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I keep overheads low and rates affordable for all budgets. Depending the nature and scope of a project, I also offer flat project fees or daily and hourly rates.

Writing Classes

Whether you prefer private mentoring or group classes, we focus on all the literary elements of fiction and nonfiction, like structure, setting, plot and character development, sensory-based details, point of view, style, voice, tone, and much more.

Group classes meet weekly for 2-hour sessions and are limited to 4 writers working on a serious project:

  • We start with a sensory-based writing prompt

  • We continue with a discussion of craft principles and how behavior change models relate to character and plot development

  • Each student comes prepared to read up to 5 pages and hear a round of critiques

Manuscript critiquing

Developmental editing

I read your manuscript and provide a written review, summarizing what is working particularly well and making suggestions for improving structure, clarity, and flow. The report will typically be a couple of paragraphs on a short story or chapter and a page or more for a book-length manuscript, together with line comments on the manuscript.

My comments will cover character transformation and plot development; structure; setting; sensory-based details; point of view; style, voice and tone. Included in the price is a 15-minute phone discussion or you can email me with questions about the critique. I accept hard copies, though I prefer electronic submissions. I charge a minimum fee for short works less than twenty-five pages.

Light proofreading

I read your final manuscript word-for-word to check for typographical errors, including:

  • Incorrect punctuation

  • Inconsistent line, word, or page spacing

  • Erratic numbering of list items and labeling of captions

  • Improper word breaks

  • Page break problems like widows and orphans

  • Irregularities in fonts types

  • Inconsistent page headers, footers and page numbers

  • Discrepancies in tables, figures, charts, and graphs

  • Incompatible diagrams and illustrations

  • Inconsistent use of abbreviations and acronyms

  • Unreliable Table of Contents

Creativity coaching

I work with writers who want to develop better strategies for improving their creativity and productivity. Similar to life coaching, I help you identify the thought processes, internal conflicts, and limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from doing your best work. Together, we set well-formed goals to achieve both the creative and professional outcomes you want. You will learn new mental strategies to help you:

  • Enhance your current creative abilities

  • Transfer creative ability from one context to another

  • Utilize the three stages of the creative cycle more effectively

  • Focus bursts of creativity in a more organized and systematic way

  • Develop conscious access to internal resources that support your performance

Ghostwriting

  • Fiction (novels - all genres)

  • Nonfiction (memoirs, corporate histories, personal legacies)

We discuss the details of your project
and the rates and terms during your free consultation.