Few things are more satisfying than being a traditionally published author.
But how do you find a literary agent and get your book published?
I help you maximise your appeal to those literary agents who are open to submissions, by editing your query letter and synopsis and providing constructive industry-level feedback.
Over the years I’ve worn several hats in the publishing industry, from literary agent and book editor to published author. Take a look at my portfolio below and these testimonials. You’ll see I have the experience to help you achieve your dream of having your book published in the traditional way.
It’s highly unusual to have my combination of experience as a book editor, a literary agent, and as a published author.
You benefit from my experience by receiving feedback that understands your goals as an aspiring author, as well as the commercial goals of the literary agents or book publishers who will review your submission.
Below is a selective list of projects I’ve helped transform from idea or manuscript to published book, arranged by the type of advice I provided my clients:
|* editing literary agent query letters||* writing/revising literary agent submissions|
|* small-group coaching with personalized editorial feedback||*structural editing of fiction and nonfiction manuscripts|
|* helping authors develop the story in their draft manuscript||* mentoring writers to a commercially publishable level|
|* advising subject experts on publishing strategy and platform development||* (formerly) representing authors as a literary agent|
VIRGINIA LLOYD (*waves*)
I'm on a mission to help writers and experts maximize the appeal of their manuscript submissions to literary agents and book publishers.
Too many writers send off their agent submissions without getting feedback on their materials. Then when they don't hear back from agents, they get frustrated and disappointed.
As the traditionally published author of two books, as a structural editor, former in-house editor and literary agent, I'll give you the kind of commercial and constructive feedback you'll never get from a workshop or writers' group.
Whatever you need, my team and I are here to help.