Allyson E. Machate

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Allyson E. Machate is a Phi Beta Kappa member and the founder of The Writer’s Ally, an award-winning business that offers expert writing and editorial services to business professionals, publishers, agents, and authors. A bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant, Ally has worked with small and large book publishers, including Simon & Schuster, where she acquired and edited books for the Touchstone and Fireside imprints. Ally loves using her insider knowledge to help authors reach their publishing goals by improving their writing skills, polishing their manuscripts, and learning to navigate the publishing world. She specializes in working with purpose-driven entrepreneurs and service-based pro ...more

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