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We work with a small and exclusive group of clients to help them produce high quality manuscripts that can either be self-published or submitted to a publisher. Working to articulate your vision and voice, we can act as:
Writers to take your ideas and turn them into an engaging story
Idea generators and researchers to infuse freshness and different thinking into your manuscript
Editors to eliminate redundancy, grammar mistakes, wordiness, and poor organization
Motivators and coaches to keep you on schedule and enthused so that you have a finished product that you enjoyed creating
Publishers to find your book a home through experienced book agents or by guiding your through the self-publishing process. We also have our own goFirestarter Press imprint.
Marketers to create and implement a plan to drive book sales through social media, Internet marketing, speaking engagements and publicity.
We start with your idea and/or book proposal. Based on publisher specifications, a chapter outline, and deadlines, we work together to write and edit the book. This will include the incorporation of material you have created and interviews.
We will meet once a week via phone or Skype to review where we are and where we are going. This will be an iterative and collaborative creative process with chapter reviews, edits, rewrites, and final manuscript preparation.
WORDS FROM A FEW OF OUR CLIENTS
She is very respectful of what you are trying to do. Without Kathy’s confident and experienced guidance, this book would not be what it is. -- Kay White, It’s Always Your Move
Working with Kathy kept me on track and helped get over occasional writer's block. She offered excellent advice, which shaped the content of the book – Linda Jones, You're Already a Wealth Heiress
She combines sharp editorial and writing talents; and incredible ability to make a voice accessible and articulate while keeping it authentic; and compassion and professionalism. Kathy is the best friend any author could ever have. – Carolyn Brent, Transforming Your Life through Self-Care
Working with Kathy on my first book has been an absolute pleasure. Her creativity and thorough understanding of the book writing process have been instrumental in helping guide me through both developing my book title and book proposal for potential publishers. – Geoffrey Kent, The Business Owner’s Guide to Eliminating Poverty in America