I have over 25 years of business experience from large, high-tech corporations to small sole-proprietorships, for profit and not-for-profit. Combining business skills with creative writing talent, I write business documents that are compelling, professional, and successful for many types and sizes of businesses. Document types and business writing services include:
Do you have a story to tell? Everyone does. A family legend perhaps, or the family genealogy. A memoir of an important or interesting part of your life. The history of your business, experiences, family. Whatever the story you have to tell, if you are not a writer,
I can help. As a ghostwriter, I can turn your story, history, or memoir into a work of
creative non-fiction or fiction that will be interesting, entertaining, and perhaps even publishable. You provide the information, I'll write it, and supplement with research material if needed. The finished manuscript will remain in your name and you will maintain full rights and ownership of the material.
Editing and Manuscript Review
All writers need feedback on their work. Manuscript review, feedback, and editing services are custom designed to meet the needs of the individual writer, to ensure that each writer progresses with their craft and their writing projects. Editing, review, and feedback can be done on an hourly, per page, or full manuscript bases, including high-level input, structural assistance, and/or detailed editing, with a lot of written feedback and consultations (in-person or virtual). More informaion on Karen Desrosisers' editing and manuscript reveiw services.
"Book Doctor" Services
Sometimes writers have a great story that they believe in and have worked hard on, developing a draft, maybe even editing and working on their second or third draft. But perhaps they need help in whipping the manuscript into its final shape, fixing problems with plot and character development, fine tuning the elements of craft, and bringing it to a final draft quality that will gain the attention of an agent or editor, or that will make it presentable and ready for self-publishing. "Book Doctor" services go a step beyond just feedback and editing, fixing the flow, the continuity, and consistency, addressing big-picture issues of craft, formatting, and story. The author maintains sole ownership and rights to the end product - it is still your book, I'll just help you make it the best it can be.
As a writing coach, I work one-on-one with aspiring writers of all levels, assisting with
specific writing projects, providing detailed feedback, instruction, and tailored writing
exercises. Coaching can be done at any point in the writing process, but is often the most beneficial when a writer is working on revision and developing later drafts of a manu-
script. All coaching is done over the period of two or three months, based on a collection
of pages or full manuscript, and includes detailed feedback, personalized suggestions and writing instruction, and three consultations (in-person or virtual).