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For Aspiring Authors

I'm ready to share with you the roadmap to follow to get your book published.


I have reviewed and been a key decision-maker on thousands of book proposals. 

I have participated in endless acquisitions meetings. 

I have created many successful book proposals myself. 

I have developmentally edit​ed and copyedited the manuscripts of many successful books.


Drawing on those rich experiences, I offer aspiring authors:

  • guidance on putting together an impressive and effective proposal package;
  • a careful review of and feedback on an existing proposal package;​
  • a careful review of and fee​dback on your complete manuscript;
  • thorough copyediting of your proposal package (to polish, correct, and suggest developments of the writing);
  • thorough copyediting of your complete manuscript.


If it's a ghostwriter you're looking for, I'm ready to talk about that as well. I have experience ghostwriting for prominent public figures and business leaders. The process would involve 

  • an initial conversation about the project you have in mind, concluding with a determination about whether I'm the right person for your project and an agreement on fees;
  • a series of interviews in which we'd hone your concept, develop an outline, and explore the ideas that will become the content of your book;
  • me turning your ideas into well-written, engaging prose, chapter by chapter; 
  • me either copyediting the manuscript or pointing you in the direction of a copy editor I know can do the job well.


Reviews from independent-author clients

Working with Barry was an absolute pleasure, he was very thorough in his edits and caught every error in my book which there were many. I would gladly work with him again and suggest his services to anyone.

Colton H.

Barry is a true professional. He kept me in touch as the collaboration continued. His work is top class and I feel very priviledge to work with him. He offered pleanty of advice which I am going to follow through with.

Lorraine W.

I appreciate the collaboration with Barry Hudock. His edits and suggestions were both well thought out and insightful. Barry was careful not to lose the tone or meaning from my thoughts yet helped create a flow to my story that will make it easier for the reader to follow along. I would recommend Barry to others, and plan to work with him on future projects.

Rebecca D.

Barry, you were excellent! You fulfilled everything you said you would do and you did it in a timely manner. Actually, you were early finishing my manuscript! But one of the main reasons why I chose you was the affordability. You came through on that and I truly appreciate it! Thank you for everything! I look forward to working with you again in the near future!

Kaela S.