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Publishing + Editing

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For the language-loving writer. 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.

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

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.

Once you have a manuscript you feel is ready to show the world, I’ll guide you through the editing and publishing process. I’ve created the simple steps to help you emerge as a published author.

I know exactly what it’s like to be a writerin this new publishing world—from the inside!

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With my editing you’ll create
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To begin.

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 editor-on-call, and author support lady for your writing life.

You won’t be left alone to flounder through this new literary world, and you’ll benefit from my experience and publishing connections. This is a space where writers bloom. I’ll be there for you every step of the way, offering editorial guidance. 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.

Don’t hold yourself back—you are a writer!

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Bestselling Author, Katie Dean 

“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.

 

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“Book editing is the most challenging part of the book writing and publishing process, and it really pays to have a professional editor look over your work. I highly recommend Natasha Gilmour. She is a very talented and a genuinely beautiful person who will love and treasure your words while guiding your writing to that magical end point of hitting publish.”

Melissa Pouliot

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The formula

  1. HELLO, WRITER! WHERE GUIDANCE IS LEADING YOU.

We begin with an initial assessment of your manuscript and a personalised plan to destination “new you author life”. We’ll talk through your piece of writing, what it’s about, who it’s for, and how you’re going to publish it.

  1. PREPARING FOR OUR JOURNEY.

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

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

  1. SHARE WITH THE WORLD.

Personalised publishing plan. 1) You will be ready to self-publish. 2) I will publish your book for you. 3) I write your author bio, synopsis or cover blurb. Plus, I’ll even submit your bundle to traditional publishers. I have strong connections with agents and publishers!

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Publishing

As an industry professional with years of experience acquiring, editing and publishing bestselling fiction and non-fiction in the print and digital markets, I take a select number of authors, offering a personalised publishing plan.

Submissions re-open 2019.

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I met Natasha at a challenging time on my writer’s journey. I was on the brink of despair. Self-doubt had crept in about my ability to complete my manuscript, let alone publish a book. From day one of working with Natasha, I felt encouraged, nurtured and supported. But mostly she was able to remove the negativity that surrounded me and instilled a self-belief in my ability to write. 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. I feel incredibly fortunate that our paths crossed at the right time for me. She is so much more than an editor/writer/coach, she is the leader that every writer needs on their journey.

– Author, Beryl Crosher-Segers

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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.

Bestselling Author, Bernadette O’Connor


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Can’t see what you are looking for? I’m happy to discuss any writing, editing or publishing projects you have.

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Book Coaching

How does book coaching work?

Whether you have the seed of an idea, an outline, or a partial manuscript, writing a book is often a solitary journey. As a book writing coach, I offer the guidance, accountability, and structure that will make your writing journey far more enjoyable and less stressful.

You will finish your book this time – and it will feel amazing.

What the package includes:

  • 6 x one hour mentoring sessions (in person or via skype), at a regular schedule (typically fortnightly).
  • We’ll set fortnightly deadlines. You’ll send me pages, and I pour over them line by line, making extensive notes, and giving you guidance for what to do next.
  • Fortnightly calls. After each deadline, we’ll check in and make sure everything is going according to plan, that you’re feeling good about your book, and that the project is on track.
  • Unlimited email support from session 1 until you have your book. I’ll be here to answer big and small questions as they arise.
  • Editing throughout the process.
  • Access to preferred publisher packages.
  • Access to preferred proofreading rates. A third party final proofing is essential prior to submitting the manuscript to the publisher.

One-on-one coaching is designed to address every element of the book writing process. I have coached many dozens of writers through to the finish line so I understand the complexities of the creative process, and the joy that will come from holding your book at the finish line.

This intensive coaching is an investment, I know, but I have found that writers who make the commitment finish their books, and finish them well. Investing in yourself holds you accountable—it inspires you to do your best work—to keep you on track, on point, and writing for as long as it takes to complete your book.

The Price
$899 PER MONTH FOR THREE MONTHS MINIMUM

BOOK COACHING IS FILLED TO THE BRIM UNTIL 2019.

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“We ought to act with some urgency around the things that matter to us. Write now.”
– Joanne Fedler

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