Editing & book development for business writers

If you’ve written it, I can polish it.

If you need help writing it, I can coach you.

If you don’t have time to write it, let me do the heavy lifting.

I help with all sorts of publications including:

  • business books
  • websites
  • reports, policy and strategy documents
  • discussion papers
  • blog posts

Here’s a little more detail for a few of those:

Business books

If you’re writing a business book you’ll probably already know that it’s HARD. How do you transform that marvellous matrix of knowledge in your head to a linear structure on the page?

I can help with that.

I’ve helped many business consultants get their books over the line. (You can look at some examples here, here and here.)

The process varies from person to person, depending on how far you’re into your book and how much time you have to work on it. If you’re tight on time I can be very hands-on, restructuring and reworking as needed; if you have time to work on it yourself I can coach you through it, then edit your final draft.

Websites

I can refresh web copy that’s become tired and unwieldy or help you start from scratch, all the while keeping an eye on SEO. Here are a couple of sites I’ve worked on recently:

The Australian Childhood Trauma Group
Live Performance Australia

Reports, policy and strategy documents, discussion papers

My years of local government experience come in handy here. I know that behind the glossy document there may have been multiple authors working to a tight timeline. The key to editing these documents is making sure they have a consistent voice and message. I’ve worked on a range of these as writer and editor. Here’s a sample of one I have written:

Let’s talk about how I can help you get your project over the line.

Contact Lu

 

 

Lu Sexton

Hello, I’m Lu Sexton. I’m an editor and writing coach. I’ve been working with writers like you since 2009 and I love it. My mission is to help you bring out the best in your writing and get you one step closer to being published.

Ask me how

Testimonials

It’s been an insightful and joyous experience working with Lu. I’ve eagerly awaited her feedback and suggestions, her restructuring advice and her kickstarting copy in my ‘voice’ that got me going further and faster on my chapters. She’s taken my ideas, information and repetitions and brought clarity, focus and an artful arc to them. Many thanks. I’d rate her 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 😁

Lynne Cazaly

Lynne Cazaly

Author of 'ISH'

Lu’s structural edit of my book, Rewiring Pain, made sure my ideas come were presented in an engaging and entertaining way. She understood the needs of my target audience and found clever ways to make an easy read of my book on the heavy topic of neuroplasticity. I also asked Lu to typeset my book, and it looks great.

Dr Lisa Chaffey

Dr Lisa Chaffey

Author of 'Rewiring Pain'

I found Lu’s partnership invaluable in developing an information and marketing package for our potential clients. She has a rare ability to grasp complex concepts very quickly.  As a result she is able to  simplify, shape and develop supporting materials on any topic for any audience, and within a short timeframe.

Ami Cook

Chief Design Officer, MindNavig8or Pty Ltd