For Writers

Questions? Email me. I’ve got your back.

As a lifelong writer, I know all too well the challenges we writers face. Whether you’re having a hard time getting words on the page, you want to take your craft to the next level, or you need a Jedi-level proofreader, I’m here to help.

As a mentor and editor, I don’t just give feedback; I give you wholehearted support. Don’t get me wrong – my critiques are on point, and you’re going to get clear and specific feedback about your work, both on its strengths and where it can improve. I don’t sugarcoat. I do nurture. Having spent more than 30 years participating in and leading workshops, one of my greatest strengths is giving straightforward feedback in a genuinely constructive way.

Manuscript Reviews

If you have a manuscript that you’re preparing to send out, or you’ve been sending one out for a while without avail, I’m here for you. I’m the executive editor of a small press and the founding editor of a literary journal, and have done many, many manuscript reviews over the years. I can give foundational feedback or highly targeted advice, according to your needs.

If you’re looking for foundational, constructive criticism for your manuscript, below are my basic hourly rates. If you have specific questions, please email me.

All feedback is recorded so that you can review it as needed. Feedback includes both general comments on your overall strengths and opportunities for improvement, as well as specific comments on individual questions, sections, chapters, or poems.

I offer sliding-scale rates for BIPOC, LGBTQIA2NB+, self-identifying womxn, and differently-abled folx; please email me about the editorial services you need.

Also, if your manuscript falls outside of the parameters listed below, please email me with all the details for a custom quote.

Chapbook Poetry Manuscript: up to 28 pages; 45-60 minute audio recording or phone/video meeting. $150

Full-length Poetry Manuscript: up to 75 pages; 75-90 minute audio recording or phone/video meeting. $300

Full-length Fiction or Nonfiction Manuscript: up to 50,000 words; 75-90 minute audio recording or phone/video meeting. $500

I offer sliding-scale rates for BIPOC, LGBTQIA2NB+, self-identifying womxn, and differently-abled folx; please email me about your proofreading project.

 

Proofreading

I’m good and I’m quick. Multiple clients have nicknamed me “Eagle Eye” independently of one another. Rush options available.

Poetry, Screenplays, Drama: $2.70/page

Fiction & Nonfiction: $3/page

Resumes and Cover Letters: $5/page

Rush option: For turnaround within 48 hours, $5/page for poetry, screenplays, and drama; $7/page for short fiction and nonfiction; $10/page for resumes and cover letters. Whatever your rush project is, please email ASAP to inquire about current availability.

 

Mentoring & Other Support

One of my biggest tasks as a writing mentor is to help you not judge yourself for the challenges you’re facing. The other is to work with you to get really clear on your goals, and figure out specific, concrete yet flexible strategies for meeting them.

My approach is a blend of intuition and intellect; mentoring plans will likely include reading lists, writing exercises, real-life adventures, and more. If there’s a specific craft element you want to hone, a new genre or sub-genre you want to explore, you’re ready to tackle the project you’ve been dreaming about since you were 12, or you need other support in approaching one of the infinite facets of the writing life that’s beckoning you, I’ve got you.

All of my work uses a trauma-informed approach and my foremost commitment is to help create a safe space for your writing practice.

Please email me with your support needs to learn more about your options or get a quote for my services. I offer sliding-scale rates for BIPOC, LGBTQIA2NB+, self-identifying womxn, and differently-abled folx; please email me about the creative support you need.

In the near future, I’ll also be offering in-person and online workshops, plus a variety of self-paced courses. So exciting!