Struggling to Get Your Book Finished? Or Perhaps You Need a Careful Book Editor?

While your journey to publishing may be a steep learning curve, you can do it more easily with the right support. As an editor or coach, I’ve helped many authors, having fought through the whole publishing process myself.  In fact, I’ve been writing and editing all kinds of literature since 2002.

You may be struggling to get finished, so please read below about my mentoring services. It is really hard (and expensive for the author) to edit a book that was not structured along a theme or has no planned outline.  This is why writer coaching for a target reader market makes my heart sing. La, la, la!

Sick of reading contrary advice?  Whatever you want to know about self-publishing, our author academy and ‘Book Creation Success Club‘ can probably help.

My writer’s blog also lets you know some of the pitfalls of self-publishing, as well as niche marketing, freelance business tips, and book profit advice. (Scroll to see articles).

Jennifer Lancaster: About Me

Usually, writers and editors are different people, as they are different skill-sets. That said, I have been working as a copywriter, author and editor for 10 years — so I can actually do both. This makes my editing more helpful than straight proofreading editors.

Types of Writing or Mentoring Services:

From the Writer's Blog

behind the book author interview

Behind the Book ‘Ignite Your Power’

This is an Author Interview with Eve Dyer, the author of Ignite your Power, a high-quality, full length book launched in 2019. What was your overall goal of writing your book, Ignite Your Power? To help people, like the clients I’ve seen in my psychology practice, to stand up to hurtful and manipulative treatment. Most thought that by being kind and loving, their partner, friend or parent would listen. But of course they didn’t. I wanted them to know how…

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Finally Getting Help with Author Marketing

Talking to authors of late, many whom have a lot to offer the world, I noticed there is still the fear of putting themselves in the spotlight. Folks, you don’t have to do what doesn’t feel right for you when it comes to author marketing (sometimes called ‘being an influencer’). Some authors are great at interviewing, so podcasting/guest podcasting becomes their thing. (Podcasting also has an extremely good take-up rate of regular listeners buying) Some jovial guys and gals make…

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Writing your First Book

Many people in a ‘knowledge’ based business (or hobby business) are overwhelmed by the thought of writing their first major book. So it’s quite common that they’ll say “I just want to write a short eBook to put on Amazon”.  Hey, I get that; my first book (a marketing manual) was about 70 A4 pages, the second one 46 pages, and it felt like I was feeling my way across a dark room. I didn’t know how to extend it —…

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how to publish a book in australia

How to Publish a Book in Australia

Even though this is meant to be light relief, hopefully you’ll also learn a lot about how to publish a book in Australia, without losing your shirt. First step, ignore all ads that start following you around the internet. Those are likely to be vanity press/support companies who want your dollars. Next, write a list of simple actions you will take to get this book published. Here’s a fun look at the usual book publishing steps for Australians. 1. Decide…

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Book Writing Coaching and Editing Services - Australia

With lots of experience in writing books, I specialise in mentoring authors with non-fiction books who are struggling to finish, polish, publish, and promote their book.

Editor friends offer all kinds of fiction and non-fiction copy editing, if that’s all you will need.

I am happy to do a Manuscript Assessment/Dev Review — a fairly low cost and high-impact advisory document — before you go on with either comprehensive editing or my renewed Book Writing and Launch program.

What type of Editing Does a Finished Book Need?

comprehensive edit can support your book at its earlier stages. The editor will give advice on narrowing the audience, keeping to the thesis, improving the structure, and appropriate referencing. It is normally two or three rounds and so costs a bit more than one!

A line edit will focus on improving structure and readability. The editor will look for overly long sentences, sentence fragments, spelling and punctuation that is not Australian, missing words/typos, and missing or inconsistent headings.

Or, if you’d like to get regular support in developing your book, see the writing coaching page.

Book Creation Success club helps with self-publishing advice/resources for print-on-demand users.

As a writer trying to share my extensive knowledge, my thought process sometimes jumps ahead of my typing skills and consequently my work is sometimes a little disjointed.

Jennifer’s comments on my work and her suggested changes brought clarity to my thinking and helped me more effectively share my story. Truly a delight to work with and I would recommend her service to anyone who is looking to publish their work.

POD sounds easy, but there’s a massive difference between an amateur and a professional when it comes to presentation. We stumbled around for weeks doing our best to make our book, There’s a Gold Mine in Your Head look like a real book. Then we found Jennifer. In a matter of days it came back looking like a real book, ready to send off. Not only that, but Jennifer gave us some great tips on self publishing and contacting libraries, and she was always available when we hit another roadblock. We can’t recommend her services highly enough.
Donald and Harry StallmanAuthors, There’s a Gold Mine in Your Head app and book.
Jennifer Lancaster edited my book, “Creating Healthy Life Habits”. I was very impressed with Jennifer’s efficiency, professionalism and attention to detail. Jennifer made recommendations to the text, making suggestions to change sentences or the order of words, so that it read better, and also picked up some minor but very important grammatical and punctuation errors. I was very happy with her suggestions and the work she did. I would have no hesitation in using her again, and can highly recommend her services.
Mandy Napier BSCMindset & Performance Coach
Working with Jennifer on my first ebook project was an absolute pleasure. Not only did she guide me through the publishing process but she also added invaluable editing advice along the way. Her professionalism and expertise is apparent in the quality of the finished product. I learnt a lot working with Jennifer and will not hesitate to seek her services to assist with my next project.
Martin HadfieldAuthor, Everyday Ways to Win in Office Life
Jennifer has a very honest and friendly manner which makes working with her flow very easily. Her editing skills are clear and very helpful. Thank you Jennifer for your part in my journey towards publishing.
Soraya SaraswatiAuthor of From Grief to Gratitude

If you need writing and editing help 'pronto', contact Jennifer for a free 20-minute call today...