Project Management

Project management icon (recycling arrows)Book project managers guide authors through the creative, administrative, and financial aspects of projects from the earliest versions to delivery of the finished product — and beyond. After the author and project manager agree on how they will work together, they proceed through the editorial, design, and production phases. Most book project managers hire and negotiate with vendors on necessary services (copyediting, proofreading, cover and interior design, printing), and establish production schedules and fees, all with author approval. Many managers also offer guidance and referrals for marketing and promotion, crucial to success in today's complex and fast-changing publishing world.


  • Monica Faulkner

    Editorial, project management, online marketing, and speaker support services for fiction and nonfiction authors; proposals; screenplays; business marketing materials (written and online).

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  • Barbara DeSantis

    Editor, writer, writing coach. Literary and commercial fiction, including young adult. Memoir, personal history, personal essay, narrative nonfiction, self-help, and spirituality. Developmental and line editing, ghostwriting. Manuscript critiques, book proposals, marketing materials. More than 30 years book-publishing experience.

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  • Sharon Goldinger

    Content editing, copyediting, proofreading, production management, book shepherding, and publishing consulting for nonfiction trade books, including business, health, self-help, and legal. We also edit websites, blogs, and marketing materials.

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  • Deborah A. Lott, MFA

    Writing, editing: psychology, psychiatry, public health, social science, medicine, particularly gastroenterology, internal medicine, and cardiology, memoir, autobiography and nonfiction narratives; research.

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  • Nomi Isak

    Writing coach, developmental editor, and ghostwriter on over 45 published books. With her compassionate approach, Nomi has helped numerous authors complete publishable manuscripts. She also coaches clients experiencing writer's block and helps authors create and meet deadlines. She specializes in memoir and fiction, as well as creative nonfiction.

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