Free Publishing Advice

Valuable advice from an experienced professional with more than 30 years in the editing, writing, and publishing business. I’ll always be available to support you throughout your journey.

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 want you to know that your project holds significance, and I’m eager to collaborate on your next Christian book project. Let’s create 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.

For a seamless formatting process, ensure all writing and editing work is completed. Making significant changes after formatting can cause layout issues, so let’s 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. I promise to put in the effort required for us to create a fantastic book together.

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.

Rest assured, I can handle all aspects of my work from my office, so travelling 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. Make sure you receive the editing services you need to ensure your book’s excellence.

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.

Authors, I prefer direct communication with you. If you have representation, kindly have them direct you to me rather than acting as an intermediary. Clear and direct communication ensures a smoother process.