Getting to Book!

If you want an experienced creativity coach and award-winning writer to work in deep engagement with both your draft manuscript and you as the writer, Getting to Book is designed especially for you. Read the info below to learn more about how the process works and then click the button to apply.

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Here's how Getting to Book works...

I’ll review the draft you have written to date – reading it through several times so that I have a deep understanding of what you’re trying to achieve.

I’ll then send you a set of Clarifying Questions that are arising from the work. (These alone can transform how you think about your book!)

Based on your answers, I will then provide an editorial overview note which will include suggestions on how I think you could most effectively shape your work into a book that works.

I will also read a portion of your work out loud and send you the audio file so you can hear what you’re doing with language.

We'll meet up and talk about this, and I'll help you work through any outstanding questions you have about how to approach your book AND how to structure your writing life to ensure you reach the finish line.

I also provide a reading list for you, based on the book I think you’re writing – including some writers who have already solved some of the craft issues arising in your book-length work, or writers I think you’d enjoy and who’d help take your writing to the next level.

We'll meet again several times throughout the process, and you'll send me another draft for one more pass to ensure you're on track. On this version, I will give you line editing notes.

In our final meeting together, I’ll suggest some places I think you might consider publishing your work, and/or help you plan for how to approach publication, depending on your goals for the book.

Your investment for this work together over a 4 month period is $2,994 US and a payment plan is available (6 payments of $499). 

You'll end up with a manuscript you can be proud of, a plan for its publication and the habits you need to sustain all your books to come!

Getting to Book is an application only, 1-on-1 developmental editing plus coaching program -- personalized for each writer, with limited spaces available. To apply, HIT THE BUTTON ABOVE and if I have spaces available, we'll schedule a no-obligation call to discuss your book in more detail. If I don't have space available, I can suggest a few alternative editors for you.