Kathi Lipp is back with two of her favorites, Mick Silva from Zondervan Press and Lyneta Smith, author of Curtain Call. They are continuing this great series about how to work with an editor. In the first episode we learned how to find the right editor followed by another great episode on exactly what kind of editor we need. Now, the wealth of information continues as we find out just how much does an editor actually cost anyway. In this episode you will learn: 

  • How much an editor costs
  • What are some of the variables involved
  • Editing costs for both traditional and self publishing
  • Ways to save money on editing
  • When will an editor actually listen to you
  • What’s the ROI from writing a book





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Writing at The Red House

Lyneta Smith

Mick Silva

Curtain Call by Lyneta Smith

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Don’t miss next week’s episode to learn about acquisitions and the actual process of getting published. 

Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure, is The Red House where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at https:writingattheredhouse.com

Mick Silva

Mick Silva

Acquisitions Editor

Mick Silva is Senior Acquisitions Editor for Zondervan Books and has nearly 2 decades of experience working in Christian publishing. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and two daughters.

Instagram  @micksilvaediting

Lyneta Smith

Lyneta Smith


Lyneta Smith has published several stories and articles in periodicals and anthologies. Her memoir, Curtain Call, released in 2019. She plans to continue writing books highlighting God’s redemptive power in stories. When Lyneta isn’t writing, you can find her at her local coffee shop or snuggled up with a good book.




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