Free Advice

Solid advice from an experienced professional with 35 years in the editing, writing, and publishing business. I’ll always be available to support you throughout your journey.


Please get agreement from your spouse on any project before contacting me. Make the decision to begin a book project together as a one-flesh married couple from the beginning. It’s nearly impossible for one spouse to get buy-in from another spouse once he or she tries to start the process independently.


Jesus is the very Word of God, and He is the most important part of your book. He’s the most important part of your life. And yet I’ve received manuscripts with nearly every single scripture wrong because authors don’t take the time to get the scriptures right. If you are writing the book yourself and want to hire me to edit and publish it once you’re finished, please take the time to copy and paste scriptures correctly from your favorite Bible app. You can find any translation you want on biblegateway.com.


If you’re a small, independent publisher looking for a ghostwriter or editor for one of your authors, please send that person directly to me. I prefer direct communication instead of trying to talk through a third party.


Don’t use AI to write your book. AI is loaded with redundancies because it has limited knowledge, so it reaches to fill space with whatever it can find. I can recognize an AI-written book instantly. Plus, on Amazon, you now have to declare whether your book is AI-written, in part or in whole. Using AI for research and ideas is fine; using it to write your book is not good practice.


Be more concerned with your message than the number of pages you have. That way, you’ll have a book that reads smoothly and is easy for your audience to understand rather than a book convoluted with redundancies just because you were trying to fill space to get a bigger book.


If you don’t know the answer to something, ask questions, and I will answer them. 🙂 Over the past 35 years, I’ve talked to thousands of people (at least…lol), and I don’t know the answers to the questions on people’s minds if they don’t ask them. If you think I’m going to lie to you, then I would question why you’re considering hiring someone you think is not going to be truthful, especially to produce a Christian book.


Never hire a non-believer to write, edit, or publish your Christian book. They won’t understand the message and may even tell you to take Jesus out of your book. You will never get the book you want. 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV) says, “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”


Before we embark on your journey as a new Christian author, take the time to align your life with God’s Word and seek healing where needed. Trustworthy Christian friends and family can be a valuable support system in this process. Remember, authenticity and transparency are essential, and your book should reflect the true you.


Leave the worry about the schedule to me. If I can’t take on your project for any reason, I’ll let you know. Otherwise, you can rest assured that I’m here and ready to work on your book. Reach out to my contact page, and together, we’ll make your project a success.


Your book project is of utmost importance to me, just like all the other projects I undertake. As a full-time ghostwriter, editor, and publisher of Christian books, I often work with more than one client at a time. I’m eager to collaborate on your next Christian book project, so please contact me so we can begin the process of creating something wonderful together!


When you’re seeking editing, formatting, or publishing services, complete your manuscript before contacting me for a quote. I can offer a price based only on what you’ve finished. So, remember to finish your manuscript first and then visit my contact page to discuss how we can work together.


The decision of whether your book is “worth publishing” ultimately rests with you as the author. Seek guidance from God to discern His will, and if you believe He’s leading you to publish your book, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I’m excited to assist you in bringing your vision to life.


If you decide to hire me for a developmental edit, rest assured that it automatically includes copy editing and proofreading, as well. Some authors hire different editors for each stage. If this is you, remember that heavy editing should be completed before light editing. This approach ensures a smooth and cost-effective process.


Please be aware that all ghostwriting work I do is completely confidential unless you choose to credit me as the ghostwriter. Since every project is unique, I don’t provide ghostwriting samples. Your book will have its authentic voice and won’t sound like anyone else’s.


Complete all writing and editing work before you contact me for formatting services. Making significant changes after formatting can cause layout issues, so get everything ready before the final steps.


When it comes to proofreading (checking for errors), it’s best to do it last, either before sending your book for formatting or before publishing it. To ensure a polished result, I recommend both.


Most ghostwriting projects begin by completing the first 8,000 words of the book, as stated on my process page. So, before committing to a ghostwriting project, make sure you have enough content to fill at least 8,000 words. It’s crucial for a successful collaboration.


Keep in mind that ghostwriting takes time and dedication. It’s a comprehensive process, involving ongoing interaction and questions between the author and me.


While I can estimate turnaround times for editing and publishing projects, predicting the timeframe for ghostwriting is more challenging due to its unique nature. Each project varies based on client availability and communication. Your patience and understanding are truly appreciated during the ghostwriting process.


I can handle all aspects of my work from my office, so traveling is not required. If you need to discuss a project or schedule an interview so I can ghostwrite your book, I have convenient phone apps to facilitate the process.


For those of you accustomed to using Google docs, I recommend investing in MS Word. It’s an industry standard and the MS Suite offers additional useful software, plus One Drive storage. It’s a valuable tool for any author.


If you’re sending me a .pages file, please remember to save it in a Word format before sharing it with me. This way, I can work with the file easily.


When searching for the right professional to work with, focus on their ability to do the job rather than searching for specific “signs.” Mature communication is key to our successful collaboration, especially in ghostwriting, where constant exchange is vital.


As you grow in your walk with the Lord, you’ll find the Spirit guiding you more and more. Trust in the knowledge He imparts to you, and rely on what He teaches you through His Word and prayer.


Handwritten manuscripts on lined paper require ghostwriting services, as they can’t be edited directly. For editing jobs, please provide your manuscript in an MS Word or a compatible format.


When dealing with large publishers, remember that editing is often an additional cost, not automatically included in their packages. So, make sure you receive the editing services you’re looking for. I provide all levels of editing. Contact me with a word count and at least some idea of the kind of editing you’re looking for, and I’ll give you a quote.


You don’t need an agent to contact me or other professionals in this industry for editing or ghostwriting services. Agents are necessary primarily for traditional publishing deals with major companies. If you require editing or ghostwriting assistance, please reach out directly through my contact page.