I Need Help Proofing my New Grief Book!

If you would like to help proof my new grief book, to look for weaknesses and make sure everything I say is clearly written, all the chapters in the the most helpful chronology, and whatever else you can suggest to make this as strong a book as possible, please contact me at pat@bertramsblog.com or leave your name in a comment on this blog. I’m looking for both grievers and non-grievers who would be willing to give me honest feedback before I start querying agents.

Thank you!!

P.S If you know anyone famous who would be willing to write an introduction for the American version, please give them my name. Thanks.


Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels UnfinishedMadame ZeeZee’s Nightmare, Light BringerMore Deaths Than OneA Spark of Heavenly Fireand Daughter Am IBertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

15 Responses to “I Need Help Proofing my New Grief Book!”

  1. Jo Green Says:


    I would love to be a part of helping you with the new book. I have read your other book on grief. In fact that is how I found you and your blog. And it was what has helped me get though the past 2 years of grieving for my soul mate and seeing I will go on just want be the same person.
    You have sure been there when I needed you so if I can help just let me know.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Hi, Jo. I sent the manuscript to the email address you used for your comment. If you don’t get it, let me know. The text is all there, I just need descriptions of the various sections. Thank you!

  2. Terry Jean Allard Says:

    I would love to participate Pat.

  3. Terry Jean Allard Says:

    Thank you for the nice compliment. I will do my very best.!

  4. Toby Burnett Says:

    I’d be happy to help. You did so much for me in a very difficult time. I have some experience editing friends, but you write so well…


  5. Sherry Blue sky Says:

    You are so right, Pat. Grief takes years. A doctor told me the depth of my grief honours the love i had for my loved one. That gave me comfort. It would be a disconnected heart that got over such a loss in six months.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I truly don’t understand how they come up with such a short time frame for grief except that in most studies I’ve seen, they lump all losses into one. They don’t seem to realize that a person who lost their “everyone” is different from a person who lost someone, no matter how well loved, who played a small role in their lives.

  6. mswwrites Says:

    So, how is the manuscript coming along? Love all your posts BTW as well as your writing style.
    Keep writing as I am sure you are helping many…

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      The book is finished except for endless proofing. (There is always a typo that is missed or a sentence that doesn’t make sense.) I’ve started querying agents — I need a good agent so I can get a good publisher so the book can reach the people it needs to reach.

      Thank you for your interest in my writing!

      • mswwrites Says:

        I self-published with Xlibris- I would not recommend them. For the next book, we plan to really self-publish so we can control what happens with the book. Aiming for summer 2019; the 2nd book in the Journey’s End series. 223 pages down with another 100 to go most likely…
        Proofreading and editing is endless so I get it!😊

  7. mswwrites Says:

    I would love to write a book review for you if interested; free, but I would need a copy of the final PDF or book to do so.
    If you have not- look into iReads Book Tours- I happen to book reviews for them- free and I get a copy of the book in exchange, but they offer spotlight tours, book review tours and giveaways to promote a book and reasonable prices. Laura is amazing if you want to look into it!

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I would love for you to write a book review! As soon as I have a publisher and a publishing date, I will get back to you. Thank you. And thanks for the information about iReads Book Tours.

  8. mswwrites Says:

    My pleasure!

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