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Skills

  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Book Cover Design
  • Copy Editing
  • Book Doctor
  • Content Editing
  • Cover Design
  • Critiquing
  • Design
  • Digital Image Editing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Image Processing
  • Line Editing
  • Mentoring
  • Page & Book Design

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Services

  • Ghostwriting

    $50/hr Starting at $200 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I've been ghosting for over fifteen years, in addition to writing under my own byline. I do both fiction and non-fiction (memoirs, etc.), prose and screenwriting. I'm comfortable with any length—short...

    Copy EditingEditingGhostwritingMentoringScreen & Script Writing
  • Instructional Editing—Mentoring

    $50/hr Starting at $250 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Have you written a short story or novel, know it needs work, but don't know where to get help? I can help you learn the craft of writing while editing your work for publication. I am a New York Times...

    Book DoctorCopy EditingCritiquingEditing
  • Book Doctor and Editor

    $50/hr Starting at $200 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Have you written a story, novel, or screenplay, and know it needs "something", but aren't sure what? Would you like to have it edited by a New York Times bestselling author? In addition to writing both...

    Book DoctorContent EditingCopy EditingCritiquing
  • Book Cover Design

    $50/hr Starting at $200 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I design eBook and print book covers using digital design tools. I can use your original art, or art you choose to purchase from an image service.

    Book Cover DesignCover DesignDesignDigital Image EditingImage Processing

About

I've got words, fonts and images and I'm not afraid to use them.

I am a New York Times Bestselling author who has been writing professionally since 1989 when my first science fiction story appeared in Analog Science Fiction magazine. Since then I have authored nine novels with traditional publishers (Random House/Del Rey, Baen, Harper-Collins/Eos, Pegasus) and five eBooks with Book View Cafe, an alternative small press of which I am a founding member. I balanced writing with a "day job" until 2005 when I went to freelance writing and editing full time. I also design book covers—please, take a look at my portfolios.

I have written a number of media tie-in books notably in the Star Wars and Batman “universes,” and enjoy working in shared-world projects. My most recent collaboration with Michael Reaves (THE LAST JEDI) was a New York Times Bestseller.

I was nominated for the John Campbell Best New Writer award in 1990 and my works have been finalists for the Nebula, British Science Fiction, and Sidewise (alternate history) awards, as well as being anthologized in several “Best of” anthologies.

In addition to writing under my own byline, I have ghostwritten and edited novels, memoirs, trade books, how-to books, and screenplays. I also have run writer’s workshops and performed instructional editing for clients who wish to learn the craft of writing. In addition, I blog on subjects from writing to science and religion at a variety of blog spots, including mayabohnhoff.com, BookViewCafe.com/blog, commongroundgroup.net and bahaiteachings.org.

I also have fifteen years of experience in instructional design—writing, editing and managing the creation of adult instructional materials for software, technical processes, and human resource-related procedures. Since then I have ghost-written or edited numerous projects—both fiction and non-fiction—and have done instructional editing and writing workshops for clients who wish to learn craft.

Work Terms

I am flexible in my schedule, so work hours are as needed. I have worked with all of my clients long-distance via Skype, messaging and email and prefer online communication.

I prefer working for an hourly rate, but am willing to work out different payment plans, including an advance with milestones, but I've found an hourly rate is fairest for me and for my clients.

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