& QUERY LETTERS
◊ Writing Assistance ◊ Editing ◊ Proofreading ◊ Polishing
Clarify your project at whatever stage of development you’re at: what you intend to express, your prospective audience, requirements you have to meet or expectations for publishing. Confirm the elucidation of your ideas, and the logical flow, consistency, style and refinement of the completed work. Reduce stress with expert assistance.
◊ Compose a query letter that will hook the agent/editor/publisher by succinctly encapsulating the highlights, spirit and style of your (forthcoming) proposal.
◊ Demonstrate your thorough familiarity with the agent/editor/publisher, and how your work is similar to their previous successes and yet is new and noteworthy.
◊ Delineate your ‘platform’—your brand—with a distinctive personal profile; demonstrating your complete knowledge of the market you are targeting.
◊ Confirm that you have complied with the submission guidelines stipulated by the particular publisher, and that the proposal is attractively presented.
◊ Determine the appropriateness of simultaneous, but personalized, submissions to different agents/editor/publishers.
◊ Prepare for the meetings that will follow upon your proposal being accepted.
◊ Remember that agents, editors and publishers need new and recurring authors all the time—and that author can be you.
This is what Cross-Culture Communications is all about.
Contact Susan Cooper—and see how working with her can work for you.