Struggling to Get Your Book Finished? 

While your journey to publishing may be a steep learning curve, you can do it more easily with the right support. As a book writing coach or editor (and sometimes layout artist), 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.

If struggling to get a book written, please read below about my mentoring services. It is really hard (and expensive) to edit a book that was not structured along a theme or has no planned outline.  This is why writer coaching for a planned target readership 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. But get to know us first, of course!

My indie publisher’s blog 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:

Book Writing Coach Jennifer

Non-Fiction Authors

Learn about self-publishing… and then find support on the road to a better book.

FAQs & Self-Publishing Process

Learn more about self-publishing and author brand.

Marketing & Freelance Lifestyle Books

Writing books that help you get ahead, be it in small business marketing, personal finance, or freelancing business.

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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.

From September, I will focus on my Book Writing and Launch program and help with your outline or structure via a review.

As I am exiting from copy editing, I have found two qualified and experienced book editors for new clients. Hurray!

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.

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Robert McAnderson

Author, Sales Management: Coaching a Winning Sales Team

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 Stallman

Authors, 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 BSC

Mindset & 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 Hadfield

Author, 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 Saraswati

Author of From Grief to Gratitude

Jennifer does more than edit my writing. As a first time writer, she gave me a lot of information that has made the process much smoother than it would otherwise have been, saving me time and money.

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Olejuru Lanfear

Author, The fundamentals of planning

If you need writing and editing help ‘pronto’, contact Jennifer for a free 20-minute call today…