Few things are more satisfying than being a published author. 

Below is a partial list of books I’ve helped shepherd into the world.

I’ve arranged them by the type of advice I provided, which includes but is not limited to:

 

* Representing authors as a literary agent * Writing and revising submission queries to literary agents
* Mentoring writers through the process of revising to publishable standard * Developmental/structural editing of fiction and nonfiction manuscripts
* Helping authors find the story in their draft manuscript * Helping memoir writers find a story shape to their lived experience
* Advising subject experts on publishing strategy and platform development * Understanding what it takes to write and get published — twice
All
Agent
Author
MS development
Nonfiction Book Proposals
Structural Editing

David Kowalski The Company of the Dead

The first book I agented, a phenomenal work of alternate history that went on to win two...

Agent

Katrina Lawrence Paris Dreaming

Katrina's publisher HarperCollins Australia asked me for a structural report to help the author...

MS development, Structural Editing

Dore Ashton David Rankin: The New York Years

It was a pleasure to interview artist David Rankin and shape the first-person essay in this...

Structural Editing

Virginia Lloyd – Girls at the Piano

A story about how learning to play the piano shaped the lives of the author and her...

Author

Maryanne Moodie On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide

Maryanne has a large following on Instagram and Etsy for her beautiful modern works of woven...

Agent

Fiona HigginsThe Mothers’ Group

Fiona was a nonfiction client when she sent me the draft of a novel she'd written. When I read...

Nonfiction Book Proposals

Kylie Ladd The Way Back

Structural edits identify areas for development in a range of storytelling elements such as...

Structural Editing

Dr Cassandra Pybus Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse

Cassandra, a respected and much-published historian, asked me to be her literary agent for this...

Agent

Virginia Lloyd – The Young Widow’s Book of Home Improvement

A young professional woman finally meets the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with,...

Author

Ashley Hay A Hundred Small Lessons

I edited Ashley's follow-up to her international bestseller The Railwayman's Wife....

Structural Editing

VIRGINIA LLOYD
Hello and welcome. I help writers and experts develop their work to a publishable standard, find an agent, and get published.
As the traditionally published author of two books, as a structural editor, former in-house editor and literary agent, I provide fiction and nonfiction writers with the sorts of commercial and constructive feedback you'll never get from a writing class or workshop.

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