Panicking about your plot? Concerned about characters? Writer's block stalling your progress? I can help.
Expert help with your writing
I'm an experienced mentor and development editor and I love to work 1:1 with writers who want to make their manuscript the best it can be. I'm based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but I work with students online (via Google Meet), and my clients come from all over the world.
Together, we'll look at your narrative arc, your structure, your characters, point of view and more. I'll identify areas where your writing could benefit from a bit of attention and make suggestions to help you solve any issues that arise. I'll also let you know which bits are working and why, so that you don't lose sight of why your writing is important!
Editorial packages include an editor's report, an annotated copy of your manuscript, and a chat by phone or Google Meets where you can ask me in-depth about any of my suggested changes.
It's not a copy edit, but I will flag typos, grammatical errors and problems with syntax where I find them. Honestly, I can't not. Word nerding is my thing.
All mentoring packages include verbal feedback and 1:1 support sessions via Google Meets.
You also have the option of booking fortnightly 15 minute accountability "check-ins" for the duration of the mentorship. I'm not scary, I promise, but I find that writers keep to their goals more effectively when they know they're going to be chatting to me regularly about their progress!
Or just a friendly chat...
You can also book a free 15-minute chat with me (via Google Meet or telephone) to see what might be the right solution for you before committing to an editorial package.
If I don't think you need a paid edit or mentorship, I won't be afraid to tell you - sometimes a chat with a professional is all it takes to get the writing flowing again.