Developmental Editing – Manuscripts and Book Proposals
The majority of your time is taken up with pursuing new projects and ushering acquired projects to market, which means lots of meetings, phone calls, research, and paperwork. You just don’t have time to do more than a couple rounds of development on a project, if you have time for any! What you need right now is a seasoned professional who:
- knows what it takes to create a great book
- can take your author and/or draft in hand and guide the process toward perfection
- will make you look good to your teammates and clients
- is pleasant to work with and will reduce your aggravation, not add to it
But you want more than just a skilled worker—you want a reliable ally who understands the publishing process inside and out and who is sensitive to your needs and your authors’. Someone with experience on both sides of the desk. Someone who can see the shining gems amidst the morass of material sitting on your desk, pluck them out, and make the book or proposal work.
One of the things that makes TWA editors unique is that we have solid industry experience, both as staff editors and also as writers, in addition to decades of collective experience as independent editors and consultants. We’re the perfect team to edit your author’s manuscript or book proposal and guide it toward its highest potential. Discuss your project and get more information during a Free Project Review.
Book Doctoring & Ghostwriting
TWA editor Ally E. Machate is also available as a writer-for-hire, coauthor, or book doctor for your nonfiction book projects in need of a higher level of assistance. Get more details about that by clicking here.
Reading Group Guides
Ally has been writing and editing reading group guides, book jackets, book covers, and catalogs since she got her first job in publishing back in 1999, and she’s spent years training her team of writers. Are you trying to craft copy that will get your book from the shelf to the shopping cart? Are you targeting book clubs as a potential market? Let us create or edit the book collateral you need to achieve your goals. Sign up today for a Free Project Review.