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Writing and Editing


Services

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Writing and Editing


Services

I provide exclusive and personalized content development support to the busy and influential communicator, faith leader, or cultural influencer. Please review the list of services below. If there is anyway I can be of assistance to you, please click the button below to tell me more about you and your book. I will personally follow up with you to begin developing a content services plan for your book that will

  • Capture hearts and transform lives

  • Get the attention of agents and editors

  • Meet the standards of your current publisher

  • Provide an additional stream of income for your ministry, business, or other organization


CONTENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

For general nonfiction, Christian living, spiritual growth, spiritual warfare/deliverance, marriage and family, some topics in health and wellness, creative nonfiction, some fiction, and memoir

Concept, Coaching, and Editing

Collaborative Writing

Over the course of several weeks and up to one year, I will walk with you through your writing process, helping you to produce a book that will inspire and motivate your readers to live their best lives.

I will work with you or your staff and assess your most compelling messages and topics to develop them into a clear, concise, and compelling book concept—a summary, outline, and title and subtitle ideas. Then I will set you loose to begin writing.

During the writing process, we will connect once or twice a month to ensure you are staying on track. Together, we will overcome common roadblocks to book writing, such as

  • Confusion with where to start, difficulty getting organized and developing an outline

  • Writer’s block, discouragement, and lack of accountability

  • Too many or too little ideas or content

  • Beginning marketing and platform-building tips

  • How to target the right audience, write to their felt needs, and an impact

  • Finding the right editor: once you’ve completed the writing coaching process, I will be there to provide a substantive/content edit for your book

Let’s work together to develop a clear, concise, and compelling book; unlock that finisher’s spirit; and get your message into the hands of the people who need it most!

This service is ideal for the gifted and in-demand leader, who wants to write their book themselves but needs help developing and writing an outstanding concept.

From $4,500

Books I’ve written as other people have charted on ECPA and CBA best-seller lists, have sold hundreds of thousands of copies around world, and have been translated into many languages and dialects.

Working directly with you or your staff, I will apply this same skill, knowledge, and experience to take your burning ideas and turn them into a compelling book manuscript ready for the next step in your publishing process. I work from

  • Transcripts from interviews, speaking events, sermons, or

    voice memos

  • Written lesson plans or workshop notes/outlines

  • Select journal entries and blog posts

  • Social media posts and live broadcasts

  • Podcast scripts

  • And the like


You are the author; I am your scribe.

This service is ideal for the gifted and in-demand leader, who may not have bandwidth to write for themselves but wants an outstanding manuscript.

From $10,000


Substantive/Content Editing

The next step after the manuscript has been written, the content or substantive edit focuses on the big picture, the overall purpose and promise of the book by clarifying ambiguities, correcting conceptual problems, and maintaining the tone of the manuscript. A content edit:

  • Identifies problems with overall clarity or accuracy

  • Evaluates the order in which the text is presented and recommends ways to reorganize

  • Identifies gaps in content

  • Analyzes sentences for structure/syntax

  • Suggests or provides clearer explanations, anecdotes, analogies, or illustrations

  • Proposes additions or deletions of headings

  • Seeks to achieve clarity of subject, logic, and consistency

Completed in six to twelve weeks, I, or an esteemed member of my freelance editorial team, will provide this service to you.

From $1,650

Book Doctoring

So you’ve written a book—kind of. You have something, ahem, that you poured over as much as you could and it is just not feeling as sharp as you hoped it would. You know the diamond is hidden in the rough there somewhere, but you just aren’t able to mine it. Book doctoring may be just what you need.

I will take your “manuscript,” evaluate it, develop a new outline and direction for it, and pulling from my fifteen years of industry knowledge, will give it the right edge it needs to stand out among other books in its category. Then, upon your approval and as you supply the content based on my direction, I will take to the task of doing all the reorganizing based on the plans we’ve set together to reshape, refocus, lengthen, or reduce your completed manuscript.

From $4,000


White-Glove Publishing Package

Exclusively for my writing, one-on-one coaching, book doctoring, and editorial clients whom I have worked with directly, my White-Glove Publishing Package is available to you to put the final shine on your book project. I will assign the manuscript we’ve finished together to my award-winning design team. I will personally see to it that your book meets the industry standard by providing you with the following:

  • Copyediting

  • Custom interior design (also called typesetting)

  • Ebook file conversion for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and others

  • Proofreading your final, printer-ready PDF

  • High-end custom cover design with at least three front cover comps to choose from

  • Back cover copy and title/subtitle suggestions

  • 2 ISBNs (one for print and one for ebook)

  • Final, high-res, printer-ready files ready to upload

The cost for my White-Glove Publishing Package is $3,750.

Complementary Print Brokering

If you choose, I can broker printing services on your behalf. I will

  • Help you set up an IngramSpark account

  • Upload your interior, cover, and ebook files to IngramSpark for printing and distribution

  • Troubleshoot any initial uploading issues

  • Assist you with placing your first order

  • Release control to you so that you can manage your own inventory, royalty statements, and shipping options

The cost for my assistance in this process is free, however, you are responsible for IngramSpark’s one-time title set-up fee of $49 and any number of copies of your book you wish to print.

Distributing Your Book and Getting Paid

DISTRIBUTION THROUGH INGRAMSPARK

Your print book will “automatically made available to more than tens of thousands of retailers, libraries, schools, e-commerce companies, and other channel partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and other well-known book retailers and wholesalers across North America” and to outlets in other English-speaking countries such as United Kingdom/Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Your ebook will be available through “the 25+ retailers”—such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble Nook—“who provide the most value to independent publishers.”

ROYALTIES ADMINISTRATION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT THROUGH INGRAMSPARK

Your royalty payments and inventory will be managed directly through IngramSpark. They will print and ship on demand book purchases made through online retailers. They will then disburse your author/publisher compensation 90 days after the end of the month in which sales occur. The royalty rate is determined by several factors—book specifications, price, wholesale discounts, and the market in which it is sold.

You will have to manage your own inventory if you wish to have your book available for sale on your website or at events. IngramSpark will ship your book to you almost anywhere in the world, and they have great expedited printing and shipping options in case you have an event pop up with little advance notice.

Click here for more information about IngramSpark’s services to independent authors/publishers.


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Literary Representation


Literary Representation

Literary Representation


Literary Representation

 

Literary Representation

Using my fifteen-plus years in the publishing industry as an anchor, I support well-established authors and help them find their place in the market. Offering direct publishing career guidance, I serve as a literary agent who will work toward securing the best and most profitable deals for my authors. Capturing and honing that “it” book concept, assisting with the development of an outstanding book proposal, presenting and placing my authors with the right publishers, negotiating contracts, and liaising between the author and their publisher for the life of the relationship are how I serve my authors best.

What I am looking for

At this time, I am actively acquiring adult Christian nonfiction in the following categories: Christian living, spiritual growth, personal growth, women’s issues, prayer, faith, select Spirit-filled/charismatic topics, and select topics on race and diversity. I will also consider some memoir, some devotionals; some children’s books—picture, MG, or YA—Christian or mainstream; some fiction (contemporary, suspense, crime, mystery, thriller, technothriller, literary); some marriage and family; and some topics in natural and mental health and wellness.

Authors must have a well-honed concept and well-established or actively growing platform.

What I am not looking for

Bible studies or personal testimonies, poetry, horror, romance, erotica, urban/street lit, church drama, sci-fi, speculative, fantasy

How to query

If your book fits within these categories and you would like to be considered for representation, please click the “Submit a Query” button below and fill in the Request for Representation form. Once you’ve sent in your information, please allow eight weeks for review. If I find I am able to find a home for you and your book, I will be in touch within those eight weeks to request 1-3 sample chapters.

Please note that I only accept digital submissions via email or the Request for Representation form accessible via the “Submit a Query” button below. No phone calls, please.

If you have not heard from me after twelve weeks, please know that I am not able to represent you at this time.

I wish you all the best in finding the right representation and publishing home for your book.


CURRENT LIST OF AUTHORS

Representing some of the most engaging, transformative, and authentic voices in our culture, I seek to place authors with innovative and well-established publishers who see the big picture when it comes to true author partnerships.

Let me introduce you to my growing family of authors I currently represent.

 

John Eckhardt

ECPA and CBA best-selling author, John Eckhardt is overseer of Crusaders Ministries, located in Chicago, Illinois. Gifted with a strong apostolic call, he has ministered throughout the United States and in more than eighty nations. He is a sought-after international conference speaker who has authored more than fifty books, including Prayers That Rout Demons, Prayers That Break Curses, Prophet, Arise!, and God Still Speaks. With more than two million books in print, John is a leading author writing on topics such as deliverance, prayer, faith, hearing from God, church leadership, and prophetic worship. He resides in the Chicago area with his wife, Wanda.

Click here to learn more about John.

 

Rachael Gilbert

Author, speaker, and coach, Rachael Gilbert helps women overcome fear and insecurities so they can confidently pursue their dreams. Sharing her wealth of knowledge and wisdom, she writes for publications such as Studio G, MICI, Women to Women Ministries, and Anchored Press planners. A sought-after conference speaker, Rachael cohosts Declare Conference and hosts her own thriving podcast community, Real Talk with Rachael. She is the creator of The Intentional Influencer, a course for Christian women online influencers. Rachael lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with her husband, Matthew, and their three children.

Click here to learn more about Rachael.

 

Sharon Norris Elliott

“Live significantly!” That’s the inspiring message of Sharon Norris Elliott, award-winning author, popular conference speaker, licensed minister, and astute Bible teacher. The author of eleven books, including 366 Glimpses of God: Getting to Know the God Who Knows You; Power Suit, the Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame; the children’s book Why I Get Into Trouble; and the parenting book Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children, Sharon hosts two shows on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (HSBN.tv): Life That Matters, and A View from the Upper Room. She also serves as the network’s publishing director.

A mentor, coach, and editor, Sharon is CEO of AuthorizeMe®, where she assists writers toward their publishing goals.

Sharon is a graduate of Biola University and works as a full-time high school English teacher. She and her husband, James, enjoy their Southern California empty nest, personal vacations, and travel to visit their children and grandchildren.

Click here to learn more about Sharon.

 

Sheridan S. Davis

Chicago native, novelist, playwright, and ordained minister, Sheridan S. David was born into a sanging, preaching, entertaining family, thus, she follows the same trend. She’s done her fair share of acting in theater and music theater. Sheridan has been releasing and writing books since May of 2014. This list includes Saved Sex, Pretty for a Dark-Skin Girl, I'm Nobody’s Ruth, Church Girls, With Love, and Church Girls 2. The last four have been released under her publishing company, Chocolate Chip & Co. She wrote and directed her first stage play, Pretty for A Dark-Skin Girl, in May of 2016.

Click here to learn more about Sheridan.

 

Leah Ramirez

Pastor, speaker, and author, Leah Ramirez has passionately led and founded ministries and nonprofit organizations that serve her local community and have fueled worldwide prayer movements. During her more than twenty years in full-time ministry, Leah has partnered with with Lou Engle and the Call, worked as prayer director for evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, preached in the underground church in China, and catalyzed large stadium events in Mexico. Along with her husband, Larry, and their two children, Leah carries out her God-vision to see people awakened, revived, healed, and economically renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Click here to learn more about Leah.

 

Kasey Latta

A relentless teacher of the Word of God, Kasey Latta is a prophetic voice who encourages and draws people to the promises of God. A wife and mom, Kasey believes in fighting for families and marriages. With her more than 4,000 followers on Periscope, she broadcasts daily Bible teachings centered on marriage, family, prayer, faith, and miracles. Kasey tirelessly gives her time and is invested in seeing people live out the miraculous and supernatural benefits that come with an abundant life in Christ.

Click here to learn more about Kasey.