Services to Help You Write and Publish Your Book
At Clear Sight Books, I offer several services to help you find your message, and then write and publish your book. With all the options, you work directly with me and get my individual attention. I am not a factory; I don’t crank through hundreds of clients a year. While I do have a small team of highly qualified editors and designers to call on when your project warrants it, you’ll always know when and why. Otherwise the team is you and me, baby.
When you’re in the midst of writing a book, it can be difficult to remain objective about what’s working and what’s not. This intensive goes beyond a standard manuscript critique. You get not only my editorial skills but also my business strategy and coaching skills. Let’s take a look at your goals and whether your manuscript helps you achieve them. Recommended prior to editing. Starts at $1195. Read more about the Manuscript Critique & Strategy Intensive.
Choose an intensive coaching package, typically 1–4 weeks, to help you jump-start your book. Or engage in a longer program, typically 3–12 months, to receive not only project structure and accountability, but editorial feedback and publishing support. Prices range from $495 to $8495; the most popular coaching program is $3995. Read more about Book Coaching.
When you’ve got a complete manuscript, we’ll give you a custom estimate for editing and publishing. Editing may include substantive editing, line editing, or copyediting, as well as proofreading. My specialty is rewriting or revising early drafts, often for busy professionals who have time to get the content on the page but are comfortable delegating the refinement of it.
Publishing typically includes interior book design, cover design, and production logistics for both print and ebook versions. Prices vary. Read more about Editing & Publishing.
If you prefer to invest in a full creative partnership, we’ll write your book together. While I do most of the actual writing, you are intimately involved in the process. We work to make sure your voice comes through; the end result is truly your book. Read more about Ghostwriting & Collaborations.
Where We Focus As We Write Your Book
Whatever book service you choose, I offer you my best thinking, my editorial skills, and my unwavering professional support.
In our work on your book project, we focus on three main areas:
- Strategy – What is your overall business or thought leadership strategy and platform? Who is your audience? What is your book focus and structure? What is your project plan and timeline?
- Content – Have you clearly articulated your ideas? How fresh is your thinking? Are your ideas organized and accessible? What is the emotional appeal of your book?
- Craft – How well does your voice come through? Is it expressed with style, good grammar, and clarity?
During our work, you’ll go through the ups and downs of the creative process, but you won’t go through them alone. You’ll have an experienced professional to offer you advice and act as a sounding board.
I invite you to contact me to schedule a complimentary 45-minute discovery session to determine if one of these programs is right for you.