Your Story Matters.

It’s time to write it….

nonFiction packages

You have a story to tell. You know the nitty-gritty details, you speak the technical language, and you have all the data, but you need to translate it into a narrative that compels and excites the reader.

As a former Academic, I am uniquely positioned to work with specialists (in academia, professional fields, etc.) who are trying to share their story with a broader readership than their own colleagues. I offer my skills as both a writing teacher and as someone who has learned to work across audiences to help you find your voice. 

Let’s work together!

The Great Idea: Let's Talk

You have a great idea, you’ve started, but you need to be sure you’re on the right track. Let’s talk and make a plan!

  • You will complete this extended q&a and upload a sample of your work so far (~20 pages)
  • I will review your answers, read your sample, and come up with constructive, developmental feedback specifically on your sample pages as well as more generally on your plan and next steps
  • We will have 1 (one) 60-minute consultation call to organize your ideas and help you plan for success.
  • Importantly, this call will help me guide you on your next steps: whether you are at proposal-writing stage, or need to dig a bit deeper first.

If you decide to take any next steps working with me as your coach, the cost of this call would be deducted from the package rate.

Great Idea Talk: $150

The Great Idea: Proposal Foundations

For your incredible nonfiction book, you need an incredible proposal. You may think you have already started down the path, but this intensive, 6-week program ensures you are on the right path. If you only have one chance to make a first impression, you want to lay the groundwork correctly.

This 6-week, deep-dive includes:

  • A deep-dive preliminary q&a to help me get to know you as a writer (unless we have already had a consult call)
  • 1 (one) 60-minute introductory call to lay out our 6-week plan.
  • Weekly exercises, challenges, and guidance each week to help you navigate the depths of plot, genre, character, and more.
  • 2 (two) 30-minute support call at the end of Week 2 and Week 4 to discuss your progress and my feedback
  • 1 (one) 60-minute wrap-up call at the end of Week 6 to assess your new, confident book and proposal plans
  • Weekly email support, motivation, and accountability checks to keep you going.

At the end of this deep-dive, you should expect to have a clear sense and strong foundation for all aspects of your amazing proposal. You should be ready to write your proposal.

The Great Idea Intensive Pre-Proposal: $750
($650 if you opted for a consult call first)

At the end of this process, you may choose to continue down the path and work together on the actual proposal (below).

The Chosen Path: The Proposal

Nonfiction gets pitched with a proposal. It is like the book before the book, and in many ways is more important than the actual book you will write. This is your one chance at a first-impression with agents and publishers.

N.B. This package is available as a stand-alone package at my discretion (based on our consult call). Otherwise, it is expected that this will be preceded by the 6-week Proposal Foundations option.

The 4-month Proposal support includes:

  • 1 (one) 60-minute introductory call to lay out our plan and weekly or bi-weekly deadlines.
  • Submission of proposal components every 2 weeks for review (or weekly, as agreed upon at the start)
  • Emailed feedback with in-line comments within 7 days of receipt of materials.
  • 6 (six) 30-minute support calls to discuss your progress and my feedback
  • 2 (two) 60-minute support calls to dig in deeper on key issues
  • 1 (one) 60-minute support call at the end of 4 months to cheer your successes and assess your next steps.
  • Weekly email support, motivation, and accountability checks to keep you going.

The Chosen Path Proposal package: $1750 ($2500 total with Proposal Foundations prerequisite)

Monthly extensions are $450 should the proposal take you back into the manuscript in significant ways that need support or we decide to slow down to ensure the strength of every component.

The Chosen Path: Writing Your Book

If you are looking for accountability and guidance as you complete your manuscript, let me offer developmental editing and constructive support. I’ll be here to keep you and your book on track.

This monthly package includes:

  • A deep-dive preliminary q&a to help me get to know you as a writer (if we have not worked on your Great Idea together already)
  • 1 (one) 30-minute introductory call to lay out our plan for the month.
  • Submission of 25pp every 2 weeks for review (can be broken into 10-12pp weekly)
  • Emailed developmental feedback with in-line comments within 7 days of receipt of the pages.
  • 1 (one) 30-minute support call mid-month to discuss your progress and my feedback
  • 1 (one) 60-minute wrap-up call at the end of each month to cheer your successes, identify challenges, and plan for the next month.
  • Weekly email support, motivation, and accountability checks to keep you writing.

The Chosen Path: Writing $500/month or $1300 for 3-months
($400/$1150 if you opted for a consult call first)

This package can be extended in monthly or three-month intervals. Monthly extension are $450; Tri-monthly extensions are $1250

The Completed Journey: Manuscript Review

Congrats on your finished manuscript! Let me help you with the polish. Whether you need an editorial overview or deeper in-line comments, I will review your work with care and commitment to your best work.

Manuscript Review Path 1: $3.50/page

  • I will review your entire manuscript over 2 weeks (no in-line comments)
  • I will draft an extensive (~5pp) editorial letter
  • We will have 1 (one) 60-minute review call

Manuscript Review Path 2: $3.50/page + $350

  • I will review your entire manuscript over 3 weeks
  • I will dig into 2 chapters of your choice (max 40pp) with in-line comments
  • I will draft an extensive (~5pp) editorial letter
  • We will have 1 (one) 60-minute review call

Manuscript Review Path 3: $5.50/page

  • I will review your entire manuscript over 4 weeks
  • I will dig into each chapter with in-line comments and feedback
  • I will draft an extensive (~5pp) editorial letter
  • We will have 1 (one) 90-minute review call

I will review partial manuscripts of at least 75pp.

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