Editorial & Consulting Services
For Authors and Freelance Writers
Offered by Patricia Fry
Some years ago, I hung out my shingle and began offering my services as a consultant for freelance writers, authors and those interested in self-publishing. I've now expanded my services to include email and telephone consultations. I also evaluate and edit manuscripts, book proposals and query letters.
Do you need an editor?
- Can I help you with your book proposal?
- Are you seeking a good editor?
- Do you need guidance in manipulating the self-publishing maze?
- Are you hungry for some good book promotion ideas?
- Would you like advice about starting a freelance writing business?
Let me help you with your writing/publishing project.
Testimonials from Clients and Students
I have been writing for publication for over 35 years, having contributed hundreds of articles to about 300 different magazines. I'm also the author of 35 books.
My writing/publishing-related books:
Publish Your Book, Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author
Promote Your Book, Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author
How to Write a Successful Book Proposal in 8 Days or Less
The Successful Writer's Handbook
A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles
Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book
Author's Repair Kit
Young Writer's Handbook
The Successful Author's Handbook
My articles have appeared in Writer's Digest, Kiwanis Magazine, Woman's World, Woman's Own, Country Woman, Country Journal, Entrepreneur, Cat Fancy, the Artist's Magazine, The World and I, Your Health, Technology and Learning, Catholic Digest and many others.
I'm Executive Director of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) at http://www.spawn.org. and I respond regularly to writers' and authors' questions through the SPAWN website. I present writing seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. having been a guest speaker for the Book Publicists of Southern California; the San Luis Obispo Night Writers; SPAWN Santa Barbara, SPAWN Thousand Oaks and SPAWN Ventura, CA; Pen Women of Southern CA; the San Luis Obispo Book Festival and Barnes and Noble in Honolulu, HI. I participated in the Writer's Digest Largest Writing Workshop in the World at Barnes and Noble in Ventura, CA. I was a presenter at the Much Ado About Books event in Jacksonville, FL and at the National Association of Women Writers in Arlington, TX. I taught an online history writing class through the Writing World Web site. And I headed up SPAWN's first writing program middle school kids in January of 2004. I was the keynote speaker at the 3-day Alaska Writer's Guild Writers' Conference in Anchorage in 2011. See where I am speaking this year on the Appearances pages.
In 2006, I was the lead speaker at the SPAN Marketing Conference in San Francisco. I also conducted a workshop at the Northwest Regional Writers Association conference in Seattle; for the Pen Women's Conference in Honolulu; at a book festival and conference in Ventura, California; at the Book Publicists of Southern California meeting in Los Angeles, at the Central Coast Book Festival in San Luis Obispo, California and at the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Conference in Janesville, Wisconsin during this year. The highlight of my speaking tour in 2006 was an all-expenses-paid trip to Dubai where I spoke before 800 Toastmasters from throughout the Middle East at District 79's annual convention. I was the first woman ever to be invited to give the keynote address at this popular event.
If you have a question or would like to discuss your project, please contact me and we'll make arrangements for an online, telephone or email consultation. We'll discuss your payment options at that time.
Patricia charges $50 per hour. You may pay by check, money order or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).
Contact Patricia Fry now:
323 E. Matilija St., Ste. 110
Ojai, CA 93023
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Executive Director of Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network
Member of Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Member of Cat Writers' Association
Member of Cassell Network of Writers