Book Coach – Book Doctor – Book Publisher

"Dr. Joyce Starr added her unique and special touch to every chapter. She was a Godsend throughout this journey" - Mike Turpen, former Attorney General of Oklahoma, Turpen Time: The Wit and Wisdom of Mike Turpen

"Dr. Joyce Starr provides the Olympics in author assistance. She revised, restructured and transformed my manuscript into a beautiful children's book. She treated my book as a work of art, from the cover and interior photos to the placement of text." - Marcia Miller, sign language interpreter, Tales From a Tail Wagging Dog

"Dr. Starr did an excellent job in restructuring and editing the proposal and sample chapters. I am proud to be associated with this outstanding project." - Admiral William Owens, former Vice Chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Staff, America & China in the Same Boat

"Dr. Joyce Starr polished my work into a compelling book proposal submission. Her approach was wonderfully open and refreshing." - Elizabeth MacDonald, Stocks Editor, Fox Business News, Margery Kempe - Medieval Saint

"A masterful job. Every sentence Dr. Starr edit is better, cleaner and more succinct. It's like reading a new book." - M. Sachs, former surgeon, Cured

"Dr. Joyce Starr did a superb job of weaving my text into a persuasive and succinct photography book that was accepted by a leading house. - Dr. Cathy Greenblat, photographer, Love, Loss & Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently

Phone now for a free consultation: 786-693-4223. Or explore additional client feedback on our services.

Your Book Project & Target Audience

Dr. Joyce Starr will edit, restructure and revise your manuscript.

Are you hoping to find a publisher? Starr Publishing produces select fiction and non-fiction works in hardback, paperback and eBook formats. We also provide marketing services focusing on your target audience .

What is the distinction between a book coach, book doctor and book editor, and when do you need one?

An experienced book coach guides you through the many stages of writing your book, brainstorming structure and content over a period of weeks or even months.

A book editor or copy editor edits your manuscript line by line - eliminating mistakes that readers might catch.

A professional book doctor transforms your manuscript into a compelling work that book buyers want to read.

For book coaching and publishing assistance, contact the Book Doctor.

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Smoke-Free Condos Book – How We Restricted Smoking Inside Condominium Units & Stopped Secondhand Smoke

“A classic – one of a kind,” writes the president of GASP (Group Against Smokers Pollution-Florida). Do you long for a smoke free condominium? Do you wish you could convince your condo board to restrict smoking inside units? Dr. Joyce Starr addresses recent case and state law on secondhand smoke, the Law of Nuisance, Quiet Enjoyment of Property and amendment procedures. She describes key amendment tasks, milestones and costs.

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Washington Jewish Week Features our Children’s Life Lessons Book by Ethel Frances (Ms. Dog) as Chanukah Gift

Life Lessons from a Tail Wagging Dog! Congratulations to Ethel Frances & Marcia Miller. The Washington Jewish Week features Tales from a Tail Wagging Dog in their 2013 Chanukah gift edition. Read more about this enchanting dog book for children here.

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Old Flames: Teen Bullies & Prep School Cruelty – A Young Adult Novel by Arthur Samuels

Old Flames: How prep school bullying, hazing and unspeakable abuse altered a young man’s future. Gus is blessed with family wealth and opportunity. Prep school, by contrast, becomes a daily fight for survival. Bullies set his room on fire, and finally, the vicious attack…

Working with Authors – Recent Book Projects

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Dog Talking: The Author is a Labrador Retriever with Life Lessons to Share

I was riveted by the musings of the kindhearted, spirited and outspoken Ethel Frances – a six year old dog – half-Labrador-Retriever and half-Pointer. This dog lady is a not only a writer; she’s a pro. [Read More...]

Alzheimers: Dogs Love Us

Selling a Photo Book to Publishers – Words Matter.

Cathy Greenblat’s uplifting Alzheimer’s photos were being exhibited throughout the US and Europe to great acclaim. She hoped to publish a companion book with a leading publisher. Photography books, however, are a hard sell, as they’re generally more expensive to produce and difficult to market. [Read More...]

Turpen Time by Mike Turpen

Transforming Life Experiences into a Saleable Memoir. The Power of Memories.

Helping our client convert hundreds of pages of text, countless speeches and riveting videos into an inspirational memoir was just the first step. Our challenge was to revise his epic into a magnetic, highly salable work. [Read More...]

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