"I just got finished reading over the nonfiction book proposal that Ally wrote and the sample chapter she edited, and I was exceptionally happy with them. She really outdid herself. I barely EVER am satisfied with a first draft proposal, so this is really a pleasure."
The Literary Group International
“When I sent my latest proposal to my agent, she found it relevant, compelling, and, well… amateurishly written. With pen between my legs, I sent my stuff to Ally for a word make-over. She gave me tough love, which I needed. Her editing resulted in work that was far more descriptive, less cluttered, and fun to read. I call her my ‘wizard of words.'”
Bill Liederman, author of Mickey Mantle's: Behind the Scenes in America's Most Famous Sports Bar
"Ally is a reliable writer and a pleasure to work with. She ensures that both content and prose match the tone, level, and many specific requirements our projects entail. She has always been professional and dedicated to her work."
Margo Orlando, Associate Editor, SparkNotes
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The most important piece of writing for a nonfiction author isn't the manuscriptit's the book proposal!
"From the first rough draft to the final polishing, Ally took a personal interest in my work and used her insider's experience to help me avoid the pitfalls that sink good proposals before they ever get off the ground. My book proposal attracted the attention of four great agents within the first two months of sending it out and I had to choose between them."
—John A. Zulli, author of The Mind Rules
Most agents and publishers want to see a 25-50 page proposal that highlights certain aspects of your book idea before they ask to see the manuscript. In fact, most nonfiction book deals are made based on the proposals alonebefore a manuscript has been written! If you're looking for a collaborator or ghostwriter, we can help. Ally will craft your nonfiction book proposal so it has the best chance of grabbing an agent or editor's coveted attention. For more information Ally’s ghostwriting services, please visit www.allymachate.com.
Ally has been writing and editing reading group guides, book jackets, book
"Ally lives up to all the acclaim, and then some. She is a talented writer who consistently creates top rate [reading group] guides for us on a regular, timely basis. Her finished work is praised by our authors, editors, booksellers, and consumersher discussion questions provide insightful, conversation-starting analysis for a wide range of book subjects. She is trustworthy, incredibly punctual, and has made a large impact on the sales of our paperback list. I heartily recommend Ally for any sort of editorial project."
Carla Gray, Associate Director of Marketing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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