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Clayton is an Award-Winning Author with over 25 years of experience and 65 books published. He’s well known for being The Contrary Canadian and a most extraordinary writer entrepreneur. See below for a detailed list of professional writing services.

Note: Clayton is also a professional speaker. Contact us to book him for your event.

 

Writing and Speaking Services

Each project undertaken will require an approved estimate prior to any work being done. But, in general, prices will be extrapolated from the examples immediately below…

  1. Writing: First page $135. Afterwards, $25 per page.
  2. Book Reviews: $30 per basic review. $40 expedited. $25 for short stories. $20 for poetry. $15 for children’s books. You will get an explanation of my experience while reading the book–cover to cover.
  3. Blogging: Will blog about writing and small business management. Author/publisher interviews are also available. 5 cents per word.
  4. Advertising Material: Copy/Scripts/News Releases (No brochures; just copy)75 cents per word.
  5. Advertorials: (articles commissioned by advertisers) First page or partial page of work: $135. Each additional page: 5 cents per word.
  6. Corporate/Business Writing: $135 for the first page. 5 cents per word, thereafter.
  7. Reports/ Marketing Plans/ Technical Writing: $500 for the first page. Each additional page at 5 cents per word.
  8. Editing/Commenting: 5 cents per word
  9. Books (Co-author), Ghost Writing, Scripts: $135 for the first page. Each additional page $25.
  10. Government Writing: $135 for the first page.  Each additional page at 75 cents per word.
  11. Newsletters: writing only; I do not wish to be involved in layout design. $270 for the first page, 40 cents per word thereafter.
  12. Newspaper Writing: will make my decision based on the newspaper’s own per column rate.
  13. Large Daily Newspapers: No syndication. Will make my decision based on the newspaper’s own per column rate.
  14. Smaller Community Newspapers: $50-$100 per physical column.
  15. Online/Web Site Writing: $270 for the first page. Each additional page 75 cents per word.
  16. Periodical Writing: $270 for the first page. Each additional page 75 cents per word
  17. Proof Reading: $135 for the first page. 5 cents per word, thereafter.
  18. General Interest/Consumer Magazines: $270 for the first page. Each additional page 75 cents per word
  19. Trade/Special Interest Magazine: $65 per hour for any requested research.$270 for the first page. Each additional page 40 cents per word
  20. Movie Scripts: $40,000 for up to 120,000 words, then 40 cents per word.
  21. No Television: (highly variable).
  22. Speech Writing: $135 for the first page, 75 cents per word thereafter.
  23. How to Write Fiction and Non-Fiction: $85 per hour
  24. No Translations
  25. Literary: $270 for first page, 5 cents per word thereafter.
  26. Book Clayton as a Speaker: $250 per hour
  27. Consulting: $250 per hour

Get in touch regarding your interest using the following contact form. I look forward to hearing from you!

CLAYTON C. BYE

Founder

 

Some Endorsements:

“Clayton Bye is one of the most prolific and talented writers I know. He is an eloquent poet, insightful critic, imaginative novelist, and a self-help expert. The sheer volume of his work makes me dizzy, and he seems comfortable in all genres. From his compelling collection of short stories and essays to fiction winners like “The Sorcerer’s Key” and inspirational works like “How To Get What You Want From Life” and “Getting Clear,” he seems to find more hours in a day than most writers find in a week. He makes you think, touches your heart, and fights the good fight with his pen as his sword. You can number me among his great admirers.”

  • Timothy Fleming, Author

“Clayton Bye excels at timely, on-the-mark manuscript and ARC evaluations, providing knowledgeable, in-depth, perceptive reviews in a well-articulated presentation that never offends, but, simultaneously, provides a balanced, and, most importantly, honest critique of the work. His evaluations always prove to give valuable insights and feedback, useful to readers and authors, both.”

  • DLKeur, owner, The Deepening
  • Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
  • Hired Clayton as a Writer/Editor

“Clayton is a dedicated, hard-working member of my reviewing team. He pays attention to detail, writes without the need for further editing and, while he can work alone without supervision, he is also a very good team player — always willing and enthusiastic in his role. From my experience with working with Clayton, he takes his responsibilities seriously and is keen to provide his best in everything he does for AR, hence, I have no reservations in recommending him as a trustworthy and reliable friend and reviewer.”

  • Sassy Brit, Owner, editor and reviewer, Alternative-Read.com
  • Managed Clayton at Alternative-Read.com

“Mr. Bye is not only a talented writer but also an extremely professional one. He accepts critiques and praise with equal grace and thoughtfulness and is dedicated to the craft of writing. It was a pleasure to work with Clayton Bye and publish his compelling and image-rich work of fiction The Speed of Dark.”

  • The Write Room, Editor/Publisher/Founder, The Write Room
  • Worked directly with Clayton at freelance

“Clayton Bye is a gifted writer with an affinity for the practicalities of independent authorship. As an Editor, I found Clayton to be detail-oriented, yet never lacking a firm grasp on the big picture of what I, as the writer am attempting to convey. Clayton is personable, dependable and networks well with fellow writers online.”

  • Tonya Moore, Author
  • Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
  • Hired Clayton as a Writer/Editor

“I consider myself very fortunate to have formed links with Clayton Bye. Clayton is an acclaimed writer of 13 books, including fiction and business books. There seems to be no aspect of the writing industry to elude him. As well as a writer, he is a reviewer, editor and publisher, owning Chase Enterprises Publishing. Under this imprint, Clayton edited and published the Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road anthology, which is an adventurous ‘alternative’ collection of short stories. It says a lot about Clayton that he had the courage to break new ground and drive forward this unique project. As if this isn’t impressive enough, Clayton is also an independent business consultant. His talents are wide and varied, he is astute and insightful, knowledgeable and enviably articulate. I am very glad to have made his acquaintance.”

  • Megan Johns, writer of contemporary romance/ women’s fiction, Self-employed writer
  • business partner

“Clayton has been integral in helping to establish a working group of 30 or so writers, without him and others the group wouldn’t be as functional as it is.”

  • Stuart Carruthers, Senior Marketing and Technical Writer @ IAG, Adventech and Fiction Author @ WriteImagination

 “Clayton worked for me as a ghostwriter on my first book. My experience working with Clayton was outstanding. His strong writing skills, professionalism and discipline were key to have my book well structured and published on time. I also commend his interpersonal skills and communication that have allowed an excellent working relationship. The book is now a success beyond my expectation and it has helped me assert myself as an authority in the oil and gas industry. I highly recommend Clayton as a ghostwriter.”

  • Mireille Toulekima

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:

How To Get What You Want From Life (Chase Enterprises, 1994, Private Limited Edition, Trade Paperback)

How To Get What You Want From Life (Chase Enterprises, 1994, Trade Paperback)

The It Can’t Be Done, No Way, You’ve Got To Be Kidding, Crazy Or Unbelievably Stupid To Try It, Handbook For Success (Chase Enterprises, 1995, Periodical)

The Hundred (Xlibris, 2003, American Editions, Hardcover & Trade Paperback)

The Hundred (Chase Enterprises, 2004, Canadian Edition, Trade Paperback)

The It Can’t Be Done, No Way, You’ve Got To Be Kidding, Crazy Or Unbelievably Stupid To Try It, Handbook For Success (Chase Enterprises, 2004, Private Limited Edition, Spiral Bound)

The Sorcerer’s Key (Chase Enterprises, 2005, Mass Market Paperback, Ebook)

Getting Clear (Chase Enterprises, 2005, Mass Market Paperback, Ebook)

How To Get What You Want From Life (Chase Enterprises, 2005, Revised Edition, Mass Market Paperback, Ebook)

The It Can’t Be Done, No Way, You’ve Got To Be Kidding, Crazy Or Unbelievably Stupid To Try It, Handbook For Success (Chase Enterprises, 2005, Mass Market Paperback, Ebook)

The Contrary Canadian (Chase Enterprises, 2006, Electronic Column)

How To Become An Accomplished Public Speaker (Chase Enterprises, 2006, Internet Article)

Weekly Book Reviews (gottawritenetwork.com, Fall 2006)

The Speed of Dark (Chase Enterprises, 2007, Short Story, Internet)

Bare Knuckle MBA (Chase Enterprises, 2008, Hardcover, Ebook)

The Contrary Canadian (Chase Enterprises, 2008, Mass Market Paperback, ebook)

Grace (Chase Enterprises, 2008, Poem, Internet)

Headpins (Chase Enterprises, 2008, Poem, Internet)

Once in a Lifetime (Chase Enterprises, 2008, Short Story, Internet)

A Hole In The Clouds (Chase Enterprises, 2009, Poem, Internet) 

Weekly Book Reviews (Alternative-Read.com, 2009, 2010)

Viewpoint of an Independent Author-Publisher (shared-self-publishing.com, 2009, Article)

Weekly Horror Reviews and Editorials (The Deepening World of Fiction, 2009, 2010)

The Speed of Dark (The Deepening World of Fiction, 2009, Short Story)

Weekly Fiction Novel Reviews (The Deepening World of Fiction, 2009, 2010)

Loss (Chase Enterprises, 2009, Poem, Internet)

Remembrance (Chase Enterprises, 2009, Poem, Internet)

Grace (Publishing Renaissance, 2009, Poem)

Headpins (Publishing Renaissance, 2009, Poem)

Resurrection (The Deepening World of Fiction, 2009, Short Story)

Deus Ex Machina (The Deepening World of Fiction, 2009, Short Story)

The Town of Me (Chase Enterprises, 2009, Poem, Internet)

Dialogue With The Devil (The Deepening World of Fiction, 2009, Short Story)

Extended version of The Speed of Dark (The Write Room, 2009, Short Story)

A Travelling Man (Chase Enterprises, 2009, Non-fiction Short Story, Internet)

Memories (Chase Enterprises, 2009, Non-fiction Short Story, Internet)

Haiku (Chase Enterprises, 2009, 3 Poems, Goodreads.com)

Mind Fuck (Chase Enterprises, 2009, Poem, Internet)

What I Found In The Dark (Chase Enterprises, 2010, Poetry eBook)

Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road. (Chase Enterprises Publishing, Dec 01, 2011, Adult Only Anthology of Short Stories, Trade Paperback, ebook)

What I Found in the Dark (Chase Enterprises, May 1, 2012, Poems, Trade Paperback)

Technomage (Chase Enterprises, June 1, 2012, Sci-fi/horror, Mass Market Paperback, ebook)

The Speed of Dark (Chase Enterprises Publishing, April 1, 2013, Short Stories/Horror, Trade Paperback, eBook)

Reflections of Mamie: A Story of Survival by Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins(Chase Enterprises Publishing, June, 2013, Memoir, eBook)

Det. Lupèe: The Impossible Cases by James Secor (Chase Enterprises Publishing, Oct 1, 2013, Detective, Print, eBook)

The Sorcerer’s Key (2nd ed.) by Clayton Bye (Chase Enterprises Publishing, Oct 1, 2013, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Print, eBook)

Sunshine And Her Big Blarney Smile by Linda Hales (Chase Enterprises Publishing, Nov 1, 2013, Children, Print, eBook. Out of print)

Activity Work Book: Sunshine And Her Big Blarney Smile by Linda Hales (Chase Enterprises Publishing, Nov 1, 2013, Children, Print, eBook. Out of print)

The Town of Me and Mind Fuck by Clayton Bye (Poems, Dead Snakes Magazine, March 2014, internet)

Thoughtless by Clayton Bye (Poem, Dead Snakes Magazine, April 2014, internet)

The Disappearing Frying Pan by Clayton Bye (Short Story, The Write Room Blog, 2014, internet) 

Stiletto by Clayton Bye (Short Story The Write Room Blog, 2014, internet)

Nothing on the Field: A message of hope from a recovering anorexic (Chase Enterprises Publishing, Dec 1st 2014, Memoir, Trade Paperback and eBook, 292 pgs)

Behind the Red Door (Chase Enterprises Publishing, April 3rd, 2015, Short Stories, Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 120 pgs)

The Nettle Tree (Chase Enterprises Publishing, 2016, Speculative Western Short Stories, Trade Paperback and eBook, 157 pgs)

Stepping Into Your Greatness: Twelve Rules For Building An Outstanding Life by Mireille Toulekima (Chase Enterprises Publishing, 2016, Self-help, Trade Paperback, 126 pgs)

The Disappearing Frying Pan (A Mike Money Short) NOWW western Ontario Writers Workshop Magazine, Winter 2016

Big Trout Lake Blues (A Mike Money Short) NOWW Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop Magazine, Winter 2018

The Decision Factor: Depression Ends Here (Chase Enterprises Publishing, 2018, Psychology, Pocket Book, 70 pgs)

Over 50 ghostwritten books between 2015 and 2020.

Over 100 shorter ghostwritten projects between 2015 and 2020