Business & Technical Projects,
Website Copy & Content,
Academic Books & Essays,
Blogs, Formal Emails,
Picture Books, YA Non-Fiction,
Adult & YA Fiction
Your voice is unique and worth hearing.
We're passionate about helping you find a way to connect with your audience.
Looking to revamp your website text to attract more customers? Kraken has worked with many business owners looking to draw their audience to their pages. We know how to structure your text for SEO, and to help your readers navigate your pages.
Our founder worked in the corporate space for years, managing teams of writers and working with graphic designers to create large-scale reports for Congress and other government bodies.
As such, we are well-versed in working on difficult or potentially unwieldy projects with moving parts. Multiple authors? Multiple documents? Multiple format styles? No problem. We can't wait to dive in.
Do you have an idea or a piece of writing that needs some editing support? Our consulting prices are set to match your budget, and can be tailored to your needs.
For the last three years, Kraken founder Amy Maranville has supported authors in their journey to create picture books, YA stories, and adult fiction. Support includes line edits, yes, but also content reviews, tutorials on picture book styles and layout, and assistance with illustration directions.
Our courses are crafted based on your needs. We can provide business-style seminars on technical writing, document management and version control, and team writing.
We can provide you with suggestions on the most useful tools for your team.Our classes are entertaining and lively. We promise your team will learn and enjoy!
My experience, like my personality, is eclectic. I've written and published six picture books, as well as multiple romance novels. I've also written testimony presented to the U.S. Congress, and helped multi-national banks meet their regulatory requirements.
In addition to writing things on my own, I've helped many people, including accountants, military officers, and computer programmers, to find their own voices and develop as writers. That's the legacy I hope to build on as I grow Kraken Communications.
I have a BA from Smith College in English literature and anthropology, as well as an MA in children's literature from Simmons College.
Every project is unique, but we always think it's helpful to have a sense of what things might cost. Standard pricing is $70 an hour. However, we structure our pricing to match your needs. So if you only need proof-reading or a single-pass review, you won't pay for more than that. If you want unlimited reviews and a more in-depth review process, we can structure the pricing accordingly.
Fixed or flat-rate pricing is available as well, on a case-by-case basis.
Just like a personal trainer can help you hone the physical skills you want to improve, a writing coach can pinpoint your challenges and help you improve your writing. So for instance, if you're writing a picture book, you would need a certain number of pages, a template to structure the work, and a coach who knows the industry specifics. We provide all of those.
If you're writing a longer text, like a novel, you'll need an outline and some clear parameters on word count, chapter length, POV, voice consistency, etc. Your coach would support you in these efforts.
If you're local to the Greater Boston area, we are happy to meet in person. We also do video conferencing as often as possible if we can't meet in person, so you can get as much personal interaction as you need.
Of course, if you don't want to meet in person, everything can be done through email too!