Work With Me

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Manuscript Consultations & Coaching

  • Short & Flash Fiction
  • The Novel
  • Personal Essay

Editing Services

  • Copy-Editing
  • Intensive Line-Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Ghost Writing
  • Book Research Assistance

Social Media & Book Promotion

As a literary marketing professional, I provide guidance and support to debut authors preparing for their book launch.

Services include:

  • Social media coaching & support
  • Web copy & site maintenance
  • Consultation on site design

I also offer book publicity support, including:

  • Compiling and contacting press lists
  • Placing book reviews and interviews
  • Organizing author appearances
  • Curating venues for blog tours

Whatever you need to kickstart your campaign, I want to hear from you.

I currently work with GrubStreet, the nation’s leading independent creative writing center, as an editor, private consultant, and writing coach. My clients are writing literary fiction, personal essay, and memoir, and I also advise on agent query letters for novelists. See below for a full list of services, and click here for client reviews.

As a copy-editor, I work largely on book-length projects, readying them for publication or for submission to agents. Most recently, I have worked on a collection of short stories set in Miami and Jamaica, a historical novel centering on the Civil War, a memoir exploring racial identity, and an illustrated inspiration guide for adults.

As a writing coach and consultant, I love character- and voice-driven narratives, off-beat stories, and dark humor. I’m particularly interested in international, and cross-cultural stories; pieces that deal with class, feminist, and identity issues; literary criticism; and pop culture (especially music). I have a keen eye for both sentence-level detail and big-picture editing, and work on projects ranging from flash to book-length. Hailing from Great Britain, I’m particularly adept at authenticating settings, characters, and stories associated with the UK. Having worked on the editorial boards of several literary magazines, I also offer guidance in submitting fiction to magazines and journals.

Published by TheyShutUsUpInProse

I am a creative writer, student of literature, reviewer, and blogger. A native of Yorkshire, England, I’m now loving the city life in Boston. This blog is devoted to writing about writing, and about creativity in general, especially music, crafting, and DIY fashion. I am always looking for new writing opportunities — reviews, copy editing, promotional material, columns, and anything else you might need help with, so get in touch! Currently, I am finishing up a novel about Jeremy Lagoire, a 27-year-old virgin from New Orleans who lives with his phony spiritualist mother, as well as working on short stories, flash fiction, and the occasional poetry. My creative work has appeared in Poetry and Audience and The Medulla Review. My reviews have featured in The Manhattan Mercury, No-TiTLE magazine, and Leeds Music Scene. I have also written articles for The Sheffield Star.