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M.C. Walker 

Author|Ghostwriter| B2BContent Writer|Book Coach|Editor

Who Needs Writing Help?

You do!

My clients are high-performing people who have a great story to tell but need help bringing their book to fruition. Allowing me to write their book gives them the space to focus on their other ventures and responsibilities.


No, working with a ghostwriter isn’t “lazy.” It’s a brilliant way to maximize your influence and expertise with a minimal time investment.


A busy CEO or entrepreneur might have a great idea but not enough time to execute or complete the project.

Many people have disabilities, illnesses, or circumstances that prevent them from being able to write. One client was diagnosed with breast cancer and couldn't find the energy or strength to write her book. We were able to capture the stories she wanted her family to remember forever.


Why spend all your time and energy researching, writing, agonizing, and editing, when I can do the work for you? With nearly ten years of experience, I have the savvy needed to dig into your story, uncovering new insights and connecting the dots of a lifetime, resulting in a book readers can’t put down.

If working with me sounds like fun—and it is!—then email me now for a free consultation. Don’t wait. My schedule can fill up quickly.


GET STARTED




Visit the Testimonials Page for more feedback from my clients and a list of businesses and individuals I’ve worked with

Want to see samples of my work? Visit my Portfolio page.

What writing services do you really need?

Here’s how I can help.


Ghostwriting


My process is straightforward and formulaic. I’ll ask for a summary of the story and an outline (if you have one). If you’ve started on the project already, I’m able to review your writing and see what still needs to be done. If you have a great idea but no outline, we’ll work to create an outline of the material.


I’ll ask who your audience is, along with which messages, stories, and lessons you want to share, and how you want the reader to feel (and if there’s any action to be taken) upon finishing the book. This will help me better understand the overall scope.

Once we have a solid outline, we begin a series of conversations, either by phone or in person. I record and transcribe them. Interviews for a book, depending on the size, can take anywhere from 20 to 40 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the topics.

Think of the interviews as less like a formal presentation, and more like a casual conversation where I ask open-ended questions that allow you to tell me the stories, memories, and the importance behind each of the outline points, asking for more details and further clarification as we go.


After the initial interview phase, I’ll compile a rough first draft of all the material, organized by the outline points. I then conduct a deeper review of the material, creating a list of additional questions that will help add crucial details to pivotal scenes. A second conversation will be scheduled to talk through these points.

Once I have all the material, I craft your book, shaping the content to be emotionally compelling and informative, relying on your voice and expertise to guide me. When the draft is completed, I send it to you for review. Using Track Changes, you are able to modify any of the content to your liking.


There are often 2 or 3 rounds of editing and revising before we have a solid manuscript that is ready for copyediting (if self-publishing), or to be submitted to your publisher.

Price: My rates start at $10,000 and vary depending on the timeline and the size of the project. Most books can be completed within 6 weeks to 8 months.



Book Proposals


If you want to submit your book to agents in hopes of a book deal, you’ll need a Book Proposal.

The Proposal contains one or two of the strongest and most compelling chapters as samples of the writing, and often a portion of the Introduction. It also contains your bio and platform details, including social media reach, possible endorsements, and the ways in which your book is unique to the market.


I include query letter and a curated list of genre-specific agents with all Proposals.

Note: If you want to self-publish, you don’t need a book proposal.

Price: Book proposals are $15,000 and can be completed in 3-4 months.


Developmental Reviews and Developmental Editing


The goal with developmental work is to ensure your manuscript is solid, entertaining, and has no missing details or gaps in story line, theory, delivery, or understanding. If you’ve finished your manuscript and need professional feedback, a Developmental Review will help you by identifying any missing details or inconsistencies that could cause your readers to be confused or disengaged.

I’ll note the timeline and topics, track the action in the plot (if fiction) or overall outline (if nonfiction) to make sure all points are solidly made, point out inconsistencies or areas of confusion, take notes on the character development, and leave feedback on any sections or chapters that are too long, too short, or redundant.


I make comments and suggestions within the manuscript using Google Docs, and I provide a one-page document with an overview of my notes, including areas of specific concern, and the ways in which the manuscript shines.

In the review phase, I will NOT be making any of the edits myself; rather I will provide the high-level feedback. You can then address and incorporate any changes you feel will enhance your manuscript. Once you’ve made your edits, you can send your revision back to me for the second round of feedback.


Note: If you prefer that I make all the edits and revisions instead, I would perform a Developmental Edit after receiving your notes and feedback based on my initial review.


Developmental editing work varies per project. Please contact me for a quote.


Coaching

Want to write your book yourself but need help staying focused and on schedule? I provide accountability to keep you on track, while engaging and encouraging feedback helps you steer clear of writer’s block and creative slumps.

Coaching packages are tailored to your individual needs. 


THE COMPLETE BOOK COACHING PROGRAM


*Creating your timeline and managing deadlines by providing accountability and opportunities to “check in” to discuss your progress, plan next steps and provide feedback throughout the writing process.

*Based on your preferred publishing options, I’ll do the research so that you can make the right decisions for your book

*Coaching conversations via email and telephone, using Google Hangouts or Zoom meetings, with recorded calls (if you want to have them to refer back to)


WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:


*Support and guidance as we work together on your project

*Feedback on your book themes and ideas

*A structure for you as you write so that you can focus on writing (and not get sidetracked or overwhelmed)

*Brainstorming to work through any spots where you may feel blocked or unsure

*A project timeline designed with your needs in mind – not cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all

*Researched options for publishing and book marketing resources

*Recommendations for book marketing and promotions, so that you can get your book in front of your target audience

*A relatively stress-free book writing and publishing process!


Pricing


Book coaching designed for your specific book project starts at approximately $1550.00 (fees depend on length of project, coaching services provided, etc.). Payments can be paid in installments based on the agreed-upon timeline.


*THIS PROGRAM HAS LIMITED AVAILABILITY*

Contact me at [email protected] for more information about this program.


WHO THIS PROGRAM IS PERFECT FOR


You aren’t sure about what’s required to be published, and you desire one-on-one assistance and support. You want structure to stay on track, someone to brainstorm ideas with and a mentor to guide you through the entire self-publishing process.


BOOK COACHING FOR THE “DO IT YOURSELF” AUTHOR


Designed more for the “DIY” (do-it-yourself) type of author, we’ll have a conversation, then I’ll create the plan for your book. You’ll receive your book chapter plan (so you’ll know what to write and how it relates to your overall book idea), a writing timeline (to keep you on track) and regular check-ins over a 3 to 6 month period (based on the decided upon timeline).


WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:


*Support and guidance as we work together on creating your book outline and writing timeline

*Feedback on your book idea

*Book outline to guide you as you write your chapters (no second-guessing yourself)

* Regular Check-ins to make sure you’re on track

*A relatively stress-free book writing process!


Pricing

Book consulting includes a 75-minute conversation (via Zoom Meetings) and a completed book timeline and outline that I’ll create for you. All you’ll have to do is write! Starting at $425.00 (depending on length of project and number of check-ins you’d like to have with me).


*THIS PROGRAM HAS LIMITED AVAILABILITY*


BOOK PUBLISHING CONSULTATION


Book Consulting for the author-to-be who has an idea, and needs feedback and direction. Not sure if you should self publish? Traditionally publish? What you should include in your book? Where to sell your book? Should you get an agent? How much can you expect to spend on book publishing? If you have questions about the publishing process, I have answers and resources!



WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:


*Feedback on your book idea

*Your book writing and publication questions answered

*If you want to work with me using one of the other options, your fee for our consultation will be deducted from the price of one of those programs.


Pricing


Book strategy session includes a 60-minute conversation (via Zoom Meetings). $125.00


WHO THIS CONSULTATION IS PERFECT FOR


You may already have an ebook, but have questions about publishing a print book. Or you’d like to know how to create an audiobook and want direction and resources. This is also a good option for the person who prefers to publish traditionally and wants direction on what’s required.



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