I work with select nonfiction and business authors to support them writing books.
In my coaching, I focus on the practices of servant authorship, which means focusing on the people you serve and the impact you want to make at every phase of the project. For more on that idea, look at Get the Word Out: Write a Book That Makes a Difference.
If you’re interested in working with me, use the Contact form at the end of the page to let me know, or email me at anne [at] annejanzer.com. We’ll see if it makes sense to work together.
You’ve got a draft partly or mostly done. Now you need someone to examine the structure and see if the book meets your readers’ objectives before you submit it to a publisher, send off a book proposal, or hit Publish.
I’ve written an entire book about meeting your reader’s needs (Writing to Be Understood.) I’ll bring my nonfiction geek lens and advocacy for the reader to your project, so you can make it even more effective.
For background: Read this post from Chantal Williamson on Jane Friedman’s blog about the different kinds of editors. In this terminology, I can provide both substantive or developmental editing.
I can also offer a manuscript critique for your nonfiction book, if it aligns well with my areas of expertise.
Many authors reach the halfway point of a rough draft, only to feel that the project is going off the rails. It’s not called the messy middle for no reason.
If you want some help through this stage, reach out. Here’s what we can do:
- Clarify your goals and objectives for the book
- Look at what you have so far and what it will take to bring it to completion
- Assess if the outline is still working
- Create an action plan for finishing the book
Anne Janzer is a phenomenal writing coach. Working with her to complete my first book was an amazing experience, as she coached me through every step of the process, from formalizing my book idea to creating an outline, then rough draft, all the way through to the final, polished manuscript and beyond. As a first-time author, Anne also guided me through the process of publishing, including connecting me to key resources, support, and everything else I needed to make my book successful. To top it all off, Anne is just a wonderful person whom I genuinely enjoyed working with, as well as a respected industry expert and truly gifted writer and author herself.”
Sarah E Brown, author of Power to the Startup People
Use the following form to request more information: let me know what kind of nonfiction book coaching you need.