Joyce Knudsen, Ph.D., AICI CIM has authored and co-authored over ten books since 1990.
Although the author no longer writes books, she is ready to help YOU write yours on an hourly or project basis, depending upon your needs and what stage of a book you are wanting to write.
People just can’t write a book and send it in to Amazon. Let me explain……
If you want to go from an amateur writer to a pro takes a writing team. Your book has a greater chance of becoming known on Amazon than with publishers, if these services are performed. As a writer of over ten books, I know that having people you know edit your work is not enough. This is your first impression. Make it a good one!
The following MUST be performed by a competent team of professionals. There are important steps to this end.
PROOFREADING is the reading of a final draft, galley proof, or an electronic copy of a publication to detect and correct production errors (typos). It is the last stage before publication.
COPY EDITING involves correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, jargon, and semantics. The copy editor ensures the text flows. They assist with a line-by-line edit analysis of the text, and with minimally rewording sections that need help. The copy editor is usually the last editor that an author will work with.
CONTENT EDITING requires that the editor work closely with the author, offering suggestions on subject, format, organization, and general style and readability. In some cases, a consultation begins before the actual writing. The overall content of the writing is evaluated ensuring consistencies in dialogue, character development, trajectory of plotlines, and the tone and flow of the piece.
Content editing demands attention beyond the line-by-line edit. Our team will determine if your work needs this extra service. It could make the difference between an amateur story and an epic novel, biography, or memoir.
REWRITING/STRUCTURAL EDITING: Structural editing (sometimes called developmental editing or substantive editing) is complex and time-consuming stage of the editorial process. This intensive step considers what parts need to be omitted, rewritten, re-arranged, or left as is; as well as content editing line-by-line.
Once this is done, your chances become higher of getting a professional book accomplished.
And, then there is the MARKETING! With 720+ followers and growing on Twitter and countless connections on other social sites. If you decide to work with me, I will promote your book for one entire year, write a foreword and market you on ALL your social sites.