Do you have something to say? Are you driven to connect? Is it time to finally write that book?
If you want a partner to help you think through your process, create a book proposal or clean up your manuscript, I can help.
What I Don't Do
I'm not a full-service publisher. I can help you get your manuscript ready to send out to agents or to self-publish, but I don't handle the self-publishing process. (I can connect you to some folks who do.)
I don't give free writing samples or manuscript evaluations. Think about it: Would you ask a photographer to take a few free pictures of you before you hire them? That's what a portfolio is for. If you'd like to see some of my writing samples, click here. If you want to see some other books I've worked on, I'll be more than happy to share titles with you. You can also find client testimonials at the bottom of this page. I am happy to do a sample for you or give initial feedback, but at my hourly fee.
I don't work with people who aren't ready. If you're not sure you want to do a project, I encourage you to take time to really think about it. A book is hard work, regardless of whether it's traditionally or self-published. I tell every writer that you should be IN LOVE with your book idea.
I offer hourly and project pricing (which is based on estimated hours with a small discount applied).
My rate is $150/hour.
A Note About Self-Publishing...
A huge industry has popped up around supporting writers and entrepreneurs who wish to self-publish. Some of these companies and freelancers are great. Many are not.
I've heard from far too many people who went through one-stop shops or "Publish a Bestseller!" workshops and were left with a substandard manuscript and felt like they were rushed through a process without getting any real personalized attention. I can't tell you how many of my clients, after spending literally tens of thousands of dollars before landing on my doorstep have said, "I wish I found you first!"
As a writer, myself, I want you to get the same level of attention, professionalism, and quality I want when I work with an editor. It's just the way I do things.
Calls and Workshops
I offer talks and workshops via web calls or in person. Check my Events page to see what's coming up and to register. I also do custom presentations on communication skills, compassion, and empathy for groups and organizations. If you're interested, contact me and we can discuss your needs.
Let's Get Started!
If you're interested in working together, contact me. I'll get back to you asap.