Portfolio

JIM KWIK

Founder and Creator, Kwik Learning

“Sara, you were invaluable. Grateful for all the research, interviews, wordsmithing, and getting us to the finish line.”

Limitless by Jim Kwik

(HAY HOUSE, APRIL 2020)

  • Writing
  • Research
  • Interviews
  • Instant Worldwide Bestseller in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts

What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds by Raegan Moya-Jones

(PORTFOLIO, MAY 2019)

  • Book doctoring
  • Ghostwriting
RAEGAN MOYA-JONES

Co-Founder, Aden + Anais

“Sara is the most patient, collaborative, talented writing partner a girl could ever hope for. She is the OG of ghost writing. 

I’m so glad she came into my project and only wish that I had found her sooner. My book would literally not exist if it were not for her.”

JOEY COLEMAN

Creator, The First 100 Days®

“Sara is the secret ingredient that you’ve been searching for… Her ability to synthesize your thoughts and turn them into written word is incredible.

It’s as if everything you’ve wanted to say suddenly appears – and it reads even better than it sounded in your head. In addition, her ability to lead a project like a seasoned pro makes the things you’ve been “hoping to do” finally happen. 

Sara’s impact on my business has been revolutionary and will benefit my operations for years to come. If you’re tired of just succeeding and really want to blow the doors off, you need to get Sara on your team ASAP!

Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman

(PORTFOLIO, APRIL 2018)

  • Proposal
  • Concept development
  • Developmental and line edits
  • Marketing and launch
  • #2 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list for non-fiction

Success Is in Your Sphere by Zvi Band

(MCGRAW HILL, 2019)

  • Concept development
  • Book proposal
  • Developmental edits
ZVI BAND

Co-founder/CEO at Contactually (acq by Compass), now GM at Compass

“Our publishing team, led by Sara Stibitz, invested countless hours to help refine my patchwork quilt of thoughts and best practices into a cohesive narrative and proposal.

I am forever thankful for you taking a chance on me and introducing me to Jim Levine, our book agent. Thank you so much for helping professionals now, and for generations to come, build a more connected world.”

DONNY DUST

Founder, Paleo Tracks Survival

“Sara…it has been a journey for sure. I am so happy you are part of my story and the Earthroamer story. Thanks a million for what you do and continue to do for me and many others.

I want to give a huge thanks to Sara Stibitz my friend and editor for my latest book Earthroamer. Sara played a pivotal role in this book’s publication. I can attest she is amazing at her craft and I would not put my words, thoughts and story in anyone else’s hands but hers.

Thanks a million Sara for your attention to detail, coaching and friendship. If you have the desire to write your thoughts and stories into your own book and need that subject matter expert…give Sara a shout.

Earthroamer by Donny Dust

(SELF-PUBLISHED, 2020)

  • Developmental edit

Gratitude & Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection by Chris Schembra

(SELF-PUBLISHED, FEBRUARY 2020)

  • Collaborative writing
  • Content for marketing
CHRIS SCHEMBRA

Founder, 7:47 Club

Without you, this book never would have happened. We emotionally connected from the minute we first met.

I learned more about myself from what you did with my words, and your gift for facilitating growth creates a container for creativity.”

Mary Lyn Jenkins

Founder, Big Fish Power Yoga

Working with Sara was an experience of a lifetime. Sara’s guidance was imperative to the clarity of my book. She would not stop until we, as a team, were confident that The Transformative Power of Language would change lives.

I loved her soft, committed consistency; she stood for me, my growth as a writer, and for the impeccability of the finished book. Ultimately, I made a friend with whom I hope to work on many future projects.”

The Transformative Power of Language by Mary Lyn Jenkins

(Self Published, 2019)

  • Developmental edit

Start From Zero by Dane Maxwell

(Self-published, MARCH 2020)

  • Developmental edit
Dane Maxwell

Founder of The Foundation

Sara not only transformed my book into something remarkable, I think she may have had a hand at making it an iconic classic. People tell me all the time that they have told their friends to read it. It’s been a viral book. I owe that success to the clarity Sara offered in just the simple way she restructured the book.

ERIN ROLLENHAGEN

Founder and owner, Entrepreneurial Technologies

“Sara Stibitz is that great editor. Two different people I trust recommended Sara, and her website is full of amazing tips, so I came in with high expectations. They were blown out of the water. She immediately impressed me by identifying the weak spots in the book that, deep down, I knew were there but didn’t know how to fix. Her collaborative approach is like a team problem-solving project. I always felt that she had the best interests of the book at heart, and she gently pushed me past my own self-imposed limitations to get the best final product possible.”

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Soul Uprising by Erin Rollenhagen

(SELF-PUBLISHED, DECEMBER 2019)

  • Developmental and line edits

The Art of Health Hacking by TJ Anderson

(MORGAN JAMES PUBLISHING, 2018)

  • Concept development
  • Developmental edit
TJ ANDERSON

Founder, Elevate Your State

“Sara’s support and guidance early on in the editing and development process was highly impactful. She helped me own my story and my unique voice in a way I never thought possible.

She believed in me, even though I felt like my first (and possibly only) book was a bit rough around the edges. I’m thankful to call her a great friend for life.”

ADAM HAMMES

Founder, Eco-Fluence

“Sara has a gift for organizing (and reorganizing) a multitude of ideas thrown onto the page and transforming them into a coherent stream of chapters and sections which readers can understand and be moved by.

Sara, thank you for taking on this passion project of mine amidst another much larger opportunity for your editing career with Penguin Portfolio. That you were able to shape this book into what it is today on such a limited time and budget is a testament to your outstanding skill set. After our first email, I knew I picked my editor correctly.”

Sustainable Business in Iowa by Adam Hammes

(SELF-PUBLISHED, 2018)

  • Developmental edit
  • Winner of the 2018 National Indie Excellence Award, best book in Green Living category
  • Winner of the 2018 Independent Press Award, best book in Environment category

The Money Savvy Student by Adam Carroll

(BOOKPRESS PUBLISHING, 2016)

  • Developmental and line edits
ADAM CARROLL

Speaker & Educator, Creator of the Documentary Broke, Busted and Disgusted

“Sara has the most unusual ability to take the words someone else has written, hone and refine them in the author’s voice, and make cohesive chapters from disparate parts. Working with Sara on The Money Savvy Student was a blessing, as she added a layer of reliability (and perfectionism) between myself and the publisher. I highly.”

KATRINA BOS

Speaker, Author and Tantra Teacher

“Sara Stibitz was a godsend as the editor for my book. Her extensive experience working with authors shone through; she didn’t want to force her thoughts onto me and was more than willing to work with the manuscript any way that felt good to me.

Thank you Sara, from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to working with her again in the future and highly recommend her to anyone – especially if you are particularly attached to the spirit of your work and you need someone you can trust.”

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Tantric Intimacy by Katrina Bos

(SELF-PUBLISHED, 2017)

  • Developmental and line edits

The Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance by Nanette Joey Beech

(SELF-PUBLISHED, 2017)

  • Concept development
  • Developmental and line edits
JOEY BEECH

Speaker and Author

“Sara not only did a great job editing my book but she educated me in the process. She pointed out where I had issues and gave sound suggestions to resolve them.

I highly recommend her to all who are serious about their work.”

Derek Coburn
Author of Networking is Not Working, Founder of CADRE

“Despite having authored a book, writing does not come easy to me. I do a good job of coming up with ideas, but can’t ever seem to get them on paper in a way that does them justice. Fortunately for me, I can call Sara Stibitz.

While Sara is amazing at adding better structure to words I have already written, she has been a game changer for me when I can’t even get that far.  I can pick up the phone and share my ideas and then she produces an incredible finished product that doesn’t compromise my message or tone. I highly recommend (and have many times) Sara for all your writing and editing needs.”

Angela Ossian
Founder and Editor of YogaIowa

 

“I highly recommend Sara Stibitz as a writer…I found her writing to be authentic, rich with detail, and engaging with a touch of humor. She really knows how to draw the reader into life’s experiences – whether they are her own or someone else’s.

Her words exude compassion, empathy, and humility about whatever subject or experience she is writing about…she meets the deadline, keeps within the word count, our proofreader makes very few edits…she delicately intertwined the theme of each issue into the articles.”

A Quarter Million Steps by Dr. Anthony Paustian

(BOOKPRESS PUBLISHING, 2017)

  • Concept development
  • Developmental and line edits
  • Winner of the 2017 Book Excellence Award for Best Management Book
  • Winner of the 2017/2018 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Award for Best Business Book
  • Silver medal winner of the 2018 Axiom Business Book Award for the Best Motivation, Success and Coaching Book

A Shift to Love by Alex Mill

(SELF-PUBLISHED, DECEMBER 2018)

  • Developmental and line edits

Focused by Jason Kiesau

(BOOKPRESS PUBLISHING, 2015)

  • Concept development
  • Developmental and line edits

Leading with Style by Jason Kiesau and John Myers

(BOOKPRESS PUBLISHING, 2016)

  • Developmental and line edits

Conference Crushing by Tyler Wagner

(SELF-PUBLISHED)

  • Concept development
  • Developmental and line edits