The Book Muse Editorial Services
Assisting new and published authors
Fiction & Non-Fiction
Nancy L. Butler-Ross
Copy & Continuity Editing
Manuscript Development & Marketing Consultation
Nancy has an astute eye for fiction.-- Jack Scovil, Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency, NY, NY
Copy Editing & Continuity Editing: Whether you're a published writer, or a new writer who has written the great American tome, having a professional, objective set of eyes read your work is essential. This includes prowling for correct punctuation, spelling (spell check/spiel czech is not infallible) and presentation and also making sure that the heroine is a blonde throughout, and that there are no major gaffes in location, time, or logistics.
Manuscript Development: You have a fabulous plot, idea or concept for a book but don't know where to start. I do. We'll discuss your idea and brainstorm how to best format and outline your ideas, the pros and cons of acquiring a literary agent, self-publishing, how to write a professional query letter and proposal, and ultimately taking your masterpiece to the public.
OR…Your agent has sent out your manuscript, there was interest, but it hasn’t sold. I’ll suggest ways to polish, tighten, or rework areas to bring it into a bidding war.
Marketing Consultation: Once you've completed your manuscript it must leave your desk and be taken to the market. Not certain if you want to self-publish or acquire a literary agent? I clarify the pros and cons. I specialize in creating a professional query and proposal that shows agents you're ready to be taken seriously (there was a bidding war for my first book) and defining your market(s), preparing a media kit, obtaining endorsements, reviews and interviews, planning a book tour, mercilessly networking and ultimately turning you into a published and self-promoting author.
Nancy L. Butler-Ross
**Specializing in projects that bring Light to the planet**
Former Miami Herald Columnist
Assistant Editor, Pulse, The Magazine of Mount Dora, Eustis and Tavares (FL)
Associate Editor, Velocity, Central Florida's Green & Conscious Living Magazine
Founder & Editor, The Peace Muse Newsletter
Owner, The DeStressXpress online guide to stress relief
Office: Woodstock, New York