Whether you want strategic mentoring through the writing process, guidance and hands-on (or hands-off) help with building an author platform, a strong fast start in marketing your book, practical wisdom for self-publishing that you won't regret, or understanding how to find an agent and draw the interest of a formal publisher, we can help you.
Our goal is to help you think and act, to live and work, like a successful author. Sometimes, all you need is assistance with the practical aspects listed above. Sometimes you need author-focused life-coaching to steward your time, space, emotions, and physical & mental energies.
Either way, the first step is to schedule a one-hour free consultation with us to describe your struggles and we will craft a customized proposal for you, including time commitments and cost estimates. If we think one of our colleagues/competitors will do a better job of meeting your needs, we will gladly refer you to them; if we think a book or webinar is all you need, we will recommend it. And if your needs rest squarely in our strengths, we will tell you that too.
If you choose to hire us, the next step is to send a $100 deposit-and-retainer or pre-purchase a block of time at a discount right here on our website. You may decide to pursue our proposal on your own, of course, and that's fine too! If you ever get stuck, you will know who to call.
Focus on your craft. Write better, right now!
This focuses on a specific piece of writing, and not on the author, platform, or publication strategies. We offer several different editorial services:
An overall critique and section-by-section feedback concerning voice, mood, style, structure, story logic, characterization, rhetorical impact, etc. Focuses on the coherence and strength of the whole. You’ll see more comments than corrections.
Focuses on paragraphs, sentences, and word choice, to refine style, grammar, syntax, and genre conventions. You’ll see lots of corrections but plenty of comments too, especially in the form of clarification questions and requests for specific revisions.
Focuses on punctuation, spacing, formatting, and combing out every last error. No margin comments unless absolutely necessary to clarify something.
Traditional publishers, Createspace, Kindle, Smashwords, letterpress, and custom offset book printers all require different document formats in order to accept your work for publication or printing. We can do this for you too.
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