Tanya Brockett

Tanya Brockett - Editor

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Seasoned editor and holistic book coach for new and experienced nonfiction writers. Ghostwriter of book sold to Big Five for six-figures.

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Overview

I help authors, experts, and entrepreneurs to boost brands and enhance credibility by publishing quality, nonfiction books. I do this by joyfully providing copyediting, ghostwriting, training, and mentoring through the publishing process. I am an editorial professional with over twenty-five years of experience working with first-time and experienced authors, non-profits, corporations, and small businesses, in both traditional and independent (self) publishing settings.

I have helped hundreds of authors (many of whom are best sellers) and reviewed millions of pages of prose over nearly two decades working in direct author services. I have reviewed and written hundreds of business plans, grant proposals, blog posts, websites, and marketing materials for businesses and entrepreneurs. My first published book (The Loan Solution, Kaizen Publication, 2007) helped me to secure a nomination by the US Small Business Administration as a financial services advocate of the year. Since then, I have edited/written several books for first-time business authors needing credibility and exposure. Fortune 100 executives, speakers, consultants, and business professionals are regularly among my clients.

I also attract inspiring authors in the self-help, personal development, and mind/body/spirit genres. What a joy! A few of my clients were featured in the movie and book, The Secret. As a certified Ho'oponopono practitioner and mentor, I inspire and educate my clients to complete their book projects with joyful anticipation. Positive energy creates positive results, and I help my clients to generate both.

Though most of my work is currently for book-length manuscripts, I also help with "content chunking" for my clients, which includes editing the content in their books for use in blog posts, social media content, and articles.

For Reedsy, my focus includes editing for emerging and experienced nonfiction authors who have a positive message to share with the world. Preferred topics include business, leadership, entrepreneurship, success, finance, self-help, mind/body/spirit, and positive, prescriptive memoir. I work with clients across the globe from my office in the Charlottesville, Virginia, USA area. (Recorded teleconference calls are quite common.) I received a BS in Commerce & MBA in two area schools where I have also taught (the University of Virginia and James Madison University).

Testimonials

"Tanya Brockett is a true gem! Tanya has worked with me on several successful projects. She is a stellar editor and writer who pours her passion into your prose. Want an awesome book that you love to share? Hire Tanya and Expect Miracles!"

—Dr. J. Vitale, Author


"The book is way more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. There is loving, genius creativity in your work. Thank you for all your detail care. Dreams come true because of you."

—K. Nelson, Author


"I cannot say enough good things about Tanya’s work. She did an excellent job but there was so much more. Tanya is a joy to work with. I have found her to be knowledgeable, personable, and genuine."

—K. Gronau, Author

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Finance & Accounting
Inspirational
Self-help & Self-improvement
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • Certified Instructor—Business Startup
  • Certified Instructor—Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Certified Advanced Ho'oponopono Practitioner & Mentor
  • Corporate Speaker, IACS

Awards

  • All awards listed are for work on client projects:
  • African-American Author's Expo Literary Award/Christian
  • Aspicomm Media, Best Spiritual/Inspirational Book and Trailblazer Award
  • Books & Authors Award for Literary Excellence
  • Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year
  • Silver Medal, Living Now Book Awards
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine's Best Nonfiction Books of 2020

Work experience

Editor, Ghostwriter, Book Coach, and Trainer

Self-employed
May, 2003 – Present (over 17 years)

Tanya Brockett is a seasoned editor, ghostwriter, speaker, and publishing mentor whose purpose is to motivate, educate, and inspire others to create positive experiences in their lives through words, both spoken and written.

Tanya fulfills this purpose by inspiring authors, experts, and entrepreneurs to ditch the fear and overwhelm so they can write and edit a bestseller-worthy book that boosts their brands, increases their impact, and leaves a legacy. For her clients, Tanya also provides manuscript evaluations, performs several levels of copyediting, writes back cover copy, helps with book descriptions, meets with agents and publishers, and more. Here is what one client had to say about working with Tanya:

“Tanya, you are amazing! I don’t think you know how amazing you are. I got more out of our one-hour conversation than I gained in ten, one-hour sessions with a business coach. Thank you!” —Alana K

Tanya helps authors to define and then achieve their goals. They gain confidence, knowledge, support, and drive to see their book projects come to fruition. No one has to do this alone.

In addition to being a copyeditor, ghostwriter, and mentor, Tanya is also a presenter on authorpreneurship nationwide. She has also developed online courses to help authors become authorpreneurs (make money with their books!) so they can learn and grow. Her recent short read, The New Writer Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Nonfiction E-Book, was written to help nonfiction authors to quickly learn how to produce a quality book to leverage their brand.

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