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“You were so easy to work with. Thank you for making every effort to understand my goals for this book and making it come to life. I am so proud of the messages and the lessons we share in Right on Track. Your open heart and warm spirit made this experience unforgettable. Can’t thank you enough.”

Sanya Richards Ross; Olympic Gold Medalist and author of Right on Track

“Margot is so stinkin' awesome! Having a blast going down memory lane with her. We feel so safe and comfortable sharing. Margot makes it so easy!”

Alexa PenaVega; Actress, Wife, Mama, and author of What if Love is The Point?

“Margot Starbuck is one of my favorite freelance editors. She is quick, bright, creative and a wonderful asset on every book project she’s a part of.  I have the utmost confidence in her assessment of a project and her ability to communicate what is needed – both to the author and the publisher."


Carolyn McCready, Executive Editor, Zondervan Publishers

“You are the exact person to be on this journey with me—not just from a writing perspective but because you have this strong unique gift of encouragement. Today, and many times talking to you or emailing with you, that confidence has been confirmed.”

Chrystal Evans Hurst, Author of She's Still There

"I bought your Build Your Nonfiction Book bundle and your information has been super helpful to me. I need to make sure I’m weaving the premise into every one of the chapters, and it’s easy to lose sight of that when you’re steeped in the details. I also love the advice you have about developing a chapter guide. So good."

Deborah Gonzalez, Author and Editor

"I was literally terrified before we met. I’d gone to bed convinced I couldn’t deliver what I’d committed to and woke up with my heart pounding. But when we got together, you helped me to lay out all the content and break it down in a way that made sense. I was inspired to start writing after that with a concrete plan  - now I feel so much better. I didn’t know you could help me as much as you did!”
Vaneetha Risner, Blogger, author of Walking Through Fire

Amazing. Seriously! I found myself nodding to every suggestion you made. I love this and look forward to getting started on re-shaping the story.  You’re simply amazing. What you teased out of my manuscript is so rich and you’ve really helped me to clarify my thinking."

Nona Jones, Author of Success From the Inside Out

"This is from the publisher, 'Our editorial team has looked over your proposal, and we are all agreed that this is an excellent fit for us.'


"It's all because of you, Margot! You were instrumental in helping me craft a winning proposal and your guidance was invaluable. I am forever grateful!!!!

Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew, Author

"You have a reputation. And you live up to it.  I hope we work on another project together some day."


Dr. Steve Arterburn, Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries

"My book, How to Preach Life-Changing Sermons, will be published with Kregel Academic. A few times in the process I wanted to quit and just self-publish my book. However, your constant encouragement pushed me to finish revising my proposal. Margot, my dream came true because of you."

Dr. Jesse L. Nelson, Author of How to Preach Life-Changing Sermons

“A tremendous THANK YOU! As busy as my life is, I simply could not have completed this 50,000 plus word project without the amazing assistance of the superbly talented writer and visionary that you are."

Rashad Jennings, Dancing With the Stars champion and NFL Player, author of The If in Life

"Seriously your feedback was super helpful. First of all it was simple. Second, it was understandable and hit the nail on the head."

Nancy Ortberg, Author of Seeing in the Dark

“The bottom line is my book would not be in this world without Margot's mind, intellectual capacity, and ability to execute. Not only is she a legend when it comes to creative ideation but she also has strengths in deadline creation, organization, and an ability to cultivate for many different types of authors. That’s rare!” 

Toni Collier,Communicator, pastor, author of Brave Enough to be Broken

"I wanted you to be among the first to know that I am about to sign a 2-book contract with Thomas Nelson! I truly believe that God used you and your wisdom during the proposal process to make this happen. Several elements of the proposal that allowed them to catch the vision were things that you helped to shape."

Nicole Zasowski, Therapist and Author of What if It's Wonderful

"I feel you captured my voice and held my heart all throughout the stories. You are amazing, I am honored that you shared your gift of writing with me and I am so grateful for how you have helped me express the many treasures God has entrusted to me." 


Linda Znachko, Founder of He Knows Your Name and author of He Knows Your Name

"Margot is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and 100% on your team. Margot offered invaluable input for both of my book proposals and I'm confident this course will help you to successfully navigate the book-proposal maze.”

Dorothy Littell Greco, Author

"I wanted to thank you again for helping me with the editing on my sample chapter. I'm excited to share that the publisher liked my chapter submission and gave me a book contract.


I have already been going over some of your material I bought in your Build Your Nonfiction Book bundle. It's been extremely valuable!"

Connie Clark, PhD

“Margot provided excellent guidance through editing, brainstorming, and concept formation. But not only that she became our biggest cheerleader and encourager. Her support increased the quality of our work and often brought us peace of mind about the crazy journey of becoming published.”

Cheryl Miller & Shannon Deer, authors of Business Doing Good

“I got the contract with Kregel Publishing. Yippee. Thanks to you and your editorial consulting!"


"Margot affirmed what I had written, encouraged me to bring it to the next level with sound editorial advice, and I put in the work."

Susan Tebos, Author of We've Been There

“​Margot Starbuck is one of the most gifted writers I know of anywhere. She is punctual, never missing a deadline; passionate, taking a personal interest both in the author and his material. I enthusiastically recommend her talents to any author looking to put out the best literary product possible.”

Dr. James Merritt, Pastor of Cross Pointe Church and author of 52 Weeks With Jesus

"Thanks so much for your wonderful seminar. Not only was it clear and information-rich, your warm, encouraging presentation made it seem much less scary than I had imagined.  Without your session, I doubt I would ever have attempted it at all."

Megan Hill, Author of Praying Together

“Margot Starbuck has produced the must-see/-hear webinar on how to write a nonfiction book proposal that will hook publishers. I’ve read a dozen books on the subject—many hours, many dollars spent. This webinar tells you everything you need to know in one hour. If you are serious about publishing your book, don’t miss this!”

Heather MacLaren Johnson

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