Jody Mabry

Melbourne, Arkansas, United States

Yearly Stats: $2,346 Earned |

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Jody Mabry

Award winning writer with nearly 20 years experience.

My career started in 1996 when I first began writing memoirs and biographies for the elderly at a nearby nursing home. I've since broadened my skill-sets, gathered a few college degrees and have written hundreds of books over the last 20 years ranging from simple ebooks to epic novels and biographies. I've also expanded into blogs and web content as well as a few interesting creative writing projects.

If you write professionally for any length of time it is natural that the next step is editing, if for any reason that the skill-set will vastly improve your own writing. I use several tools when I edit from the basic Office review functions to Grammarly, editing sheets, half a dozen books on my desk and of course subscriptions to the A.P. and Chicago Manual of Style. For me the ability to use both my writing and editing skill-sets makes for a project I love.

I've won several writing awards for business books and fiction and many books I've edited have been traditionally published and won awards as well. One of my favorite feelings is receiving a phone call or email from a past client to let me know how excited they are at the response to their book.

If you're curious to learn more about me and what I can provide for you, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Work Terms

Work terms for smaller projects such as blogs and articles vary. If I know and have worked with someone I am open to payment after the project is complete. If I don't know, or haven't worked with the person then I will request Guru's Safepay, or prepayment for the project. Establishing a relationship is important.

With larger projects such as books I have a couple terms I work under:

1. I've worked with several payment structures over the years, however, to find one that is both equitable to the client and myself I now work with the same structure. A deposit of at least $1,500 where an hourly rate is applied to the deposit. For example, at $45 an hour, a $1,500 deposit will cover about 33.3 hours of work. Once the deposit hours are achieved I will invoice the client weekly. The hourly rate will be determined by the complexity of the project. Although the range is usually between $45 and $75 an hour. I evaluate current writing rates in the United States every year and try to maintain the average. Which means I am affordable but at the same time I am not the least expensive.

Unless otherwise stipulated, work will be submitted in Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced, 1" margins. This is the standard in the industry so both clients and writers can safely approximate the size of a project if not using word count. However, for a writer, word count is the most important determination of project size.

While I have set hours I try to make myself available when I can on my off-hours. My scheduled hours are:

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. I also work weekends as time permits.