about my consultations
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Entrusting your work to someone else is always scary, whether it's a close friend or a stranger on the internet. But perfecting a piece of writing requires an outside eye--and, with significant professional experience in editing, proofreading, giving feedback, and doctoring writing across mediums, you can trust mine. I can work with you at any stage, whether your writing is on the page or in your head, for a passion project or on a tight deadline, whether you need a soundboard for brainstorming or want a ghostwriter for your great idea.
In short, I can offer informed, enthusiastic, and transformative help with whatever writing project you've got going on.
My approach to ANY writing consultation is built on three things:
understanding the rules of the genre (and knowing when to break them!)
extracting and refining the writer's intentions and vision
revising with clarity and transparency so writers become self-sufficient
To help combat systemic inequalities in our education, economic, and artistic systems, I am always happy to negotiate with marginalized writers and provide assistance at significant discounts.
I have suggested prices that are competitive and reasonable to give you an idea of my price range--but to ensure that both your work and my time are equally valued, I price every consultation on an individual basis. Fill out an inquiry form, and I will work with you to craft an agreement that we both feel good about.
I accept Chase QuickPay, PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App.
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SCRIPTS - theatre, film, television
For the writer who's got a great idea and just needs a soundboard with a knack for drawing out the important points and organizing them. These sessions can occur over email, phone, or Skype, and you'll receive compiled notes after the session.
$50/hr; one hour minimum
Make your pre/post-writing materials (outlines, beat sheets, treatments, summaries, loglines, blurbs, etc.) as air-tight as possible to ensure that your next phase of writing will be that much easier, or that your promotional materials represent your script and catch people's attention. You will receive in-depth questions, confusions, and suggestions via email, with an option for a phone or Skype summary discussion.
$25 per every 500 words
Receive high-quality professional feedback on a play, episode(s), or screenplay. Make sure your script is the best it can be based on YOUR vision--not the best version of a script someone else wants you to write. Depending on what stage your script is at, you'll receive big-picture notes to get your next draft on track, meticulous observations and helpful suggestions to take a later-stage draft from finished to polished, or overall formatting and proofreading to get your script submission-ready. You'll receive detailed notes via email with an option for a phone or Skype summary discussion.
$100 per short script or half-hour TV episodes
$200 per full-length scripts
MANUSCRIPTS - SCHOLARLY, LITERARY
before & after materials
Brainstorming, outlines, summaries, blurbs, etc.
For the writer who's got a great idea and just needs a soundboard with a knack for drawing out the important points and organizing them, or for the writer with pre/post-writing materials that need to be as air-tight as possible to ensure that your next phase of writing will be that much easier, or that your materials represent your work and catch people's attention.
Brainstorming sessions can occur over email, phone, or Skype, and you'll receive compiled notes after the session. $50/hr; one hour minimum
Pre/post-writing materials will receive in-depth questions, confusions, and suggestions via email, with an option for a phone or Skype summary discussion. $25 per every 500 words
Papers, articles, lit reviews, dissertations, etc.
Get detailed feedback on your academic work, no matter what stage the draft is in--big-picture notes, suggested edits, structural feedback, and even close, academic-level proofreading. You'll receive notes over email, with an option for a phone or Skype summary discussion.
$50/hr; one hour minimum
Short stories, personal essays, novellas, novels, non-fiction, poetry, etc.
Put your work through a high-level MFA workshop without the in-fighting, egos, or institutionalized bigotry! Receive reader responses and critical feedback that helps align your work with your vision, or get in-depth, detailed edits and proofreading to make your work the strongest it can be. You'll receive a notated manuscript OR a one-page critical response via email, with an option for a phone or Skype summary discussion.
$50/hr; one hour minimum
Resumes, CVs, cover letters, etc.
Get experienced feedback on the tried and true employment components that you need time and again. Make your materials as clear, concise, efficient, and attention-grabbing as possible, whether it's punching up your language, streamlining the look of your document, or writing a successful cover letter. You'll receive an edited document via email.
Personal, artistic, teaching, etc.
Reductive statements are hard but necessary--make yours stand out from the crowd! Benefit from extensive experience in the academic, professional, and artistic hiring worlds, and ensure whatever statement you need is original, logical, cohesive, and polished. You'll receive an edited document via email.
Jobs, fellowships, grants, etc.
Make sure your application tells a story, from start to finish--and get that opportunity you've got your eye on by submitting a package with complementary, concise parts! You'll receive detailed feedback on every element of your application via email, and a phone or Skype summary discussion after review.
$150/total package (depending on length)