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Faster than a speeding deadline, more powerful than an exclamation point, and able to leap a rough
first-draft in a single bound...

Super Annie O fights a never-ending battle for readability, enjoyment, and clear, compelling writing for all!*

Deciphering the written word by age three, performing readings to family and friends from her front porch at eight, and finishing every book in her small hometown library by 12, Annie knew her uncanny ability to not only read, interpret, edit, and improve a writer’s message but teach them to do it themselves must be used for good, not evil.

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As the mild-mannered Annie Oortman, she travels the world sharing her superpower with fiction and non-fiction authors, hoping one day to rid the publishing world of simple subjects, puzzling plots, and wretched writing.

 

*Her only weakness? Bookstores.

If you're a super hero, what's
your super power?

I'm blessed with two!

1

I can read a good manuscript and determine what's needed to turn it into a great book... a viable, publishable, marketable one any author would be proud to have his or her name attached to.

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2

I've learned, developed, and practiced various innovative techniques that help me help writers turn their stories or ideas or experience or expertise or WHATEVER loose on the world.

Wadda say? Ready to let me help you with your book?

Book Coaching

Starting from scratch?

Have a book—fiction, non-fiction, memoir—you're dying to write but don't know how to make that happen? I guide you through the creative process from idea to finished outline.

  • Initial 60-minute planning video chat
  • 8 pre-session assignments
  • 8 assignment discussion video chats
  • Final 60-minute review video chat
  • Email, Facebook, and/or Discord availability to me for two-weeks post-project
  • $1,800 investment
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Just need to get the damn thing done?

Stuck writing a novel, non-fiction book, or memoir and don't know how to navigate to The End? I kickstart you and your project by teaching you how to write fearlessly and revise relentlessly.

  • Initial 60-minute planning video chat
  • 12 individual deadlines
  • 6 editorial feedback video chats
  • Final 60-minute review video chat
  • Email, Facebook, and/or Discord availability to me for questions, comments, concerns, brainstorms, piss-moans, etc.
  • $3,000 investment
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What's wrong with my published book?

Have a (1) published book—fiction, non-fiction, memoir—that’s not selling and/or generates more bad reviews than good ones, or (2) an unpublished manuscript—fiction, non-fiction, memoir—that isn’t attracting traditional publishing attention? I troubleshoot your book and offer insights on how to improve your work.

  • Initial 60-minute video chat
  • Developmental feedback based on genre, publication focus, etc.
  • Readability feedback based on grammar, mechanics, etc.
  • Detailed editorial letter containing feedback and recommendations (minimum 5 pages)
  • 60-minute follow-up video chat
  • $300 (for up to 50,000 words. $25 per additional 5,000-word increment) investment
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Book Coaching

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All done but unhappy with it?

Have a finished manuscript—fiction, non-fiction, memoir—and need help determining if it’s ready for publishing? I scrutinize your book and offer insights on whether or not your work needs improvement.

  • Developmental feedback based on genre, publication focus, current market trends, etc.
  • Readability feedback based on grammar, mechanics, etc.
  • Detailed editorial letter containing feedback and recommendations (minimum 5 pages)
  • 60-minute follow-up video chat
  • $500 (for up to 50,000 words. $50 per additional 5,000-word increment) investment

Not done and unhappy with it?

Have a partially finished manuscript—fiction, non-fiction, memoir—and unsure whether you’re headed in the right direction or not? I scrutinize your work-in-progress and offer insights on whether you’re doing well or not.

  • Developmental feedback based on genre, publication focus, current market trends, etc.
  • Readability feedback based on grammar, mechanics, etc.
  • Detailed editorial letter containing feedback and recommendations (minimum 2 pages)
  • 60-minute follow-up video chat
  • $250 (for first 50 pages and 3-page synopsis) investment

Ghostwriting

Have an incredible story to tell but don’t think you’re the one to tell it? I help you craft your book—fiction, non-fiction, memoir—and you retain ownership of the entire project as named author.

  • Initial 60-minute project planning video chat
  • 12 to 15 deadlines
  • 12 to 15 editorial feedback video chats
  • Email, Facebook, and/or Discord availability to me for questions, comments, concerns, brainstorms, piss-moans, etc.
  • $25,000 to $75,000 investment (non-fiction)
  • $40,000 to $100,000 investment (fiction)
  • $40,000 to $100,000 investment (memoir)
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