I offer full professional publishing insight for your project including strategizing, planning, editing, and author support.
End game: Together, we’ll create a brilliant book proposal using a professional industry-standard format.
Timeframe: In four weeks, I’ll help you go from no words to a finished proposal.
How it works: I’ll guide you through it all. We’ll talk, write, and edit together … all the way to the finish line.
Result: A book proposal that clearly conveys your unique vision and gives you the best chance of getting that “yes” from a publisher.
What You Get
Writing a great proposal takes a lot of work. But it’s so much easier (and even fun) when you follow the right path and have the right help.
I work hard to ensure every proposal is one I’d be proud to send out the door as my own.
- A kickoff call to discuss the scope of the project, brainstorm ideas, and create a solid plan for our work
- One additional chat per week, if needed, to discuss each step along the way (typically around 30 minutes each)
- Guidance to create a salable concept, flow, and structure for the book project
- Content insight on each section of the proposal
- Sample chapter review and editing for clarity and content (up to 3 chapters)
- Communication via email to ensure the project continues moving forward
Please note: My service does not include ghost writing – i.e., writing content for the author; or developmental edits – i.e., changing the integrity or structure of your work. However, I always offer as much detail as possible in terms of suggested edits and often include written examples which you are free to use.
All the Details
Here’s how my book proposal coaching works.
We start together with a kick-off call to plan the very best way to present your book’s concept in the proposal. I’ll make sure we have a strong and clear focus – making it easy for editors to decipher what your book is about, the elements it will include, and where it fits within the current market.
Once we’re set on the big picture concept, we’ll tackle each section together in little homework assignments, working on one or more every week depending on our pace. While many people are comfortable with a 4-week goal plan, if you’d like a little more time and space, you’re welcome to stretch it out to 6 weeks.
We’ll be in communication the entire time, pinging work back and forth via email – revising and massaging it until it’s perfect. When we’re done, you can move onto the next step of using it to get the book deal of your dreams.