Get the Help You Need

If you’re a writer who needs help in reaching the next stage in your book-publishing career, D. J. Herda wants to hear from you.

Ghostwriting. One of the most experienced ghostwriters in the business, Herda handles both fiction and nonfiction books and can work from personal or telephone interviews, notes, recordings, or other original source material. He can also research and write on a topic of your choice geared especially toward your needs.

Editing. From developmental (conceptual) and substantive (structural) editing to line editing and everything in between, Herda's years of experience as a book, articles, and newspaper editor give him the know-how to take a rough manuscript and make it “publication-ready,” guaranteed.

Book and Script Doctoring. If your book or script is basically complete but has some gaps that need plugging, or if it simply requires punching up and polishing, Herda is experienced in both fiction and nonfiction books plus television scripts/​treatments and full-length feature-film screenplays.

Mentoring. If you have the confidence and experience to do the work yourself in order to retain complete hands-on control of your project from start to finish, Herda can help you understand what needs revising and tell you how to go about doing so.

What Will It Cost? The rates for professional intervention vary, depending upon the amount of work required and the time estimated to complete it. In order to learn more, contact the author via the "Contact" tab on the menu above, and he’ll get back to you. Please keep in mind that Mr. Herda takes on only a select few projects a year himself. He offers a wide range of personally tailored plans to suit nearly every budget. And he guarantees his work and your satisfaction. If he feels a project isn't quite right for his expertise, he can recommend other proven professional editors with whom he has worked over the years--from former top publishing-industry editors to current publishers/​editors.

"Every day of my life," Herda says, "I see dozens of top-notch stories by devoted newbie authors fall by the wayside. My goal at this stage of my career is to help as many of them as possible to get their works published by a conventional advance-paying house. If you believe in your work, as well as in yourself, let's get together to see just how far we can go."

So, if you believe in yourself and your work and understand that you need professional guidance in order to take that next step forward, contact D. J. Herda. Get in touch with the author via the "Contact" tab above.