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Jacqui Pretty, 2016 Anthill 30under30 Winner

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Jacqui Pretty

Name: Jacqui Pretty
Age: 30 (Born: September 1986)
Gender: Female
State: VIC
Known for: Grammar Factory – http://grammarfactory.com

Jacqui Pretty, 30, started Grammar Factory in 2013, by chance. At the time she was doing a business-coaching program for another business idea and part of the program involved writing a book. She got up in front of the group of 50 people and pitched them on her editing skills. “That led to my first couple of clients and the rest, as they, is history!”

Grammar Factory helps entrepreneurs write awesome books by working with 100+ authors across the fields of business, finance, health, property, personal development and more.

“While it’s easier than ever to get published, many entrepreneurs produce books that are low quality, look unprofessional and don’t give their readers value. We believe simply having a book isn’t enough – it needs to be a GREAT one,” divulges Pretty.

And Grammar Factory delivers, with clients becoming Amazon bestsellers having been featured on national television; landing paid speaking engagements and doubling revenue.

Pretty has built buzz for Grammar Factory by guest blogging on sites that target her niche audience. For example, an article she wrote for Business Insider led to over 100 new subscribers within 24 hours, and a post uncovering the true costs of self-publishing in Australia got featured on the front page of Medium.

Pretty’s activities are driven by a desire to call the shots in her own life. Travel and learning hold a high value of importance and she finds it difficult to do either in the corporate world. With Grammar Factory off the ground she’s been able to work from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Morocco, India, Turkey, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Jordan and more, all the while learning something new almost every day.

According to the numbers, Pretty is very successful at what she does, with over 6 part-time employees after three years, plus a range of contractors, the Grammar Factory went from generating $1,500 a month to $15,000 a month. No wonder there was such an increase in profits when the companies pitch went from having a 20% close rate to an 80% close rate – despite tripling their rates.

By expanding their services from freelance editing to offering end-to-end publishing and writing coaching, their waitlist went from nonexistent to being a wait of up to four months.

The Grammar Factory has raised $25,000 for Pencils of Promise and is about ready to build their first school!

Anthill asked Pretty, what is your super-power?

“My brain’s like a super computer – I can absorb insane amounts of information, categorise it and organise it so that it makes sense to the average person on the street.”

This has proved very useful to her when working on books that haven’t been written by writers.

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