Consultant

As a writing consultant, I help people bring their writing goals and projects into fruition.

With a B.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing and over 15 years of experience in the publishing industry as an editor, producer, and writer, who has worked with a variety of literary organizations, I bring my skills and knowledge in one-on-one sessions in order to guide people through the writing process.

I’m deeply interested in assisting people who feel overwhelmed or blocked by their project, guiding them from start to finish.

SERVICES

Writing & Book Coaching: I meet one-on-one for an hour with clients and we discuss strategies to aid their creative process and goals. I also offer brainstorming sessions and manuscript consultations.

Developmental Editing: Whether people have a full-length manuscript, essay or chapter, I offer detailed line edits and insightful global edits. 

Master’s Program Application: I help clients from start to finish with applying to the M.F.A in fiction and nonfiction. I help them set goals and deadlines, research schools, edit their writing sample, and more.

For clients who are applying for a master’s degree in other fields, I assist with their essays and personal statements. I offer brainstorming sessions, developmental edits, copy edits, and a timeline to meet due dates for each essay and statement.

Proofreading & Copyediting: I work with trusted proofreaders and copy editors to make sure your writing is polished.

If you have a writing project or a book that would benefit from guidance and help, get in touch!

PRICES AND PACKAGES

ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS – $75

I meet with clients for one-on-one coaching and consulting sessions.

THE QUARTET – $250

Purchase 4 one-on-one sessions and save $50.

READY, SET, GO! – $375

This package is designed for those who are ready to dedicate time, energy, and focus on their writing and creative projects. Ideal for individuals who have creative goals and want support to put them into action.

Includes: 

  • 4 one hour-long zoom coaching sessions focused on your process and project.*
  • A list of resources and/or an action-based plan to help you move forward with your creative goals. 
  • A weekly email check-in about your progress

*The four sessions can be used weekly, every other week or monthly. They must be used four months after purchase.

YOU GOT THIS: THE M.F.A WRITING SAMPLE – $500
This package is designed to guide and support you through the application process by offering sharp edits on your writing sample. By the end of our work together, you’ll feel confident and proud that you submitted the best writing sample you possibly could.

Includes

  • Reading your story up to three times.
  • A one-page single spaced document with my notes and observations about your story. My observations focus on voice, style, structure, character development, themes, and more. My notes will focus on the broad elements that need attention during the revision process.
  • An hour-long Zoom session or three email exchanges equivalent to an hour of my time to answer any questions you may have about my notes. I highly advise scheduling the session within 72 hours of receiving my notes.
  • Copyediting the final version of your M.F.A writing sample.

TAKING THE LEAP – $575

This brainstorming package is designed for individuals who are ready to start a large project, such as a full-length manuscript, and feel excited to generate ideas for their new project.

Includes:

  • 4 hour-long brainstorming sessions that focus on a specific project that you have in mind. During these sessions, we’ll clarify your project’s scope, structure, and more, and I’ll provide gentle and insightful support.*
  • Action-based and achievable creative goals for your project that are uniquely tailored to your process.
  • Weekly email check-ins about your ideas and insights regarding your project and process. 
  • A detailed document that contains what we discussed about your project, goals, and process as well as my advice and observations. You will receive it 72 hours after our last session.

*The sessions can take place four consecutive days, every other day or twice in one week.They must be used two weeks after your first session is scheduled.

COACH UP – $650

This package is designed for individuals who want support and guidance around their creative goals and writing practice. Additionally, they want to develop their writing skills through editorial feedback.

Includes:

  • 4 one hour-long zoom coaching sessions focused on your process and project.*
  • A list of resources and/or an action-based plan to help you move forward with your creative goals. 
  • A weekly email check-in about your progress
  • A 12-page manuscript consultation that includes a document with my notes and observations about your writing and up to three email exchanges about the editorial notes you’ve received. 

*The four sessions can be used weekly, every other week or monthly. They must be used four months after purchase.  

READ ME:  A Manuscript Consultation – $860

This package provides astute insights into manuscripts so that individuals can deep dive into their next revision with a sense of renewal. The manuscript consultation addresses many aspects of the narrative, including voice, language, pace, and structure, and focuses on its overall strengths and challenges.

Includes:

  • Close and detailed reading of a 75,000 word manuscript. 
  • 3-5 pages of perceptive observations, sharp questions, and editorial suggestions intended to help you move forward with your revision process. 
  • An hour-long online session or three email exchanges to answer any questions you may have about my notes.

YOU GOT THIS: THE M.F.A. APPLICATION – $1550

This package is designed to guide and support individuals through the M.F.A. application process and assist them in submitting the best application possible. Offering my skills as a coach for the writing sample and academic statement and my skills as a consultant for the logistical aspects of the application process will set you up for success. 

Includes:

  • 2 hour-long zoom coaching sessions focused on your statement of purpose and writing sample.*
  • 1 hour-long zoom coaching session focused on the administrative and logistical aspects of your application.*
  • After each session you’ll receive a list of resources and/or an action-based plan to help you move forward with your academic statement of purpose, writing sample, and/or application process.
  • A weekly email check-in about your progress
  • Reading and reviewing your story:
    •  I will review your story and its subsequent revision. For each version of the story I’ll include a document with my notes and observations about your writing and up to three email exchanges answering your questions about the editorial notes you’ve received. My observations focus on voice, style, structure, character development, dialogue, language, and more. My notes focus on the aspects that need attention and your unique strengths as a writer. 
  • Reading and reviewing your academic statement of purpose
    •  I will review your academic statement of purpose and its subsequent revision. For each version I’ll include a document with my notes and observations about your writing and up to three email exchanges answering your questions about the editorial notes you’ve received.
  • Copyediting your statement of purposes and writing sample. 

*The sessions can be used weekly, every other week or monthly. They must be used before the application deadline.

With any of these packages, additional reading, sessions, and email exchanges extending past the agreed-upon time limits are available upon request, and will be charged at $75/hour.