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© 2019 Skylaar Amann

Editorial and brand services

Picture book mentoring

If you're working on a picture book and need a little guidance or help with submission materials, you've come to the right place! Whether it's polishing up that dreaded query letter, writing a snappy pitch, or taking a deep dive into your manuscript, I can help.


I offer a range of services specifically tailored to picture book development:

  • Manuscript assessment and developmental editing

  • Query letter writing, editing, and polishing

  • One sentence pitch writing for conferences, submissions, and Twitter events

Drop me a line to get started!

Check out these FREE resources to jumpstart your writing now:

  • Picture book pacing and dummy template

  • How to Write a Picture Book one-sheet

  • Story arc graphic and guide

Brand guidance

Whether you're a writer or illustrator, cultivating your voice online (and in person!) is critical to developing your business. With twelve years of experience working in marketing, advertising, and corporate communications, I'll help you tighten your brand, point of view, and messaging.


I offer a set of self-directed tools and templates or a custom package for a more detailed look at what you specifically can do to create an authentic brand for your creative business.

Self-directed pack of tools and guides:

  • Brand voice exercise

  • Communications channel guide

  • Writing in plain language tip sheet


Brand assessment and custom package:

  • Review of your website and/or social media

  • Top tips and recommendations to implement

  • Writing and brand exercises to get to know your voice

  • Other custom services as needed!

Drop me a line to get started!