Freelance Services

I can help you achieve your publishing goals in each step of the process.


Book Coach

Crafting a complete and compelling story is work. Hard work. It's late night fights with uncooperative characters, bouts of crippling impostor syndrome, and the taunting blink of the cursor on the empty page as you struggle to pry those unwilling words from the deepest recesses of your mind. Most new writers, as they begin to realize this, find themselves lost and wondering if they will ever be able to complete the novel they’ve been dreaming of writing.

Do not despair, dear author. Help is out there if you want it. Book Coach to the rescue!

An extra set of eyes, impartial to the story, can often clarify any issues and offer encouraging
direction to help move you forward.

Book Coaching Services:
Define the scope of your book project
Establish accountability benchmarks according to your own schedule and work style
Discuss the technical and legal aspects of publishing your book
Brainstorming sessions to work through your writer’s block
Character biographies
Beat Sheets
Plot Outlining
Chapter reviews and critiquing
Establishing author voice
Pinpointing crutch words, clich├ęs, and echoes in your book


Katie Salidas Fantasy Author
I can help you identify whether or not you are hitting the right beats within your story and offer options to you on how you might best reach those points. We will look at characters, arcs, and your overall voice for the story. 

There exists a certain structure to storytelling that creates optimal story flow, known as beats, these are important moments that should come naturally within the plot structure: introduction, exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution.



Editorial Layout and Design / Book Formatting

Affordable and quality book formatting for your Novel!


Katie Salidas Fantasy AuthorBook Formatting Services include :

  • Professional layout
  • Copyright page
  • Table of Contents (clickable for ebook)
  • Active Hyperlinks (clickable for ebooks)
  • Acknowledgements, Forwards, and Dedications
  • Custom Chapter headers (starting on the right page)
  • Paragraphs formatting, Indenting, and Drop Caps (if requested)
  • Bullets, number lists
  • Custom Header & Footer
  • Page Numbering



Formatting is a special kind of skill, and Word, while great for writing a book, is not the best at outputting the correct layout for the different styles needed. Ebooks for example come in two flavors: KDP requires Mobi, while all other retailers use Epub. I can convert both of those as well as create the PDF version for print (hardcover and soft) to work with your printer.

For more detailed information on book formatting, click here.
Let's get started. Contact me today.


Publishing Coach

Publishing step by step is a sure way to a successful book launch. With targeted coaching aimed at helping you get to the next step we can work together to make your book launch a success.

Clarifying publishing process and options: Traditional vs. Indie
Determine the market(s) for your book
Synopsis, Query and Blurb writing assistance
Assistance in locating and approaching literary agents/publishers
Assistance in setting up publishing accounts and book uploading for self-publishing
Defining keywords specific to book market
Creating Media kits, sales graphics, and newsletter advertising.

There are three key phases to a successful publishing system. My coaching sessions will be based on the current level you're at to ensure we continue the forward momentum of your publishing process.

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1. Pre-Publishing
I've finished writing my book, now what?
2. Book Publishing
I've edited, covered, and laid out my book. Let's do this!
3. Marketing
Book launch day is coming. How do I reach readers?

Whether you need a little nudge in the right direction or someone to hold your hand through the process, I can help you move forward with your publishing goals while keeping your budget in check. Learn More.

Let's get started. Contact me today.



Copywriting

Do you need a word-slinger who is quick on the keys, steeped in the phraseology of persuasion, and humbly respectful of the power the written word possesses? Do you want a professional writer with the flexibility to match your style and the work ethic to meet deadlines, on time, every time?

Novels, magazine articles, copywriting, book blurbs, blogging, and social media.
I infuse passion, quality, and just a teensy bit of personality into everything I work on.

That’s where I come in. I’ve been writing professionally since 2010. I'm admittedly incurably inquisitive and spend much of my spare time researching everything from the latest fashion trends and SEO best practices, to medieval weaponry, and everything in-between. Just like Tony Stark, I aim to become an expert overnight in every subject I work on.

Quality is just as important as content. To ensure that everything I write comes out clear and concise, as well as easily readable, I use Pro Writing Aid for all editing and proofing. And for copywriting projects, each article is run through Copywritly to ensure SEO, Keywords, and readability are up to standards.



Public Speaking/ Seminars

A Crash Course In Everything You Need To Know To Write A Compelling Book
Overcome Writer’s Block, Hone Writing Skills, & Revitalize Your Creativity!

Katie Salidas Fantasy Author1 World Building Basics

Understanding the rules and elements of a world in order to create a believable playground for your story: Geography, Climate, Plants, Animals, Technology, Creatures, & Society.

2 The Ultimate Guide to Character Creation

If a reader doesn’t care about your characters, they won’t care about your story! Learn the different archetypes and how to use them as the blueprint for developing characters your readers will care about.

3 Understanding Beats & Plot Structure

At its core, plot is characters and setting in conflict. A writer's job is to judiciously use conflict while keeping characters on a steady path toward the story's goal.

4 The First Draft is Supposed to Suck!

It’s time to stop procrastinating and write that book! We’re going to dispel all the fears and excuses most would-be writers use to avoid finishing that novel they’ve been dreaming about.

These workshops are geared to authors, regardless of their level of experience.
If you'd like to arrange for her to come and teach one or more of her workshops at your facility, please use the contact form below.








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About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.