“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
You’ve written a book . . .
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?
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.
Please take a few minutes to check out the literary services I provide for authors like you, as well as my experience and credentials. On these pages, you’ll also find the information you need to know about publishers and literary agents.
Why Greenleaf Literary Services?
That’s a great question! I have the answer for you! Have a look at 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 thirty 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.
What My Clients Are Saying
Thank you so much for your honesty and ideas. I agree with everything you mentioned in your critique. God bless, Bill. I am so glad I found you in the vast sea of options. If I have any questions or need further insight, I will email. Merry Christmas, Bill. You have certainly given me the best present I could get this year!
You did a fantastic job of editing my novel. LOVE IT! It really reads so much better, and I especially like the way you used more active voicing and improved much of the dialogue and action sequence wording. All without changing my basic style, structure, and patterns, etc. This professionally edited version was a real joy for me to read. I also totally appreciated the way you interacted with me throughout the entire process, from initial manuscript evaluation through manuscript development thru pro-editing thru agent-list prep and pub-package development. You always delivered exactly what you promised on time, and answered all my belabored questions very patiently and thoroughly. It’s been a truly wonderful mentoring/coaching experience for me, just as I think it would be for anyone else attempting a first-time novel, especially one of this length! By the time it was all over, I felt like I’d completed a full-fledged graduate program at a top university in historical novel writing!