Writing Coach and Developmental Editing

Based on over 30 years' experience as a professional author, coauthor, and editor, I offer a variety of editorial and writing consultation services on an hourly basis or for a flat fee.

I'll help you: 

 

  • Structure a proposal for your book, specializing in themes ranging from nonfiction to memoir, on any subject of interest to you. 

  • Create an agent query letter to target the best agents for your commercial publishing project. 

  • Adapt the proposal process to structure your book for self-publishing via ebook or print on demand. 

  • Develop and edit proposed magazine articles

  • Evaluate and/or revise your existing manuscript. 

  • Develop a completed manuscript.

*Please Note: You can arrange for consultations by phone or email, or simply pay in advance by check, or by selecting a given number of hours on this request form.  I can usually arrange to begin working with you within one week of verifying payment. The rate is $125 to $150 per hour depending on the nature of the work involved. 

 

Coauthoring Consultation

Coauthoring or ghostwriting involves working with someone, usually a public figure or prominent teacher or thinker, who wants to write a book but doesn't have experience structuring a book proposal or complete manuscript in language that is nonacademic and accessible to a general readership. In that capacity I wrote two books with talk show host Larry King and coauthored the autobiography of musicians Frank Zappa and the musical memoir of Michael Feinstein. More recently, I completely revised and rewrote the manuscript of an important new book on the treatment of Arthritis by a leading sports medicine doctor at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery.

 

I have also written several books of my own about the varieties of American spiritual experience, based on interviews with a wide range of men and women from very different spiritual backgrounds and pursuits (Once A Catholic; Through the Labyrinth) as well as a popular guide to the world's religions (The Joy of Sects).

 

Archetypal Readings

Certified Archetypal Counselor

 I have more than 12 years of experience working and teaching with Caroline Myss, from the earliest days of her work with Archetypes and Sacred Contracts since 1996. I helped to write her major best seller Sacred Contracts (2001). I also collaborated with her in creating the deck of Archetype Cards used at CMED Sacred Contracts workshops since 2003 as well as her current online class. During the early years of her CMED Institute in the Chicago area, I compiled notes of all workshops and created workbooks to help students absorb and digest Caroline's teachings as they developed. I have remained in continual contact with Caroline as her teaching has evolved, so I have a unique perspective on her thinking about the archetypes. I utilize several healing modalities to help you advance along your spiritual path, offering the following services:

 

• Archetypal Readings and Counseling

• Choosing your archetypes, casting and interpreting charts

• Journaling in conjunction with archetypal work

• Deep breathing and Qigong

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