Christian Trauma-Informed Book Coaching for Authors
You don’t want them to die with you.
You want to get your message out to the world.
And you want it to be presented in the most excellent form possible.
After all, it’s been burning in your soul.
How do you put all the pieces together?
What should you include, and what should you leave out?
How do you "show" instead of "tell"?
How do you make it compelling so your audience will want to read it?
Who is your audience anyway?
Is it really as good as it can be?
You don’t want that life message to fall flat.
You want it to resonate in the ears of your readers.
You need someone who has been helping authors present their message in the most compelling way possible . . . for over a dozen years.
"Rebecca did a wonderful job editing my book. It truly turned into a masterpiece. It flowed better and had excellent and easy to follow divisions. After much feedback, people are saying my book flows so smoothly and is easy to read and comprehend. I attribute so much of that to Rebecca’s editing skills. She is extremely professional and made incredible suggestions about how to organize places in my book that needed help. I highly recommend her for any editing and organizational editing projects."
And I know you want and need someone who can look at your work with a well-trained eye.
That's what I did for one of my authors, the one who wrote the first testimonial below.
In her testimonial, Sue talks about how I formatted her book into a "unique and easy to read fashion."
Sue wanted to teach truths about domestic abuse and recovery.
But you know what made her book become exponentially more powerful?
I gently helped her find stories from her own life to teach each truth. We found the sights, smells, and sounds of each story.
We then incorporated those stories from her own life into each powerful lesson.
"Rebecca did a phenomenal job co-authoring my book Rock Bottom and Faithless: Defeating the Lies of Domestic Abuse with God’s Truth! Staying true to my words and journey, Rebecca did fantastic work formatting the book chapters into a unique and easy to read fashion. Her editing skills were extremely polished and thorough. I definitely plan on teaming up with Rebecca on my next book!"
Believer, Author, Retired Army Officer at recoveringfromdomesticviolence.com
"I had wanted to write a book for a long time. After completing the first draft of the manuscript I knew I needed an editor to help refine my work.
Rebecca was amazing with the whole process! She literally brought my work to life and also coached me on writing, which enabled me to turn my descriptions into more engaging stories.
People who have read my book have really enjoyed it. Even my friend who has severe dyslexia said how easy my book was to read, and she couldn’t put it down!
All being well I’d love to write another book in the future, and I wouldn’t think twice about asking Rebecca’s help with editing and publishing."
Author, The Journey of a Christian Surrogate: How Becoming a Surrogate Healed My Deepest Hurt
You want to write a nonfiction book, possibly a memoir. You need to be clear on your WHY, your WHO, your WHAT, and your HOW.
That’s what author coaching is all about: a one-on-one mentoring with a professional who has been doing this for decades.
Substantive or Line Editing
You want a trained expert to review your completed nonfiction book.
You need the fresh eyes who can see not just the missing comma, but also how your book can flow more smoothly and be more coherent as a whole.
That's when line editing is the right choice.
Book Collaboration or Book Doctoring
You’ve written a nonfiction book but it’s disorganized or it's more "tell" than "show."
It needs re-organizing, parts of it need re-writing, and in some cases some information even needs to be added.
One of my favorite things is helping others say what they want to say in the best possible way.
You have notes, scraps, thoughts. You have recordings, social media posts, and plenty of ideas that you can discuss.
But for one reason or another you can’t or have no desire to put the book together yourself. This is when you need a ghostwriter.
If the book you want to write is a Christian book or if it has to do with abuse and recovery or a related topic, then I’m the friendly ghostwriter you need.
Self-Publishing Project Management
You have a book all written and want to self publish it. But you want a book that doesn't look self published. You want it to look professional.
I’ve been producing top-quality self-published books for myself and others since 2014. (You can see some of them here.)
Website Conversion Copywriting
You need a website and other web pages that will attract potential clients and build your email list. I have the secret formulas to help you do those very things. One of my clients increased her email list by 800% in four months, and her client conversions increased similarly in the same amount of time.
"Rebecca truly was an answer to prayer. Not only is she a fantastic editor, strong in the mechanics of writing, but she is also well-versed in the subject matter of my book [childhood abuse]. This was such a perfect fit, because she was able to clarify, organize, and offer wonderful suggestions to aid in the flow of the book and the understanding of the subject matter.
She is pleasant to work with, truly is passionate about the subject matter, timely in her responses, and produced excellence in the finished project. As one of my other editor friends put it, it was a very clean finished manuscript after she was done with it.
Many, many thanks, Rebecca, for helping me create a book that will prayerfully bring healing and hope to many."
Author, For the Silenced Ones
My deep knowledge of subject matter is honed in on two fields, so I can be truly excellent at what I do and offer my clients exactly the help they need. Though I occasionally take work in other fields, these are my primary ones.
The Christian Scriptures and the Christian Life
Do you write from a love for the Living Word of God, Jesus Christ, a love the written word of God, and a love for others?
If you do, then you’ll find that I’ll make an excellent guide on your book writing and publishing path.
I’ve been loving and following Jesus for over 40 years, studying the Bible for over 35 years, and blogging about the Christian life for over a dozen.
I've been discipling, mentoring, and offering spiritual coaching to fellow believers for over 15 years.
I can make sure your Scripture is used in context, with other pertinent passages applied, and consistent with the message of the Scriptures as a whole.
I can help you be confident that your book is Christ-centered and Biblical in the very best sense.
"I love Rebecca’s talent for spotting a good story as well as her professionalism. The work she does on her material is excellent. I know when her manuscripts arrive on my desk they will be faultless. If an editor wants someone who does a really good job on text and editorial they should contact Rebecca."
Abuse, Trauma, and Recovery
Do you write to tell your story of coming out of a traumatic background?
Do you write to help those who are overcoming trauma from abuse of any kind?
Do you write to expose abusive patterns and systems?
Then I’m your book path guide.
As a trauma-informed editor (you won’t find many of those!), I understand the dynamics of abuse, the brain processing pathway, the spectrum of dissociation, how the written Word of God is used to keep the abused in a place of oppression, and much more.
If you're working with a therapist, I can help you keep your book work consistent with your therapy work.
I can help your book be consistent with the current literature on brain science.
I can help you find creative ways to publish hard stories.
"Rebecca wrote a chapter for my book based on her expertise in a certain area [domestic abuse], and I could not be more thrilled with what she wrote. Rebecca’s writing is clear and professional. I plan to use her in the future, and I would highly recommend her. Future clients will not be disappointed."
Author, Is it Me? Making Sense of Your Confusing Marriage
There’s no time like now to pursue your dream.
There’s no time like now to create even greater meaning out of your experiences and your study.
You can leave a legacy to your peers and the next generation.
There’s no time like now to get your message out to the world.
I look forward to hearing from you.