You already realize that the best way to get your message out is to publish more. To assure that you are publishing your very best work, you want to have a publishing professional look over the copy before you actually post it or go to press.
Do you have great ideas and so much information that it is a challenge to organize?
We can fine-tune your table of contents. Once you clarify the structure of your book, everything usually comes together nicely.
Are you searching for a style that will unify your book?
Identifying your ideal reader makes it easier to find the right “voice” for your book. You can write with that reader in mind, as the first step in opening a dialogue with your audience.
Wondering what to include in this book, or in the next…
In some cases, you will want to expand and deepen your content. In other cases, you may want to trim the copy to provide a dynamic focus. Remind yourself that no content need ever be lost. It is never too early to begin thinking about your next book, which makes it easier to trim content and hone the focus of your current book.
Is it a temptation to continue to edit and tinker with the book?
Understandably, you want your book to be the very best it can be, one that reflects your professionalism. The best way around this is to seek input from a skilled editor. We can help you assure that you have said everything you want to say, enabling you to bring your book to completion with peace of mind.
To decide what you need to complete your project, it can be useful to have it assessed from several different perspectives. This type of evaluation is often provided by a publishing professional referred to as a substantive editor, a developmental editor, or, in the case of a book, a book doctor.
In order to jump-start this process, ask yourself a few essential questions. What do you bring to your topic that is unique? Where does your work fit among all information available on your subject? Does your insight change how people see the issues? Do you present this information in a way that is more accessible and interesting?
This insight should give you a sense of what’s working and a clearer picture of what remains to be done. We can provide you with feedback on the aspects of your book that are most effective – so you can feature your best content and have the rest of the text edited to that level of quality.
If the work is going slower than you would like, we can help you map out the steps essential to completion, so you can stay motivated. Having worked with hundreds of authors, we understand the publishing process, what it takes to sustain an author, and how to keep a creative project moving forward. If you have expertise, you have knowledge that could change how people see the world. We have the skills to help you communicate your vision with maximum effectiveness.
“We want to thank our editor. Without you, there wouldn’t be a book.”
Erik Peper, PhD, SFSU, Cofounder, Institute
for Holistic Health,
Researcher, Author, Consultant
“Nancy is a gracious and capable person who provides you the resources to help you get your point across.”
Kelli Pearson, DC
Pain Relief Clinics
“Nancy is a consummate professional who knows her business and I highly recommend her.”
Martin Rossman, MD, Co-founder, Academy for Guided Imagery, Author
“Nancy has been an extraordinary help in developing my new book. She is a font of creative ideas and knows how to fine-tune a book.”
Dan Liberthson, PhD,