writing | editing | author coaching
You already sense the calling to write; now it's time to take the next step--learn how to attract the attention of readers with crisp, compelling prose, taking your book manuscript to its fullest potential.
Services include everything from manuscript reviews to line editing and ghostwriting to back-cover blurbs.
Nothing says calling card like a well-crafted book. Whether you're a novice "solopreneur" or an experienced business leader looking for more traction in your field, making the leap to author is a worthwhile endeavor. Hire Angie to speak to your group about:
Great work, Angie! The book has come together better than I expected. — Pete Williams, Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth
I thank God for divinely putting us together for such a time as this and for allowing you to ghostwrite the testimony of my life. —John Ramirez, Out of the Devil's Cauldron
I was so nervous to begin this project, but ... I came away from our hour together with so much concrete direction. Everything you said makes so much sense, and now I have a sense of what it should look like...or "read like"! —Donna Holte, aspiring author
It has been a true pleasure working with you and your book editing team. Thank you for making my book so much better! —Keith Macpherson, Making Sense of Mindfulness
Angie, thank you for your immense contribution in making this project a success. You not only showed professionalism; the spirit of excellence is evident in this work. — Pastor Guy Freeman Siyawareva, My New Life in Christ
I was really happy with your edit. You/your team did an excellent job and made my book a much better story. — Leanne Wood, The Power of Things Unseen
Angie took my work to another level and polished the storyline with great ideas and changes that made my book that much better. — Craig D. Koehler, So Many Secrets series
Love it, Angie! Thanks for a great partnership in writing the back-cover copy for this book. Already looking forward to the next book! — Jim Coleman, Cut the Crap and Close the Gap
Angie, I've gone through the MS and it has exceeded my expectations. I really feel that the content of the book is exactly what I had stored in my heart! — Lysandro Inacio, Servant Entrepreneurship
Angie came highly recommended when I was searching for an expert grammatical editor. I found her to be a highly efficient expert and a pleasure to know. I look forward to working with her again and again. — Robyn Spizman, author and media personality
Angie, you're gold. So much is plain to see as far as the big notes of characterization and sentences that spark with verbs rather than passivity. I think I am so self-aware now that I can edit this draft to that end. Neal Turnage, The Boy on the Board (novel in progress)
Choose either 1-hour or 3-Pak (all consultations conducted by phone)
Also called developmental editing, this service takes a broad-brush approach to your book manuscript and deals with structural issues, content/theme development, and pacing. The service may include moving, cutting, and shaping at the chapter and paragraph level, and the editor will suggest the strongest opening for your book to achieve maximum punch. All fiction manuscripts are assessed for character development, plot, dialogue, and story flow. Requires 4-6 weeks for most books. EMAIL FOR QUOTE.
By far the most popular service, line editing tightens wordy sentences, turns passive-voice to active-voice where necessary, and strengthens overall book flow. The resulting manuscript will be "you, only better." For fiction, editor will address theme, characterization, and plot issues as needed. Service also includes correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. Requires 2-4 weeks for most books. *DISCOUNT FOR MSS OVER 60K WORDS. EMAIL FOR QUOTE.
This service covers all the basics--correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style (Chicago Manual of Style). Recommended for manuscripts that have already been line edited or are "cleanly" written. Requires 2-3 weeks for most books. EMAIL FOR QUOTE.
This service gives your book a final polish before publication, catching typos or missed grammar/punctuation issues, making sure all formatting is correct, and collating the Table of Contents with the actual text chapter by chapter. Requires 1-2 weeks for most books. 1.2 cents per word.
Do you have a story to tell but prefer to hire a professional to write it? Or, if you're a speaker, are you a wellspring of good content but just don't have time to write a book? We will take your notes and/or speaking transcripts and turn them into a polished manuscript, or--for the memoir/autobiography--interview you to "pull" the story out of you. EMAIL FOR QUOTE.
Give your manuscript a thorough editorial evaluation before publishing! A skilled editor will assess your manuscript for strengths and weaknesses (does it need a stronger opening? is the book well-organized? is the writing compelling to the reader?), making suggestions on how you can improve the overall "takeaway" of your book. The service includes a two-page itemized critique summary--and if we feel you should consider a different title, we'll suggest one for you.
1.5 cents per word
Includes a fully annotated MS with embedded comments/queries along with a 2-page critique overview
$500 flat fee for MSS up to 50k words
1 cent per word for MSS over 50k words
You have about five seconds to grab a reader's attention, and yes a book is judged by its cover--first by the front cover, of course, but secondly by that all-important back cover, where the reader finds out what your book is all about...and whether they should take the time to read it. Need someone to craft a market-worthy back-cover blurb that will hook a reader's interest? Choose this service! (Approx. 200 words) $150
You know how you can watch a child play and figure out what they are wired to "do" and "be" when they grow up? I was the kid making homemade books sitting cross-legged on the floor. I would write little stories then draw pictures to bring them to life and staple the whole thing together when it was time to "publish." I followed that lifelong passion for words and books by carving out a career in the
My editorial experience ranges from magazine editing to website content creation/column writing to ghostwriting to book editing to editorial project management.
A former writer for Publishers Weekly,
I have authored more than a dozen books including The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing; I also ghostwrote the bestsellers Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth by Pete Williams, Healing One Cell at a Time by Dr. Gordon Crozier, and Out of the Devil’s Cauldron by evangelist John Ramirez, among others.
Whether it's writing, coaching, honing manuscripts, or speaking, I spark to life when I'm helping other writers give birth to the stories and messages within them.
My team and I edit and review both nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts and have worked for some of the top names in publishing. (My areas of strength in ghostwriting are memoir, motivational, business parable, and informational/teaching books.)
My publishing journey has allowed me to work with such notable clients as Morgan James Publishing, Thomas Nelson, Baker/Revell, Jossey-Bass, Harvest House, Honor Books, Albury Publishing, Barbour Publishing, Charisma House, Gale-Cengage, and Abingdon Press.
Do you sense an untold story or message simmering inside you--but you just don't know how to get started? Or perhaps your book is underway but now you're stuck. I can help you get clarity so you can bring your book to a successful completion (1-hr $99). Fill out the Contact Angie form below so we can schedule your session(s). We can also split your hour into two half-hour mini-sessions. Let's talk!
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