If you've completed a draft of your manuscript, I can offer detailed feedback and suggestions for helping your book reach its highest potential. First, I'll ask you questions about your intentions for the work—the audience, the mood, the message, the content, the style. I believe that grappling with these questions is a central part of the revision process, and that my role is to be a gentle interrogator. Based on your answers, I'll go through your manuscript and provide specific, tailored suggestions for how to meet your goals and intentions, on both the macro- and micro-scales: the overall form and flow of the work, the roles of each individual word, and everything in between.
For my initial reading of a manuscript, I charge a fixed fee of $30/hr. After this, we'll work together to arrive at a one-time fee for the entire project that suits your budget, your goals, and the needs of the manuscript.
Consulting & Mentoring
If you have a project, individual poem, or writing practice which you're in the process of developing, I'd love to help you. We can have regular live 1-1 workshopping or mentoring sessions with me via video chat or telephone, or we can have an asynchronous email correspondence conversation about your work.
For consulting and mentoring, I charge a sliding scale fee of $30–$130/hr. You may choose the hourly rate that you can comfortably pay.
I also hold a few free spots for those who do not have any extra resources. Please do reach out; if those spots are full I can put you on a wait list.
For any of my services, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I accept Venmo, Paypal, checks, and Interac.
"Working with Elisabeth has been the most purposeful and rewarding experience I have had with an editor."
- Elaine Pentaleri, Green Mountain Book Festival board member and editor of Cold Lake Anthology