CONSULTING EDITOR

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.

To get start­ed on your book, con­tact me at: lynn@lynnmartel.ca