Ongoing Coaching

Hire me for one-on-one coaching. I work with authors to help them complete their manuscripts. Whether you’re just starting or have a complete draft that you’re working to revise, you might be a good candidate for coaching. See more details about how I work here.

Single consultations

A single consultation is similar to coaching, except it’s a single session for writers looking for specific advice. We would forego the complimentary session to zero in on your questions and needs. Single consultations generally run one hour.

Editorial Services

I offer a full range of editorial services and use an extended and trusted team of editors to execute developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. You can read about what’s entailed in each of these levels of edits and check out our rates here.

Book Proposal Assistance or Ghostwriting

To start, I recommend checking out my e-book, How to Sell Your Memoir. Even though this book is geared toward memoirists, the suggestions are relevant to any nonfiction writer. Book proposals are one of my favorite processes, and I can’t emphasize enough the importance of having a comprehensive proposal if you want a real shot at selling your book to an agent or editor. I offer book proposal assistance (in the form of evaluations and/or coaching writers through the process) and ghost-writing services. Please contact me for a bid.

Manuscript Assessments

Manuscript assessments include a full read of your manuscript with detailed written feedback about what’s working and what’s not. If you’re not sure you’re ready for coaching but know that something isn’t quite working with your manuscript, this is a great place to start. Manuscript assessments are charged by the hour, and I encourage you to email me for a bid.

Memoir Classes

I have an absolute love affair with memoir, which stems from the many memoir projects I acquired and shepherded to publication during my time at Seal Press. I teach a biannual intensive course called Write Your Memoir in Six Months with Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers), along with other introductory courses. Please visit our site to learn more, or contact me if you have any questions.

Workshops and Conferences

I participate in lots of workshops and conferences every year, including MAGIC OF MEMOIR, which I co-lead with Linda Joy Myers. Please check out my EVENTS page if you’re looking to find out where I’ll be next.

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