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).
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.
Our most popular ghostwriting option. Begins with in-depth brainstorming and strategy sessions with your primary ghostwriter and an additional book consultant. The primary ghostwriter will be a published author with professional experience at a major house. A bestselling or widely published author will edit the manuscript and offer detailed feedback and analysis. A third editor will review and proofread the manuscript .
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.
*Please allow us to discuss your book and determine the best possible service and price for you. Call +254 733 826 811.
The following are suggested rates for common work orders. Please send us the details of your project and we will offer you an exact price quote. The quoted price may be higher or lower than the suggested figures below depending on the size of the order, the complexity of the task, and turnaround demands.
Minimum purchase requirements: $50.00 for editing orders, $100.00 for all other orders.
|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|
|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|
|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|
Learn more about our Self-Publishing services here. Services include:
$1,500 – $2,500
|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|
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.
|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|
|Developmental Editing and Consultation||$30.00/page|
|Rewriting and Consultation||$40.00/page|
|Development and Consultation||$40.00 – $55.00/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.