You’ve written a book…

Now what?

Sell it to a major commercial publisher?

Pay a self-publishing firm to publish it?

Hit the “delete” key and put it out of its misery?


The success of your book – and your success as a writer – can hang on whether or not you make the right call.

That’s where I come in. I’m a professional author, book editor, and ghostwriter. If you’ve written a book and want to find the right publisher, I can help. Here’s how.

Manuscript Evaluation – $285

I’ll read your novel or nonfiction book, evaluate its market potential, and give you an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. I’ll also give you suggestions for improvement. If your writing career is worth $285 to you, this is the place to start. Click here to find out how a manuscript evaluation can help you launch a writing career.

Manuscript Critique – $22 per thousand words

My critique will show you how to turn your manuscript into a book with solid commercial value. I’ll give you clear feedback and practical, detailed advice about ways to improve plot structure, scene development, characterization, viewpoint, narrative style, and other elements. I’ll show you how to bring your characters to life, how to give your scenes more dramatic focus, and how to keep your story line on track. Click here for more information about my manuscript critique services.

Manuscript Editing – $40 to $50 per thousand words

I’ll correct the mechanical errors in your manuscript (spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph structure, etc.), polish the prose to improve clarity and narrative flow, set it up in the proper format, and give you a new manuscript in electronic form ready for submission to literary agents and publishers. Don’t turn your hopes and dreams over to a production-line editing service. Click here to see the Greenleaf difference.

Book Proposal – $950 and up

If your goal is to snag a commercial publishing contract, you’ll need an effective book proposal. I’ll prepare one for you, and I’ll give you the names and contact info for the right literary agents. I’ll also give you the guidance you’ll need to avoid making the mistakes that can make the difference between sale and rejection. Click here for more information about book proposals.

Major Rewrite – $15,000 and up

You’ve written a rough draft of your book, but you know it needs a lot of work. I’ll develop a rewrite plan and go over it with you to make sure we’re in agreement with the scope of the work to be done, then I’ll overhaul your manuscript from the ground up. I’ll also prepare a book proposal and compile a list of literary agents who will be right for your book. Click here for samples of my writing.

Ghostwriting – $25,000 and up

I’ll ghostwrite your book based on your story idea or outline. My goal will be to produce a marketable book while remaining true to your vision of the story you want to tell. I’ll also prepare a book proposal and compile a list of literary agents who will be right for your book. Click here for samples of my writing.

My Credentials:

First and foremost, I’m a writer. My first novel Timejumper was published by Leisure Books in 1980. The Tartarus Incident, The Pandora Stone, and Starjacked! were published by Ace/Berkley in 1983 through 1988. Clarion was published by Tor Books in 1990, and Bloodright was published in 2011. An update and reissue of The Pandora Stone was also published in 2011, and The Tartarus Incident was reissued in 2012. A Plague of Gods was published in 2016. Next in line are The Prince of Blue Peril and The Shattered Man.

I’m a freelance editor, book doctor, and ghostwriter. For more than twenty years I’ve been helping writers get their first books published. Those books have included mainstream novels, suspense thrillers, historical novels, mystery novels, science fiction, horror, chick lit, and other genres as well as autobiographies, memoirs, exposés, and other nonfiction books.

I’ve been a member of the Authors Guild, America’s oldest and most respected professional organization for writers, since 1995.

Ready to take the first step toward getting your book published? Give me a call (505-401-1021) and let’s talk. Or send an email to me at

William Greenleaf
6003 Redondo Sierra Vista NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Phone: (505) 401-1021