book coaching and editor


I have the BEST clients, and I’m glad they like me, too!

Here’s what some of them are saying:


"I worked with Megan for several months during the writing of my book manuscript. She provided thoughtful guidance and revisions to strengthen the manuscript throughout. Her support kept me on deadline, and allowed me to submit a final manuscript that was much stronger than what I would have produced through my own efforts alone. In addition to her expertise of the publishing world, and what it takes to develop a winning manuscript, she was a pleasure to work with - extremely professional, hitting deadlines, and also being flexible to my specific situation. I highly recommend Megan and her services."

Joel Backaler, Author - Digital Influence (Palgrave Macmillan)


"In my year-long journey of writing my manuscript I came across many obstacles and challenges, gurus and false prophets. I thought I had to read that how-to book, listen to that podcast, or join that writing group – all of which I did. Some helped, others were a waste of time. But in all that, what I [realized I] really needed was a good coach, someone who had experience in copy editing and story structure, to open up the guts of my manuscript and diagnose my story. Tell me its strengths, its weaknesses and what I needed to do to get it in the best possible shape I could.

Through working with Megan for three months she helped me bring my manuscript to where I felt the story I set out to tell was [actually] on the page: theme, character, plot, and prose. I recommended anyone who is serious about becoming a writer to work with Megan.  She will help bring your manuscript to the next level."

  Ben Larracey, Author


"Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Megan on a project. She was supportive and sensitive to my needs as a writer. The editorial work included providing me some genuinely helpful tips on publishing and marketing content. In addition to sketching out a few strategies to move my career forward, I received an honest and realistic appraisal of my goals. I felt that my book was in the hands of a true professional; I happily endorse her!"

Jason Smith, Author

"Megan was a huge help in assisting me with my first business book proposal. It was so well written that it easily landed an agent, a book deal, and two more book deals following that. She gave me excellent perspective on writing proposals, building a platform, and growing my influence. Don't hesitate to work with her; she's amazing!"

Laura Pennington Briggs, Author - Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch


“Megan’s insight into how character moves plot helped me smooth out the false beats in my story and her positive critical method better engaged me with my own material.”

Josh Mauldin, Author and Screenwriter


"Megan Close Zavala is the only editor I would trust with my writing.  She has a way of seeing issues (and solutions) that no one else can.  You'd be lucky to work with her."

Janet L., Author


"I recently published my first book, and couldn't have done it without Megan."

Simon J., Author


"Quite simply, Megan and Turn the Page are the best."

Arthur M., Author


"I was skeptical about working with a book coach, but Megan won me over from our very first call together.  Her enthusiasm and dedication is infectious.  She boosted my confidence in myself and my writing so much."

Deborah K., Author


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