Congratulations on getting from first word to The End! Whether you’ve been working on it for years or finished it in mere months then it’s a terrific journey to go and celebrations are in order. The word doesn’t end there though but I’m here to guide you through the next stages in becoming a published author. This is the beginning of your journey to becoming a published author. I work in three different ways to suit you:
Whether you want an editor who will work one-on-one with you throughout the entire editing process or you just need someone to take you over the finish line then I can step in and guide you to becoming a published author this year. You will always receive a personal and bespoke service from me.
I’m an individual rather than a large company and I’ve also published my own novel and have four business books launching this year. So I’ve questioned myself and shared your doubts and wondered if it will ever happen too. There are no silly questions and I can offer guidance whether it’s a children’s book with only a few words per page, a technically detailed business guide, or a sprawling hundred-thousand-word novel.
As a published author and professional editor, I understand the excitement and passion in publishing your own book. I also know how time-consuming it can be and not everyone has the hours to commit to writing, editing, publishing, and researching how to market a business book or novel. Before I begin editing, I always take the time to pick up the phone to get to know you and your book. To speak with me and have all your questions answered, get in touch and let’s chat.
Once I receive your full manuscript and we have confirmed an estimated date for finishing, then I start with a straight read through. This allows me to get a better idea of the overall concept. On the second reading, I meticulously line edit, correcting punctuation, typos, and grammatical errors. If you go for option two, I will also make developmental editing suggestions for you to review and accept or decline – I’ll be giving my experienced opinion but it’s your book!
Once I’ve got your input on my recommendations, I’ll make stylistic improvements so we have a completed second draft. You have the opportunity to read through at each stage if you would prefer to be more involved. The final stage is a thorough proofread and then we’re done and you’re ready to self-publish or begin the steps towards getting traditionally published.
I’m also an accomplished copywriter and published writer who can help you with marketing, press opportunities, and even help with your author bio and website copy.
After two years of research and personal and professional experience, I’ve created several author challenges and written How to Market as an Author guide which is packed with helpful tips and insights about self-publishing and marketing your book.
To me, every client and manuscript is unique, which is why I prioritise getting to know you and your book to determine how best to achieve your publishing goals. I get personally involved in every aspect of the process and your journey to becoming a published author which is why I only work with clients I believe in and subjects I’m passionate about. I’m available to you via phone, Skype, social media, and email during office hours. Get in touch and become a published author this year!
Kirsten Rees is a delight to work with! Her energy and passion for what she does inspires me to put my best foot forward every day! I not only write but she has taught me to not be afraid to live my dreams out loud! Thank you Kirsten for our correspondence. It has changed me for the better as a Writer and a Leader in my field.
Publishing your very first novel is scary. But when you do it with Kirsten? Less so. She was just the person I needed to take this novel all the way from a draft to a published book. With her touch the content is now the best it can be, with my voice still very much there. 110% recommend!
I’m delighted to have had Kirsten as my editor. Her advice and tips have been a game changer for me. I’m finally excited about my book which is thanks to her editing and guidance. I would highly recommend her services. She’s professional, friendly and great at her job.
For me, working with an author is a partnership! I’ve worked on fiction and nonfiction across a variety of genres. All my clients have 5-star reviews and some have hit bestseller, been noted in ‘Top Books for…’ listings, and invited to speak at events.