For Authors

Helen Scheuerer offers a range of services to help other authors with their writing and publishing goals.

Helen holds a Bachelor of Creative Writing (University of Wollongong) and a Masters of Publishing (University of Sydney). She is the author of the bestselling fantasy series, The Oremere Chronicles and the Curse of the Cyren Queen Quartet.

Author Services


Professional Book Blurb Writing

This service is ideal for authors who need assistance crafting their book description/blurb for their Amazon product page and for those who wish to outsource what can be a time-consuming, frustrating task.

I use keywords, category research and my years of experience to help you transform your blurb into a tasty morsel readers won’t be able to resist.

What does it cost? A flat rate of $200 AUD, but ask about ‘Mates Rates’ for a discount.

Get in touch to secure your spot via helen AT

Publishing Power Hour

Are you thinking about publishing? Perhaps you’ve already published a book or two, but it didn’t go to plan?

A power hour with a full-time, bestselling author might just be what you need.

For the first time ever, I’m offering one-on-one publishing consultation power hours to help authors with their books and publication goals.

This is the perfect solution for authors who need a concentrated session on a particular writing, publishing or marketing topic.

Some example session topics:

  • Should I publish independently or traditionally?
  • How to refine your readership/target market
  • Brainstorming a marketing plan for your book
  • How to improve your author business
  • How to streamline your production process
  • How to improve your online presence (website, social media analysis)
  • Why isn’t my book making money?

The above are just sample topics. If you have something specific in mind, we can absolutely work on that too.

A ‘Power Hour’ is just that – one hour, one-on-one with me (via Zoom or Skype) about your pre-determined topic.

The flat rate for a Power Hour is $200 (AUD).

Please get in touch via email (helen AT to book your spot.

Professional book formatting

Having worked in the publishing industry for years, I’ve got ample experience in formatting books for publication, both ebook and print.

For a complete ebook and print package with unlimited revisions the flat rate is $400 (AUD).

Get in touch to discuss your options via helen AT

Please note that illustrations must be provided.

Manuscript Assessment

A Manuscript Assessment (sometimes known as a ‘developmental’, ‘structural’ or ‘substantive’ edit’) looks at the overall structure and style of your manuscript.

This is not a copyedit or proofread and should only be undertaken during the later stages of drafting.

Should you undertake a manuscript assessment, I provide a detailed report that focuses on strengthening elements such as plot, pace, point of view, characterisation and writing style and genre.

This report will be between 2,000-2,500 words long and will be structured with subheadings.

My specialty is fantasy (young adult and adult), but I do accept other genres as well (with the exception of non-fiction).

Prices start from $600 (AUD), but please get in touch for a quote (email helen AT as prices vary depending on word count.