Heather B. Habelka, Developmental Editor/Copywriter

Heather B. Habelka, Developmental Editor/Copywriter2018-08-07T14:32:23+00:00

Brief Bio

Heather brings more than 15 years of writing and editing experience to Publish Your Purpose Press.

As a trained journalist, published writer, and skilled marketer, our authors benefit from Heather’s unique skill set and comprehensive approach to the editing process.

When she isn’t engrossed in the latest New York Times bestseller, she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing tennis, and rooting for the New England Patriots.

A Q&A with the Publish Your Purpose Press Team

1. How did you come to work with PYP?

I had the good fortune of meeting Jenn in a mastermind group. She gave me a shot at editing her book and I’ve been working with PYP ever since!

2. What do you enjoy the most about your work?

The most rewarding (and challenging) part of my work is taking a rough draft and transforming into a well-crafted manuscript. But when all is said and done, the relationship we develop with each author is what makes this work truly special.

3. What are your favorite books or genre?

My favorite book is The Awakening by Kate Chopin. I read it in college and I re-read it every summer. To relax, I turn to the “Queen of the Beach Read” Elin Hilderbrand. I’m currently obsessed with Dani Shapiro’s work and recently took one of her memoir writing classes. Being in the room with her was a career highlight!

4. How do you spend your free time?

I enjoy spending time at home – reading, cooking, and gardening. I also love to hang out with my nephew and niece – experiencing the world through their eyes is amazing!

5. If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be?

My father. I would give anything to have one last conversation with him over his signature dish, chicken paprikash. That being said, I would not turn down a dinner invitation from Ina Garten!

6. What is one thing very few people know about you?

I trained in the Vaganova style of classical ballet until I made the decision to go to college, instead of pursuing a career as a professional dancer.

7. How would you define your purpose?

Throughout my career I’ve held one guiding principle front and center – to do work that makes our society better. And our authors do just that!  

Publishing Tips with Jenn & Heather

Tip #6—It is easier to criticize than to create.

Tip #13—Thinking about the theme of your book from page one!

Tip #20—Using verbs to elevate your writing.

Tip #29—Why it is wise to walk away from your writing.

To view all 31 tips visit our YouTube Channel.

Download the Book Cost Blueprint

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Regardless of where you are searching on the Internet you are going to find major discrepancies in the price of services. On one website you’ll see to expect to pay $5 for a book cover and on another website you’ll see $5,000. These ranges can be utterly overwhelming and stop a new author dead in their tracks from proceeding forward.

The information in this guide is based on the cost of producing your book going down a self-publishing path. These numbers are based entirely on our personal experience in helping dozens of authors navigate this space.

If you are still looking for help after reading this guide contact us at hello@publishyourpurposepress.com

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