Content Writing

You need content.
Let us write it.

“Karen and I share a love of good writing and an enthusiasm forcorrect English. Karen is a top-notch author of both fiction andnon-fiction, and I thoroughly recommend her services to anyonewho needs help with content editing.”

Leslie Popham, Managing Director​Regis Publishing Ltd.

Your professional image depends upon the quality of the content that represents your business: blogs, articles, newsletters, brochures, proposals, and more. Rely upon Hen House Publishing to craft strong, engaging content that showcases your qualifications and credentials, clearly conveys your information, persuades potential clients to choose your business, and tells your story.

Do you have a great story idea, but not the time, inclination, or ability to bring it to life? Hen House Publishing has you covered. Our credentials include short stories to full-length novels spanning diverse genres: romance, fantasy, science fiction, historical drama, mystery, YA, etc. Master storytelling engages, excites, thrills, arouses, and entertains. Doesn’t your story deserve that?

Hen House Publishing offers soup-to-nuts writing. Every bid includes topic research as needed, writing the rough draft, one round of revision, and formatting the document per your page specifications for delivery.

How much?

  • Fiction
    • $0.10 per word, including up to three rounds of revision
    • $0.25 per word, including unlimited rounds of revision
  • Nonfiction
    • $0.25 per word, including topic research and up to three rounds of revision
    • $0.50 per word, including topic research, up to three SME interviews, and up to three rounds of revision
    • $1.00 per word, including topic research, up to six SME interviews, and up to three rounds of revision
    • $0.15 per word for rewriting, including one round of revision. Rewriting does not include research
  • Typing – If you simply need typing, I will be happy to do that, too.
    • $15 per page (no editing) (average 350 per page)
    • $25 per page, including one round of editing (average 350 words per page)

If you’re ready to hire a ghostwriter, then click on the button at left to complete a questionnaire that will help Hen House Publishing determine the scope of service for your project and deliver a quote.

Content Writing Examples
Content Writing Portfolio

Ghostwriting: Articles, Blogs & More

Ghostwriting: Books

Books, Newletters & More Under My Byline

Is your content as good as it could be? Good writing is good writing, regardless of genre or application. Rely on Hen House Publishing’s deep understanding of English language conventions to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, and sentence structure. We’ll strengthen weak writing, tighten flabby prose, and clarify awkward phrases. We’ll identify plot holes (fiction), inconsistencies, discrepancies, tautologies, and other flaws for remediation. We’ll suggest improvements where appropriate to enhance readers’ engagement and comprehension. All corrections, comments, and suggestions will be clearly shown on the returned files via in-line changes and margin comments.

How much? Editing rates vary widely. For budgeting purposes, review the average rates published by the Editorial Freelancers Association. Hen House Publishing’s standard editing rates are:

  • Initial deep edit: $0.03 per word
  • Edit of the revised document: $0.02 per word
  • Final proofreading: $0.01 per word

Click on the button at right to go to a short questionnaire that will help Hen House Publishing determine the scope of your project and deliver a quote for service.

Content Editing

You have content.
Let’s make it better.

“As a first time author, having Karen as my editor was what I needed to successfully publish my memoir. First of all, she knows her stuff. Her editing, proofreading, and formatting expertise is unquestionably top notch. Karen is very reliable as she gets the job done ahead of schedule. More importantly, she goes above and beyond to make her customers satisfied. Oh, did I mention that her rates are budget friendly? I highly recommend her services.”

Shaka Bello, MA, Communication Strategist & Social Entrepreneur

Content Editing Examples
Content Editing Portfolio

Books, Short Stories, Magazines, and More


Your content is good?
Let us make it look good, too.

“And a very special thank-you to my consultant and editor, Karen M. Smith (Hen House Publishing). She’s extremely professional. She edits your work quickly and gets it back to you fast. She fixed grammar and punctuation, gives top-notch advice, and wants nothing but the best for you and from you. Anything else you can think of in terms of writing she does and she does it well.”I produce 7,000- to 15,000-word stories and Karen gets it back to me within one to three days! If she’s late or working on it because she’s assisting another, she has the courtesy to get back to you and let you know she’s a bit behind: you can’t beat that type of professionalism. Karen also helped me with a public reading of my story, ‘Evil On Top of Evil: Part 2.’ I needed it within 24 hours; she got it back to me with in a couple of hours and sent me three different formats. Again, you can’t beat that type of professionalism. She’s been wonderful.”

Dominic Brogsdale, Author

Your content meets professional standards for good writing. Does it look good, too?

Hen House Publishing offers professional document formatting using Adobe InDesign, the industry standard for document design. We’ll accommodate your document specifications, from margins and leading to placement of graphics. We’ll insert high-resolution pictures that you provide to illustrate the content and add deeper meaning, clarification, and interest.

If you want your brochure, report, proposal, business plan, or book to look professional, then you need professional formatting. Formatting rates include up to three rounds of revision.

How much for book formatting?

  • Fewer than 100 pages: $150 (includes placement of one graphic)
  • 100 – 250 pages: $250 (includes placement of one graphic)
  • Longer 250 pages: $500 (includes placement of one graphic)
  • $5 per graphic after the first

Newsletter* formatting begins at $50 per page. This rate includes:

  • Designing the newsletter template or using your template
  • Sourcing royalty-free stock images to accompany articles
  • Up to three revisions
  • Delivery of a press-quality PDF for print.

Click on the button at left to answer a few questions to determine the scope of service and receive a quote.

* Includes newsletter distributed in PDF format or for print only.

Page Design Examples
Page Design Portfolio

Books, Newletters & More

Manuscript Critique

Have your story?
We can suggest improvements.

As a first-time author, I cannot recommend Karen’s services highly enough. She is professional, dependable, and committed to making your project the best it can be. She did a critique of my work, the editing, and the formatting. Karen was the thought partner I needed. She did more than just correct spelling and grammar. She provided invaluable insight to my Christian non-fiction book that greatly improved the clarity of the ideas I was presenting. I look forward to working with her on my future projects!

Kimberly Gilson, Author

You wrote a story, but is it good? Or perhaps you know that your story needs further development, but you don’t know what.

This is developmental editing. This is where a critique comes in.

An objective review of your manuscript identifies the flaws in your manuscript with regard to character development, plot holes, anachronisms, and other errors that pull the reader from the narrative. A critique will also note those especially masterful passages, so you know what you did well. The critique will suggest general improvements to enhance the quality of your manuscript.

Each review includes an overall review plus a point-by-point critique.

How much?

  • $0.005 per word.

Assisted Publishing

We’ll handle it, all of it.
You drafted your manuscript and you’re not sure what to do now. First, you have to make a decision: traditional publishing or self-publishing? If you choose the latter, let us help.

Hen House Publishing will edit your manuscriptformat it for both print and e-book upload, and then publish the book through Kindle Direct Publishing for you. Each package includes three rounds of editing, formatting with placement of one graphic, and KDP publishing upload. You can choose to be responsible for cover design or outsource it to a graphic designer with whom we’ll be happy to coordinate.

The beauty of assisted publishing with Hen House Publishing is that the book is tied directly to your Amazon account, so Amazon will pay all royalties directly to you.


  • Up to 25,000 words: $1,750
  • 25,000 – 50,000 words: $3,350
  • 50,000 – 100,000 words: $6,600
  • Over 100,000 words: call for estimate.

Do you still have questions?
Call (937) 964-5592 during business hours Eastern Time or send a message to