Services Offered by Val:
GETTING YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED
With an ever-shifting book publishing business, you may need a guide. Arrange a free consultation and we can make the magic happen. With a skillion ways to publish, you may want some help. I can save you $$$ and find the most suitable venue for you.
Every book, however it is published, requires a professional edit. You want to present your work in the best possible light. I offer writing critiques, along with editing for grammar, punctuation, flow of material, and general understanding.
New ways to publishing offer lower fees with formatted manuscripts. All work is performed under a mutual written agreement with the author.
RUN IT PAST ME
Many of my clients write columns and articles and brief promotional items. Some clients need help in translating ideas into American-English. We agree on Running a Tab and periodically catch up with fees. That saves lots of time for writers in their bookkeeping. With most short work, I can provide 24-hour turn-around.
WRITING FAMILY HISTORY / MEMOIRS
One of my favorite writing projects involves recording family history. Sometimes grandparents write down what they know about your family; sometimes they don’t. The best part of writing memoirs is uncovering a mystery during the research and writing process. Whether you plan to distribute a few copies to relatives or you wish to publish it for the public, we can work out a project plan to reach your goal.
- Where did your family come from?
- How did they get here?
- What is your earliest memory?
- How were you educated?
- What led you to your career?
- How would you describe your family — predecessors and current?
- What are your dreams? What lies ahead for you?
Don’t you wish your grandparents had written down what they knew about your family?
Don’t you wish the founders of your company had written down their early experiences?
Now it’s your turn! Don’t wait another day to record the early details of your family or your company. Let me guide your digging and research to produce your written history — anything from a brochure with 30 or 40 copies to a glitzy coffee table book.
Removing the isms that may exclude readers (perhaps customers) becomes more important every year — both legally and ethically. My expertise in removing sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, and classism assures that your readers won’t be insulted or put off by what you write.
ONE-ON-ONE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING
When you complete your manuscript, and decide to publish it yourself (and pocket the profits), send me an email. We’ll arrange a FREE consult to discuss your needs and how to proceed. We’ll set up a plan together to prepare your book for publication.
My work includes a NO-CHARGE consultation, FREE estimates, as well as REASONABLE fees. You will always know when the “clock is ticking”. No surprises; no unexpected charges.