20+ years' international experience in publishing, story craft, and mentoring writers. Headed up Writers' & Artists' editorial services for Bloomsbury Publishers, Senior Commissioning Editor for Working Partners (a leading fiction packagers) co-producing series fiction for the big 5, and Literary Fiction and Crime Editor for Amazon in its early years. A published author with a master's degree in Poetics of Imagination.
Writers welcome, worldwide.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Passionate about supporting writers and indie authors striving to realise a unique vision; self-aware writers willing to apply themselves wholeheartedly to their craft and unfolding story. I'm actively seeking imaginative, philosophic, deeply feeling and thoughtful writers who want to play their part in making a difference in our world. Particularly interested in the feminine and healing journeys but also in new ways to engage readers in movements and causes.
Moving tales worth spreading.
Super open to speculative fiction, memoir, narrative non-fiction, literary fiction, hybrid fiction, feminist|femme fiction,transformative fiction, myth and fairytales, the metaphysical, spiritual healing, and anything of a philosophic, mystical or folkloric leaning,
Speciality: Serial fiction
2024 SERVICES + MY FEES (before reedsy charges)
Can BLEND any of these services to each individual writer.
Wayfinder Edit: Story Development and Shaping
Working with determined writers who have up to 30-35,000 words completed. Those seeking direction and input from an expert on how to grow and develop an outline, their story's potentialities and plot. A masterclass in craft along the way. A blend of developmental exploration + editorial assessment.
The Opening Edit
Perfect for writers on a budget but longing for some professional insight into the calibre of their writing and story's potential. Editorial assessment of first 50 pages of your ms. Returned copy with mark-up and comments; plus a crafted 2-3 page report on your personal strengths and how best to next direct your efforts.
Revolutionary Review: An Accompanied Journey Revising Your Novel
Combining 3 services: Full Developmental Edit, Creative Coaching & Revisions Review. A navigator, map, and co-ordinates in service to you and your highest vision,
£2,600 (6 months) 6 instalments of £433.
A way to see if we're a good fit before you commit. Editorial review of first 25 pages of your ms and story. A read-through + returned copy with mark-up and comments; + crafted 1-2 page report.
£180 (Choosing to proceed will result in a £100 deduction from future service.)
Editorial Assessment. A full read-through, returned marked-up copy with annotations + a 3-5 page report covering character development, voice and tone, point of view, style, language and emotional impact.
£900 full ms approx 75k words
Developmental Edit. Full read-through, returned marked-up copy with annotations + a 5-6 page report on wider arcs and patterning + a plan and methods to tackle them in the most effective and galvanising way.
£1200 full ms 75k words
Creative Coaching for plotting and story shaping over 3 months. Provides ample stimulus and motivation to make great strides.
£1200(3-4 months) 4 instalments of £300.
- First-class Masters in Poetics of Imagination
Writers who attend my workshops become authorities on their stories. My role is to help writers prioritize their own well-being while navigating the challenges of writing, publishing, and life.
Writers & Artists, Bloomsbury PLC
Developing and rolling out 12 new services to support writers and champion their craft and work.
Working Partners & Cornerstones
Meeting with publishers to brainstorm series concepts; further developing projects in-house. Writing story lines (40-page story world bibles). Collaborating with a team of writers and training junior writers. Commissioning and editing professional fiction writers.
Literature & Fiction / Crime & Thriller Editor
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