Do you have a story to tell? With a combination of empathy and insight, Gali helps new and seasoned writers to get started, clarify their ideas, overcome writer’s block—he has faced and overcome this hurdle himself—hone their craft, renew their love of writing and cultivate habits that shepherd a project from concept to completion. He has helped people who can’t spell, loathe grammar or get anxious just thinking about writing to write their stories and see them published.
His services include:
Editing. Whether you need help developing your ideas, a structural edit or line editing, Gali can help you find the right words. He also evaluates drafts—memoirs, nonfiction books, personal essays and articles—and works with clients to sharpen their work for publication.
Book coach. Feedback from weekly sessions is priceless for a writer. Many writers come to see our collaboration as a kind of MFA program that takes their confidence and writing skills to new heights. Depending on one’s experience, timetable or budget, clients work with Gali on phone, online or in person several times a week or a few hours a month. The key is consistency.
Book proposals. This is an essential step for anyone seeking to publish a nonfiction book with a traditional publisher. Gali has written and edited proposals that garnered six-figure advances from Random House and HarperCollins and brings a journalist’s eye to conveying to a publisher what makes your idea or story stand out. He has also helped clients to self publish books that fully achieve their goals.
Ghostwriting. As an interpreter, Gali’s role was to find the right words. As a ghostwriter, he brings the same fluency with words and intuitiveness to helping clients tell their stories. He possesses extensive interviewing and research skills and draws on the tools of literary fiction—scene, dialog and description—so that his client’s books come alive on the page.
Publicity. His many years working as a reporter, editor and freelance writer helped Gali develop a keen eye for pitching stories, a skill he draws on to help his clients’ garner free media coverage. Writing a book is a long journey and meeting benchmark goals such as getting an article published under one’s own byline has helped many new writers to build their confidence, find a literary agent, interest a publisher and leverage a heftier book advance.
Support. A writer who feels understood and championed by a gifted and compassionate editor produces his or her best work.
"Gali’s talent as a teacher and editor helped me to publish my first magazine piece and landed me a monthly column."
—Mathew Reyes, founder Yoga Hop
“There’s no other way to put it: Gali made me a better writer. Not only that, he got me published.”
—Christine Palau, freelance writer
“I’d spent three years drafting a peace plan for Iraq. In short order, Gali put my thoughts into words better than I could. He challenged my ideas and encouraged me to contact scholars and journalists in the U.S., Europe and Middle East. The result is my peace plan has appeared on the op-ed pages of newspapers and online journals in Baghdad to the Los Angeles Times.”
—Richard Parr, entrepreneur
“I cannot say enough about my new friend, cheerleader and writing coach Gali Kronenberg.”
—Karen R. Carter, best-selling author Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life
"Gali is a brilliant and insightful editor. More than that, Gali believed in me and kept me at it each time I’d lost faith and was ready to quit.”
—Paul Tootalian, Ancient Mind
"Your critiques are so helpful and concrete. I can't thank you enough."
—Wendy Adamson, writer
"Gali was the perfect partner to articulate my vision. His words masterfully translated the spirit and visual concepts of my work.”
—Douglas Stanton, architect
"I engaged Gali to critique my first 150 pages, half expecting to be told to give it up. With the first words out of his mouth, he showed me how to find my way. Not only did he understand what I had been trying to do, he identified the problems that were preventing me from achieving it. Working with Gali, I have gained such confidence that I no longer fret about whether the book will be good enough for publication. I am producing the strongest writing of my life and the book is exceeding my most optimistic expectations.”
—Steven Tackitt, writer and producer
“In a single week, Gali rewrote a paper that I had struggled with for six months. I was a jumble of nerves—it was publish or perish—and I needed an article accepted by a professional journal to earn tenure. Simply put, Gali was my savior. He brought clarity, structure and fresh insights to my paper, as well as an abundance of patience and kindness. Gali’s rewrite was immediately accepted for publication.”
—Anita M., Ph.D., professor of education
“In a matter of hours, Gali crafted and articulated an identity for my business. I was thrilled with the results. Gali’s rewrite of my brochure and Web site made me shine. He stated who I am and what I do with power, clarity and brevity.”
—Stephanie Fish, owner, Alignment First
“Gali—Thank you for your insight, your genius and your spirit. I can think of no writer or editor who could have contributed to my book, mentored or guided me with as much wisdom and kindness as you.”
—Daniel Sun, author The Heart of Network Marketing
“Gali is amazing. He took my ideas from our interviews and turned them into brilliant writing. I was delighted and entertained by the result. He was a wizard at making my ideas come alive on the page. He was a joy to work with and enriched my book with his wisdom, humor and compassion.“
—Hans Phillips, founder Accomplishment Coaching
“How fortuitous meeting you. Thank you for all your invaluable knowledge. You have encouraged me beyond my own expectations and relit the fire in my heart to be a writer.”
—Allin Millo, costume historian