Memoir and Nonfiction Editing & Publication Support

Writing Coaching & Editing

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After you have a draft of your memoir or nonfiction book, it’s time to get a professional editor whose acumen and skill will help you refine and prepare your draft for publication.

Part sculptor, part visionary, and all language expert, our nonfiction editors collaborate with authors to provide direction with revision, editing, and proofreading. When your book is complete, our expert publication advice and support will serve as a guide as you consider self-publishing, traditional publishing, or look for a literary agent.

Knowing you’re supported at every turn will make you feel more confident, powerful, and prepared for getting your work out in the world.

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If you have finished your early memoir or nonfiction book draft, you’re ready to get sharp, smart, and focused support from a writing coach and editor. Collaborate with us and you will feel confident you’re going to streamline your revision process and soon have a publishable book.

Writing the early draft is pure creative flow. Once you have a manuscript, you are required to entirely change gears and become your own editor, re-seeing the draft anew and attending to the book’s structure, pacing, and overall purpose all the way through character development to language use. This tactical approach to writing the book can feel lawless and downright hard.

Our coaches and editors are trained in the art of seeing the big picture and either collaboratively or on your behalf refining the book with your voice and purpose in mind.


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Free Book Planning Worksheet & Consultation

1. Sign up to fill out a worksheet designed to show you your goals for writing a memoir or nonfiction book, what kind of coaching or editing support would benefit you most, and how to implement a strategy for approaching the revision process.

2. Schedule your complementary no-commitment consultation to discuss ways we can support you throughout the work, so your book makes it to publication!

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How It Works: Editing Your Memoir or Nonfiction Book Manuscript

You and your writing coach determine what you need based on the level of edit and how hands-on you wish to be during the revision, copyediting, and proofreading process. Between meeting with your editor over video, phone and/or live chat, and sharing drafts back and forth as you refine the work, you will collaboratively arrive at a publishable manuscript.

Next you can determine what your publishing goals are and find the best strategy for getting you there, whether it’s self-publishing, traditional publishing, or finding a literary agent.

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The revision-editing process happens in two main phases: Feedback and Editing, and Late Stage Proofreading & Publication Support.

Feedback, Coaching, & Editing

– Developmental feedback on early manuscript pages
– Continual support and instruction on writing craft

Your editor will provide constructive feedback on the developing draft from macro to micro and provide a written road map for how to implement any changes, teach you editorial skills to help you self-edit, or take care of the editing for you. How much or little you wish to lean on your editor is up to you, and the craft and editorial skill you learn along the way will serve you for your whole writing career.

Late-Stage Editing & Publication Support

– Collaboratively refine book purpose, structure, pacing, and flow
– Provide substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading
– Assist with query, synopsis or proposal & publication support

Your editor will help refine the draft at the chapter, section, paragraph, and line level so it is lean, concise, purposeful and correct. A publication strategy can be determined to help you know whether to aim for self-publishing or traditional publishing and what steps you can take to achieve that publishing goal.

Rate: $110/hr.


Our Other Ways We Help Writers:

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Feel free to be in touch any time by email or phone- we offer a free, no-commitment consultation to all writers and are happy to answer questions any time. We’re always ready to see how we can help you reach your writing goals!

 

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