experienced.
professional. results-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 driven to do their part to make the world a better place.

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;
  • am your long-term marketing partner for the life of your book.

Service Options

  • Co-Writing
  • Ghostwriting

Investment

$20,000-33,000

(For select agent-represented clients, I will work for a percentage of the book advance and royalties. For more information, click here.)

Developmental & Substantive Editing

The right developmental editor will take your manuscript from good to great and help get you get noticed for all the right reasons.

As your reader's advocate, I tell you what's working and what's not and how to bridge the gap.

When we work together, I:

  • respect your effort;
  • empathize with your reader;
  • consider your long-term goals;
  • and offer branding, platform building, and book marketing advice.

Service Options:

  • First 50 Pages Review
  • Manuscript Evaluation
  • Developmental Editing
  • Substantive Editing 

Investment

First 50 Review $200

Manuscript Evaluation $0.02/word

Developmental Editing $0.04/word

Book Doctoring (developmental editing and manuscript rewriting) $0.25/word

author talent management

Most authors do not have the platform, brand, or marketing savvy to persuade literary agents, publishers, event coordinators, and eventually audiences and readers to choose them.

As an author talent manager, I don't just help you get published. I help you build a career.

Finding the right literary agent is only one piece of the puzzle. I see my role as a literary talent scout, talent developer, and strategic partner to you and every other member of your team.

My role is to:

  • help you refine ideas for maximum impact;
  • edit your work to meet industry and reader expectations;
  • strategically position you in front of decision makers;
  • and facilitate the needs of your agent, publicist, and other strategic partners.

Investment

Like all legitimate talent managers and agents, I work on a percentage basis.

Sources

  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
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