I provide these services for authors:
Book proposal writing
Query letter writing
I include feedback on the following:
- Chapter organization
- Strength of contents
- What is working
- What isn’t, and possible solutions
This evaluation provides a more superficial review than what is produced in the closer and more detailed review that comes with developmental editing.
I guide the author through the publishing process as needed – informing the author on issues related to self-publishing and traditional publishing, contacting agents and publishers, creating marketing and publicity plans for books, and more.
I write a complete proposal (most are 24 to 36 pp), including a sample chapter. I address the pertinent issues, including:
- How the book will meet the needs
- The message and impact of the book
- An overview of the contents
- The approach to the book
- Length of the manuscript
- Author qualifications
- Marketing plan
- A table of contents with brief chapter descriptions
- A sample chapter
I work back and forth with the author, revising as needed.
I write a compelling and engaging letter for use with agents or publishers. The letter highlights the book’s content, its value, and the author’s expertise.