We started Waypoint because we saw a way to create healthy, happy writers who felt confident in how they were moving forward. This is our honest hope for all authors. Check our bios to select who you think will best help you, or feel free to reach out to both of us and we can sort out whose experience best matches your current needs.
Send us an email to get started: Allison@WaypointAuthorAcademy.com or Jolene@WaypointAuthorAcademy.com
Feel free to see what some of our authors have to say HERE
Jo’s specialty: Need help because you’re stuck in a manuscript? Want to have someone help you sort your ideas? Have a finished project that isn’t getting the attention it deserves? Ready to start a new project? Want to go traditional and need some query guidance? Jo would love to help.
Allie’s specialty: Feeling lost in your online presence or how to solidify your platform and brand? Thinking of re-working a series? Planning a huge world in your next book? Want to publish independent and need some guidance? Allie would love to help.
$99 per call – Includes about 60 minutes on the phone or zoom chat. The more information you give us on your BOOK NOW form, or in the email when you schedule your call, the better we can use your hour.
PLOT CONSULTATION CALL
Our most common consult calls are for the following: Getting ready to start a new fiction project. Have had an idea for ages but can’t quite find the motivation to get the words down. Feeling lost in the middle of a fiction project. Finished a project and know something isn’t quite right.
Basically, we’re happy to talk through a plot no matter where you’re at in the process.
$150 per call – pre-session research, one 60 minute call, and if you find you have questions within the next two weeks, we are happy to accept one follow up email. Click BOOK NOW below, or email us directly: Allison@WaypointAuthorAcademy.com or Jolene@WaypointAuthorAcademy.com
PUBLISHING CONSULTATION CALL
Feeling lost with your online presence? Planning a new release and don’t know where to start? We can help you set up your brand, work on business foundations, map out marketing timelines, as well as set up a solid and sustainable marketing plan.
$197 per call – one 90 minute call, and if you find you have questions within the next two weeks, we are happy to accept one follow up email. Click BOOK NOW below, or email us directly: Allison@WaypointAuthorAcademy.com or Jolene@WaypointAuthorAcademy.com
SUBMISSION PACKET CHAT
Preparing to submit to agents/editors and want to make sure your query, synopsis, AND first pages are ready? Been querying with minimal to no success? Fill out the “Book Now” – we’ll be in touch and will set up a folder for you to upload your submission materials, then we’ll schedule a chat time so we can get on a zoom or phone call to work through your materials. The best way to help with a query is for us to be able to ask you questions about your manuscript, characters, and what sets your story apart.
$150 per call – includes pre-phone session research (us looking over your submission materials), one 60-minute zoom/phone chat, followed by one edit on your revision for either your query or synopsis, or another follow-up email.
FULL MANUSCRIPT CONSULT
Jolene occasionally takes on a full manuscript project. If you’re interested, please email Jolene@WaypointAuthorAcademy.com, so we can see what would work best for where you’re at with your project, what your goals are, and how I can best help you move forward. For new clients, I’ll always want to do a sample edit of about 5-10 pages to make sure we’re a good fit for one another.
I can do a SIMPLE STORY EDIT, which is a read of your manuscript followed by an edit letter or phone/zoom chat. Depending on the project, I sometimes will do a single pass with in-manuscript notes focusing on plot, character, timelines, and common grammar mistakes. I LOVE editing, I’m just limited on availability.
Cost is $60-90 per 10K words depending on the manuscript and style of edit.
One pass of your book to seek and destroy grammar issues and typos. These are done by our college intern who has close to forty proofs behind them. Jesse has done proofreading for both traditionally and independently published authors, including USA Today Bestselling Authors. If you have a style sheet from your copyeditor, or for your series, please send that with the manuscript.
$35.00 per 10K words
Privacy and Service Policy
For phone/zoom chats, payment is expected at booking. (Unless you’re booking multiple sessions)
Payment is forfeit if you cancel within 72 hours of appointment.
Any re-scheduling of session must be done at least 24 hours before appointment or payment is forfeit.
A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot for any full manuscript consults or edits.
If the manuscript is turned in more than 5 days late, your deposit is forfeit.
No details/ideas/theories from your career, manuscript, nor your personal information will be shared with any outside parties unless we have your express permission.
Paying your invoice is an acceptance of this Service Policy.
What can I expect on a phone call? We’ll check in with you before each call–both to schedule, and to see what your specific needs might be. We can talk through anything you might need–from lack of motivation (we’ve all been there!) to plotting help, to marketing strategies. If Allie or Jo feels the other one of us is better equipped to help with a specific problem, we’ll give you the option of choosing who your phone call is with.
Can I schedule more than one call at a time? Absolutely! We both have regular clients who we chat with when they’re starting a new project, when they’re stuck on a current manuscript, if they’re re-organizing themselves online, or setting up a marketing plan for their newest release.
Always know that we’re happy to answer any questions you might have about our one-on-one calls.
~ Allie & Jo