Book Coach

With more than 15 years of experience in the publishing business, Brette has developed a keen eye for what works and what doesn’t. She can help you rework, revise, reorganize, and reinvigorate a book proposal or book to meet your needs, or to meet requests made by your agent or editor, while maintaining your message and your voice. As a sought after book doctor, Brette has worked on textbooks and non-fiction books about project management, learning skills, adoption, conversation starters, employment, family relationships, self-improvement and more.

Titles Brette has worked on include:


The Everything Parents Guide to Raising Your Adopted Child Dinner Talk: 365 engaging conversation starters to help you and your family connect

For information and rates, send an email.

“After participating in a Hay House writer’s workshop, I came to Brette with an idea, but it was her magic touch that helped me make it a book. Not only she has many years of experience and can spot immediately what can make the book more fun, engaging and easier to understand, she knew exactly what Hay House would want to see in my book proposal and how to make it a great value proposition.

She helped me keep pace with her very prompt response and clear guidance.

Brette was my editor, my book coach and my cheerleader. I am now happy to say that thanks to her amazing help my book won the grand prize and will be published by Hay House! I couldn’t be more grateful for Brette’s advice.”

Sandra Hinojosa Ludwig
author of Chica, Why Not? How to Live with Intention and Create a Life That Loves You Back
the grand prize winner of the Hay House Writer’s Workshop Contest, which will be published in both English and Spanish by Hay House.

BeadedBracelets“It was my first book proposal and I had lots of books on the shelves to tell me how to do it, researched the internet, but in the end my truest form of help came from Brette Sember. Once I sought her help for this overwhelming project, everything came together.

Brette clearly is a master at crafting and honing book proposals and helping you find your voice. She not only gave me practical advice but encouraged me to use my own voice in the proposal. I still remember her little notes, “Where’s that Claudine bravado?!”

My agent complimented me on the book proposal (I think she was expecting a mess from a first time author) and sold it to Running Press. The book is doing very well, and after 3 months of its release went into its second printing.”

Claudine Jalajas
author of Beaded Bracelets: 25 Dazzling Handcrafted Projects