What is the distinction between a book coach, book doctor and book editor, and when do you need one?
A book coach guides you through the many stages of writing your book, brainstorming structure and content over a period of weeks or even months. An experienced book coach focuses on your passion, topic and goals.
A professional book doctor rolls up her sleeves, massaging and restructuring your manuscript into a polished work ready for publication. Having a skilled book doctor at your side is like having a personal alchemist.
A book editor or copy editor edits your manuscript line by line - protecting you from embarrassing mistakes that your mom or dad might catch.
We provide all 3 services and go several steps beyond. We publish fiction and non-fiction works in all formats: hardback, paperback and the popular eBook format.
I love that you're so open to the universe. It's wonderful and refreshing. I love your approach." - Liz M., Fox News
Dr. Starr worked tirelessly to make Old Flames into the book I always believed it could be. She went the extra mile. She literally put her heart and soul into helping me maintain and amplify the voice of my novel’s protagonist." - Arthur Samuels
Dr. Joyce Starr did an excellent job in restructuring and editing the proposal and sample chapters." - Admiral William Owens, Former Vice Chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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