Celebrity biographer and best-selling author Marshall Terrill recently launched a new Web venture, www.marshallterrill.com, offering writing and editing services for full-length book manuscripts, proposals, review and manuscript editing.
Best-selling author Marshall Terrill, along with editor Cheryl Hosmer, offer a one-two literary punch with their combined talents, experience and enthusiasm. Those who have a unique or original concept for a non-fiction book or novel can now take the first step towards getting published. Or if you need help editing or proofreading a manuscript, proposal, synopsis, query letter or how to approach a publisher, they can lend a hand as well.
“For years I've been quite successful helping friends and associates get published either through my editing services and critiques,” Terrill said. “Now I'd like to offer those same services to those who are sincere in becoming published authors.”
Terrill is a veteran reporter, author, editor and public relations consultant. Of his dozen books, three are best-selling biographies on the lives of Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. His books have been reviewed in USA Today, People, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, US Weekly, The London Times, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle and OK Magazine.
His list of books include Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel (1994); Edd Byrnes: Kookie No More (1996); Flight of the Hawk: The Aaron Pryor Story (1997); Ken Norton: Going the Distance (2000); Earnie Shavers: Welcome to the Big Time (2002); Sergeant Presley (2002); The King, McQueen and the Love Machine (2002); Skywalker: The David Thompson Story (2003); Maravich (2006); Steve McQueen: The Last Mile (2007) and Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business (2007). His next book, a collaboration with businessman Mel Haber, who owns the world famous Ingleside Inn and Melvyns in Palm Springs, will be issued in the fall of 2008.
Terrill has also edited five books on several subjects: history, baseball and the film and music industry. Terrill also teaches a very successful college course, “How To Get Your Book Published” and has had remarkable success getting his students published.
Hosmer is the editor of the 2005 version of Steve McQueen: Portrait of An American Rebel; Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business; Maravich and Steve McQueen: The Last Mile. Hosmer is a former journalist specializing in community journalism and issues of poverty in the United States. She specializes in developmental editing, research, business consulting, marketing and website usability issues.
“There's nothing like taking an author's raw idea and working through it, watching it come to life," Hosmer said. "It doesn't matter if it's ghosting or editing fiction or nonfiction, creating business plans or a training and development module. Once you get that momentum and creativity up and running, it's exciting.”
Marshall Terrill.com will also host monthly seminars, live Internet chats and offer updated tips on writing and editing.
For more information, go to www.marshallterrill.com.