MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATIONS


I offer individual manuscript consulting and editorial services for writers working at any stage who are interested in developing a book-length manuscript – from the initial idea to the completed draft. The consultations will be tailored to suit your needs and timeline; we will meet in person. If you live at a distance, we can arrange to do our consult by phone or electronically.


As a poet, translator, editor, essayist for over a decade, I have mentored emerging and experienced writers on an individual basis as writer-in-residence, as well as taught writers in workshops, courses and performance labs.

Consulting with me will help you determine how to focus your project, how to find and work out of the strengths in your language, how to develop the most vigorous style and compelling structure for your manuscript. I can work globally on the structure and ideas, as well as closely on line by line edits for poetry, essays, memoir, mixed genre, mixed media and experimental fiction manuscripts, and first books.

The following are examples of structures our interaction could take.


IDEA DEVELOPMENT + CONSULTATION (2-5 hours):

We meet and discuss your idea for a book-length project. Or I read some of your shorter works and we discuss which of these could develop into a longer project and how to generate more writing.


REVIEW + CONSULTATION (5-7 hours):
I read your sample or manuscript, consider its possibilities, write suggestions and we discuss the directions you could take in the manuscript. You then work on your manuscript independently.


REVIEW, SEVERAL CONSULTATIONS, FULL DRAFT (10+ hours):
I read your sample or manuscript, consider its possibilities, write suggestions and we discuss my suggestions. You continue writing, subsequently resubmit the manuscript or portions of it, I reread and reassess. This process can be repeated according to your needs.


If you are interested in working together, please contact me for more information.



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