Book Coaching & Editing  Services

 

Work 1:1 with a book coach and book editor to bring your book to life and get it ready for publishing.

turn your story into a book

Writing a book is hard. 

Every writer knows this; and every writer (published, amateur, professional, first-time, whatever) has BEEN THERE. You are NOT alone.
While writing is typically viewed as a solitary activity, even the most seasoned authors have a team. And YOU can have a team behind you, too, providing the guidance and support you need to finish and polish your manuscript.

Right now, you're a person with a book idea, or maybe you're a writer with some of your manuscript written, but you can be the published author of your dreams. With a powerful book you're proud to share with the world! 

How? By working one-on-one with a book coach so you don’t have to go it alone or feel alone.

When you work with a book coach like Lauren Eckhardt, she's with you the whole way.

Unlike writing courses, workshops or conferences, your book coach is in this  with you for the long haul. Not only will you learn the storytelling skills you need to write a book, but you're guided through the entire journey.

You will be met, wherever you’re at, and held accountable so you finish a complete draft, and you'll have the security of an expert author, book coach, and cheerleader by your side.

But we don't stop there. After you are done with book coaching, and have a completed manuscript, our in-house editor, Allison Buehner, will review and polish your manuscript so you're ready for the next step... publishing your book! No matter what publishing path you choose - traditional, self-publish, or hybrid - professional editing is a must for all books.

Burning Soul Collective is committed to helping first-time writers become published authors. We want to help you, yes YOU, share your story with the world. 

“Lauren Eckhardt and Burning Soul Collective made the journey of writing my memoir possible. She is a wonderful coach and encourager. The hundreds of hours we’ve spent crying and laughing together over the past year will always be some of my favorite memories. Lauren was a huge part of my sharing the story- her belief in why others needed to hear it.”
-Gina Defa, Author of "The Parakeet Drawing"

Meet your team:

 

Your book coach, Lauren Eckhardt: 

Lauren is an award-winning and bestselling author, ghostwriter, and book coach. She is also the founder and CEO of Burning Soul Collective and is an advocate for determined and passionate writers who listen to their soul’s calling and the number one cheerleader for our authors. Lauren founded Burning Soul Collective in 2020, after 12 years in the human resources field, to work with aspiring and career authors in pursuit of sharing a powerful and deeply impactful story or message.

She is passionate about ensuring people feel truly seen, heard, and understood and accepted as their most authentic self. 

Lauren has coached hundreds of writers to step into their author dream and publish books they are proud of. 

Your editor,
Allison Buehner:

 

Allison is our in-house editor for Burning Soul Collective authors, and she's been with the company since December 2020. She is passionate about the structure and strategy of language within the complexities of storytelling and takes pride in her nickname “the walking thesaurus”.

She loves making sure an author's message is shared with the reader in the most meaningful way, and always digs in to question "what else" to ensure your readers cherish your book for all time.

"Lauren and the team at Burning Soul Collective have reminded me that I am far more capable than I think I am. We all are! You just need that drive and someone amazing like Lauren cheering you on and guiding you along your journey."
-Jennifer Hobbs, Author of Calmed.

Choose what you need: 

We have three packages available to meet you where you are in your book writing process and fit your budget. Your book coaching sessions must have a week between them, to give you time to implement changes and work on your book. Your editing rounds will have two weeks between each round to give Allison enough time to dive into your manuscript. 

Just starting out? Look at Levels 2 and 3 of the book coaching & editing packages below. If your manuscript is further along, look at Levels 1 and 2 to see what's best for you.

For memoirs, inspirational, self-help, or thought leadership books only. 

Level 1: 

Level 1 is for authors who have written most of their manuscript, but need the extra guidance from a seasoned book coach to ensure it is a strong book that captures readers from the first word. They are fairly close to the finish line and are ready to level-up their storytelling and get it ready for publishing. 

What's included:

  • Four book coaching sessions with Lauren Eckhardt to help you see your book from a new perspective, improve your storytelling techniques, and ensure there are no gaps in your storyline.

  • Developmental edits from Lauren Eckhardt where she will review your book structure, flow, and reader experience.

  • Line editing from Allison Buehner, focused on your word choice to determine if each sentence achieves your intended impact. Line editing clarifies meaning, eliminates jargon, and ensures each sentence sounds right as the reader experiences your book. 

  • Proofreading from Allison Buehner that includes catching and correcting typos, grammatical errors, POV, tense, and even formatting as the last line of defense before publishing.

  • Free access to our Soulful Self-Publishing Guide and Bestseller Launch Plan course and workbook bundles to provide you with guidance to pursue self-publishing and a successful book launch.

     

Package Price:
$6,000

A two month payment plan is also available.

Level 1 Book Coaching & Editing

Level 2: 

Level 2 is for authors who have begun writing their manuscript, but are looking for direction and accountability to fully flesh out their stories and develop a solid storyline between them. They are committed to completing their book, but just need the extra support and guidance that only comes from a motivating book coach and strong editing eye. 

What's included:

  • Eight book coaching sessions with Lauren Eckhardt to help you see your book from a new perspective, improve your storytelling techniques, and ensure there are no gaps in your storyline. She will also guide you deeper into your story, ensuring you are writing for YOU first, and editing for the world after. 
  • Developmental edits from Lauren Eckhardt where she will review your book structure, flow, and reader experience.
  • Line editing from Allison Buehner, focused on your word choice to determine if each sentence achieves your intended impact. Line editing clarifies meaning, eliminates jargon, and ensures each sentence sounds right as the reader experiences your book. 
  • Proofreading from Allison Buehner that includes catching and correcting typos, grammatical errors, POV, tense, and even formatting as the last line of defense before publishing.
  • Free access to the full Soulful Author Journey course, using our unique framework that is designed to navigate first-time writers through their author journey. 

 

Package Price:
$10,000

A three-month payment plan is also available.

Level 2 Book Coaching & Editing

Level 3: 

Level 3 is for authors who may or may not have begun writing but are ready to dive in deep and are looking for the passion and support of a powerful book coach to help them hone in on their true message and make a meaningful impact on their readers. These authors are passionate about their book's message and want to work in depth with a book coach to bring it to life.  

What's included:

  • Twelve book coaching sessions with Lauren Eckhardt to help you see your book from a new perspective, improve your storytelling techniques, and ensure there are no gaps in your storyline. She will also help you identify your WHY and your true core message for your book, guiding you deep into your story, ensuring you are writing for YOU first, and editing for the world after. 
  • Developmental edits from Lauren Eckhardt where she will review your book structure, flow, and reader experience.
  • Line editing from Allison Buehner, focused on your word choice to determine if each sentence achieves your intended impact. Line editing clarifies meaning, eliminates jargon, and ensures each sentence sounds right as the reader experiences your book. 
  • Proofreading from Allison Buehner that includes catching and correcting typos, grammatical errors, POV, tense, and even formatting as the last line of defense before publishing.
  • Free access to the full Soulful Author Journey course, using our unique framework that is designed to navigate first-time writers through their author journey.
  • A compelling synopsis, book blurb, and book pitch will be written for you by Allison Buehner after completing your rounds of editing.

Package Price:
$14,000

A four-month payment plan is also available.

Level 3 Book Coaching & Editing

 

 

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I owe a lot to my book coach (and publisher) Lauren Eckhardt, CEO of Burning Soul Collective! Her enthusiasm further convinced me that it was chalked full of messages every parent needed to have. I love writing but it’s hard to see your own flaws as you go. It was nice not having to worry about that. It’s amazing what power a single supporter has in helping another person unfurl their could-be-brilliant ideas in the form of a book.

Lauren Eckhardt is a structure expert.  She kept telling me not to worry about that until later....just to write the book.  That was excellent advice.  I organized many ideas under big, broad chapter headings that I felt encompassed (almost) all aspects of [my book]. With Lauren’s help, the rest fell into place."

-Susan Maples, Author of "Brave Parent"

“Writing your first book can be both wonderful and intimidating. Are you getting your message across? Are you using the same phrases and wording too often? Is your spacing right?  The list of worries is endless. Unless you are fortunate enough to have Allison on your team! Her ability to hear your voice in your storytelling is her biggest strength. She then edits with amazing talent to make sure all those fears are taken care of. I loved the word and phrase changes she made in “Walk with Me”!

She has an endless vocabulary in her beautiful mind and worked hard to make sure the flow of my message came across. She’s not afraid to ask questions or request more detail. Some things within my story which seemed obvious to me because it was my story now have deeper meaning to more readers because of her diligence. You need Allison as part of your book writing adventure!"

-Nita Kennedy, Author of "Walk With Me"

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