Are you someone with an idea, a ministry, a vision, a dream? Someone who is often told, “You should write a book about that!” Are you someone who is ready to make that dream a reality? If so, I’d love to help you. With over a decade of experience working full time in the Christian publishing field, I’ve enjoyed teaching, encouraging and empowering many amazingly talented men and women over the course of my writing and speaking career.
I’ve met many of you while serving on the Faculty of writer’s conferences around the country, including the Jerry Jenkins Writing for the Soul Conference, Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference, Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, Glorietta Christian Writers Conference, Write to Publish, Seattle Pacific Christian Writers Conference, the North Texas Christian Writers Conference , and more.
Freelance Editing and Private Consulting
I love to work with folks who have a story to tell. Alas, the time constraints inherent in writer’s conferences don’t give me the ability to spend much individualized one-on-one time. That’s why I work privately with a limited number of people who are serious about doing what it takes to write a book, develop a book proposal, or just brainstorm big picture ideas to obtain more focus and organize their thoughts and concepts. I’m also available to conduct Developmental/Substantive Editing or Medium Copyediting on your full or partial non-fiction manuscript.
I’d love to help you get closer to achieving your writing and publishing goals. Remember—it’s never too late to achieve the dreams of your heart. Let’s get started now!
STEP ONE: Please read the two PDF documents on this site that explain my Editing and Consulting Services Available, including the Book Proposal Development flyer.
STEP TWO: After reading these documents, send an email and tell me what you need, briefly tell me your goals. Give me 2-3 dates and times you will be available for a two-hour “Ask Allison” phone session, include your timezone, and I’ll do my best to accommodate your schedule. I will confirm a date/time via email. Include your contact information and phone number. Send your preferred dates/times to this email address: Allison@AllisonBottke.com
STEP THREE: Once we establish the date and time via email for our two-hour meeting, you will receive an Invoice from me via the secure PayPal website. You’ll need to confirm the “Ask Allison” session by submitting your payment, you may use a credit or debit card. Upon receipt of payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email from me listing your scheduled appointment, as well as some helpful ways you can prepare for our session. You’ll also be asked to complete a more thorough Contact Information sheet and to send me samples of your writing.
The $250 fee for this “Ask Allison” service will be applied to any additional editing or consulting services contracted.
EDITING AND CONSULTING SERVICES AVAILABLE
To help define the different levels of editing that can be conducted on a book, including the editing services I currently offer, please check out the four-page Editing and Consulting Services brochure below. It’s available here as a PDF download. This brochure also includes a bit about my qualifications, some testimonial endorsements, and other ways I can help you move closer to achieving your writing and publishing goals. A one-page information sheet on Book Proposal Development is also available as a PDF download. Please review both documents by clicking on the links below.
ATTENTION DALLAS/FORT WORTH RESIDENTS: If you live in the DFW area we can conduct your two-hour “Ask Allison” session in person by special appointment, at no extra charge.
CLEAN UP YOUR ACT FOR WRITERS
Some of you have taken “Clean Up Your Act!,” the four-part teleseminars series that Randy Ingermanson and I developed a few years ago and that is still in high-demand today for anyone who wants to take their writing and speaking career to the next level. Visit Randy’s Advanced Fiction Writing website for more info on this valuable program and how you can download it today. Use this special COUPON CODE for a 40% off discount!
COUPON CODE: ABVIP
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ALLISON…
“I have often paraphrased the Apostle Paul when I speak to writers about marketing, declaring, “Follow Allison as she follows the Lord.” As one of the leading Christian voices today, Allison Bottke has taken seriously the biblical admonition to be “excellent in what is good…” (Romans 16:19a). As an author, speaker, and marketing expert, Allison has been a trailblazer in Christian media for more than a decade. Following her lead and learning from her wealth of experience may be one of the best decisions you could make in your ministry and career.” — Craig von Buseck, Ministries Director, CBN.com, Author of NetCasters: Using the Internet to Make Fishers of Men
“My experience with Allison Bottke was the turning point for me in writing my book. She is one of the most creative and talented women I know. Her ability to translate that creativity to my book project was phenomenal. She creatively organized my concept into a dynamic book proposal that has given me incredible focus. If you’re serious about seeing results in your life as a writer, spend a few hours with Allison. She can take an idea and turn it into an amazing story.” – Suellen Roberts, Founder & President, Women in Christian Media
“Allison Bottke lit a fire under me in a year when my business was just starting to take off — and just starting to spin out of control. Allison helped me see that success was going to kill me unless I got things organized. She motivated me and showed me how to clean up my office, hire an accountant, create a vision for my company, and start acting like a pro instead of an amateur. Allison, I can’t thank you enough for making me clean up my act!”
- Randy Ingermanson, Publisher, Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT PRIVATE CONSULTING REGARDING THE NEED TO SET BOUNDARIES. Visit the Setting Boundaries website for information on Setting Boundaries and Finding SANITY.