Your Book Boss will begin by asking questions about your work and goals. If you are interested in editing, they will request a sample of your writing to make sure they understand your needs clearly. They will also make sure you understand the publishing process and feel able to make an informed decision about your publishing route.
Once you are both confident you have chosen the right path for you and selected the services that will best help you get there, your Book Boss will help you book your services. Your Book Boss will select the Blue Pen editors and designers who are the best fit for your manuscript, and they will oversee all work and communicate with you during the entire process.
In the hiking community, a thru hiker's primary resource is known as their "trail boss." This is the person who sends mail drops, coordinates bill payments, and prepares food for resupplies. The trail boss never touches the trail, but their support is vital to the success of a thru hike. A Book Boss is a trail boss for authors. This is the person who provides advice and direction, coordinates services, and helps the author move toward their goals. A book boss may not have a byline on the cover, but they are integral to the publishing process.