Find answers to my most commonly asked questions
What’s a Master Wordsmith™? And what makes you one?
For more about me and how I work, please visit the About page.
I’m a coach / fitness trainer / accountant / architect / therapist / something else that doesn’t involve writing. Can you help me with a book?
It may mean that you’ll need some specific guidance in writing it (book coaching), someone to help you revise and polish the draft after you’ve written it (editing) or someone to take the burden of writing off your back by doing it for you (ghostwriting). And I can provide any or all of those. What’s really important, though, is that you have something uniquely yours to say about what you do that can help, heal, ease, inspire, excite, guide, solve problems for, or provide advice to your audience. If you’ve got that, the rest is just logistics and time.
What kinds of books have you worked on? How successful were they?
Feel free to check out some of them on the Portfolio page.
How do your services work? What’s the difference between editing, book coaching and ghostwriting?
What about book design/narration/book marketing? Do you also provide those services?
What about other writing or editing services? Can you write my blog posts or edit my website copy?
Do you work on fiction books?
Nope! I love reading fiction for fun WAY too much to make editing it my job, hahaha. If you're looking for a great fiction editor, check out my friend Kristen Hamilton at kristencorrects.com. Let her know I sent you and she'll give you a crisp high-five.
Will you publish my book/write my book proposal/introduce me to agents/connect me with a publishing company?
You talk a lot about books for businesses. Do you also work on memoirs or other types of books?
If I hire you as a ghostwriter, will I have to put your name on my book?
Why should I work with you? How are you different from Book in a Box, Self-Publishing School, Authority Self-Publishing, or any other book creation program or guru?
- Complete customization. Many other programs only offer either a one-size-fits-all program or a do-it-our-way-or-else system to get a book written. Very few people or programs offer both the structure to support many different clients and the flexibility to treat each one as an individual whose specific needs matter.
- Personal attention and guidance. Many other programs are either largely DIY by the author or largely hands-off for the author. Again, I provide a third option, where you as the author can be as involved as you want to be—and no matter what level that is, you’ll always receive personal guidance and communication from me.
- Dedication to quality. Finally, most other programs care mainly about just getting the book done as fast as possible and then marketing the hell out of it to achieve a flashy but largely meaningless accolade. I believe that method does way more harm than good. I prefer to focus on making sure the book itself is of good quality first, and then using that quality to position you, the author, as an authority worthy of real accolades (not to mention excellent business growth).
You can absolutely work with any of those other programs, and you’ll almost certainly pay them less than you’d pay me, but you’ll also miss at least one of these three things with them. Your call.