Erin Kurup, Editor & Idea Architect for Care-Fueled Entrepreneurs

Erin Kurup, Editor & Idea Architect for Care-Fueled Entrepreneurs

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So. Tell me about this amazing digital product you’re creating.

Laptop and smartphone on a wooden table (Digital product and ebook editing for solo and small business owners at http://erinkurup.com/digital-products/)Are you writing an ebook, an info product, or an online course?

Are you starting from scratch or remaking something you already have?

Are you crafting a book from your blog posts and transcripts, blending smaller products into a larger one, or cleaning up an old course so you can relaunch it?

What big thing looms large on your business horizon?

Whatever it is, it’s time you gave it life. For yourself, to prove you can. For your tribe, to serve them better. For the business you adore and the big vision you have for your work, which keep you going.

Calling yourself an author is not a prerequisite for writing something great.

There are plenty of brilliant people who put stuff out into the world every day without counting “author” among their many hats. That’s because what actually matters is that you have something to say, an idea or message that your right people need to hear.

Do you have that? Then we’re good to go.

Writing is just the tool you use to share your message — and I’m here to help you make sure your writing is as clear and effective and true to your voice as it can be. You can think of me as your secret weapon, if you like. The trick up your sleeve. Your partner in crime, your co-conspirator. (Or, you know…your awesome editor and idea architect. That works, too!)

Now let’s get down to the business of making that digital product of yours happen.

Joel Zaslofsky (testimonial on http://erinkurup.com/digital-products/)

Joel Zaslofsky

Joel Zaslofsky (testimonial on http://erinkurup.com/digital-products/)

Joel Zaslofsky

Here’s what’s included in every custom package I build:

  • Product Profile Questionnaire: This carefully curated list of questions shows me the shape of your project intentions. That way, I can make sure the work we do is laser-focused on what you’re creating, as seen through the lens of your business and right people. Plus — if you’re like most of my clients — you’ll get a healthy dose of clarity for yourself in the process!
  • Project Timeline: We’ll set dates and deadlines together and then keep our work on track by sticking to them. You’ll always know who’s responsible for what and by when.
  • Google Drive setup: If we’re working via shared Google Drive documents, I’ll upload the initial product draft you send me to Drive and share it with you when I hand over each round of edits. This document will be our own private collaborative space throughout our work together.
  • Two rounds of developmental + line + light copyedits on your full project text: I’ll go through the full text of what we’re working on and add all my best suggestions. When I’m done, I’ll share the document with you to make the changes you see fit based on my input. That’s one round. Once you’re finished, we’ll go through the process again. If your project needs a little more TLC we can add additional rounds to this baseline.
  • Support from me: We’ll talk by email and/or Skype (up to an hour) as you work through my suggestions.
  • A quick clean-up round once our editing rounds are finished: I’ll make a cursory last pass through the document to spot-check any lingering questions or unresolved issues.
  • The final draft, in whatever form we’ve been working in: You’ll be able to download the finished text or copy it to your own Google Drive account. It’ll be ready for full copyediting, proofreading, layout, or whatever else awaits it on its road to greatness.
  • BONUS – Insights into how to improve your writing: When I make suggestions, I don’t just tell you what to fix. I explain my reasoning, why something doesn’t work, and how I’d suggest fixing it. That means you’ll learn a few things during our time together. My clients tell me again and again that working with me makes them better writers. If you pay attention, you’ll learn to recognize and remedy your own particular set of writing weaknesses.
  • OPTIONAL – Worksheets, quick-start guides, and other extras: If your digital product vision includes written extras, we can include those in your custom package. Just let me know up front and I’ll build them right in for you. Or, we can tack them on later.

In short? Your custom package includes everything your project needs to get off the ground.

It’s like a day package to your favorite spa. You don’t have to decide whether you deserve the pedicure on top of the facial and the manicure. You know from the start that it’s all in there. Because let’s face it — decisions like those just add stress. (And we want to avoid adding any more of that, thank you very much!)

Since everything’s included up front, you can settle in and enjoy the process without worrying about whether you’ve covered everything your product needs. You can let the tension and the stress drain away. You can breathe a great big sigh of relief.

And we can get down to the work of creating.

Shanna Mann (testimonial on http://erinkurup.com/services/)

Working with Erin on an e-course really opened my mind to the myriad differences between a mediocre course and an excellent one. Her enthusiasm for the topic reassured me that I’d made the right choice. Her insightful comments helped me make the material much more useful and approachable and she really helped me think about the user experience. I consider Erin to be an indispensable part of my product creation now.

Shanna Mann

Shanna Mann (testimonial on http://erinkurup.com/services/)Working with Erin on an e-course really opened my mind to the myriad differences between a mediocre course and an excellent one. Her enthusiasm for the topic reassured me that I’d made the right choice. Her insightful comments helped me make the material much more useful and approachable and she really helped me think about the user experience. I consider Erin to be an indispensable part of my product creation now.

Shanna Mann

What does it cost?

That depends. Because of the highly individual nature of this work, I’ll provide you with a custom quote for your specific project. Most custom digital product packages fall in the $500 to $2,000 range, depending on length, scope, extras, level of editing required, and other factors. However, I evaluate each project before providing a quote, based on the information you send my way.

All custom digital product packages include the elements listed above. If you would like to add additional elements, such as product extras or additional rounds of editing, just ask me about options. And yes, payment plans are available!

How long does it take?

Digital products come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, lengths, and formats. That means trying to stuff each one into the same generic schedule would be madness!

Instead, I’ll provide an estimated time frame for your package along with your quote. To be on the safe side, when making your plans, please allow for a bare minimum of four weeks; often, a thorough and detailed developmental edit takes closer to seven or eight weeks, especially if your product is on the longer side. This number will vary (sometimes greatly!) based on your project’s specific needs as well as your availability during the editing process.

Because I’m a one-woman show, I’m not always available to start work on your product right away. If you’re concerned about timing or availability or have a rush job, please tell me about your situation when you fill out your quote request and I’ll see what we can do.

Michael Roberts (testimonial on http://erinkurup.com/digital-products/)

“I didn’t even consider self-publishing without the help of an editor. I’m thrilled with the work Erin did on my project. Her suggestions are sensitive to the author’s hard work. She doesn’t come out with guns blazing and no regard for the author’s feelings. She points out the areas that need work with respect and kindness. Trust me, it’s a kindness to find every weak point in the editing stage instead of letting readers find it after the work is finished!

“Authors who are looking to convey their thoughts in the non-fiction market need to work with an editor who gets the big picture of what it is that they’re trying to create. Erin gets it. She understands a creator mindset, the entrepreneurial mindset, and that is invaluable.

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts (testimonial on http://erinkurup.com/digital-products/)“I didn’t even consider self-publishing without the help of an editor. I’m thrilled with the work Erin did on my project. Her suggestions are sensitive to the author’s hard work. She doesn’t come out with guns blazing and no regard for the author’s feelings. She points out the areas that need work with respect and kindness. Trust me, it’s a kindness to find every weak point in the editing stage instead of letting readers find it after the work is finished!

“Authors who are looking to convey their thoughts in the non-fiction market need to work with an editor who gets the big picture of what it is that they’re trying to create. Erin gets it. She understands a creator mindset, the entrepreneurial mindset, and that is invaluable.

Michael Roberts

Ready to request your custom quote?

I’m sorry to say I’m not currently accepting new clients. The best way to find out when I am is to sign up for Notes in the Margins. Thank you for your interest!