Did you know only that only around 129 million books have been published ever in human history? That’s a whole lot of people who didn’t get around to publishing so you’re about to become part of a very exclusive club as a published author!
In the summer of 2022, I will be publishing two YA novels as well as pitching a fantasy novel to publishing agents. My researcher Holly is currently helping me collate and fine-tune the massive amount of information on writing a fiction novel to produce a comprehensive guide. This will be the first in a five-book nonfiction series for authors.
I’ve had flash fiction published and was recently interviewed for an exciting documentary about the publishing industry (two callbacks so I’ll update if it gets the go-ahead in six months – wish me luck!)
As a professional book editor and author coach, I’ve worked with authors from age 18-83 years old, tech-savvy to ones who have given me their hand-written manuscripts. I consider it a team effort. We work together to get your manuscript that bit closer to becoming a published book – whether you are self-publishing or pitching to publishing agents.
All of my clients have 5-star book reviews, some have hit #1 or bestseller too. Some of my clients only write one book as a legacy to gift their loved ones, while others I’ve worked with on their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th book over the years.
Having edited over 11 million words and helped nearly 50 writers become published authors, as well as being a writer with over a decade of experience myself, I am well equipped to empower you to write your story.
Partnering with authors at every stage of their writing career, I’ve learned a lot about each stage of becoming an author and love to use that to help aspiring authors join this very cool club.
Some of my clients include an 83-year lady who went viral; an English Lord and reality TV star; a talented single mother who took her YA trilogy to #2 bestseller in one of the toughest categories; an advocate and activist who is using his novel to campaign against teen violence; a billion-dollar business owner who has donated the entire profit from his business book to charity; a debut author who wrote his sci-fi thriller and got a traditional publishing deal after working with me all during lockdown.
Although I am a Glasgow book editor, I’ve been flown to London to meet with an amazing family to help them co-write a book in honour of their dad who had died from cancer and raise awareness of grief – this one was very close to my heart after going through the same thing. Since launching, I have worked with many creative, passionate aspiring authors and entrepreneur-authors who want to write a book and become a published author.
Whether you need professional book editing or coaching on how to write a book, self-publishing and pitching to agents, and book marketing, I can guide you through the steps so you can stop procrastinating and get published.
The written word is one of the most powerful tools we have in life and business; much like the handshake, it needs strength, motivation and real energy to evoke any kind of response. Your words could be the ones that keep someone awake at night, unable to put down their new book, turning page after page, wanting more.
If you want an expert developmental and line editor with proofreading experience or you just need one of these stages completed then I can step in and guide you to becoming a published author. From editing to proofreading to author coaching to publishing advice, there are many ways we can work together as you continue on your author journey.
Struggling with one particular part of your author journey? Need guidance on whether to pitch to agents or self-publish? Or maybe you want to learn how to market your upcoming book. My Author Coaching is perfect whether you are a brand new novelist, a business owner ready to share your expertise, or want to write a self-help book to help others.
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. Some have hit bestseller, been noted in ‘Top Books for…’ listings, been in the press, or invited to speak at events.