Ready to Publish Your Book? Your Literary Prose is your Professional Author Assistant!
Press Release for announcement of certification for Professional Author Assistant.
Editorial Team Assistant, Win or Learn – The Naked Truth“ by Christine Beckwith and Elizabeth Karwowski, et. al
Colleen provided assistance as editorial proofreader for “Win or Learn – The Naked Truth.” Fourteen high-ranking women executives in the banking industry share their real and raw unique journeys to success. “Win or Learn – The Naked Truth” presents the collective power of leading ladies who have moved the needle in the banking industry to break ceilings and run multibillion-dollar companies.
Editors, Proofreaders, Book Publishing Consultants, Professional Author Assistants, “Let Me Prey Upon You: Breaking Free from a Minister’s Sexual Abuse” by Sandy Phillips Kirkham
Colleen and Peter started working with Sandy in January 2019 to assist her in writing, publishing, and sharing her story. We began with a Deep Dive VIP Day creating a strategic plan for writing, editing, publishing, and marketing her book. Besides her VIP Day, we worked with Sandy providing consulting, editing, proofreading, and Professional Author Assistance and she launched in early December 2019.
Wendy Dunning, Art Designer, worked with us and Sandy updating the front cover, designing the back cover and the interior layout of the book.
Professional Author Assistant, Book Consultants, Project Managers, “Words for the Unbearable: A Journey Through Loss” by Enid Sanders
Colleen and Peter connected Enid to their team member and book designer, Wendy Dunning, for the cover and interior design of her book. They also provided project management consulting on the many aspects of publishing including securing ISBNs and the LCCN, setting up book printing, creating Amazon accounts for the author page and book page(s). Enid’s goal was to publish on her 75th birthday (a three-month time period) and it happened!
Editors, Proofreaders, Book Consultants, Professional Author Assistants, “From Heaven to Heaven” by Karin Kirkendol
Peter and Colleen worked with Karin through the process of publishing her book. We provided book consultation on how to begin and a plan to follow. Our Art Director, Wendy Dunning, advised her on different directions she could take with the illustrations and provided the interior layout of the book. With all clients, we answered any questions Karin had to ease any anxiety. Karin was interested and wanted to know the steps of what was entailed in the entire publishing process. Per her words, “I don’t want to do any of this stuff, but I want to understand it!” All of our clients are great to work for, but Karin’s energy and easy going attitude made it a fun process.
Communication is key for any project!
Editors, Proofreaders, Professional Author Assistants, “500 Years of Lies: Discover The Extraordinary Number of Native Indian Gifts To The World” by Dave Patterson, the1492guy
One might wonder how they could learn so much history from assisting an author with their book. Colleen and Peter worked with Dave Patterson, the1492guy, through the entire process of manuscript creation, publishing details, and some marketing of his book. Peter did a magnificent job providing editing advice from beginning to end. Dave was very open to changes and always said, “You aren’t going to hurt my feelings. That’s what I hired you to do.”
Colleen proofed the manuscript after all edits were completed and managed all the details to make sure tasks were completed in a timely manner.
Dave worked with our team member, Wendy Dunning, Art Director, who assisted him on cover redesign and designed the interior of the book.
This was a true team effort on all sides. It takes a village!
Professional Author Assistant, “Flip Flap Try… A Cardinal’s Journey” by Janet Kassalen
Colleen and Peter were honored to work with Janet Kassalen as her Professional Author Assistants from the early stages of developing Rainier’s journey through publication.
Peter and Colleen held regular consulting calls with Janet keeping her updated on the progress of the book and provided the necessary information for her to make informed decisions best for her book.
As Project Managers, we worked with team members to ensure all tasks were completed on time and in a professional manner, including, but not limited to, editing, book launch, and marketing.
Editor, “Activate Divine Creativity” by Kathy Rausch
Colleen copyedited and proofread the first two drafts of this book before it went to print. Exciting and thrilling. Colleen loves the written word.
Best of Cincinnati Writer’s Award, 2011
Colleen Wietmarschen won the 2011 Best of Cincinnati Award in the Writers class by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
Cincinnati Writer Award for The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business class. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
The committee gathered various sources of information and analyzed it to choose the winners in each group. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality and not quantity. Winners are based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S.Commerce Association (USCA) – U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City-based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The USCA’s purpose is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA recognizes the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to advocate for small- and medium-size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association
I would like to thank whoever nominated me for this award. They would not show that information to me when I asked during the interview. Maybe I will write that book one day; I always have the words rolling around inside my head!
M. Colleen Wietmarschen
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Past Speaking Events:
March 2020 – Online – Guest on “Super Power Experts” podcast with Jennifer Urezzio. We talked about the spiritual power of purpose and how it’s easier to be in tune with life’s purpose when we’re aware of unconscious and conscious behaviors.
October 2019 – Online – Guest on “Bootstrapping Your Dreams” podcast with Manuj Aggarwal, “Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Authoring Books | Marketing Through Publishing” (audio) and on YouTube.
August 10, 2019 – Online – Guest on “Zestful Aging” podcast with Nicole Christina, LCSW, “I Want to Write!“
July 25, 2019 – Online – Podcast Guest with Kathleen Gage of Power Up for Profits; “Your Story Needs to Be Told.“
June 27, 2019 – Online – Guest on “Glistening Particles” podcast, “The Great Cycle Challenge Series,” Episode 134. The Great Cycle Challenge is a month-long bicycle challenge where riders set a mileage goal to ride for the month of June and raise money to fight Childhood Cancer. Jane, also a participant, invited riders to take part in the podcast series, and I jumped on; literally.
During Colleen’s interview you’ll hear WHY she takes part, what’s DIFFERENT for her this year, and RANDOM facts you may not know about her. Enjoy!
March 14, 2019 – Online – Peter, guest on “On the Sidelines with Mollie & Lindsay: FC Cincinnati & The Pride” podcast.
June 6, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Speaker for Perfect Wedding Guide Luncheon group of 65 – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!” Colleen shared the importance of creating a CLEAR message for any written and verbal content for business because “Bad Messaging Makes Businesses Broke!”
April 12, 2018 – Online – Guest on “The Write Hour” podcast with Joyce Glass, The Write Coach – Episode #106 – After the Draft – Shared information on the importance of editing your manuscript and more!
April 10, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Hyde Park Public Library – Five Critical Things to Know When Writing a Book.”
March 28, 2018 – Your Literary Prose 2018 Library Series – “5 Tips to Clarity in Your Written Content: It’s More Than Just Words.”
March 21, 2018 – Online – Guest on “Show Up! Stand Out” – Online Visibility Expert Series for Entrepreneurs with Juliette Stapleton.
November 11, 2017 – WordCamp 2017 at The University of Cincinnati, WordPress Event – Speaker presented talk on “5 Tips to Clarity in Your Written Content: It’s More Than Just Words”
November 7, 2017 – Pat Mussieux Sales Mastery Event – Speaker and sponsor presented “5 Tips to Clarity in Your Written Content: It’s More Than Just Words”
June 23, 2017 – VA League – Guest Speaker presented talk on “5 Key Steps to Expanding Your Business from Six to Seven Figures”
January 18, 2017 – Blog Talk Radio with Nichole Santoro – Trends in the Self-Publishing Industry – https://tobtr.com/9756529
March 23, 2017 – Blog Talk Radio with Nichole Santoro – Jumpstart Your Writing Plan! Come behind the scenes of The Write Academy – Hear the Show.