What is an Author’s Assistant?

April 20th, 2013

Woman with typewriter.An author’s assistant can ease the pain in the life of a writer. You’ve already done the most difficult part. Your book has been written. So, what are your next steps? This is where an author’s assistant can help. An author’s assistant can help you edit, proofread, and format your manuscript. Additionally, your assistant can research quotes and historical details so that proper credit is given to original content. Your assistant can coordinate your reviews and testimonies. Once your book is published, your assistant can assist in promoting your book and arranging for book signings and speaking engagements.

As an author, you may say that an author’s assistant isn’t doing anything that you’re not capable of doing yourself. That is a true statement. The difference is that all of these activities take time. After pouring hours into writing your book, there just may not be time to give your book the attention that it needs to make it a success. You may have written a best seller, but it will not become a best seller unless it reaches the proper audience. An author’s assistant will provide the platform to introduce your book to the masses.

In addition to the above duties, I can assist with social networking. Managing Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter can be cumbersome. There are only so many hours in the day. I can create your author’s Facebook Page and I can manage the updates. Would you like to have an author’s video trailer for your book? Would you like a Newsletter? I can handle that!

Allow me to make your life as an author easier.

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, attorneys, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.