|If you’re like I was, you’ve walked through your local Barnes & Noble or City Lights or Vroman’s or Elliott Bay and dreamed of the day when your book will be on the shelves. If you’re really like I was, you’ve even browsed the section where they shelve your particular genre to see which authors you’ll be sandwiched between.|
That day is coming. But before it does, you have to do two things:
1. You have to write your book.
2. You have to get it published.
If you’re looking for help with that first step—or with making the leap from the first step to the second—you’ve found the right place. Welcome to the Iowa Wordwrights.
|The number one reason to work with the Iowa Wordwrights? Our staff. Award-winning novelists Paula Morris and Robert Rosenberg. Noted spiritual memoirist Kerry Egan.|
They and more than a dozen other wordwrights ensure our clients of the most professional editing experience available.
Iowa Wordwrights staff are all talented, well-regarded writers. More importantly, they’re incisive editors and analysts, and they’ve made a commitment to bringing out the best in other writers. They teach at some of the most renowned creative writing programs in the country. They have worked for major publishing houses. Most are graduates of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. All offer unparalleled advice on writing, manuscript development and revision strategies as well as marketability, representation and other areas important to our clients' success.
And because we’re not a “one-man shop,” we almost certainly have someone on staff who can offer the right perspective on your work. (more...)
|What, exactly, should I expect from my editor? How much will it all cost? Is it safe to send my manuscript to someone I don't know? Will you find me an agent? Why should I work with the Iowa Wordwrights instead of another editor?|
You have questions. We have answers.
At the Iowa Wordwrights, we know that hiring an editor isn't an easy process. It's a big decision, there are many choices, and often you don't have the opportunity to meet your editor face-to-face before you hire her. All-in-all, it's a process that can be filled with uncertainty.
We're here to take the uncertainty out. You'll find that one of the most significant ways we differ from other editors is that our clients go into the process comfortable, confident and fully informed. If that's how you'd prefer to go into your editing engagement, welcome to the Iowa Wordwrights. (more...)
Whether you're working on your first novel or your fifth biography, our core manuscript services will improve your book and your ability to get it published...(more)
Have the idea but not the time or inclination to write it yourself? Let one of our professional writers put pen to paper...(more)
Iowa Wordwrights workshops and seminars are held in cities around the country and led by our senior editors and other prominent writers...(more)
A complimentary service for our clients whose work has reached publication quality...(more)
Self-publishing has become an attractive option for many authors. The Iowa Wordwrights offers a variety of services to help our clients market their books more successfully...(more)