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Work with Lauren

Book coaching, editing, and publishing services.

Burning Soul’s one-on-one book coaching coupled with comprehensive book editing is tailored to support you in a crafting compelling and well-structured manuscript. Our focus is on enhancing narrative structure, character development, thematic coherence, and overall storytelling effectiveness.

With book coaching, Lauren works with her clients on elements such as structure, voice, tone, message delivery, target audience connection, storytelling, industry expectations, and more. Lauren will also identify any gaps that may exist between the author telling what they know vs. what the reader still needs to be able to understand. If you wish, Lauren can also create a personalized timeline for writing the entire book, and help keep you accountable to the milestones set.

When you work with Lauren, you get: 

Personalized Developmental Guidance

Bi-Weekly Zoom Sessions: Interactive one-on-one sessions every two weeks (or a max of 6 sessions to be used in any amount of time, not to exceed 3 months), dedicated to discussing and refining the book’s structure, themes, plot, and character development. These sessions are tailored to the book’s genre and the author’s unique voice, providing a space for creative ideation and effective content development.

In-Depth Manuscript Analysis

Comprehensive Manuscript Review: Our approach includes a thorough reading and analysis of the entire manuscript. We aim to understand and respect the author’s vision, providing detailed feedback that highlights the work’s strengths and pinpoints areas for improvement. Our goal is to ensure the message is consistently powerful and engaging throughout the manuscript.

Targeted Chapter-by-Chapter Coaching

Detailed Chapter Analysis: Our service includes a meticulous chapter-by-chapter review. We provide specific recommendations to enhance each chapter’s contribution to the overall narrative. Our focus is on clarity, depth, and engagement, ensuring a smooth and compelling reading experience.

Ongoing Support and Accessibility

Continuous Guidance via Slack: To ensure ongoing support and seamless writing experience, we offer access to a dedicated Slack channel. Here, the author can reach out at any time with questions or for advice, maintaining momentum and receiving timely assistance throughout the writing process.

Additional Support 

We also emphasize the author’s personal growth in writing skills. Our services include:
  • Guidance on narrative techniques, character development, and thematic depth.
  • Exercises and tips to enhance writing skills and storytelling abilities.
  • Encouragement for authors, especially memoirists, to introspect and weave their personal experiences effectively into their writing.

1 Month Coaching

  • Two 90-minute Zoom calls
  • Comprehensive manuscript review
  • Detailed chapter analysis
  • Access to Lauren via Burning Soul Slack for questions between meetings


3 Month Coaching

  • Six 90-minute Zoom calls
  • Comprehensive manuscript review
  • Detailed chapter analysis as you write each chapter
  • Access to Lauren via Burning Soul Slack for questions between meetings


VIP Day with Lauren

  • A day and a half working 1:1 with Lauren
  • Work together to get clarity on book’s message, purpose, and audience
  • Receive a detailed outline for your book, including a writing plan
  • Receive a step-by-step plan for publishing, tailored to your goals 


Have your book edited by our in-house Senior Editor and rest assured your book will be polished and ready for publishing. Our book editing service includes developmental edits and a developmental memo, line edits, copyediting, and proofreading. This service has a one-book limit with a 150,000 word count maximum. 



Our full-service editing and book coaching services are designed to guide authors through every step of their writing journey. By combining structural editing with personal coaching, we aim to help authors not only complete their manuscripts but also evolve as storytellers.



Coaching and publishing is truly the “best of all worlds” package. Start by working with Lauren as your book coach, streamlining and perfecting your book. Then, your book will be passed off to our in-house editor for four in-depth and specialized editing reviews. Finally, we’ll develop a tailor-made publishing and promotion plan with recommendations and guidance at every step, leaving no stone unturned and no question unanswered. 


Only interested in publishing? That’s no problem!

Learn more about our publishing with Burning Soul Press here.

“I am so grateful to have had the pleasure of working with Lauren and Allison from Burning Soul Collective on my memoir. From start to finish, their editing was top-notch. They took the time to understand and appreciate my story, as well as how I wanted it to sound. Their feedback was always honest yet professional, providing me with valuable advice that I could use to make my work even better. They gave me the ability to find clarity and purpose within my writing, as well as helped me hone my narrative voice and structure.

Lauren’s editing skills and one on one coaching conversations have been nothing short of amazing. She helped me to develop my book in ways that I hadn’t even considered – her guidance and input were invaluable. She managed to show me a whole new outlook. Lauren has become like family to me, so she is stuck with me lol. I’m so grateful for the help she has given me with my book. Thank you Lauren – you are truly amazing!

I cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication to helping me bring my story to life. Lauren and Allison are consummate professionals, and I highly recommend their services!”

– Kenneth Nixon, Jr., Award-Winning Author

“Lauren Eckhardt and Burning Soul Press made the journey of writing my memoir possible. She is a wonderful coach and encourager.

The hundreds of hours we’ve spent crying and laughing together over the past year will always be some of my favorite memories.

– Gina Defa, Best-Selling Author

“As I look back I see so much I would never have thought of doing, and so much I would not have known how to do, were I publishing this book independently. I am extremely grateful that Lauren Eckhardt came into my life when and as she did, and helped me to feel the confidence that I could and should share this book with others. When a publisher can be businesslike and still leave no doubt that you are also a friend, you know you are in the right place. And I have been floored by the advocacy and support I have received from each one of Lauren’s team.”

– Marcia Nathai-Balkisoon, Best-Selling Author

“I’ve never felt so supported and taken care of in going all in chasing my dreams. Every single member of the Burning Soul Press team has made an impact.

I want to thank Burning Soul Press for the support in helping me find avenues to reach out with this message. I appreciate you all very much.”

– Jennifer Hobbs, Award Winning & Best-Selling Author