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

"Terrific job...it was a pleasure working with you." - Elizabeth MacDonald, Stocks Editor, Fox Business News, Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe

"Joyce, This book is only possible because of your superb coaching and guidance." - Barb Dehn, Hot Guide to a Cool, Sexy Menopause

"I really appreciate your efforts in maintaining my voice and intentions. You are incredible. Great edits and chapter titles. I found your draft an extremely fast read, and much improved over what I sent. I'm really impressed with what you accomplished." - Pastor George Williamson, Born in Sin: Upended in Grace

"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

"A masterful job. Every sentence you 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.

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

Starr Publishing produces fiction and non-fiction works in hardback, paperback and eBook formats.

What is the distinction between a book coach, book doctor and book editor?

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 professional book doctor transforms your manuscript into a compelling work that book buyers want to read. A book editor or copy editor edits your manuscript line by line - eliminating mistakes that readers might catch.

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

Hot Off the Printing Press

Mike Turpen's New Book

Client’s Memoir Features Forward by Bill Clinton: Mike Turpen’s Inspiring “Turpen Time”

“I don’t know if I’ve met anyone who is more persistently, continuously upbeat and enthusiastic than Mike Turpen,” writes former President Bill Clinton. It was an honor to serve as Mike’s “book doctor” in preparing numerous drafts and to work with Tate Publishing on final revisions. My appreciation for Mike’s kind words in the dedication: “Dr. Joyce Starr (aka the Book Doctor)…added her unique and special touch to every chapter.”

Skirting Heresy by Elizabeth MacDonald

Client’s Saintly Book on Margery Kempe featured on Fox News: “Skirting Heresy” by Elizabeth MacDonald

“Quite a book. Quite a subject. Quite an author.” —Neil Cavuto, Fox News. Elizabeth MacDonald asked that I revise chapters for submission to potential publishers and help prepare an effective proposal. With the assistance of literary agent Karen Gantz, she obtained a contract with Franciscan Media. Her book was published to great acclaim and countless 5-star reviews.

Menopause Guide by Barb Dehn

Book Coaching Client Barb Dehn Gives Menopause a Sexy Facelift: Hot, Cool Guide

“Joyce, This book is only possible because of your superb coaching and guidance.” – Barb Dehn. I doubt there is another writer who can match Barb Dehn’s magical wand on this challenging topic. I was proud to be part of her journey. Vitality, zest, and, yes, a sexy outlook on life are within every woman’s reach. Fear and tears no more.

Smoke Free Condos

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

Smoke Free Condos by Dr. Joyce Starr is featured on the book review page of the Carter Center 2014 newsletter – right between Jimmy Carter’s recent book and the memoir of former Defense Secretary Bill Gates. Smoke Free Condos is a crucial resource for condo owners suffering from secondhand smoke, condo and HOA boards, and condo association law firms. “A classic – one of a kind,” writes the president of GASP (Group Against Smokers Pollution-Florida).

Working with Authors – Recent Book Projects

Children's Dog Book Life Lessons

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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