I work with select nonfiction and business authors to support them writing books that make an impact.
If you’re interested in any of these services, use the Contact form at the end of the page to let me know. We’ll see if it makes sense to work together.
Ready to write a nonfiction book but don’t know where or how to start? Are you unsure of how to refine your topic, or having trouble seeing the process through?
Depending on your needs, I can work with you to:
- Create a roadmap for writing your nonfiction book
- Assess or critique a proposal or draft
- Provide ongoing support and coaching through the writing process
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.
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.