Concept and book development
Offering a full range of editorial services, Jay Schaefer specializes in developing memoirs, fiction, narrative nonfiction, and humor, as well as illustrated books. His involvement can begin with an evaluation of whether a manuscript is publishable, or it can begin even earlier, with the shaping of an idea or a proposal. Jay also offers detailed recommendations on how the manuscript can be strengthened, and line-by-line editorial guidance.
In addition, Jay has drawn on thirty years of experience in the publishing industry to assemble a virtual team of designers, publicists, ghostwriters, and literary agents on call for consultation or direct services. This unique menu of services goes beyond traditional editing, and can include co-writing, contract review, and literary representation.
Blending the collective expertise of a full-scale publishing company with the hands-on attention of a one-person service firm,
Jay Schaefer will help you polish and publish your book.