Book Coach

With more than 20 years of experience in the publishing business, Brette has developed a keen eye for what works and what doesn’t. She can help you create, 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. She is highly skilled at distilling a book’s message and making it shine.

As a sought after book coach, Brette has worked on textbooks and non-fiction books on topics such as memoir, self-help, motivational/inspirational, children’s books, project management, learning skills, adoption, conversation starters, business and employment issues, family relationships, test-taking skills, self-tutoring, and more. She also has worked on a variety of projects for Hay House submission and one of her clients won the Hay House Workshop Grand Prize.

Titles Brette has worked on include:

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“Brette is a great writing coach, cheerleader and editor in one. She helped me to work on big enough pieces of my book proposal to feel like ( and make ) great progress while keeping it from feeling overwhelming. From concept to proposal in just over 8 wks! Wahoo! I look forward to working with her again- on the full book when it gets accepted in the next few months.

-Mary Meston
VP of Talent Management at Concentrix and author of the upcoming book Intuitive Leadership.

“Brette is a literary artist! Her professional feedback is incredibly supportive and encouraging. She has a gift for helping me articulate my thoughts into writing, without compromising the integrity of my voice. I’m so lucky to have found her.”

Tricia Easter,
author of the upcoming Bold Trust

“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