Maybe the only thing your book needs to finally get published or even to win awards is some fine-tuning from an experienced editor who has helped others just like you get published and even win awards! If that’s true, you are definitely in the right place!
Here are just a few of the nice things my clients have had to say about working with me:
Virgil Jose, author of The Examined Life, had this to say:
“My publisher loved my book, but felt the all-important first chapter needed work.
“I had already done maybe a dozen rewrites (I lost track), and didn’t like any of them.
“A friend suggested I employ an editor. I did. That editor was Jean Akin.
“My publisher loved her re-write. Jean knows her craft.”
Jackie Chase, the “World Travel Diva,” whose books I have had the privilege of editing, has won numerous awards for those works, including the National Indie Excellence Book Award, International Beverly Hills Book Award, and the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award. Her book, How to Become an Escape Artist, won first place with Readers’ Favorites and was a finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award. Jackie said,
“I have to say in regard to your work…I AM THRILLED!
“I love your comments and questions within my manuscript. I greet them as ‘love’ and savor every new one, knowing that you have my best interest at heart. You are marvelous.
“I’m so happy to be working with you. You are helping me beyond words! The more comments the better!!!”
Harrison Neese, author of River of Dreams, said,
“From your last work for me, I published *River of Dreams*. I entered it in the recent Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The judges rated the book “Outstanding” in all six of the categories and had complimentary remarks, too. And it’s all because of your work! Thank you so much!”
Obviously, I can’t work with everyone who submits a writing sample, but I will give you an honest — and free — evaluation of your work when you submit it, and, as a part of that evaluation, I’ll let you know if I think we can work together.
Upload your sample using the form below to get your free evaluation. Make sure it’s 5 pages or less, in 12 pt Times New Roman font, and double-spaced. Thank you!
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