Services

Set yourself apart from the crowd with quality, bestselling writing! 

Would you like to be a great writer and make a significant difference in the world? Would you like to have support and feedback as you learn the craft of writing?

Anyone can write a book, blog or story. Many people have a message to share but not everyone knows the craft of writing. Your brilliant message will be wasted if your writing is inferior.

Good writing will enhance your credibility. Even bestselling authors who know the craft of writing, submit their writing for feedback and critiques. They seek out other good writers and editors for input.

I have studied the craft of writing for over twenty years. I’ve attended numerous writing conference, taken writing courses and read zillion books on the craft of writing. I have a degree in Speech Communications and Human Relations.

I’ve been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and the Best of series as well as other anthologies and magazines. I’ve proven my ability to write a story that sells. I’ve also self-published two books.

I have a writing course, “How to Write for Fun and Profit.” I would love to teach you how to write better and encourage you as you develop your skills in the craft of writing.

I also offer nonfiction content editing with a teaching component to bring out the great writer in you! I will edit in line with professional writing guidelines and creative nonfiction writing techniques. I will also share with you the writing guidelines I’m using so you can learn and grow as an artist.

When I edit or critique, I look at the overall content to see how your writing flows.

  • Organization.
    • I will exam the structure of the chapter, story or blog post to see if it is organized.
    • I look for your focus to make sure your writing is not rambling.
    • I will make sure you captivate your reader’s attention at the beginning, holding it in the middle and editing with a punch.
    • I will make sure your message and point are clear.
  • Cut the fat.
    • I analyze your writing to see if it is clear and makes sense to the reader.
    • I cut out the excess to make your writing tighter.
    • I look for sentence structure, run on sentences and sentence fragments.
    • I will analyze your paragraphs to see if they transition well and if they are too long.
    • I will delete repetitions. I will delete words or change them to use other words.
  • Clarity.
    • I look for punctuation and grammar errors.
    • I make sure your pronoun and tenses are consistent.
    • I watch for the correctness of particular noun (names of place, person, object, etc).
    • I make sure the sources of quotation(s) are added.
      I check to make sure the title and content work together and suggest title modifications if necessary.
  • Creative writing.
    • I’ll advise how you can use active versus passive verbs to give your writing more energy.
    • I will how you can “show versus tell” to make your writing more compelling to your reader.
    • I will support you in finding your voice and do my best to retain your voice.

In this process, you will also learn how to improve and grow as a writer.

Here’s what others say.

“I’ve always loved writing and was content with my writing style until a few months ago when Sharon edited an eBook I wrote.  As I revised the eBook, based on Sharon’s editorial notes, she showed me that I could convey the same meaning a more concise way, thereby conveying my thoughts more effectively.  It made the ebook much easier to read and paragraphs flow much better.

 She also contributed to an Opt-in Page I wrote earlier in the year by suggesting that I highlight key phrases that would appeal to my target audience.

 Because of the impact Sharon has made on improving my writing style, each time I now write a blog post, article, eCourse, or short report I think, “Is this the best way I could express this point?” or “Could this be said in a more concise way?”  Thank you, Sharon.” Yvonne A. Jones http://qualitycustomersatisfaction.com

“Sharon has been so helpful to me. She encouraged and supported me as I dove deeper into the craft of writing. Her edits and critiques gave me insights into my voice, style, and even some of my most common grammatical mistakes. Her impute has helped me to hone my skills and grow as a writer.” Michelle J. Dyett-Welcome – Author, writer, public speaker

“Sharon has dared me to believe that I can write, and write well.  I was stuck and not going anywhere with my writing. Thanks to her insight and encouragement, I now have the motivation and the direction I need to pursue writing as a career.” Gabriel Walker

If you could have someone:

  • Make sure your book, story or blog has good quality writing and your message is clear.
  • Ensure your writing has focus and captures your reader’s attention.
  • Review your story before you submit it for publication so it will stand out to editors.
  • Make sure your blog post or article is well written in line with good writing guidelines.
  • Review your opt-in page to make sure it grabs your reader’s attention in line with good copywriting.
  • Help you engage your reader to make money or to make a significant impact on their lives.

Would you be interested?

If so this service is for you!

$25 minimum for up to a 1,500-word story, blog post or article.

$25 for an opt-in page review up to 500 words. Make sure your opt-in page grabs your reader’s attention.

$25 for a bio review to compel people to notice and appreciate your accomplishments.

$30 an hour for non-fiction content editing over 1, 500 words.

Depending on the project and how much rewriting is needed, rates may be negotiable. Email me with your project ideas and sample writing and we can see what we can work out. info(at) 15minutewriter.com Rates are dependent on how much rewriting is needed. For extensive rewriting, rates will be more. For less rewriting, rates could be less.

I offer coaching/teaching to discuss your writing and personalize advice to help you improve your writing, set goals, explore ways to support your productivity, support you in discovering your voice, your message and your writing style.

$60 per hour, $45 per 40-minute session or $25 for 20 minutes.

Payment is expected in advance.

“Sharon’s ability to present writing techniques is unique and refreshing, and her positive encouragement, empowering.  I’ve talked for years about submitting articles for possible publication, but Sharon helped me make it happen.  She has amazing stories to tell, and has been through trials that would cripple many. Yet she has persevered and pursued her dreams to help others find their destiny.

Her heart of encouragement and sharing as been such a blessing to me.” Bonnie Burtraw

“Sharon is rock solid at getting projects completed on schedule.  She is generously helpful, a delight to work with and a true inspiration to everyone involved.  She brings clarity and calm as the deadline draws near.  This is a rare and special quality and makes all the difference when the going gets tough.   

Sharon is an invaluable team member and excellent manager of time and materials.  She is very sensitive to the ideas and needs of her clients, and can be counted on to keep things on track until we cross the finish line.” Columbia Jones