Manuscript Consulting, Editing, and Creative Writing Workshops
I am an experienced practitioner and diligent student of multiple genres of writing. As a writing coach, I can gently guide you to draw out your vision, but I can also hold you accountable to the task of bringing forth your voice as only you can. As a writer myself, I have brought multiple completed manuscripts into the world for production and/or publication. I have also co-edited a book of non-fiction narrative, analysis, and poetry forthcoming from North Atlantic Books in Summer 2019: We've Been Too Patient. I am also well-versed in grammar, spelling, rules and style; I have been correcting college-level papers with these concerns for four years. I have a keen eye for detail, and I can get your manuscript polished and ready for publication.
One-on-One Manuscript Consultation
I can offer substantial, incisive, and thorough feedback on:
*creative non-fiction and memoir (my thesis for my MFA at Mills was creative non-fiction; I have taught personal essay writing at the college level for five years)
*fiction (I am a 2010 Lambda fellow in fiction; I have taught Short Story Writing at the college level)
*poetry (I am a published poet and acclaimed performance poet; San Francisco Poetry Slam Champion, national poetry slam semi-finalist)
*playwriting (I was the runner-up for the Princess Grace Fellowship in Playwriting, have had my work produced at: San Francisco Fringe Festival, Playwrights' Center of San Francisco, Women on the Way Festival, FoolsFury Theater Festival, National Queer Arts Festival. I have written fourth-wall realism and surrealism, biographical realism, ensemble theater, and a one-person show of dramatic verse)
My rate for manuscript consultation (developmental editing) is 1 cent a word for prose, $10 a page for poetry, and $5 a page for scripts.
For copy-editing (proofreading for stylistic consistency, grammar, mechanics, and usage) the rate is half of what's listed above.
Please contact me if you would like any of these services. firstname.lastname@example.org