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BPonder ✍Writing 📖Editing 📚Self-Publishing
BPonder ✍Writing 📖Editing 📚Self-Publishing

BPonder ✍Writing 📖Editing 📚Self-Publishing

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Introduction: A Self Publishing Expert Who Works For You! Your message matters, and I believe it could bring hope, healing, and breakthrough in the lives of others.  That's why my top priority as your editor and publishing consultant is to make your book shine.  I  can guide you from your book idea through publication and marketing, or you can cherry-pick the services you want. And whichever services you choose, you always make the final decisions, you keep the profits, and you keep all distribution and copyrights. I have clients from all walks of life--doctors, lawyers, teachers, funeral home owners, celebrity stylists, pastors, psychologists, life coaches, dream interpreters, marketing executives, fitness trainers, financial consultants, chefs, cancer survivors, domestic abuse victims...I could go on, but I think you get the idea. :-)  No matter your zone of genius, if you have a book inside of you, I can help you get it done! Since 2012, I've written and published six best selling books of my own, and I've been the ghostwriter for eight books over the past four years. Additionally, through ILLUMINATION PRESS, my publishing services company, I have helped 20 authors publish their books this year.  I am proud to say I not only help others write, publish, and make money with their books, I write, publish, and make money with my own books, too.  I am in the trenches with you, serving you with practical, relevant expertise and experience.    I'm telling you all of this because I know being able to trust the person you are working with is important. I also want you to know that it doesn't matter your level of experience or background, I'm your resource to make your book dreams a reality!

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Excellent 4.9

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Jay A.

Writing and Editing Services

Thank you Bponder for delivering a quality service and helping me with my little declaration project. All the wordings and punchline are excellent. Truly unique writer. I’ll definitely call her on my next project for sure.
May 28, 2021

Writing and Editing Services

Illumination Press Rocks!! I am very pleased with the service I received at Illumination Press. Benecia is very Experienced and Professional and she goes Above and Beyond to get the job done. Keep up the Outstanding Work Benecia!!!
Oct 7, 2020
Susan k.

Writing and Editing Services

She was wonderful. She went out of her way to help me out with questions and support. She has high ideals, respect, and integrity and her support and help.I recommend her highly.
May 28, 2021
Miyoshi L.

Writing and Editing Services

I truly enjoyed working with Benecia Ponder. She was amazing and extremely knowledgeable excellent editor and writer. Benecia was very professional and kept to her timetable of completion. I highly recommend her and I will definitely reach out to her again.
Feb 24, 2021
KimDarlecia P.

Writing and Editing Services

Benecia is the BEST. She had to proof our 35,000 word manuscript and she was thorough and caught errors that we may not have ever found. She also is extremely personable and professional -- YOU WILL LOVE WORKING WITH HER. Take my advice, don't work with any other book editor besides Benecia
BPonder ✍Writing 📖Editing 📚Self-Publishing's reply
Thank you! You were an absolute pleasure to work with❤
Oct 28, 2020
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Benecia Ponder


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Here's How I Take Authors From Idea to Betseller in Just 90 Days 1. Schedule Your Book Strategy Call On this free call I will personally coach you to clearly define and strategize your book blueprint to perfectly align with your mission and goals. Book Your Call Now 2. Create Your Customized Bestseller Roadmap We kick off the coaching experience with an in-depth strategic planning session where we will:  define your book goal; refine your message; outline and organize your content; and map out your writing schedule. 3. Write Your First Draft Fast You will receive my Easy Book Writing training system along with weekly assignments to keep your writing on track. I will provide you with worksheets, templates, and a high level editorial review to make sure you avoid writer's block and complete your first draft on time. 4. Polish Your Book and Prepare for Publishing You will have everything you need for editing, cover design, and interior formatting, and uploading your book to online publishing platforms. 5. Launch Your Book to Bestseller Now that your book is edited and properly formatted, it’s time to get the word out, and that starts with a rollicking book launch. Of course, there are lots of moving parts to coordinate, so I’ll break down the steps for you

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Bachelors of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship & Management) Juris Doctorate Certified Personal & Executive Coach Distinguished Toastmaster

  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

    Ask yourself, "What is my ultimate vision for this project? What would make this project an extraordinary success?" Be clear about your goals and expectations. As a professional, it is my job to make sure your vision becomes a reality.

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