Markman Editorial Services


Markman Editorial Services

We’d love to hear from you. Whether you want to discuss an upcoming project, have questions about self-publishing or traditional publishing, would like to engage Marla for a presentation, or are interested in a project quote, our virtual door is open.

Project Quotes

Want a quote for your project? Call or email us for a free 30-minute consultation. We look forward to talking with you about your project and goals.


Nonfiction books can vary substantially, from a simple design that’s primarily text and subheads to a more complex design with worksheets, text boxes, pictures, etc. Writing and the level of editing required can also vary widely. For these reasons, all quotes are custom. So that we can give you the most accurate quote, please provide as much of the following information as you can:

  1. Title
  2. Summary
  3. Target audience
  4. Word count of your manuscript
  5. Included elements (text boxes, worksheets, tables, sidebars, photos, etc.)
  6. Target publishing date
  7. Distribution goals

To get your free sample edit, please send us your entire manuscript and select 5 sample pages. (Please do not choose the preface, the introduction, or the first chapter. Give us great, meaty stuff from somewhere in the middle.)

Non-Book Projects

To get a quote for any other project, including proofreading, please provide the following information:

  1. Description of project
  2. Deadline
  3. Target audience


If you have burning self-publishing questions, we’re happy to answer them. Please email us to setup a mutually convenient appointment time.


Freelance Opportunities

We are always looking for talented and reliable nonfiction editors, proofreaders, designers, writers, and copywriters. If you are interested in working with us, please email us with the following information:

  1. Resume
  2. Specialties
  3. Availability for projects (what’s your situation?)