Do you have a brilliant book idea but don’t know how to begin?
Do you have a manuscript but don’t have an agent?
Do you have an agent but want to deliver the perfect book?
Have you sold your book but need to meet a deadline?
Whether you’re laboring away on an early draft or are working with an agent and editor, The Book Don can help. I offer personalized editing and book doctoring services for authors of nonfiction and literary fiction books.
Writing a book can be a lonely and intimidating process. In today’s marketplace, the needs of the author are sometimes overlooked during the daunting or even downright bewildering process of finding an agent and selling a manuscript. My job is to help you bring out your perfect book, whether that means line editing, content editing, brainstorming, or simply providing feedback and encouragement.
With insightful overarching comments, incisive line edits, and detailed feedback on everything from character development to tone to dialogue, Katherine Don became a fellow caretaker of my novel. The outcome? Even though I sent through the slush pile, and even though I had no previous fiction publishing credits, my novel got placed with a top agent. This result speaks for itself. What's more, I think Katherine helped me see things in the book that the book itself wanted to express but that I had trouble seeing. Beyond this ability to work with the artistic side of things, Katherine also has a practical and strategic understanding of how to deal with query letters, editors, and the publishing world in general. I am grateful that I had her help, patience, and advice.
If you get a chance to work with The Don, take it.
Author, Strip Club of God
© Katherine Don 2011