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

  • Book Doctoring
  • Co-Writing/Book Collaboration
  • Ghostwriting

Investment

Book Doctoring (developmental editing and manuscript rewriting) $0.20/word*

Co-Writing/Book Collaboration $0.35/word*

Ghostwriting $0.55/word*

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
  • Query Letter and First 50 Evaluation
  • Book Proposal Evaluation and Market Analysis

Investment

First 50 Review $200

Manuscript Evaluation $0.02/word

Developmental Editing $0.04/word*

Substantive Editing (developmental editing and line editing recommendations) $0.06/word*

Query Letter and First 50 Evaluation $400

Book Proposal Evaluation and Market Analysis $1,200

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.

*For a select group of agent-represented authors, I will wave my upfront fee in exchange for a percentage of the author's advance and shared royalties. Click here to learn more.

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

coaching & consulting

If you just want to pick the brain of a publishing professional or develop a strategy and tactics to tackle a specific challenge, consulting is a great option. Consulting $150/hour. One hour minimum.

 

If you find value in long-term strategic and accountability relationships, coaching is your best option. Contact me to discuss a custom coaching package that meets your needs.

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