During the past few years, I’ve freely offered book consultation services to any writer or translator who has reached out with questions via social media or my website. These responses always take a fair bit of time and work. They are also based on hard-earned intelligence from my own experiences and/or research.
Starting in 2023, these services will be fee-based. Please use the form below so we can customize a solution per your needs and resources.
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General Notes About My Book Consultation Services
I reserve the right to decline based on my ongoing commitments. Also, I can only take on one active client at a time. Given the volume of requests, if you do not hear back from me within seven working days, it means that, regretfully, I am unable to explore the project further with you at that given time.
New to my work? Check out my books and publications.
Before we begin any work together, I will ask for more project details via a questionnaire. This will help us define the work scope and fit. If we decide to move forward, we will also co-sign a one-page agreement. Please also read the brief notes below so we can be effective if we do work together.
If you’re interested in my writing workshops, go here.
Manuscript Edit Consultation
Please ensure you have completed an entire book manuscript draft before approaching for a developmental edit.
This kind of editing does not involve line editing (copyediting) or proofreading. I will be looking for your overall story, plot and character development, use of literary devices, market fit, etc. The overall goal here is to determine what might be needed to get it ready for query and publication.
I cannot provide free samples of my developmental editing work but you can check out feedback from my ongoing writing workshop participants here.
Looking for help? Check out my writing workshops and book consultation services.
My typical turnaround for a developmental edit report is three weeks max from the start date. But this does depend on the manuscript size so I will provide an expected report date at the start of the project.
Book Proposal Consultation
Please ensure you have completed an entire book manuscript with at least one or two rounds of full editing before approaching for help with a book proposal.
The overall goal here is to determine what might be needed to get your book ready for querying with or pitching to agents or publishers.
I cannot provide free samples of my book proposal work but you can check out my books and publications to get an idea of the progress of my own pitches and queries.
My typical turnaround for a book proposal guide is two weeks max from the start date and I will provide an expected date at the start of the project.
Book Promotion Consultation
Please ensure that you are reaching out at least three to six months PRIOR to your book’s launch date. This is the typical amount of lead time needed by media venues.
I do not offer book publicity services. I can help you create a solid book promotion plan—customized to your needs, comfort level, and resources—and guide you to resources or people who may be able to help you execute that plan.
I cannot provide free samples of my book promotion work but you can check out my ongoing press coverage to get an idea. And you can look through a couple of my newsletters for some ideas as well.
My typical turnaround for a book promotion plan is two weeks max from the start date and I will provide an expected date at the start of the project.
Message About Your Consultation Query
Please use the form below for further questions or consultation queries. Thank you.