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If you're self-publishing or planning to find an agent, and your manuscript is nearly ready for an editor's magic, you're in the right place ... Let's work as a team and make your manuscript sparkle!
"Editors are your best friend...they are the angel on your shoulder." Caroline Myss
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I am an insightful, supportive editor, writing coach, and ghostwriter specializing in freelance editing for spiritually themed books. I inspire lightworkers to unlock their potential, unleash their creativity, write their stories, and become best-selling authors. I offer developmental, content, and technical editing services (as well as collaborative writing and "book doctor" services) for transformational, wellness, and empowerment books.
Are you self-publishing your book? Want to make it the best it can be? Let's chat!
If this is your first book and you are seeking freelance editing services, I will help you find your way through the maze of book publishing options so you can make the right decision: Find an agent? Find a designer? Find a self-publishing house? Publish on your own? Each of these choices leads you down a different path - and I will help you navigate each one with ease.
You've got important ideas to share with the world - let's work together to get your book out there and in the hands of your readers. If you're already a published author, let's make your next book sing!
Michael was amazing to work with. Her attention to detail was incredible. She made the entire process so easy. Highly recommend working with her! She went over and above in every aspect.
Michael is a rare gem. She takes the words on the page, gives them her magic touch and makes it all shine like gold! She is efficient, highly-skilled and a pleasure to work with.
Michael is a great editor. She's done an incredible job and her work is of high quality. I am now self-publishing my book with great pleasure and pride. I highly recommend Michael to everyone! I am immensely grateful.
Michael is unique in her talents in freelance editing and as an advisor through the publishing process. I have relied on her across many book projects. She has an eagle eye for detail, while never losing sight of the big picture or important deadlines...exactly what you want in an editor!
Michael, I am speechless. You made me sound the way I had hoped to sound. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. The edited manuscript is still my voice...in fact, it’s the me I was trying to get out...Thank you!
Michael, you are a literary genius in my mind. Whatever project you work on will be greatly benefitted by your knowledge and keen eye. BRAVA!!
You did an excellent job and we are so glad we found you. Thank you for being a part of our journey. Such a pleasure to work with you.
--AJ and Jen.
I needed an article edited and fine-tuned, which Michael did expertly, smoothly, and quickly. She recognized my intention, tightened my content and organized the flow beautifully. She made me look very smart!
How does the editing process work?
We start with either a free 1/2 hour discovery meeting on Zoom or a paid review/sample edit of two to ten pages of your book and a Zoom book coaching session - maximum two hours. In a coaching session, we can cover book development, publishing Next Steps, or whatever topics you wish. I answer your questions and give you a ballpark cost estimate and a delivery date for your edited book. Connect with me for further details.
How much does freelance editing cost?
My editing and coaching fees are a low $50 USD per hour (restrictions apply depending on the services you require), or we can negotiate a project-based rate for developmental / structural editing, or content / line / stylistic / creative editing, based on a per-word or per-page rate. However we calculate it, we'll make the editorial and self-publishing process work for you and provide you with the best possible price.
Check out my blog called "Editing and Editors - Part II" for information on what the phases of editing are and what they cover.
How much do your writing services cost?
Ghostwriting and collaborative writing is $.30 cents per word ... or we negotiate a package price. This service is offered in tandem with a book editing contract only - in other words, I do not offer ghostwriting services separately, and will not write your book for you. What I will do (via coaching services) is help you become a better writer and teach you how to self-edit to save money. When we start the editing process, I will make your prose amazing while keeping your writer's voice intact.
My expertise lies in things spiritual, metaphysical, and paranormal. If you're looking for someone to help you "fill in the gaps" in your self-revelation, mediumship, wellness, self-awareness, or personal development book ... or if you're a lightworker with a prescriptive nonfiction book, novel, or inspirational memoir ready for the "next steps" ... let's talk.
I need a book proposal or query package. Can you help?
Absolutely. I'll shepherd you through the process and help you create a compelling query letter and a comprehensive package. Whether you're querying agents, pitching indie publishers, or attending an industry event, you need a great proposal / query package. I'll help you rock it!
Scheduling Note: Generally, I book four to five months in advance. You might want to book editorial time before your manuscript is complete. Thank you.
You will love this book!
Yves' story is amazing and uplifting ...
and he takes you on a healing journey that will change your life forever.
The Evidential Medium -
A Practical Guide to Developing Mediumship
(Kay Reynolds' book on mediumship development is the best I have ever read! She is an awesome writer - she cares deeply about her readers and her students. If you are a medium, buy this book and take her classes!
I am honored to have been Kay's editor.)
The Little Book of Light Codes - Healing Symbols of Light
(Laara's book breaks through all the barriers between this world and the next. She is the reigning Queen of Light Language).
Chantelle's book is a must-read primer for seekers interested in learning the foundations of New Thought concepts.
Here's some of the great manuscripts I've worked on...
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From the time you put pen to paper (or fingers on the keyboard), as your editor, I will support you, offering guidance, expertise, skill, and experience. From concept to completion, I will be there for you, shepherding your project through self-publishing, and helping you make your book the best it can be.
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