While I only have very limited placements, it is something I love to do. So please reach out if you think you and your project could use some direction and guidance- and a one woman cheer squad! Send me an email with a bit of information about you and where you're headed and I'll be back in touch soon.
Thank you for your generosity with your time and with your expertise.
RHYME AND METER
When it comes to rhyme crimes, I can help you separate the seriously sinful from the cheeky misdemeanours. If you need a second pair of eyes to read over your work or want some guidance to muscle your meter to its most melodic - I'm happy to help!
Psst - I just love how Rebel Challenger's illustrations bring my words to life in 'The Naked Sheep' pictured below:
Sructural editing is one of my favourite tasks.
I describe it as lovingly (if even occasionally ruthlessly) dissecting a manuscript into its parts and viewing it in 3D.
This can be particularly helpful if you feel you are becoming too close to your project and would like to step back and take an overall view, before returning to work through the finer details.
I appreciated our Zoom meeting so much and got so much out of our one-hour session. It gave me excellent insight and ideas to work with. For the first time, I feel I have a clear understanding and focus going forward and can potentially bring my dream to life one day.
Children's Literature SUPPORT
Need help but not sure where to start?
An assessment is a great place to begin. I'll read up to 2000 words of your manuscript, or full picture book manuscript, and offer a written report outlining the strengths and areas for improvement or a 30min Zoom discussion to follow the reading if you prefer - the choice is yours. During a Zoom session we can discuss the direction of your story and brainstorm possibilities, you can also ask any burning questions you have about getting your manuscript submission ready!
This service is just $145 -
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TEACHING | Presenting
With a decade of professional writing experience, in-house publishing experience, and varied roles within each, I have distilled years of practical application to save you time and bring you the 'best bits', tips and 'hacks' to help you in your craft or to arm you with new skills for your own students.
Ranging from time savvy workshops to full day training - delivered to suit your workplace or group. Look out for workshops listed here and on my socials or get in touch to arrange an event.
If you have an 'outside of the box' request and would like some 'outside of the box' attention, just send a brief outline of your requirements along with your deadline and I will try to accommodate.
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Rhyme and Meter
Thanks you so much for your email and the assessment.
Your feedback was encouraging and incredibly helpful. It gave me a boost as well as a real sense of where to go with my next re-write and I very much appreciate the time, thought and energy you put into my assessment.
My session with Crystal was brilliant and very worthwhile!
I highly recommend.
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