Critiques, Editing, and Illustration Services
For Christian Writers and Artists
Freelancer of Christian Content
Bobbie has seven years of publishing, writing, editing, and graphic design experience. She is a freelance artist sharpened by critiques, workshops, and intensives taught by art directors, authors, and illustrators working for major publishing houses. She continues to stay informed about topics in the book and magazine publishing industry. She applauds racial inclusivity of her people (i.e., biracial, multiracial, and African-American) in Christian books and supports social justice. She is also a master of doctrinal editing and exposition.
Are you an aspiring illustrator for Christian children's books? Do you need an image, portfolio, or book dummy critique? I can give you art tips to help you succeed. Book now.
Picture Book Illustration
Are you ready to invest in a professional illustration project for your self-published Christian picture book? Let's talk about it.
Do you need your Christian picture book manuscript edited? Or perhaps your middle grade novelette needs attention? Book a service today.
After booking a session with me, I will request the document(s) or the link to your portfolio and review it with you on the day of our appointment. Pricing is listed on the booking schedule from $60.00.
Image Critique: I examine the client's art piece noting detailed positive and negative points. At the session, I share these details to help him/her to improve.
Hand-held Portfolio Critique: I also critique hand-held portfolios in person, but not through this website.
Picture Books - $25 per reviewer
Chapter Books - $65 per reviewer
Middle-Grade - $85 per reviewer
For best results, upload an ebook that will showcase the book in its best light. Results within 30 days or agreed upon timeline.
- Developmental Editing
- Line Editing
- Doctrinal Editing
- Comprehensive Editing
- Picture Book Editing
$10 per page (approx. 500 word, single-spaced, Times New Roman*)
*250 words per page is the industry standard
$10 per page (approx. 500 word, single-spaced, Times New Roman)
I only do light copyediting included in a comprehensive edit.
I do not do proofreading.
$5 per page (approx. 500 word, single-spaced, Times New Roman)
$28 per page (approx. 500 word, single-spaced, Times New Roman)
Flat Rate $300
Getting your picture book professionally illustrated is an investment that will help it to sell. The professional illustrator works diligently for several months on a client project to produce attractive results. Don't forget, the illustrator's name is on the cover too!I illustrate Christian picture books. After a client schedules a consultation with me, I will request the manuscript to review before the meeting. The initial down payment is $250 for the consultation and design process. After acceptance, it is $250 per full-color or black and white illustrated page. $300 per illustrated page if the client wants typesetting done. (See Upon Acceptance for details.)
Additional terms may apply
I will then create a project brief, which includes a rough book dummy for client approval to proceed with the final vision. The client will receive one illustrated page of the book in two formats (HIGH-RES and LOW-RES) at this point.
After I have finished the first half of the illustrations, we will again meet for a mid-review of the book. Finally, the client pays the last installment for me to complete the project.
Keep in mind that if I illustrate a traditionally-published book, I would also earn royalties from the sales for the life of the book. This is not the case for self-published books. Therefore, I request in the contract that the client allow me to sell the book as well.
I look forward to working with you to help you produce a beautiful picture book that you and I will be proud to share with libraries and schools.
Download the Illustration Manual below.
If a service is unlisted on the booking schedule, it means I do not have time for it within the next 3 months.
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Illustration Process for Your Christian Picture Book
Download the Illustration Process Manual that contains my illustration service details. Illustration examples are included.
Manuscript critique and editing duration times are not $200 per 30 minutes. They are flat-rate, not per hour. I cannot hide the duration time or set it to “per project.” Sorry for any confusion.
I will contact you to set up delivery of your documents. Thank you.