Your book is your pride and joy.
Give it the best care possible.
Before you spend thousands of dollars on developmental editing, try a more budget-friendly option: a manuscript review. Those first few chapters are everything, so ensure they captivate readers with a thorough review.
"Shayla provided exactly what I was hoping for. In addition to basic typos and grammar, she found things that made sense to me but not to the reader, who hasn't thought about the story for hours and hours. Even better, she gave me her perspective on the strength of the story, and she offered encouragement as well." —Bill McCurry
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, Author of Daddy's Girl
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
Marketing your book can be intimidating. Maybe starting the book itself is a new experience for you. Perhaps publishing seems daunting. No matter your bookish need, I'd like to help.
"My consulting call with Shayla was fantastic, and not only did she give me fresh ideas, she even sent me an action plan after the call. It's only been a few hours, but I've already seen a spike in book reviews! Shayla truly goes above and beyond. You'll want to start working with her ASAP!" — Angela J. Ford, Author of The Five Warriors
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.
"Where do I begin? Shayla was a major component in the success of my book, Dishonor. Her hands-on approach made me feel comfortable as a first-time author. With all the things I did not know, Shayla had an answer. There were valuable how-to resources, videos, and personal coaching all available as part of the service she provided. She worked above and beyond to get my book production completed in record time. Shayla hosted my book launch party and provided me with all the tools necessary to ensure its success. From start to finish, Shayla has everything you need, including experience." —Bestselling Author David Mike, Dishonor: One Soldier's Journey from Desertion to Redemption
Do you need a publicist to pitch your book to influencers and book bloggers? Let's chat about your budget and needs, and get you some book ambassadors!
"I wholeheartedly recommend Shayla Raquel. She helped launch my book, Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. Shayla really cared about my book and making it a success. She listened carefully to my goals and crafted a plan to share my books with the world in as many ways as possible. She worked tirelessly to contact bloggers to write about my book, created social media images to share, and walked me through all the steps to get my book up for sale. Shayla created a clear plan for the launch, created a Facebook launch team, and ran my online launch party, which was lots of fun! After launch day, she came up with a plan for me to follow to keep getting the word out about my book. Shayla was attentive, available by emails and phone, and always got back to me right away. Hiring Shaya was a wonderful investment. You won’t be disappointed!" —Kim Fredrickson, Author of Give Your Kids a Break
New to the Amazon world? No idea how to print your book on CreateSpace? I will schedule a one-on-one video call to walk you through the entire process of setting up your book for publication.
"Shayla's knowledge, direction, and encouragement were vital to my successful book launch for the Worth & Wellness Journal! She gave me the right steps in the right order, and we worked alongside one another for the best possible outcome—an Amazon bestseller with over 30 five-star reviews. I wouldn't attempt a launch without her expertise!" —Amy Latta, Worth & Wellness Journal
Maybe you want to market your book, course, or product but can't proceed because you don't have a website and what on earth is Instagram? I overhaul your marketing and get you on track before launch day. Please allow up to 6 months for this project.
"Shayla’s work on launching my book Mosaic of Grace was beyond all my expectations. Her expertise, professionalism, and work ethic were of the highest order. Shayla is friendly, super helpful, and always accessible to answer any questions, to help me understand the marketing strategy for my book. She provided a clear plan, with dates and targets, for the book launch—all of which were met. On launch day, she was working hard all day relentlessly promoting the book and the launch, and helped get me through some of the challenges which inevitably come with launching a book. Her work was undoubtedly a key factor in my book reaching #2 on the bestseller list and becoming the Hot New Release in its category. And there’s no doubt I would work with her again. For anyone looking to achieve a successful book launch, I’d have no hesitation in recommending Shayla. Her work is well worth the investment." —James Prescott, Author of Mosaic of Grace: God’s Beautiful Reshaping of Our Broken Lives
After your book is polished, it's time for formatting—for print or e-book 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 skilled formatters so you're one step closer to publishing success.
"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
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!
"I hired Shayla to build a brand-new website for my Yukon Chiropractic business in fall 2016, because my current website was not meeting my needs. She built a mobile-friendly, informative website with a quick turnaround. She has maintained my website since its creation and continues to update it according to my business's needs. She also manages my business's Facebook page and has brought new patients to my business. If you're a local business looking to take things to the next level, I highly recommend Shayla." — Dr. Todd Park, Yukon Chiropractic
My love for authors and their words drives me to motivate and encourage them to grow. Whether it's unraveling the mysteries of self-publishing, coaching on the art of storytelling, or explaining the hottest trends in book marketing, I can help every member of your group find a new level of confidence as an author.