Hello. I’m Veronica Schwarz. If you’re writing a memoir, a book, a family history, an essay, or anything in between, I’m offering to help you at an affordable price.
I have a passion for sharing ideas through writing succinctly, clearly and with impact. I also have many years of experience in writing, editing, publishing and helping others to do the same. See more about my years of experience that enables me to help you, click here: Experience
How can I help you? I offer mentoring, proofreading, editing, deep editing and copywriting. Let’s talk – no obligation on either side. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
Are you writing:
A Family history
Books (fiction & nonfiction)
An Article or Short Story
Here's what I can do for YOU:
Comments from Clients
Proofreading – I can make sure your writing has no typos or mistakes in grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Set Price: AU $35 or US $25 per 1,000 words.
Editing – Includes proofreading plus ways of making your writing have impact, and clarity.
AU $45 per hour or US$35 an hour.
Structural or Deep Editing - This involves not only editing but also structural improvements where necessary. This means:
re-arranging words or paragraphs to create logical flow and greater clarity.
checking facts and othe minor research,
ensuring consistency of Contents with page numbers and Chapter headings,
and consistency of format throughout.
Rate will be the same as Editing but the time taken will be longer. This means the final price will depend on complexity of the subject and the amount of fact checking required. Let's discuss it. No obligation on either side.
Want one-to-one help to write:
a book – fiction or non-fiction
a family history,
an important letter?
No project too small. I'll work with you.
I'll help you craft a compelling overall structure, express yourself clearly and with impact, hold the reader’s attention, get the grammar and spelling right, bring life and emotion to your writing.
I'll also be giving you some tutoring along the way. This will include principles of good attention-grabbing writing, plus elements of language structure and sentence structure.
I'll design a program designed to meet your particular needs and to accommodate your lifestyle. Sessions can be via Zoom, or by phone or email exchange.
The first consultation is free of charge to make sure that I can help you, and that we can work together.
Pricing is based on my calculation of the time needed and the skills required. Or, if you prefer, on an hourly rate of AU$45 or US$35 per hour. Payment will be on a fortnightly or monhly basis. You decide whether or not to go ahead. And you can end the process at any time.
So let's talk. No obligation on either side.
No editing: AU $10 per page US $8 per page. A page is calculated at 1800 characters including spaces.
Light editing if necessary AU $15 per page US $12 per page.
What others have said:
Books Fiction & Non Fiction
Isobel Blackthorn (Canary Islands), Author, Memoirist and Biographer
I hired Veronica to proofread my novel and not only did she pick up on small typographical errors that escaped my notice – a missing word, a misplaced comma – she proved to me her grasp of the English language and its idioms surpasses my own. She is thorough, prompt, has a keen eye, and her easy-to-interpret list of corrections were a pleasure to work with. I will be using Veronica's editing services again.
(In fact, Isobel went on to have me edit two more of her books, including a non-fiction biography and a work of fiction in her Canary Island murder mysteries series. You will find Isobel's books on Amazon. Her latest is a biography of Alice Bailey. If you're into the esoteric or theosophy, this is definitely for you. Also check out her website https://isobelblackthorn.com/ and her facebook page.)
Essays, Articles, Non-Fiction
Karla Tallas (Prague, Czech Republic), Freelance Writer and Publisher
I can highly recommend Veronica. ... We have been regularly working together for many months now. I’m really happy about her precious work. I’m a Freelance Writer & Publisher and it’s very important to me to give my readers the best possible quality. I need professional editing as I’m not a native English speaker. And that’s who Veronica is. She is doing even more than she is paid for. What I really do appreciate, she is also a writer herself. So she knows how to dignify the meaning of someone else’s thoughts so that it perfectly fits into the story as a whole and perfectly underlines the uniqueness and impact of particular personalities.
(You will find Karla's fascinating articles and interviews along with stunning photos, at karlatallas.com/en/ She writes about and interviews fascinating and amazing people, some wellknown celebrities, others not so well known, but all very interesting and inspiring.
Family History & Memoir
Brigitte Anders (Australia)
I was writing my family book and struggling with making it interesting. Then I found out that Veronica does editing and rewriting. That was the best thing that happened for me. Not only did she proofread it but did a lot of research and added immense value to the book. It is now very interesting to read, thanks to Veronica. I would highly recommend Veronica to anyone who is trying to write a book or any other type of document.
(Brigitte's book was written for her family and is not available publicly.)
What have I been doing that qualifies me to help you? To find out, click Experience and Skills.