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Book Doctor 



Elaine Ash

Who is Elaine Ash?

      As a former editor at Beat to a Pulp webzine, Elaine worked directly with writers of all genres to develop stories for publication.

      Today, she works with private clients, helping them shape manuscripts, acquire agents and land publishing deals. She also ghostwrites and edits for industry clients. West Coast Writers Conferences, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime SoCal, the Author Learning Center, and other respected organizations book her to lead workshops, moderate conference panels and speak. From intimate workshops to public podiums, Elaine inspires and energizes people to act upon their creative ideas and WRITE!

      Under the pen name “Anonymous-9,” Elaine’s award-winning, bestselling crime fiction is included in numerous “Best of” lists every year. Her work has been praised by T. Jefferson Parker, Ray Garton, Douglas Lindsay, Robert Randisi and many others. 

     For full bio please click "About."

     * Story notes & consulting

     * Development editing

     * Book doctoring

     * Ghostwriting

     * Agent queries

     * Pitching to select publishers

     * Consulting on self-publishing ventures

     *Non-disclosure guaranteed 

     *Clients include bestselling, award-winning authors, editors and educators. 


     Elaine edits established authors as well as emerging talent. Newcomers help keep an editor sharp, with an ear to the ground.  

     For info on any service, please click Services.

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