Your message. In focus.

Helping You Write the Book You’re Meant to Write

At Clear Sight Books, I work with experienced professionals and thought leaders to find their core message, and then structure, shape, and publish that message.

In service of you and your message, I offer several options:

Manuscript Critique & Strategy Intensive

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. Read more about the Manuscript Critique & Strategy Intensive.

Book Coaching

Choose an intensive coaching package, typically 1–4 weeks, to help you jump-start your book. Or engage in a longer program, typically three to twelve months, to receive not only project structure and accountability, but editorial feedback and publishing support. Read more about Book Coaching.

Editing & Publishing

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. Publishing typically includes interior book design, cover design, and production logistics for both print and ebook versions. Read more about custom Editing & Publishing.

Ghostwriting & Collaborations

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

Whether you decide to write DIY-style or partner with me to co-write your book, 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 one-hour discovery session to determine if one of these programs is right for you. Regardless of whether you decide to move forward on your own or work with me, don’t forget: You have a voice that others need to hear.

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Clients & Colleagues Speak

“Karin’s approach is dynamic and thoughtful. She knows how to work with clients to identify and hone their message, how to help them draw conceptual gold to the surface and craft it into a beautifully structured book. She knows when to zoom in and support, when to pull back and let the client process, when to listen and when to talk. The results are collaborative and nothing short of amazing.” —Rita Lewis, independent writer and editor

“Karin has an amazing talent for seeing the big picture and fitting the puzzle pieces together, while looking at the details to make sure each word does its job. She pushed and challenged me to create the best book possible.” —Becky Sansbury, speaker and consultant

“I achieved a new level of clarity in putting things together, articulating how I work with my clients, and creating consistent messaging. I feel much more comfortable and confident now in how I approach different markets.” —Bill Brown, BD Brown Communications

“Karin was the perfect solution and fit for me. She worked flexibly and closely with me throughout the editing, formatting and publishing process. ... With keen insights and gentle suggestions, Karin was able to help me transform my good book into a much better one. It was an amazing process. —A. Charles, author and coach

“Simply put, my book never would have gotten published without Karin.” —Alan Hoffler, MillsWyck Communications