manuscript to publication:

rewriting the experience for

authors

Your book begins here . . .

Working alongside a great editor is a magnificent journey that gives you a perspective on your work that will change you, your writing, and how you think about writing. If you’re serious about your craft and you want to produce the highest quality work you can, you’re in the right place.

With my editing, you’ll have masterfully-sequenced words polished to perfection.

Your work will be clear, correct, concise, comprehensible,
and consistent.

As your editor, I check that you’ve communicated what you want to say exactly as you intended to say it. Whether you’re self-publishing or going straight to a publisher, you must present a manuscript that showcases your work in the brightest light. I’ve designed my book editing services to benefit writers at every stage of their project. I will recommend the edit that’s right for you.

Book editing is an investment you make in yourself to complete your book, and create the life you truly want.

My work has helped many #1 Amazon and international and award-winning bestselling authors.

I felt an instant connection to Natasha when seeking the services of an editor for my book, ‘Align + Attract: Align Your Energy to Create a Business you Actually Love.’

She was professional and warm from the first contact and I instantly accepted her quote and let the magic unfold. Natasha was efficient and thorough at every step and the editing process was completed in a timely fashion. I appreciated Natasha’s guidance as I completed the process of independently publishing my book and she was an enthusiastic cheerleader as my book started to hit lots of number 1 Amazon spots while still on pre-release! I am all about alignment, and working with Natasha was a beautifully aligned experience

– Kerry Rowett,  bestselling author of Align + Attract: Align Your Energy to Create A Business You Actually Love

Work with me

Work with me

Don’t hold yourself back –

you are a writer!

Your book will go through developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading, a powerful combination to fully prepare it for publishing.

We’ll start with developmental editing which looks at your whole book on the most zoomed-out end. Next, every sentence of your book will be edited. The final stage is proofreading. I look at the manuscript on a word-by-word level and every punctuation mark to remove any final errors. Track changes in Word are used so you can clearly see the changes and accept, reject, or revise them.

It is an honour when an author entrusts me with her book. When I send the finished product back, I can ensure you will be delighted with how it has grown while in my care. Working with me is like having your very own personal publisher and editor-on-call. With qualifications in publishing and editing and a flawless mastery of the English language, I know how to bring refinement to any book. When we work together, you will feel the surges of your new author life humming into play.

The Process

The process

Hello Writer! Where guidance is leading you

We begin with an initial assessment of your manuscript. We’ll talk through your piece of writing, what it’s about, who it’s for, and how you’re going to publish it.

Preparing for our journey

Once we’ve discussed your project and understand your publishing plan, we’ll set solid foundations by creating a timeline. I’ll send you a proposal, and my standard terms & conditions. 

The adventure begins

The first review. Manuscript arrives in my inbox (or via Dropbox). I ensure your writing style is prevalent from the beginning to end. The aim is to smooth your writing. I’ll work my editing magic and send you a polished first draft for review (with editorial mark-up’s and comments). If needed, I make suggestions for improvements to your bravura. 

We have arrived

It’s time for your very first glimpse! Here is your opportunity to make revisions after the edited copy is returned. With your feedback, we’ll finalise the manuscript, til we both agree it’s perfect. I’ll proofread and ensure you’re equipped with the right files to publish your book. It’s time to get excited! 

Share with the world

Personalised publishing plan.

This is a space where writers bloom

Let’s Connect

I’ll be there for you every step of the way, offering editorial guidance. You won’t be left alone to flounder through this new literary world. I want you to write the best book you can, and will give you the tools and support you need to do it. I offer more than just editing, I’m your publishing guide! In my care, you will arrive quickly to the day you hold your book. Our collaboration will be as unique as your manuscript.

Natasha brings her whole self to her work.

Working with Natasha in the editing and publication of my first book has been full of ease, grace and so much joy. She has held me in a way I could never have expected. Far from being a transactional process, Natasha walked me through the editing process with a strong guiding hand, that came from an innate wisdom of what both my book and I needed, as well as her professionalism and expertise in the literary field. I am forever grateful for Natasha’s commitment to refining the message within my book, yet more importantly, for her unyielding support and guidance as I birth my first book into the world.

– Bernadette O’Connor, international bestselling author of Let’s Go Home and Beneath The Veil

Without Natasha, it’s highly likely that my book would still be sloshing around in the archives of my mind.

She kept me focussed, supported, guided and accountable all whilst giving me the freedom and space to do it my way. Natasha makes the impossible, possible, the unthinkable achievable and I wouldn’t be published without her. I will forever be grateful to her soulful way of seeing in me what I’d always hoped was there.

– Katie Dean, bestselling author of Becoming Brave

Without Natasha, it’s highly likely that my book would still be sloshing around in the archives of my mind.

She kept me focussed, supported, guided and accountable all whilst giving me the freedom and space to do it my way. Natasha makes the impossible, possible, the unthinkable achievable and I wouldn’t be published without her. I will forever be grateful to her soulful way of seeing in me what I’d always hoped was there.

– Katie Dean, bestselling author of Becoming Brave

From day one of working with Natasha, I felt encouraged, nurtured and supported.

I met Natasha at a challenging time on my writer’s journey. Within a few weeks, she had gathered my writing and developed it into the book I had visualised for the past 10 years. It was a turning point for me, that moment when I realised that yes, finally I am a writer. I cannot recommend Natasha highly enough. She is so much more than an editor/writer/coach, she is the leader that every writer needs on their journey.
Natasha has exceeded my expectation of the work of an editor. Natasha offers a haven of security, support and constant encouragement that my story matters. Her gift is in caring about a story.

– Beryl Crosher-Segers, bestselling international author of A Darker Shade of Pale: a memoir of apartheid South Africa

SERVICES

Editor, Author Day

Imagine waking up this morning knowing that by this evening you will have your dream author plan! Yes, it all starts with just one day.

You are a writer on a mission to get your book finished, published, and out into the world for everyone to read and love. I don’t believe authors should have to go it alone. If you’re ready to leap into the publishing thing but feel you need some experienced guidance, I would love to help.

 

Spend the whole day with me working on all of your author aspirations. I’ll help you edit and shape your manuscript, we’ll dive into the publishing world, and before the day ends, we’ll have mapped out your entire author plan. Every successful author needs an experienced editor, publisher, conduit into the literary world, and booking a day with me will give you all of the tools and support you need.

Publishing

Where ideas come to life.
The feel of the paper. Your hard work in hard copy.

We believe books should be beautiful. Tell stories. Speak to you. And that’s what we create.

At the kind press we publish books that we truly believe in.

We embrace new ways of presenting ideas, creative design, and publishing beautiful books.

PUBLISHING

Our mission is to release books that create a positive ripple effect across the globe. And we think it is time authors of all types had a helping hand and greater control over how their precious work gets out into the world. We’ll be there with you throughout the entire project. From first thought to first reading.

Submissions Open in April 2019

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