Do you have a captivating story to share?
Do you feel ready to write your book, but aren’t sure where to begin?
Have you written a manuscript but are uncertain if it’s ready to pitch to a publisher? Or how to do that?
In my more than two decades of full-time writing, I have published three books with Rocky Mountain Books, 10 biographical booklets and hundreds of articles. I’ve also worked as a contract editor for different publications since 2005. Of course, along the way, I’ve read hundreds of books too, including as a pre-reader for the Banff Mountain Book Competition, reading with a critical eye to help select the finalists for the annual awards. Some of them I was bummed to finish, I enjoyed them so much! Others…
Throughout the course of those years, I’ve had a lot of people ask me for advice about writing their own books. And with each one of them, I’ve provided some different element of information about how to write their best book.
I had the pleasure of meeting Lynn on the mountain trails and thoroughly enjoyed her books. When my own manuscript was nearly complete, I asked her for advice on navigating through the publishing process. Lynn selflessly gave me her time and energy, providing sound knowledge for me to move forward. The first publisher I went for said YES! I’m so appreciative. Thank you, Lynn! Katrina Rosen, author of With You By Bike
How do you turn your story into a great book that others will be excited to read?
Each book project is unique, and while there are certain established guidelines, books are individual creations that demand individual attention.
That’s why I offer one-on-one consulting for non-fiction manuscripts, particularly those in the mountain or adventure genre. I will give your manuscript – and your story – the individual attention it deserves.
My Consulting Editor Services are designed according to your needs. They can include:
- Reviewing initial drafts and revised manuscripts
- Reviewing and editing manuscripts for self-publishing
- Copy editing and proofreading prior to submitting to a publisher. I will happily nitpick over commas, apostrophes, spelling, grammar and more!
- Advice on how to select and approach publishers
My Writing Consultant Services are designed to fit your project. They can include:
- Establishing a storyline
- Introducing characters, including yourself
- Writing an irresistible Prologue
- How to write knock-out opening sentences
- Finding your unique voice
- Show, don’t tell
- Writing dialogue
- Making the time to write
If you are serious and committed to seeing your book project through to publication, I am excited to help you get there.