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Ninety-book author D. J. Herda, a long-time member of the Author's Guild, has announced his limited availability to mentor new and upcoming fiction and nonfiction authors. In addition to analyzing your work, Mr. Herda will
      - OVERSEE your book's professional revision with complete editing and immersive book doctoring while maintaining your literary voice;
      - FORMAT and prepare your book for submission;
      - ARRANGE for your introduction to a reputable literary agency; and
      - SUPPORT your new agent's marketing efforts until the book is sold to and produced by a conventional advance-paying book publisher.

This is an extremely rare opportunity for both first-book and experienced authors, alike. All applicants must be devoted to their writing craft and have the enthusiasm necessary to become a successful, conventionally published author. Here's what you can expect.

Ghostwriting. One of the most experienced long-form ghostwriters in the business, Herda handles both fiction and nonfiction books and will work from any form of original source material. He can also research and write from scratch on a topic of your choosing.

Editing. From developmental (conceptual) and substantive (structural) 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 turn it into a “publication-ready” work of art, guaranteed.

Book and Script Doctoring. If your book or script is complete but needs some tweaking or gaps filled in--or if it requires some serious punching up, cleaning up, and polishing--Herda is experienced in both fiction and nonfiction books plus television scripts/​treatments and full-length feature-film screenplays.

Mentoring. After years as a college-level instructor and founder of Creative Writing Workshop, Herda can read your book or script and analyze its strong points and weaknesses so you no longer have to guess. Once you know what your property needs to succeed, you'll be on your way to your next step. If you have the talent, confidence, and experience to do the work yourself, he'll help guide you toward understanding what needs to be done and how to do it.

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. 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/​authors 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 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 need professional guidance in order to take that critical next step forward in your literary career, contact D. J. Herda via the "Contact" tab above and let him help make it happen.