Client Testimonial: “I never knew I could be so productive. You got out of the way as you helped me believe in myself!” -Novelist completing a manuscript
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Writing is creative, but so is the editing process. I have no ‘one size fits all’ approach to clients. Writers know themselves better than I do. A flexible, experimental approach in a developing atmosphere of mutual trust frees writers to trust themselves, their voices, and their creative processes.
Through TRUE COURAGE WRITING AND COACHING, I offer skillful editing of many genres of fiction and non-fiction. I have over 10 years’ experience with individuals and writing groups, including developmental editing (may involve everything from helping to clarify what a work is about, to how it moves toward a conclusion, to final edits). I do line editing, synopses, query letters, and more. I create or recommend writing exercises if requested, and can offer reading suggestions.
I lead writing groups in Philadelphia in addition to working with private clients. I began teaching in a community adult school by standing at a blackboard delivering lectures on narrative technique; I soon found that skillfully guided support is more effective than top-down information. An atmosphere of humor and encouragement brings out the best in everyone.
Most of my clients are loyal and ongoing. My MFA is from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and I am in training as a Gestalt therapist.
I’d love to hear from you! Please drop me a line and tell me about your hopes, dreams, and goals for writing.
I WORK WITH THE FOLLOWING:
Fiction and non-fiction
Short Stories and Ebooks
Line editing/copy editing
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