For a detailed description of the coaching process, see the how it works page

 


 

critique of up to 10 pages of poetry

you send up to 10 pages of poetry and within 2 weeks, you will receive a detailed critique of the poems, indicating strengths and weaknesses of each piece, and suggesting possible directions you might want to go as you continue to tweak the poems

 

 

 

critique of a poetry collection 

you send your poetry collection, and within 3-4 weeks (or longer, if manuscript is over 80 pages) you will receive critiques of the individual poems, and comments on the way they are grouped together;  you will receive a detailed critique of the individual pieces, as well as comments on the collection as a whole, indicating the strengths and weaknesses and offering suggestions for improvement

 

 

 to avoid mix-ups, please include the title of your collection in the "notes" section of your payment

 

 

 

assistance with manuscript preparation

you send your poetry collection, and in addition to all of the services of a critique of a poetry collection, you will receive advice and guidance on how to format the manuscript for submission and how to prepare your query letter; in addition, resources and guidance for locating potential markets for placing the manuscript will be provided

 

 

 to avoid mix-ups, please include the title of your manuscript in the "notes" section of your payment

 

 

 

critique of essays and articles

you send an essay or article, and you will receive a detailed critique of the writing, the content, the logic and flow, and the ideas; you will receive advice about both strengths and weaknesses of the piece, and suggestions for ways in which you might improve upon the work

 

 

 


If your coaching needs do not quite fit into any of the categories above, email me to discuss arrangements