"The only way to get her to be quiet was to take a book everywhere." Diane Hornes, Mother
A small-town girl with big-time dreams, I am a native of Bunkie, LA, who has dreamed of writing since my days in middle school. Now an accomplished editor and a talented writer, I reside in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex where I share my stories, and my gifts, with readers and writers around the globe—including indie authors, traditional and vanity press publishers, and traditionally published authors, turned indie. It has been my distinct honor to collaborate with the world-renowned bestselling author Queen Afua (Impeccable Listening, City of Wellness Publishing, December 2021), #1 Amazon bestselling author Laila Ibrahim (Scarlet Carnation, Lake Union/Amazon Publishing, February 2022), international author Oludara Adeeyo (Self-Care for Black Women, Adams Media/Simon and Schuster, January 2022), and national Independent Publisher Award winner, Kim Williams (Dear White Woman, Please Come Home, February 2022).
If you're ready to take your writing to the next level, then you are in the right place. There's just one little thing: Here, I'm just Shaundale, and writing is everything! No last name... No titles... (I basically got tired of being Mama-Honey. At their school, I was the kids' mom. At his job, I was Derrick’s wife. Lawd, can I just be me???) So, now I’m just me, and this is my world—the one I created to share with only you... Just us writers!
As a result of what I do, people around the world have found the courage to confidently share their stories. Because, here, it's safe! You're safe. I provide Transformational Written-Results book coaching, developmental editing, and ghostwriting services. All that means is I get it done! Results proven! Let me show you how to write your truth—creatively in your own unique voice. Who do you know with a book inside of them that I can help them write? If it's you, then welcome home.
*Ghostwriting is done case-by-case. Inquire for details.
"You can have the best-written story that makes absolutely no sense. A copyeditor cannot fix that." Shaundale Rénā
Welcome to your home away—a place to tell your own story and write it well. S. Rénā + Co. Editorial Boutique is a small, woman and minority-owned business that specializes in heavy substantive and developmental editing that goes beyond the surface of your content to create the story every writer longs to share—one every reader loves to read.
Imagine writing your final draft and getting it into the hands of a few good friends or professional colleagues, only to find out there are holes in the story or the content is all over the place. If they're not honest, you might celebrate your success and head to the printer. If they are, you may throw it in the trash or file it away for years to come. Before you do either, why not let me take a look at your manuscript? (Author bio and back cover synopsis are included.)
Developmental editing includes:
Click the link below for your free 30-minute Discovery Call, and let's turn pages together! Relax and move on to the next item on your publishing checklist, or schedule to find out what it is, then let me help you tell your story the way it deserves to be told with big picture "macro" editing, content development, and book coaching.
See you on the other side of the page!
Developmental Editor | Transformational Writing Coach
Listen, I'm convinced some people don't want to see us happy. They want to see their perception of happiness projected onto us, and that's a load of bull. Free yourself to live the life you want to write about. Just write it right—the first time!
What's your story? Are you a survivor? Were you once the underdog? Why not tell it yourself?
Because every coach sees things differently, this is a safe place for the pages of your life to be re-written and chapters to come together again to honor the story you want the world to hear. Recycle the past; your next idea is but one word away. Write it.
There was a time when I knew I wanted to write. I just didn't know what. Sound familiar?
If that's you, then why not:
No matter where you are, or what you went through to get there, pen your purpose. The world needs your story, so let's get together and set some goals, start a new writing prompt, or finish an old one that gets moved farther along. Go ahead! Treat yourself to a story worth living. Start your next season now with transformational book coaching. You'll thank yourself later.
Click the link below for your free 30-minute Discovery Call because a good book can grab anyone's attention, but only a great one will hold it! By the way, if you're writing a tiny book (nonfiction) or a short story (fiction), I welcome your manuscript! Let's connect to brainstorm and set goals for you to start living the life you deserve, Your Best Write Now. You're worth it!
If you're concerned about the direction of your story, whether you nailed your message, if your characters are well-rounded or fully developed, and all the other writing hits and misses you may or may not have been aware of, let me take a look. Before you change one more thing...before you ask another friend or beloved family member to "have a go at it," let's sit down together and review—line by line, page by page, chapter by chapter, even character by character (fiction).
An Editorial Review includes a detailed overview of your writing content. You will receive a multi-page letter (up to 10pgs) that speaks to everything right, wrong, or in-between. Or, everything good, bad, or indifferent might be a better way to say it.
Take my recommendations and know exactly what to change, add to, or remove altogether before second-guessing yourself one more time (or offending someone off the bat)! Feel confident that your story is your best story before you proceed.
To give it a try, simply complete an Intake Form. No Discovery Call is necessary, and we will meet virtually for your one-on-one review upon my completion of your manuscript.
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“Imagine the impossible with possibilities.” ~Shaundale Rénā
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Shaundale Rénā is an American multi award-winning freelance editor and an Amazon bestselling author. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Grambling State University and a certification in Technical Writing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Shaundale is also the author of one published book, Once Broken, Now Blessed (2009), as well as a contributing author for two additional publications that include If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now (2017), which debuted at #16 on Amazon Self-Help/Self-Esteem, and My Story, My Journey: Collateral Beauty (2019). A professional by day and an artist by night, she balances both worlds by watching all things Marvel and DC―hence the persona @StonyRhodes―and celebrates her first novel, Second Time Around, debuting as a 2016 Crystal award-winner for best newcomer on Wattpad.com.
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