You've got the message, I bring the polish!
As readers we don't have to think about it, but, as soon as we realize there is an idea or story inside of us, the process of getting a book into the world can become daunting.
Producing a book is a complex task
but it is doable and one of the first steps is to shape your manuscript so it shines. The best ideas in the world will struggle to find readers if the flow of thought and choice of words is dull. A book could have the most attractive cover and the most expensive marketing, but if the reading experience is clunky, no one will tell their friends.
That's where I come into the team
It's your book, your baby. I help you shape your thoughts, stories, and mold your manuscript to best impact your audience. I love to come alongside new writers and help you learn to recognize your unique strengths and weaknesses so you not only shape the current project, but gain the skill and insight to write with confidence and impact for the rest of your life.
Depending on your goals, I can help you find the rest of the team you'll need to bring your book to completion.
My specialties are:
- Children's books for all ages
- Nonfiction books of all sizes
- Magazine articles
- Blog posts and website content (especially your all-important About Page)
While I enjoy all kinds of topics, I have expertise in Christian living, theology, children's education, science, apologetics, children's fantasy, and all things for young readers.
I'm an INTJ, so one thing you are sure to have when I hand your manuscript back is a cohesive, logical framework. At the same time, I'm a mom of seven who cares deeply about the impact of story and relationship. In fact, if you want a dry, academic end product, please pick someone else to help you!
I'm a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a certified gold member of the Christian PEN for nonfiction and children's editing:
You can see what large projects I've helped with that have been published on Amazon here:
I am currently the managing editor for The Creation Club for David Rives Ministries, polishing blog articles for all levels of authors.
You can start your journey
of understanding what makes great writing work through my collection of LinkedIn articles:
- Creativity is Messy
- Write Tight: a Nonfiction Author's Guide
- Your Reader is All That Matters
- Take Your Reader on a Journey
- Start at the End
- Your Reader isn't Omniscient
- Nothing New Under the Sun
- When I Sit Down to Read to my Little One
- Sketch the Setting
- Setting your Gemstones