Benefits of hiring an author assistant


Hiring an author assistant does require money, time, energy and effort. But finding a great assistant provides many benefits. The value of an outstanding author assistant encompasses not only financial benefits, but non-monetary benefits that are equally important.

  • More time to write
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved organization
  • Ability to engage in more opportunities, programs, events, activities
  • Handing off tasks you dislike
  • Filling your knowledge/experience gap with their knowledge/experience
  • Enhance your professional image
  • Access to expertise you lack
  • Delegation of time-consuming duties
  • Marketing knowledge
  • Professional connections / networking
  • Creativity and new energy
  • Consistency and continuity
  • More efficient use of your time, resources, energy
  • Professionalization of your brand
  • Help you clarify goals, priorities
  • Expanding your own knowledge base
  • Pass along promotional opportunities to you
  • Your personal “cheerleader”
  • Enjoy a competitive edge
  • Coverage for vacations, holidays and sick time

What benefits would be of greatest value to you if you had an author assistant? Jot a list of 5-10 benefits. Be specific. If you would like an author assistant to help you become more organized, what does that look like? Are you missing deadlines? Do you want a more structured writing schedule? Is the clutter in your office distracting you from writing? Would you like to have information more readily available, such as a reviewer database?

Do you have questions about working with an author assistant? Contact My Author Concierge for information, tips and advice.

thinpaperback_795x1003This content is excerpted from DO LESS. WRITE MORE.: The Author’s Guide to Finding, Hiring and Keeping an Excellent Author Assistant.Copies are available from most online vendors:


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