Why Oba Kunta?

Oba Kunta Octopus offers clients the rare opportunity to work with established professional editors and ghostwriters who will guide them through every step of the process to ensure that their book (and other communication project) is well written, meticulously edited, and published. At Oba Kunta Octopus, we specialize in Ghostwriting, Promotional Business writing, Memoir writing, Technical writing, Editing and proof-reading and Book publishing (eBook and printed book), including eBook conversion and self-publishing on POD).

Contact Info
  • Address: PO Box 28343-00200, Wilson Airport, Langata Rd.,
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Phone: +254 733 826 811
  • Email: info@obakunta.co.ke

We customize our writing services to meet the goals and preferences of our clients.


$50.00 – $120.00/page or $0.18 – $0.30/word)


Enjoy the benefits of working with a world-class firm at an affordable cost. A comprehensive ghostwriting service (includes all Base Inclusions) in which you are paired with one of our talented but not-yet-published ghostwriters as your primary writer. A publishing industry insider or widely published author will review and proofread the manuscript to ensure the book is well written and compelling. We guarantee value for your money.

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$FROM 35,000(approx.

$225.00 – $650.00+/page or $1.00 – $2.00/word)


Offering the very best in value and quality. Begins with an in-depth, often multiday brainstorming and strategy session with multiple published authors and publishing insiders.The primary ghostwriter will be a widely published author. Two or three additional widely published authors or publishing insiders will review, critique, and refine the manuscript. A final proofreader will edit the text to ensure it is fully prepared for publishing.

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*Please allow us to discuss your book and determine the best possible service and price for you. Call +254 733 826 811.

  •   Writing Services   Rate
      Rewriting/Paraphrasing   $20.00 – $30.00/page
      Ghostwriting — standard manuscript/article (Not book)   $30.00 – $50.00/page
      Ghostwriting — technical/writing (Not book)   $40.00 – $100.00/page
      Website Copy    $0.15 – $0.25/word
      Transcription    $50.00 – $75.00/hour of recording, plus $0.035/word editing fee
    As the information about the world and its people has become easily available with media like television and the internet, it has become rather easy to plan out a biography.


  •   Editing and Proofreading Services   Rate
      Structural/developmental editing - mostly for books   Standard package: $50.00 – $90.00/page, depending on the depth and scope of services (approximately $0.08/word – $0.28/word)
      Structural/developmental editing - mostly for books   Premium package:$90.00 – $150.00/page, depending on the depth and scope of services (approximately $0.28/word – $0.60/word)
      Style: APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AP Stylebook (formatting only)   $0.015/word
      Proofreading (spelling, typos, and punctuation only) Available only as a final review of a manuscript that has already been edited professionally. Proofreading services include a final edit for basic errors and typos.  Learn more about our Proofreading services here.   $0.015 – $0.025/word, depending on the strength of the writing
      Copyediting (standard edit) Services include basic editing for objective issues with grammar, punctuation, stylistic consistency, and format. Learn more about our Copy Editing services here.   $0.02 – $0.03/word, depending on the strength of the writing
      Line Editing (style/formatting, heavy revisions, critical feedback)   $0.03/word
      Typesetting   $1.50 – $3.00/page
      Indexing   $2.00 – $4.00/page
    Developmental editing services involve rewriting notes and/or rough drafts into final copy, as well as ongoing consultation and coaching throughout the writing process. Call us to learn more.


      Publishing and Consultation Rate
      Critical Review* (detailed, page-by-page feedback) $1.00 $3.00/page
      Query Letter* $75.00 – $150.00
      Publishing Consultation and Solicitation Services fees vary per client
      Formatting for E-Book or POD Publication $150.00 – $350.00/press
    *Free of charge with most editing or writing orders exceeding $500.00


      Self-Publishing   Rate

    Learn more about our Self-Publishing services here.  Services include:

      • Formatting and typesetting
      • Custom-designed book cover
      • Facilitating the entire self-publishing process via our partner commercial printers in Canada, India, Africa, and China or a print-on-demand (POD) publisher of our choosing
      • Copyright and ISBN acquisition
      • Books will be available to order via Amazon (paperback) and Kindle (eBook)
      • Client retains full rights to book

    $1,500 – $2,500





      Book Proposal   Rate
      Heavy editing/rewriting and consultation for an existing book proposal and writing sample   $0.04/word – $0.40/word, depending on the depth of revisions necessary
      Ghostwriting an original book proposal and editing client’s writing sample (15–30 pages)   $4,500 $8,500
      Ghostwriting an original book proposal and ghostwriting the writing sample (15–30 pages)   $5,500 – $12,500

    Premium Package

    The primary ghostwriter or developmental editor would be a bestselling author, widely published author, or former acquisitions editor at a major publishing house.

    Process includes in-depth collaborative brainstorming strategy sessions with multiple widely published authors and publishing industry insiders.




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      Art and Design Rate
      Graphs, Tables, and Figures $20.00 - $40.00 each
      Basic Artwork (simple sketches, images) $50.00 each
      Book Cover and Spine with Stock Artwork $300.00 - $700.00
      Original Artwork prices vary per project


      Cover Letters and College Admissions Essays Rate
      Copyediting $18.00/page
      Developmental Editing and Consultation $30.00/page
      Rewriting and Consultation $40.00/page
      Development and Consultation $40.00 – $55.00/page


      Résumés Rate
      Copyediting $25.00/page
      Developmental Editing/Formatting $50.00 – $100.00/page each
      Writing/Rewriting Original Résumé $100.00 - $150.00/page


    Note: The rates above are based on a standard double-spaced manuscript page with 12-point font and 1-inch margins. A standard page typically contains between 250 and 275 words. Substantial discounts are often available for large or relatively simple work orders.