You all know that writing is my passion. Books are my life. I have a book with me everywhere I go—either one I’m reading or one I’m writing. I usually have a notebook with me so I can write while I’m waiting, whether I’m in a dentist office or the auto shop.
What you may not know is I’m also passionate about helping other authors. For over a year now I’ve been contributing monthly articles on writing, editing, publishing, and marketing to BookDaily, an online organization that provides resources to authors and helps them promote their books. I’ve also served as an editor for Barking Rain Press, helping wonderful authors birth books. This spring I taught a publishing and marketing class for a local college, and I absolutely loved working with students to talk about publishing options and create personalized plans for book marketing.
Because I found these experiences to be so rewarding, I’ve decided to embark on a new adventure. I joined the Editorial Freelancers Association, and I’m opening up shop, providing editing, writing, and other services. Check out my Writing & Editing Services page if you’re interested in seeing what’s new.
I’ll still keep writing, of course, and I have quite a few ideas for new books. But, I really want to help other authors too. I know how hard it is when you’re first starting out as a writer, and I know I made a whole lot of mistakes when my first book was released and I was trying to market it. If I can, I’d like to help other authors have a smoother journey than I did.
If you’re an author needing assistance, let’s talk. I look forward to helping you.
© Melissa Eskue Ousley 2016