Memoir writer scores traditional publishing deal

Written by Lynne (editor)—June 6, 2022

In early 2021, Silva McLeod contacted us, looking for an editor to help her with a memoir she’d written. We started with a manuscript assessment, then moved on to two rounds of line editing, including a few revision rounds. We also had a publishing consultation with Silva so we could discuss the next steps with her.

Silva’s story is amazing and moving. It encompasses so many elements—humble beginnings to successful career, true love, cultural differences, racism, sexism, with an emphasis on overcoming all obstacles with determination and persistence. It was clear from the start that she had a great ability to turn real events into a readable and engaging story and we were happy to help her hone this skill, teaching her the best and most effective ways to communicate her story.

Silva decided that she would try and find a traditional publisher for her story. I’m happy to say that she has signed a contract and her book, Island Girl to Airline Pilot, will be released in the first half of 2023. Congratulations, Silva! You can follow Silva on her Facebook author page here. It will keep you up to date with her journey to publication.

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