We Love Creative People

Founded in 1999, Nytshadow Designs is a small, family-owned, one-stop shop offering custom documentation, design, and publication services for small business, creative, and artistic clients.

Writing & Editing Services

Writing and editing rates start at $25.00 per hour. Proofing and critiquing rates start at $20.00 per hour. Some projects may require more or less effort. Please contact us with full details of your project for a free, no-obligation estimate.

Technical Writing

  • Instruction, Operational, Procedure, and User Manuals
  • DoD, MIL-STD, and MIL-SPEC compliance
  • Products and Services Documentation
  • Commercial and Government Standards
  • Contract, recurring, and short-term assignments
  • Sample - Commercial Instructional Manual
  • Amanda Church - Professional Resume

Editorial Services

  • Technical and copy editing
  • In-depth manuscript development and content editing *
  • Manuscript line/copy editing **

* Development and content editing includes analysis of character development, plotting, story structure, and pacing. $40/hr


** Line editing includes grammar, punctuation, spelling, and language usage. $25/hr


Copy & Content Writing

Proofing & Critique Services

  • Manuscript and documentation proofing $20/hr
  • Manuscript critique services

Manuscript critique includes an in-depth analysis of the overall manuscript and is done ONLY after the manuscipt has been completed, edited, and proofed. No first draft critiques. $20/hr



Publication Services

Nytshadow Publishing offers the following conversion and formatting services for digital and print platforms.

Ebook Publication Services

We offer ebook conversion for ePUB, MOBI, and Smashwords (including Apple)

What We Require:

  • Clean, proofed, and edited manuscript in approved format *
  • All front and back matter **
  • Cover art
  • Full title, subtitle (if appropriate), and author name

* Approved manuscript formats are .doc, .docx, and .rtf

** Front and back matter include title page, copyright information, dedication, acknowledgements, blurbs, etc.

Ebook Formatting Rates

Text-only fiction and non-fiction ebook conversion rates are as follows:

  • up to 50,000 words: $75
  • 50,001 to 75,000 words: $100
  • 75,001 to 100,000 words: $150
  • Over 100,000 words: $10 per additional 5000 words (or part thereof); Max $200
  • Bulleted lists: add $10 per list

Sorry, in order to keep our rates competitive, we do not convert picture, illustrated, foot- or end-noted non-fiction or fixed layout ebooks at this time.

What You Receive

  • ePUB file suitable for submission to Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony
  • MOBI file suitable for submission to Amazon
  • ePUB Smashwords file for direct submission to Smashwords and all their vendors, including Apple

All files are guaranteed clean and ready for upload to the appropriate vendor outlet.

Print Publication Services

We use Adobe InDesign® to produce a properly formatted .pdf file from your manuscript that can be directly uploaded to publishers like CreateSpace, Lulu, and Cafepress. We can make your book as fancy or customized as you like.


If you know your publishing outlet, please inform us so we can format correctly for it.


What We Require:

  • Clean, proofed, and edited manuscript in approved format *
  • All front and back matter **
  • Final print book size and whether interior is color or b&w
  • Cover art
  • Full title, subtitle (if appropriate), and author name
  • All image files (if appropriate) in the approved size and format

* Approved manuscript formats are .doc, .docx, and .rtf

** Front and back matter include title page, copyright information, dedication, acknowledgements, blurbs, etc.

Approved image formats are .jpg, .png, .tiff, and flattened .psd. All images must be at least 300 dpi.

Text-only Book Rates

  • Up to 50,000 words: $75
  • 50,001 to 75,000 words: $100
  • 75,001 to 100,000 words: $150
  • Over 100,000 words: $10 per additional 5000 words (or part thereof); Max $200

Illustrated and Picture Book Rates

Add $5 per image or illustration. All images must be sized according to the page on which they are to appear. Any image manipulation or resizing will incur additional expense.


NYTSHADOW PUBLISHING DOES NOT SUPPLY ISBNs. Most ebook and many print publishers will supply a free vendor-specific ISBN for your book or ebook upon publication. If you prefer to purchase your own ISBNs, you may do so at Bowker ISBN.

If you already have an ISBN, please include it with your files. Be aware, however, that print and ebook versions require separate ISBNs, and many ebook vendors require a unique ISBN for their imprints (i.e., you cannot use the same ISBN for Kindle as you do for Nook or Smashwords).

Graphic Design

Nytshadow Designs offers graphic design services for authors, artists, musicians, and small businesses. The following are our rates and specifications for book cover design. For other graphic needs, please contact us for details and rates.

Ebook Covers

All ebook covers (front only) come in three sizes for submittal to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords (these vendors require specific sizes). All covers are created using customized stock or original images related to the subject of the book in RGB format for screen viewing.

Print Book Covers

All print book covers come full spread (back and front) with title, author, spine, and back book blurb in CMYK format. Please specify print book size and number of pages (necessary to determine the correct cover size).

Book cover rates are as follows:

  • Ebook-only cover: starting at $100
  • Print-only cover: starting at $125
  • Ebook and print cover: starting at $200

In keeping with our ever-evolving video-enhanced word, Nytshadow Designs now offers a new service to authors: book trailers.

We can create a promotional trailer for your book suitable for upload to YouTube and other video sharing sites. Stay tuned for more details and pricing.

Here is a representative sampling of our work:

Web Design

Nytshadow Designs offers custom web design services for authors, artists, musicians, and personal or portfolio style applications.
Rates starting at $300.00. Contact us for details and a free, no-obligation estimate.

Sorry, Nytshadow Designs is no longer offering corporate commercial web design services.

Contact Info

To inquire about any of our services, please call or email the address below.

Amanda Church

Phone: 813.389.2642

Email: nytshadow at gmail.com


Nytshadow Designs

Tampa, FL 33609