Developmental editing services are available by arrangement. Writers work one-on-one in private sessions to develop strategies for moving forward, breaking through writer’s block, and tailoring their own writing practice to support their larger goals. For beginning writers, private sessions can offer a starting point for identifying priorities, setting goals, and finding the support needed to get serious about writing. A complimentary one-on-one is available to participants in Lakeshore’s generative writing workshops.
“Teresa’s consultation on my manuscript was so incredibly generous. I was helped by her feedback in so many important ways! I so appreciated the outline of “scenes” that put a new perspective on the structure of my story. She pointed out some things that I felt innately, yet could never for the life of me articulate…“
“Teresa, our meeting and your feedback produced a huge burst of inspiration, soul searching and ignited a writing frenzy. I’m excavating the “stuff” that lies beneath the surface. Thank you for your thoughts and ideas.”
“… Teresa’s feedback on my manuscript was thoughtful and helped me pinpoint areas I could improve on in addition to identifying the many things I was doing right. She doesn’t impose any writing style on you, she helps you find your own voice and make your work the best it can be.”
“As an editor, Teresa offers sincere, compassionate guidance that will help any writer’s work — regardless if it is a first draft or last — sparkle with clarity.“
“My epiphany happened after I left Teresa’s gracious and spacious sun-filled parlor office that overlooks the migrating birds of Lake Merritt. Teresa is handmaiden to my muse. How else to explain that while she instructed me on the intricacies of craft, I felt held, protected, and affirmed ? It did not matter that my story was the first—and only—short story I’d ever written; for the hour I met with Teresa, I was a writer with nothing less to offer than any other person in the course of history brave enough to answer their muse’s command to write. Teresa gave me pages of detailed critique and guidance. She raised compelling questions. She knew some of my characters better than I…“
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