From Bev Brough, Master Networker and Author of ‘Now we’re Talking – inspiring stories for mature women’:
“I was about to embark on my own first book in early 2011 and I didn’t really know where to start: I had a concept and a few rough-hewn chapters, that was all.
Trusted friend and global networking and publishing expert, Robyn Henderson, recommended I contact book coach and publishing consultant, Bev Ryan, for assistance and guidance, as Robyn knew her to be someone who is professional, easy to work with and understanding of my target market – dynamic women over 50 years of age.
From the first moment I spoke with Bev she put me at ease and gave me confidence that she was the right person to project manage my book. She understood what I wanted to achieve and guided me every step of the way. Bev drew up guidelines for my book, set a publishing timeline for me – which we met – and was on call when I needed anything clarified. She also acted as editor.
Bev also went above and beyond what was expected of her by connecting me with people who were excited to contribute to my book, and acted as advisor to and editor of their material as well. She also regularly sent me contacts and updates of things I needed to do such as order bar codes and ISBN numbers, etc.
Bev turned editing and publishing my book, which had the potential to be a stressful task, into a simple and enjoyable exercise. I plan to use her services for my future books and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs perhaps a one-off session with a book coach to help you get your book underway; or ongoing mentoring and support; or a publishing project manager to handle the whole process.”
Bev Brough is also a contributing author to Robyn Henderson’s book, ‘Strategic Networking – your guide to networking excellence’. Find Bev Brough at www.womensbusinessnow.com.au and www.masternetworking.com.au