Bookchic's nonfiction editorial services include ghostwriting, developmental editing, manuscript and proposal evaluation, book proposal writing, copywriting, coaching, and hourly phone consultation.

Ghostwriting

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Capturing an author's authentic voice is an intricate skill, which Michele honed as ghostwriter for a variety of authors - from reality television stars and media celebrities to renowned psychotherapists and medical doctors to fitness gurus and high-profile crime victims. Each author has his or her own style and voice. A ghost's biggest flaw is when an author replies, "That doesn't sound like me," or "I would never say that." Michele Matrisciani will hit the mark, through conducting several hours of in-depth interviews, as well as conducting her own research on the topic and author at hand.

Ghostwriting is, however, a highly collaborative process, and Bookchic's pleasant, professional, tenacious, and high-energy personality will help make a daunting process much more fulfilling.

Developmental Editing

Manuscript and story development are Michele Matrisciani's forte. She has developed, structured, and written practical nonfiction in
the areas of self-help/psychology, parenting, health, diet/fitness, career, pets, current affairs, women's issues, and memoir. As an author herself, Michele Matrisciani is sensitive and attentive toward the frustrations, challenges, and emotional investment authors contend with as they create and develop their work.

Often acting as a writing coach to professionals who have something of value to write about, Bookchic helps authors look through a different lens and find their way out of writing ruts.

Sometimes authors can write well, but they don't know where to begin or end. Other times, they have questions about how best to structure or outline their book. Bookchic's skill set includes the ability to help develop the appropriate approach for the category in which the book will be published, as well as a sense of what the market responds to editorially.

Developing content is often on an author's list of needs, as well as answering questions regarding the use of supplemental material, such as illustrations and gripping layouts. Michele Matrisciani can be hired to coach authors through areas of book writing and development like these and many others, including how to make a book more ebook friendly.

Manuscript and Proposal Evaluation

Do you have a proposal or a completed manuscript and are not sure of its commercial viability? Are you looking for an agent or publisher and want to tailor your proposal to maximize interest? Then manuscript evaluation might be a good route for you. Bookchic has a flare for spotting what is likely to capture the attention of editors and agents. She honed this skill after years of evaluating manuscripts/proposals for publishing giants Macmillan, Hyperion, and McGraw-Hill, and writing her own as a literary agent. From agented proposals that sold for six figures to slush pile queries that hit the jackpot, Michele Matrisciani has been exposed to it all. She will call upon her experience to honestly evaluate the marketability of your work, as well as offer solutions to help repackage your work, if necessary.

Book Proposal Writing

Having the idea for a book is the first step to a fruitful writing and publishing experience, but what's the next step? A winning book proposal will help you find the right agent and publisher. As a literary agent, Michele Matrisciani wrote and evaluated proposals and query letters and knows what works and what doesn't. A proposal is in essence an advertisement for you and your work. Who are you? Why are you the right person to write this book? What's the market like? Is there a need for this work? Why should anyone care? These hard-hitting questions are tackled in the book proposal and can make all the difference in grabbing the attention of an agent, editor, or publisher. As a publishing insider, Bookchic is well-versed in these and many other elements of book proposal writing, which are essential in gaining an advantage in a highly competitive environment.

Copywriting

Are you an author who is self-publishing or a small publisher who needs a savvy title and great sales copy for tip sheets, online book descriptions, back and flap cover copy? Michele Matrisciani's experience on the executive level at HCI Books gave her the opportunity to direct and approve marketing copy and publicity plans. This marketing experience translates into bold copy and great packaging ideas that will entice customers.

Writing and Publishing Coach

For many authors writing is a rewarding and creative process, but it can also be an isolating one. It's inevitable to hit a wall or need a new outlet that allows you to bounce ideas off of someone. Bookchic can extend a hand and an encouraging voice to coach authors through the writing and publishing processes. From manuscript evaluation and brainstorming title ideas to breaking writers block and creating a new game plan for your work, Michele Matrisciani has been an author advocate and coach as much as an editor when she championed books at major publishing houses. She will champion you, too, and coach you to be the writer you always knew you were.

Further, Bookchic can help writers:
  • Find the right editors, publishers, and agents for their work
  • Get inside the heads of literary agents and acquisition editors
  • Identify the current trends in the marketplace
  • Understand and negotiate publication contracts
  • Write a sellable book proposal
  • Master the query letter
  • Uniquely position and market books against the competition
 
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