You have a book inside you. Let me help you get it out. Every step of the publishing process, from your idea to your book in your hand.

Elle Carter Neal, photo by Amanda Meryle Photography

I'm Elle Carter Neal, and I’ve edited well over two million words in the course of more than fifteen years in this industry. I’ve also published four books of my own so far, and I've been a ghostwriter on numerous projects. I completed one of my manuscripts from start to finish while pregnant with my second child, and with a two-year-old in tow. And I have worked on complex editing jobs while holding and soothing a baby with chronic reflux. I have a wealth of strategies to share with you that will make your writing project come together much more easily than going it alone. I’ve made tons of mistakes over the years and learnt a lot of what I know the hard way – I want you to be able to take a shortcut and save yourself time and money so that your book can begin to work for you as soon as possible.

And I’d be thrilled to have your input in the development of the Fully Booked coursework.

I’m so excited about this because I think the Fully Booked programme will revolutionise the kind of coaching I can offer. You see, usually clients come to me looking for an editor… after they have spent months or even years plugging away at that book. And then we pick the whole thing apart. Don’t get me wrong – I have a hard-earned reputation as an editor who can work magic with what I’m given, changing as little as possible and avoiding lengthy rewrites.

But there has to be a better way.

And I’ve found it. A few years ago I started offering clients a brainstorming session whenever I discovered that they were struggling with writer’s block. But I know that I can do so much more. If I can jump in at the beginning – at certain key points of your planning and writing process and guide you, motivate you, and keep you on track, that book will be done so much quicker and easier… and the editing that follows will be much less brutal, because we don’t have to undo anything – only correct typos and improve the flow of your text.

And that’s not all. You have a polished manuscript – what do you do with it? How do you end up with a physical book in your hand? Instead of sending you off into the wilds of the publishing industry alone, I’m here for you during this phase, too. The internet age has granted us a vast number of publishing options, but it can be confusing and daunting. You could spend years wading through the conflicting information and advice that’s available out there – and much of that is tailored to authors navigating the much more established industries in the US and UK, and who have access to the innovative businesses that have sprung up to serve authors residing there. I’ll talk you through the viable options we have here in Australia – in fact we start with making this decision – and I’ll walk you through what I do when I publish my own books. You’ll have my systems and processes in neat step-by-step guidelines.

Click below to see the full programme details.

Non-Fiction | Fiction

Right now is the perfect time to start. Because I'm still building the course, you have the opportunity to be a Legacy Student of Fully Booked. As a Legacy Student, the course will be developed around you - with your questions and your needs addressed, almost as if you were doing one-on-one coaching.

You'll get the chance to develop your book ideas, coaching through your planning and writing, help with your decisions on what to include and how to structure it, identifying areas for improvement, and advising you on formatting, cover design, and your publishing path.

Places are limited, so let me know straight away if you’re interested so I can reserve you a spot.

Creating something from nothing more than your thoughts and ideas is a truly magical process. I can’t wait to start helping you with your book. There’s still time to do something amazing this year.

Read what clients and students have to say about my editing.

(This exciting programme is still under construction.)


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