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Laine Cunningham | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 12, 2015

Laine Cunningham

Award-winning ghostwriter & editor, 47 titles pub
   United States
  |   Hillsborough, NC

Overview

Laine works with authors, public speakers and thought leaders to ghostwrite, rewrite and edit fiction and nonfiction; market books, speaking engagements and products; and branding.
Two decades of experience writing fiction and nonfiction books, pitching projects to agents and publishers, and effective marketing have boosted the careers of traditionally published and indie authors. Clients working with adult as well as children’s picture books, middle grade and young adult novels have found success with Laine’s support.
Currently, 47 titles...

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Service Description

Ghostwriting, Rewriting and Editing: Laine works with authors to develop a seed concept into a detailed outline, writes the draft manuscript, then revises and edits to create a final version. Rough drafts provided by clients are developed further then rewritten as needed. Projects that are nearly finished have been edited. Clients have signed with top agents who shopped the works to Hollywood and the Big Five publishers.
Marketing: A multi-pronged approach to branding and sales takes advantage of the latest digital and print technologies. A proprietary bulk sales program generates purchases of at least 100 copies at a time, a DIY program offers affordable options that resulted in Amazon bestseller status, and crowdfunding campaigns have brought in $100 per day. Interviews and feature articles under Laine’s byline enhance exposure for authors, speakers, new products and corporate milestones, and can provide the links needed to generate a Wikipedia page submitted by her.
Pitch: Clients looking to place their work with agents and publishers have received query letters, book proposals, juvenile submission packets, and individual pieces like bios and synopses. Pitch items have led to hundreds of contracts for her clients and have been singled out by agents as the most comprehensive and professional among thousands of submissions. She assists with the search by generating targeted contact lists of agents and publishers.


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Employment

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1994 - Present

Education

George Mason University
BA English/Creative Writing
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Keywords

ghostwriting
editing
book marketing
fiction
nonfiction
self-publishing
speechwriting
book editing
children's books
query letter
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