Wondering how to get a literary agent or how to get a book published in the traditional manner, but my packages don’t suit your needs? Consider one of my one-off services:
Agent query video review
Perhaps you’re writing your agent query letter and would love some constructive feedback on it before you start submitting. My real-time video review offers publishing insider insights and constructive suggestions to give you confidence when querying agents.
Literary agent research
Confused about which literary agents will be your best bet? Tired of DIY research? Let me help you find the most relevant agents for your submission and improve your chances of success. Schedule a brief no-obligation call to discuss your needs.
On your path to publication, a timely conversation with an experienced publishing professional can save you countless hours of effort — and potential disappointment. Let’s talk.
Intensive writing feedback
Like the strongest houses are built from bricks, great books are made from good sentences. Do you have the niggling feeling your writing is not as strong at the level of the sentence as it could be? Sometimes you just need some practical guidance from an empathetic and experienced editor. I can help.
My clients get published.
I’m deeply satisfied when my clients find literary agents and publishers. Here’s what some of them have said about working with me. And here are some of the books that have been published with my help.
The Debut: Agent Query Letter & Synopsis Edit
The Wordsmith: get agent-ready!
The Bestseller: literary agent submissions support
“Virginia’s editing was strong but necessary for publishers to appreciate how my manuscript could be turned into a published book.”
– Author, The Dental Diet (Hay House 2018) | Non-Fiction
Dr Steven Lin
“One of the most important hours I have ever spent talking about my writing.”
– Author, Have You Seen Simone? (Black Inc 2014), about her work in progress | Memoir
– Writer | Memoir
“Virginia’s editorial advice was priceless. She gave me an idea of how to shape the book and helped me solidify ideas to focus on for chapters…”
– Author, Game, Set, Cash! (Black Inc 2014) | Non-Fiction
“Virginia’s editorial input, advice about submission materials and strategies for approaching publishers were wise, and ultimately effective. Thanks to Virginia, I have a publishing deal.”
– My Giddy Aunt (forthcoming in 2022) (Upswell Publishing) | Non-Fiction
– Writer | SF trilogy
Ingrid Du Vernet
“Virginia mentored me through writing the query letter and synopsis for my memoir. I had a draft of each to start with, but Virginia was able to push me to make them much much better. Because of her extensive experience in publishing, she knows exactly what is required in these documents. She also gave me invaluable advice in helping me resolve some structural issues in the work. This was my first memoir and so it was always going to be a challenge to place it, but it was finally accepted by Australian Scholarly Publishing, a result with which I’m very happy.”
– Author, Choosing To Live, Choosing To Die: A Memoir Of My Husband (Australian Scholarly Publishing 2021) | Memoir