All authors have the same destination in mind: a published, successful book. Not everyone gets there by the same road, however. Achieving that goal depends on choosing the right path for your specific needs.

  • Have a great idea and a bad case of writer’s block?
    You may need a book coach to show you the way.
  • Need support to execute a compelling, reader-friendly draft?
    Let a developmental editor guide you.
  • Have a completed manuscript that needs a fresh perspective?
    Copyediting or line editing can map the route.
  • Dreaming of someone to turn your thoughts into bold, eloquent prose? Time to let a ghostwriter take the wheel.
  • Unsure where to publish and how to promote the finished product?
    Get directions from an industry expert.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about each service, including rates and time frames. Still not sure which path is right for you? Take this quick quiz.

If you need inspiration or skills enhancement, coaching is the best fit. A coaching relationship can last as long as you feel a desire for help and support. Some writers only need a jumpstart; others want someone by their side until the project is done.

As your book coach, I can help you to:

  • Become more productive
  • Break out of a creative rut
  • Get clarity on your best publishing and promotion options
  • Improve your style and syntax
  • Replace fear with confidence.

Through regularly scheduled meetings and deadlines, I can offer content feedback; exercises for problem areas; help with proposals, platform-building, and marketing strategies; or other services to support your unique process—coaching should be tailored to YOU.

Rates start at $100/hr; we can also custom design a monthly fixed rate package.

Developmental editing takes book coaching to the next level, and benefits anyone who needs detailed guidance on structure, content, voice, and readability. Most developmental relationships last between 4-10 months—the exact time frame depends on how urgently you require a completed draft, and how much time and energy you can devote to a project.

As your developmental editor, I will assist you to:

  • Develop a calendar that fits both your needs and the demands of your life
  • Create a logical, fluid outline for your content
  • Identify your target audience
  • Optimize reader experience for their needs and desires
  • Generate a first draft on a consistent schedule
  • Revise your work into a full, polished draft
  • Choose the best path to publication
  • Evaluate a marketing platform to support your work

Rates start at $100/hr; monthly, fixed rate terms can also be arranged.

If you have a draft manuscript and want to make sure it is truly ready to meet the world, you need a “cold eye” to spot the problems you are too close to see. Line editing tends to dig deep, focusing on clear and fluid language use, while copyediting addresses technical issues like grammar, punctuation, and internal coherence.

During a line edit or copyedit, I will address

  • Audience experience
  • Consistency of message, style, and layout
  • Grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Stylistic infelicities such as awkward phrasing or cliché use.

Line editing and copyediting are like car detailing; they will make your baby really shine. Because both processes typically involve a complete (or nearly complete) manuscript, editing often lasts less than one month.

Rates start at $75/hr. A flat fee per manuscript can also be arranged.

Whether your schedule is too busy to allow concentrated writing time or you just feel at a loss for words, a ghostwriter helps transplant your ideas and stories from your brain to the page. A ghosting relationship typically lasts between 6-12 months.

As your ghost, I will collaborate with you to:

  • Compile disorganized notes and thoughts
  • Create structure, identify your audience, and refine your message
  • Draw out buried information
  • Express your thoughts and emotions
  • Find and showcase your unique voice
  • Make your message clear and captivating
  • Review your publication and marketing options

How does it all work? I will go over any existing content or source materials you have available, conduct additional interviews with you as needed, and present a concept strategy and proposed structure. I will then submit a full outline for your approval. The actual writing comes next. I will submit chapters based on the collected material, and you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on content, style, and voice for each chapter before we move on to the next. Once a full first draft is complete, I will conduct line edits. You will read the second draft and offer any remaining feedback. Finally, I will copy edit and submit the product to you in the format of your choice.

Rates for a fully ghosted manuscript start at $10,000. Factors such as word count, time frame, and available material determine the quoted fees.