My name is Mandy Haynes
I’m the author of two self-published short story collections, Walking the Wrong Way Home and Sharp as a Serpent’s Tooth – Eva and other stories. I’m also a freelance writer for Amelia Islander Magazine and the Creator, Designer, Editor, and Publisher of READING NATION MAGAZINE. I’ve learned so much about editing, formatting, designing, self-publishing, promoting, and marketing these last two years and oddly enough, I’ve had fun doing it. It can be frustrating and overwhelming trying to figure it all out on your own. I’d like to use what I’ve learned to help you.
Whether you’re thinking of self-publishing or going the traditional route, I can get your manuscript ready to send out without costing a fortune or waiting for months for a finished product. If you’ve already published but you need graphics for your social media sites, graphics for promotional items like bookmarks, postcards, book plates, new business cards, etc, or you need images to update your website, I can help with that too.
Cover Designsstart at
- If you have your own artwork and ISBN.
Interior Formattingper page
Detailed Professional Critiquesper page
- I’ll find “sticky sentences”, repetitive “filler” words, inconsistent dialogue, and other things that are missed during rewrites and multiple edits when you and your editor are focusing on the big picture. Small things writers miss but readers never do that keep a good manuscript from being a great one.