A bestselling author and former acquisitions editor, Debra brings together a unique skill set as a seasoned writer, thinking partner, story strategist, developmental editor and book coach.
She works collaboratively with authors to ghostwrite compelling, market-ready proposals and manuscripts, customizing the process while guiding individuals through the publishing process, from initial book concept to publication.
For individuals involved in their own book-writing process - whether they have the seed of an idea or have been struggling with a manuscript for years- she employs creative strategies to help them tap into the deep think of their project and leverage the true story that wants to be told. Along the way she supports writers in clarifying their book’s DNA, tackling craft-related issues, holding themselves accountable for the process, and weaving together narrative threads to create the foundation for a robust, eminently readable book.
Her editorial services include:
Collaborative writing and ghostwriting
Book coaching and book doctoring
Debra may not be psychic, but she sure has a crystal ball for seeing what will make my writing stronger and helping me find my way to the heart of my book. She brings a keen eye, vast experience, generosity, curiosity, and that utterly essential quality in any editor or book coach: respect. – Claudette Sutton, author of Farewell Allepo
Click here for books authored by Debra. See below for a partial list of book collaborations.
"Debra is unique breed of editor/writer and a joy to work with: A creative co-conspirator with a keen mix of intelligence, writing chops, and editorial acumen."
Rachel Neumann, CEO at Idea Architects, former Publisher at Parallax Press
Click above to hear Debra discuss the craft of collaborative writing and what's behind a book with Dan Paisner on his As Told To podcast.