From copy editing and book layout to guided self publishing and social media marketing advice, I’ll make sure your project gets the care and expertise it deserves. Scroll down to start putting down roots as a successful author.


Any of the listed services can be provided in combination with any other service. All services cost $40 an hour. I can provide more detailed pricing estimates upon request.

Copy editing

I offer full copy editing services in Chicago, AP, or APA style. This includes correcting punctuation and spelling, standardizing capitalization, correcting any misplaced modifiers or dangling participles, and correcting any additional grammatical errors. I also offer copy editing for theses and dissertations, including correcting formatting errors and ensuring compliance with university guidelines.

Story editing

I can provide light to moderate story editing. At the lightest level, this includes suggesting changes in wording to make meaning clearer and removing confusing or unrelated text. For more involved editing, I will suggest needed rearrangement of book elements and help you develop any concepts that may need more work.

Book layout

I offer full interior book layout services. I can produce high-quality interior layouts that are ready for press, complete with front and back matter and any pictures you wish to include. I will help you avoid common layout mistakes and produce a beautiful, ready-for-print manuscript. This is an excellent option for those looking to self-publish.

Guided self publishing

For those looking to self-publish, I can help guide you through this process. This includes making recommendations about various printing and publishing options, helping you manage the upload and revision process, and making sure you get beautiful copies of your book in hand.

Ebook conversion

Whether you’re converting an existing book or publishing a new one, I can help you prepare your ebook for publication. This includes formatting pictures, creating a hyperlinked table of contents, and making sure your ebook meets production standards for publishing platforms. I can also help guide you through the upload process for Kindle Direct Publishing.

Blog post ghostwriting

I can produce search engine-optimized blog posts that will help your website get more traffic. These posts can be of various lengths and will be well-written, grammatically clean, and effortless on your part.

Social media marketing guidance

Do you have questions about how to run a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram campaign? Are you unsure about how tags work and why you should do a giveaway? I can help you sketch out a social media marketing strategy, get pages set up, link accounts, and learn to access and understand analytics.

Client Comments

“Working with her was an absolute pleasure, and I can attest that whatever your needs are, from editing to mark-up to proofing, that she will be more than qualified and up to the task to provide exemplary service.”

John Grantham, author of The World’s Hardest Music Trivia

“Her background is extensive, and she is professional all the way through. I have another book on the horizon, and I hope she will edit that one, too. She get my highest rating. A+”

Sandy Grisham, author of One Woman’s Journey in the Twentieth Century


My name is Sinclair Rishel. I am a freelance literary consultant specializing in blog post ghostwriting, editing, and book shepherding. When I’m not working, I’m knitting and hanging out with my two dogs (pictured below).

I am a Poynter News U-certified copy editor. I have experience working in both Chicago and AP style. I have worked in the publishing field since 2015, and I have been involved in every step of the publishing process, from reviewing submissions to selling books at events.

My ghostwriting experience includes everything from writing for newly-started blogs to writing articles for a hospital marketing magazine with an 800,000-person distribution list. I have experience writing search engine-optimized posts on a wide variety of topics.

As for social media, I have worked off and on as a social media coordinator since 2014. One of the companies I work for experienced a 900% increase in Facebook impressions within six months of my taking over their social media.

I am happy to discuss projects face-to-face or remotely, depending on your preferences.

Boaz (left) and Buck (right)


You can contact me using the form below or directly via email at
quickbeamliterary at gmail dot com.