EDITING SERVICES

Start small…

Perhaps you’re new to writing, or you have a story idea you’re not quite sure what to do with. Maybe you have a query letter you want to polish. Let’s talk! Book a consultation with me to e.g. discuss how the publishing industry works, whether to look for an agent (and how to do so), brainstorm your next bestseller or make your query shine.

Go bigger…

Have a one-on-one session on plotting novels from the comfort of your own home. I’ll show you my writing process, and share tips on what has and hasn’t worked for me. Have an outline for your story? I’ll help you take it to the next level, and better prepare you for your writing journey ahead.

You’re all in…

You’ve finished your novel and want someone experienced to go over it. I’ll evaluate your manuscript and give you an editorial letter with detailed feedback on plot, scene setting, consistency, characters, pace, dialogue and voice. You’ll have a list of recommendations to help get your book to its full publishing potential.

To arrange an initial and free conversation about how I can help, what it would cost, and suitable timing, please contact me.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Let me tell you a story…

You could say my husband and I have never been particularly conventional.  We met on the Internet by accident in 1999, married within ten weeks and had three sons in sixteen months. When they were twelve weeks old I went back to work full time and my husband became a stay-at-home-dad, both of us garnering a multitude of strange looks (it was 2003, after all).

Before becoming an author I spent over twenty years in the corporate world, and at the highest point of my career was the CEO of a European IT recruitment company. But I’ve had my share of failure, too. From an unsuccessful start-up company that shattered my spirit, to soul-searching which direction my life should take, to digesting a multitude of agent and publisher rejections—I know how hard it can be to keep going, and the terror of switching careers and follow your passion.

Want to find out more? Contact me if you’d like me share my journey to becoming a published author with your group, and how I made it out the other side with my sense of humor still intact.