Christa Bourg

Christa Bourg
Christa Bourg is a professional book packager and editor. She has developed books for various imprints at Random House, Penguin Group, Simon & Schuster, and Sterling Publishing in nearly every nonfiction category including business, memoir, parenting, lifestyle, home, health/medical, reference, and humor. She has also ghostwritten a number of titles including the recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Taking People With You.

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Christa made the daunting process of crafting a book proposal much more manageable. Weekly assignments kept me on track and feedback shaped my idea into a solid, marketable proposal. -- Jessica DuLong

"Christa is a fantastic instructor. She's thoughtful, her edits are incredibly thorough, and she takes the time to walk students carefully through their book projects. I've taken three classes with her, and I keep coming back for a reason!" -- Corey Binns

"Thanks to Christa's teaching, I was inspired to write a complete, polished proposal for my book. I signed on with the Zachary Shuster Harmsworth literary agency!" -- Joyce Hanson

"Christa guided us through each section of our proposals and workshopped them thoroughly. I came out of the class confident in my proposal with the tools to navigate the business." -- Elise MacAdam

"I workshopped a piece that will be published in a magazine, and the feedback and structure improved my work significantly!" -- Judy Kamilhor

"Christa was informative and inspiring. I appreciated having someone so down to earth as her!" -- Philana Marie Boles, author of Little Divas, In the Paint, and Blame It on Eve

"Christa was excellent! She has been in the industry for many years and was extremely informative and helpful. She's confident, patient, and thoughtful." -- Al Hazan

"Christa is a very thoughtful, thorough, and patient instructor who takes a genuine interest in her students." -- Ian Morgan

"Christa teaches you everything you need to know to impress agents and publishers with your book proposal and come one step closer to your publishing goal." -- Jennifer Poe

"The timetable and deadlines provided me with the structure and motivation I needed. I walked away with a lot of practical knowledge on how to get published." -- Lynsey Griswold

"Christa gives an excellent overview of the publishing world and what you need to do to get your proposal read. She offers solid advice to make your dream into a reality." -- Claudia Perry

"I can't say enough good things about Christa. She gives insightful, precise, and helpful writing feedback. I went from chronic procrastination to having several chapters, a working plan, and a much more positive attitude." -- Karen Schechner