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.  Some of my friends are good editors too.

While I’ve worked a lot on book design/layout and production, I’m best known for line editing of non-fiction.  Helping to bring a book together based on a theme (writer coaching) for a target reader market also 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:

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Editing Services - Australia

An Australian book editor, I specialise in non-fiction editing and mentoring, but my editor friends offer fiction editing.

  • 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. This advisory-style editing can help clarify your book’s message. (Also available in my writing coaching package).

    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.

    A copy editing service will help to sharpen the words up, ensure consistency and clarity of language, fix spelling and punctuation errors, and check end references and front matter.

    If you’d like me to look at your book, please send a chapter by email and I’ll give you a free quote.

    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, from $20.

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.
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 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
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

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