(updated November 2017)
ABOUT MOLLI NICKELL
During my time in the publishing industry, I've been an acquisitions editor, authored books,
written magazine articles,
launched and managed a publishing company,
and led workshops
for publishing giants,
major institutions, and
national associations including . . .
PROJECTS I'VE CREATED:
. . . . . YouTube
Self-Edit Like a Pro
. . . . . Amazon
. . . . . (available at MolliMart)
The Guerrillas of Goodness Handbook
. . . . . Workman Publishing
This is Baker’s Clay
. . . . . Drake Publications
Guide to Adult Tennis Camps
. . . . . Tennis Magazine
Healing the Whole Person,
the Whole Planet
. . . Atria/Simon & Schuster
Life: Before, During, & After
. . . Atria/Simon & Schuster)
SPIRIT SPEAKS magazine
WRITER & CONTEXT EDITOR:
TIME-LIFE Creative Family Workshop
You're invited to . . .
benefit from my experience as a TIME-LIFE and acquisitions editor, author, and publisher to help you craft the marketing documents (query, synopsis, first page) you need to prove you're the real deal: a skilled writer with a saleable project.
Private evaluations, face-to-face online consults and/or group workshops are available via Zoom technology which enables live discussions from your desktop or laptop computer.
P.S. If you have questions about a service you need/want, but don't find it below, use the Contact Box at the bottom of the page to inquire.
Need advice regarding your
If you'd like my guidance, whether it's about your query, synopsis, first page revisions, contracts, experiences with agents or editors, or any aspect of publishing or self-publishing, a 30-minute telephone or Zoom (live, online) consultation can help you take your next success step. (New clients only).
Build your confidence about an upcoming face-to-face pitch to an agent. 30-minutes of practice with me will boost your confidence to make the most of your pitching time. You’ll learn what to say and how. This is especially vital if you’re participating in a 90-second “speed pitching” event that involves pitching to several agents, one after the other. Wham! Bam! Send your manuscript ma'am (or sir).
Fee: $49 for 30-minute online consultation/practice.
Query, synopsis, and first-page evaluation~
If you’re struggling with any of the submission documents (query, synopsis, first page), my first draft evaluation may be all you need. Included in my fee is a download of the pertinent tutorial listed at MolliMart.
I'll evaluate your submission document in writing, then email my comments to you along with revision suggestions. After you’ve read my suggestions, we’ll schedule a 30-minute phone consultation (within a two-week time frame) to respond to your questions and/or to strengthen any weak areas.
FEE: $115 for 60 minutes of written evaluation followed by online or phone consultation for one of your submission documents.
SAVE $25 when you purchase 180 minutes (3 hours) of written evaluation for all three, 350-word documents: query, synopsis, and first page. The process flows in the same manner as in Option One with evaluation, your revisions, a phone consultation with me.
Non-fiction query/proposal evaluation quotes are available upon request. For more information, contact me using the box below.
Molli on Call~
Reserve 75 minutes of my evaluation/consultation time to use when you need it. I’ll respond to your questions (by email) within 24 hours of request and subtract time expended from your consultation account. FEE: $115
Your next step:
Regardless of which service you select, click to make payment through PayPal and we'll get started!
Private critique/writing group workshops
using Zoom technology~
You and your writing compadres can interact with me in a three-hour private, intensive, workshop and receive live (and written) evaluation of your marketing documents: query, synopses, and/or first pages. Maximum of nine (9) documents will be thoroughly evaluated during our time together.
BONUS: Up to 20 people can join the workshop to ask questions and/or make comments during the evaluations, which can be viewed on participants’ desk or laptop computer screens. Every writer whose documents are included in the evaluation will receive PDF downloads of my query, synopsis, and first page tutorials.
FEE: $500 (flat rate for up to 20 people).
Is your manuscript ready for prime time?
Are you stuck with manuscript revision? You know your story needs something, but you're not quite sure what?
Stop struggling through revision and benefit from my experience in story and film (screenplay development) and as a TIME-LIFE and acquisitions editor. It doesn't matter if your manuscript is completed, partially written, or in rough draft form. PLUS, it won't max out your credit card.
A context evaluation can help you determine the following:
CLICK HERE for fees and particulars about context editing that can help your manuscript attract the most appropriate agent to guide you through the publishing maze.