professional. goal-oriented.

My mission is to help purpose-driven nonfiction and craft-oriented fiction authors develop and write high-value, crowd-pleasing books.

My clients include New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, a GRAMMY Award (R) winner, advocates, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs, all of whom are passionate about what they do and the people they serve

Book Collaboration & Ghostwriting

70% of nonfiction books published in the U.S. are ghostwritten because the author’s time and attention are focused on doing what they’re writing about, not on writing. (3)

If you have a vision and an eager audience, hiring me can help you get your book on the market before someone else fills the niche.

When we work together, I

  • speak your language;
  • reflect your passion;
  • project your voice;
  • and if I'm a collaborator, I'll be a long-term strategic partner who promotes you and your work.


Collaboration: $20,000

Collaboration with Book Proposal: $24,000

Ghostwriting: $29,000

Ghostwriting with Book Proposal: $33,000

(For traditionally publishing authors, I will consider various payment options, including a percentage of the advanced.

Developmental & Substantive Editing

The right editor will take your manuscript from good to great and serve as a long-term partner in your success.

When I evaluate and edit your manuscript, I

  • respect your effort,
  • empathize with your reader,
  • and work in your long-term best interest.

I offer four levels of editing to fit your needs and budget.


First 50 Review: $500

Developmental Editing: $2,000-3,000

Substantive Editing: $3,400-4,000

Substantive Editing with Rewriting (Book Doctoring): $7,000-11,000

Query Letters & Book Proposals

If you identify first as a writer or aspire to have extended reach, working with a literary agent and pursuing a traditional publishing contract can help you reach your goals, but

  • “At any given time, 500,000 proposals and manuscripts circulate across the United States.” (1)
  • 40% of queries are rejected for being poorly written or unprofessional. (2)
  • Many agents and publishers do not accept unsolicited queries but do consider those recommended by proven industry professionals.

I work with agents and publishers, so I know what it takes to get them to notice you.


Query Letter and First 50 Review (fiction): $700

Book Proposal and Sample Chapters Review and Developmental Edit (nonfiction): $1,500

Book Proposal and Sample Chapter Writing (for full book project contracts only): $4,000



  1. Whalin, Terry W. Book Proposals That $ell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success. Write Now Publications. Nashville, TN. 2005. Print. (p. 16)
  2. 8 Tips From Literary Agents About How to Get Published
  3. Why Agents Reject 96% of Author Submissions