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? 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? Allie would love to help.
$99 per call – Includes about 60 minutes on the phone or a 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.
Not sure if you need or want a coach? Or maybe you just need help figuring out your next step? We’re happy to talk about starting your career, maintaining your career, beginning a new project, or re-imagining/revising an old one. Unsure about your online presence, website, and how to best present yourself online? We can help with that as well.
$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.
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 20 minute chat.
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
Payment is expected at booking.
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.
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 our 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. We also confer with one another often.
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 want to re-organize themselves online, or set 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