I specialize in full-length memoir and self-help book projects. My services include interviewing you to develop an outline and scope for the entire project. Then through extensive interviewing, transcribing, and writing I produce a completed book. Then after editing the final manuscript, you will have a book ready for publishing. I work closely with you until you are happy with the final product.
Free Evaluation of Book Project
I offer a free phone consult to discuss your book project. We can discuss your story, the cost of writing and editing, and publishing options available to you.
Manuscript Evaluation Services
If you have a manuscript already completed, I will read it and give you a comprehensive analysis of what’s required to bring your story up to publishable standards. This usually takes two weeks: Cost $500.
If we then work together, I will deduct this fee from the overall cost of the book project.
Whether you’re an author who is looking to publish a memoir, novel or self-help book, traditional publishers require a book proposal.
A book proposal is a marketing document. This can be prepared in advance for self-help books. For memoirs, it’s typically prepared after the entire manuscript is complete.
A book proposal should include the following elements:
- An overview of the project that convincingly explains the take aways a reader can expect
- Bios of author and writer
- A marketing plan that details how the author plans to help market the book
- Competitive books section
- Annotated table of contents
- Two to three sample chapters
I would be glad to furnish samples for your review that will show the level of detail required to market a book to literary agents.
I will be glad to consult with you regarding your publishing options. If you intend to pursue a traditional publisher, you will need a completed and compelling book proposal.
I Can Guarantee Five Things When We’re Finished
- Your manuscript will be publication quality
Your manuscript will be publication worthy and edited to industry standards using Chicago Manual of Style. It will be ready to submit to a literary agent or a publishing house of your choice if you choose to self-publish.
- It will be your story told in your voice
This will be your story that captures your emotions and experiences and is true to your personality and voice.
- Your manuscript will be reviewed by a professional editor
My price is all inclusive. I use outside professionals who will smooth out any issues with the prose or logic of the story to copy edit and proofread your manuscript.
- For those who select the Traditional Publishing Option, you will have a book proposal and query letter to submit to publishers.
If you want to publish traditionally, you’ll need to present a book proposal to literary agents to seek representation. I will introduce you to agents who may be interested in your book, and I’ll guide you through the submission process.
- You will have a book that will compete with others in its category.
The writing, the structure, the prose, the content will mark this book as high quality, authentic to its purpose, and an enjoyable read. It will be the book you always dreamed of writing.
Your story deserves the care and attention I will give it. I don’t rush it. I don’t put words in your mouth. I help you understand and articulate what you already know.