Writing Mentorship

Want an ally on the road to being published? I offer different mentorship packages tailored to your budget and needs. Whether you need help from the outline to the finished product, or need coaching during the rewriting stage, I will guide you to success. 

"Thanks again for all your help on my memoir, Daddy's Girl, which has now been published to notable acclaim. The book is much more readable because of your help through the writing mentorship. Most of all, I'm now much more comfortable writing about those previously unmentionable emotions. I appreciate all your work, and will definitely be back to see you the next time I need editing/coaching help with a book." —Pat Kelley


Book Editing

Your book is your baby, and my priority is to give it the best care possible. I believe in editing your words, not your voice.

Whether it’s a developmental edit, content edit, or copyedit—or whether you aren’t sure which you need—my goal never changes: to present you with an expertly polished manuscript. 

Contact me today for a free quote. I'll review your book to determine what kind of editing will best suit your manuscript. 

"Shayla was wonderful to work with. Like most authors, I was facing the obstacle of taking the next step to get my book published. Shayla provided a proofreading service that was comprehensive, detail-oriented, and extremely professional. I was quite overwhelmed at the beginning, but Shayla used a step-by-step approach to ease my nerves and help me create a quality project. Not only did Shayla do a perfect job in proofreading, but she also offered high-quality suggestions on paragraph flow and encouraged me to go deeper in my writing. In the end, my book Faith in Action, God in Motion is a better book because of Shayla." —Joseph Bush, Author of Faith in Action, God in Motion  


You may have a slick website and superior products, but without attention-grabbing copy, your message won’t cut through the clutter.

See the difference a skilled copywriter can make for your company. We write:

Press releases
Amazon content

Book summaries
Email campaigns
Promotional/marketing materials
Blog content
Social media content


Marketing your book can be intimidating. Maybe starting the book itself is a new experience for you. Perhaps social media seems daunting. No matter your bookish need, I'd like to help.

Book Launch Planning

Are you ready to tell the world about your book? Then you need a book launch plan. I'll customize everything according to your needs—from the launch team to the book's big release! If you don't want to follow a plan and would rather have me launch the book for you, then click below to get a quote.

Interior Formatting

After your book is polished, it's time for formatting—for print or ebook publishing. Whether you’re using CreateSpace so you can hold your book in your hands or using Kindle to see it on a screen, I'd be happy to help. I work with two skilled formatters so you're one step closer to publishing success. 


Want to see your book come to life? Sarah the illustrator beautifully reflects the personality of the words you pen and creates to-die-for illustrations and matching book covers.

"I had the most amazing experience with Shayla Raquel. She edited my first children's book, and my expectations were far exceeded. From the beginning to the very end, Shayla was communicative, asked the right questions, and made my work SING! I had never used an editor before, and she patiently and kindly walked me through the process. I will continue to use her as long as she will have me!" —S. M. Hunt, Author of Fae the Fairy Mermaid, The Guardians of Terrin Series, Alina's Crossing, and Alina's Quest

Web Design

Want to run with the big dogs? Then you need a gorgeous, mobile-friendly website tailored to show off your book. A professional website can make all the difference when marketing your books. Let's talk about it!


Take a look at my most awesome clients:

M. L. Gardner, bestselling author of 1929

Paul Sohn, bestselling author of Quarter-Life Calling

S. D. Hendrickson, author of The Mason List, Waiting for Wyatt, and My Lucky Days

Matt Ham, author of Redefine Rich

Kinda Wilson, author of The Echo Factor

Holly Reid, bestselling author of Teach Your Child to Fish

Amy Latta, bestselling author of Worth & Wellness Journal

David Mike, bestselling author of Dishonor

Aurora Gregory & David Pitlik, bestselling authors of Get Picked

James Prescott, bestselling author of Mosaic of Grace