Professional Editing & Ghost Writing Services

We offer three levels of editing services.

Light editing focuses on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Content editing addresses these issues along with style, concept development, and flow.  

Collaborative editing adds the element of content enhancement. Examples of this would be the addition of relevant quotes, resources or data, interviews, etc. This level often addresses dialogue or fills out the narrative more completely.

Editing fees vary based on the level of edit requested and a review of the author's content. A sample of writing must be submitted and reviewed in order to receive a quote. Editing services generally range between $0.05 - $0.08/word.

Ghost Writing services are also available. This process is unique to each situation. A discovery interview is required to determine if author and ghost writer are a good fit for one another. A writing services contract would be shared at the time of the interview.

Manuscript Review

Wendy Walters has helped more than 100 authors launch their first book, with many going on to publish additional books and leverage their publishing platform to build a coaching or speaking career, promote a business, or expand a ministry influence. Several have attained Best Seller status on Amazon as well as some being picked up by major publication houses.

She is skilled at helping an author know how to write a book people will want to read as well as what type of publishing opportunity is right for you.

She offers the opportunity to review a portion of your manuscript and follow up with a personal call offering critique, encouragement, and strategy.

The fee for this service is $299 and requires the author to submit a Word document containing their title and subtitle (if known), a brief synopsis of the manuscript, the table of contents, and two sample chapters. If your target audience is known, please share that (or Wendy will help you with this during your consultation).

This service may be requested by contacting

Publishing Services

Palm Tree Productions assists you with taking your book from a raw manuscript to a finished, polished, published work you can be proud to present.

  • We offer a variety of publishing packages to suit your goals and budget. Ranging from  à la carte design, layout, and copyright services, to Amazon only packages, to full service packages, we can help make your leap from idea to produced work a pleasant process.

Some of our publishing services include:

  • Captivating Cover Design
  • Copyright Services
  • Compelling Back Cover Copy
  • Professional Author Biographical Sketch
  • Content Enrichment
  • Crisp Interior Layout and Formatting
  • Proofreading (Post Formatting)
  • Trouble-Free Print-Ready Files
  • ISBN block of numbers, bar code(s), registration
  • Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)
  • Printing Services
  • Kindle and eBook Conversion
  • Promotional Graphics
  • Pricing: Setting the Right Price for Print and Electronic Versions
  • Amazon: Assistance getting your accounts created with Amazon and uploading your book through Create Space, Kindle Direct Publishing, and
  • Connection: Creation of "back-end" materials, defining your platform and creating an intentional connection from the reader back to you.

Types of Publishing

What type of publishing is right for you?


There are several types of publishing. To determine which one is right for you requires understanding your publishing goals and which type of publishing is best able to meet those needs.

  1. Traditional Publishing: You write a manuscript, submit it to a traditional publishing house, and they have made an offer to purchase your manuscript and publish your book. You would not pay for services, they would pay you an advance and according to the terms of the contract and success of the book, you would receive royalties for books sold. This is a rare and wonderful scenario.

    You do not own your copyright, it belongs to the publisher.

  2. Vanity Publishing: Most traditional publishing houses have a vanity publishing arm. In this scenario, you pay a fee up front (ranging from $4,000 - $20,000). They design your cover and lay out your manuscript for you. You will not have artistic input into this process. They will also handle applications for your ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number). They will print a range of copies (determined by them), and usually put you into various catalogs so your book is available for book buyers. They become your book distributor as well to fulfill wholesale orders from bookstores (additional fees are involved). Some offer promotional video spots or other marketing features as part of their publishing package. Any books you sell yourself must be purchased from them at wholesale (40% off retail). You receive no royalties for books you purchase yourself, you usually do not receive royalties from books purchased by others until a certain number of books have been sold. The royalty structure gets even more complicated (and thinned out) as they have the right to offer your book on Amazon. Many also have a clause requiring you to buy back unsold copies after a specific term.

    You do not own your copyright, it belongs to the publisher.

  3. Self Publishing: This is where you take the wheel and publish on your own. Amazon's unique tools for Create Space and Kindle make this easier than ever. You design your own cover, provide your own editing and layout, find your own printer (or print through Create Space), and launch your book. For people who like to research and are "do-it-yourselfers," there is no reason you cannot pursue this course. For others, the learning curve is pretty steep. Cover design alone can be daunting, and creating trouble-free print-ready files is also a critical step. In addition to that launch strategies, marketing, and a plan for using your book to expand your ministry or business platform should be considered. There are no royalties in this situation. Your expenses are controlled by how much you do on your own and how much you hire out. All profits from your book belong to you.

    You own your copyright, free and clear.

  4. Assisted Publishing: This is what Palm Tree does. We assist authors by helping them navigate successfully through the self-publishing process. Our team is available for author coaching, content development, and editorial work. For those who have already written their manuscript and have it in a final status ready for publishing, we come alongside the author to provide cover design (with your creative input), layout and formatting, proofreading, promotional graphics, ISBN and LCCN, print-ready files, Kindle files, and assistance with creating and linking Amazon accounts. We highly recommend that authors carefully craft their platform and lead people to a desired action to connect. Some of our authors have made it to best-selling status on Amazon, many have successfully used their books to introduce their expertise and establish a speaking, coaching, or consulting career, and a few have gotten that coveted traditional publishing house advance as a result of the notice received from doing such a fantastic job self-publishing. You for the services you use. You have no limitations in use of your files for printing or promotion.

    You own your copyright, free and clear.






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Palm Tree Productions

P.O. Box 122 | Keller, TX 76244

(817) 431-8574