My name is Sarah Barbour.
I make good stories better.
Maybe you’ve known for a while that there is a book inside of you that is just waiting to be written. You feel called to share your knowledge and your passion with the world, to stand out as a leader in your field, to build your list and attract more clients; and you are so ready. The problem is that you have no idea where to start. That’s where I come in. I help entrepreneurs who want to write a book but feel overwhelmed by the process, or simply don’t know where to start. It’s my job to take you from a basic idea to putting a published book in the hands of the people you most want to reach. In 2011, I took the skills I’d acquired as an English major and an employee at a university press and began to offer my services as a freelance editor. Self-publishing was just starting to boom, and I quickly built a steady business. Inspired, I began writing my own books (to date, I’ve published two fiction and three nonfiction books). This allowed me to reach new audiences and, just as importantly, gave me the opportunity to see the self-publishing world from the author’s point of view. Along the way, I began to realize how easy it is to get overwhelmed. There is just SO MUCH advice out there about writing and publishing. Some of it’s good. Some of it’s bad. A lot of it is confusing, even contradictory, and surprisingly little is targeted specifically toward people who are trying to use a book to build their businesses. As a coach, I help authors get focused on their goals and audience, establish a realistic timeline for their book, keep them accountable to their writing targets, and walk them through the self-publishing process. As an editor, I work with you to ensure that your book conveys your message clearly and elegantly and meets your readers’ needs and expectations. Either way, it’s my job to make sure that your book represents you and your business the way you want it to. Sign up for a free, 20-minute consultation call so we can see if we’d be a good fit for each other.
In the 1920s and 30s, men and women such as Charles Lindbergh, Beryl Markham and Amelia Earhart embraced the new technology of aviation. They were able to go farther, faster, than anyone had before them, and together they ushered in a new era of exploration, travel and adventure. Like the aviators and aviatrices of a century ago, today’s entrepreneurs and authors finding new ways of doing things and making names for themselves in the process. In the day-to-day routine of finding new clients, building lists, creating content and responding to questions, it’s easy to forget that we’re forging new paths, both for ourselves and others. “Aeroplane” is my way of reminding us that we are adventurers and the world is spread out in front of us, just waiting for us to go places.