). 

Let's chat if you have questions! Sometimes it's difficult to know when you will benefit most from a given service. Schedule a free 30-minute information session with me so we can figure it out together.

Let's chat if you have questions! Sometimes it's difficult to know when you will benefit most from a given service.

Schedule a free 30-minute information session with me so we can figure it out together.

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