Learn from a nonfiction writing pro
With over 30 years of experience writing, editing, and designing nonfiction books and content, Jennifer Pinkley can teach you everything you need to know to publish your own nonfiction book
I never stop learning about writing and editing. No matter how much I know, there’s always something new to learn. I’ve spent 30 years working as a professional writer, crafting technical business materials, marketing collateral, white papers, nonfiction books, and more as an employee and for clients. I’ve also spent decades editing all of those same types of materials. I love the written word and want to share what I know with you.
Learn how to publish your own nonfiction book
Do you have an idea for a nonfiction book but don’t know how to get started writing it? And what about when you’re done writing your book? What then? Whether you want to publish a book and become an established author, to preserve family memories, or to promote your business, writing and publishing your book is an achievable goal. I can help you learn the skills you need to achieve your dream.
Write and publish a memoir or family history book
Are you interested in writing a memoir, a family history book, or maybe a family recipe book? I can help. I have over a decade of experience working with clients to write, edit, design, and print all sorts of nonfiction books. I offer a variety of courses to help you learn the skills you need, plus I’m available as a consultant to help you along the way if you don’t want to do it all yourself.
My name is Jennifer Pinkley and I’ve spent 30 years working as a professional writer, crafting magazine articles, nonfiction books, business materials, nonprofit content, and personal history books for clients. I’d love to help you, too.
Nonfiction Book Blog
I blog about all sorts of nonfiction book writing topics to help you learn how to outline, write, edit, design, and self publish nonfiction books. These are reposted on my Nonfiction Book Coach Substack. You can subscribe to receive new posts in your inbox.
What Can I Learn?
Courses I offer include:
Personal history/family book projects
Create an author platform
Crowdfund your nonfiction book
Record your own audiobook
About Jennifer Pinkley
I love the entire process of writing, editing, and publishing. I also love the process of helping authors bring books to life. I have over 30 years of writing, editing, design, indexing, and layout experience. I’ve worked with countless clients to help them move from a manuscript to a print book, ebook, and audiobook. I’ve also worked with numerous corporate clients to write technical documentation, annual reports, marketing fliers, and more. I’m deeply committed to helping you learn the skills you need to plan and complete a variety of nonfiction book projects. One client sent this note after I helped her publish her memoir:
Working with you to write “Memories Before I Forget” was one of the highlights of my life! Many sincere thanks.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions
What is your writing background?
I’ve loved books and writing for as long as I can remember. I studied history in college, in large part because I love to research and write about history. After college, I got a job as a technical writer. I spent years learning how to write incredibly technical materials about things like architecture, engineering, construction, telecommunications, software design, and lots more. I learned new skills every chance I got, and I soon learned how to write and design marketing materials and websites. After working for big companies for several years, I struck out on my own and wrote for magazines, small business, and nonprofits. Next I expanded into working with clients to write, edit, and publish family history books and memoirs. Along the way, I’ve written and designed brochures, press releases, white papers, nonfiction books, and pretty much every kind of written material that exists.
What kind of editing experience do you have?
As soon as I got a job as a professional writer way back in the 1990s, I started to learn how to be an effective editor. My colleagues edited my writing and I edited theirs. This was standard practice throughout my career. I learned how to determine if material is correctly structured, can seek out and destroy awkward sentences and word choices, ask questions to help authors focus on effective rewrites, and I’m a whiz at finding typos. I really love editing and providing other writers with constructive feedback to help make their work even better. I’ve edited pretty much everything: books, magazine articles, business documents, web page text, and so much more.
What kinds of courses do you offer?
I’m in the process of creating courses to help share all of the writing and editing knowledge stuffed in my head after 30 years in this business. I plan to offer courses for all sorts of writers. You can learn how to write a compelling nonfiction book, how to write a family history, how to create a family recipe book, and how to write for magazines/blogs. Just check out my Courses page for current offerings.
Do you offer any one-on-one coaching or consulting?
Yes! I offer coaching for nonfiction authors to help you create great outlines and structures for books, and I also offer book editing services. For those who are working on family history projects, I also offer consulting services to help you put together and print your book.