You have a story.
One that will not rest until it's told. It keeps you up at night, always beckoning, calling your name until you commit it to paper. And once you have, it still won't rest. It wants you to share it with the world.
It's a daunting task, standing up and demanding that your words are important enough to be heard, but it doesn't have to be done alone. You need a team that believes in your work, that will work tirelessly to help you bring it from an idea into a fully formed book. You need editors on the front lines, who not only understand the art but the business of publishing. You need a safe place to grow and develop your book, and a team to guide and empower you from start to finish.
You have a story. Let us help you tell it.
Your first step toward getting published
Why Do You Need an Editor?
You know you've got a good idea but it's missing...something. It's not yet the book you imagined.
But it can be.
I see it all the time; a book may have great potential, but if a vital component is not fully developed, it will be overlooked and rejected by agents, publishers, and readers. The unfortunate reality is that many agents and publishers no longer have the time to help authors tease out a story, resulting in countless publishing casualties.
This is why enlisting the help of an editor is so important to authors and publishers alike; with both the expertise and the ability to devote undivided attention to nurturing writers, independent editors are increasingly necessary to ensuring a book's success.
The Collaborative Coaching Method
Whether I'm working with a New York Times bestselling author or a first time writer, true collaboration is my guiding principle.
- The Work: Depending on your needs, the work could consist of developing your book idea, mapping out your draft, or editing your full manuscript. Each and every project receives the full force of our team here at LTSE, every step of the way. I'll continue to lead your project through the editorial process no matter where it takes us, and you'll be in constant contact with me throughout. Anytime you have ideas, questions, or need someone to assuage your personal doubts (believe me, everyone gets them), I'll be right there with you. You can always expect me to tell you the honest truth; I'm your biggest advocate, and am every bit as invested in creating the book of your dreams as you are.
- The Result: Once we're done with our editorial work, I'll help you determine the best way to get your book into readers' hands. I'll navigate the complicated and competitive publishing industry on your behalf, whether that means writing your query letter, creating lists of agents for you to submit to, or helping you pick the best small or self publisher to release your book. No matter which you choose, you can be sure that you've created a book that you'll be proud to put your name on. You'll come away from our work together with a drastically improved book, new creative skills that you'll use on subsequent projects, and the utmost confidence in your book's ability to go to market.
Subscribe to Letters from the Editor
Be the best writer you can be. Letters from the Editor is your one-stop shop for getting your book in shape by bridging the gap between creative and industry.
Because a knowledgable writer is a successful writer.