Writing guidance and support from beginning to end

Mentoring

Mentoring

I offer support to writers for every stage of a writing project through one-to-one mentoring and a regular review of your work-in-progress, or ad hoc sessions depending on your need.

My mentoring is carefully tailored to the individual over a period of time and it’s perfect for close-up help of your writing as well as addressing the challenges of a large writing project and development of you as a writer.

I’m flexible to how you work. We can arrange mentoring sessions for as regularly as you’d like, so you receive the kind of expert help, guidance and support that works just for you.

Regular feedback and advice means you can build mentoring into your writing life so you’ll see personal development in yourself as a writer.

Creative writing is as much about the craft of writing as it is about stamina, and my mentoring reflects the support you need to realistically achieve long-term writing goals.

If mentoring is something you’re interested in, please get in touch so we can discuss your project and the costs involved. I’d love to hear from you and do my best to help.

How it works

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The first step is to discuss your writing goals. This will allow me to offer mentoring that’s perfectly tailored to your writing needs and your writing life.

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We’ll talk about the costs involved and a timeline.

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If you decide to go-ahead, you’ll sign a contract. It will set out the mentoring support you'd like so we can both work towards sessions. I'm flexible to your needs changing as a writer, too.

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Remember that mentoring can be one-off or over a period of time – whatever you’re comfortable with and at a pace you're happy with.

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Proofreading

Where errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar are corrected
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Line and copyediting

Where sentences are reviewed for readability, consistency and flow, and errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar
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Developmental editing

An in-depth, big picture review of your manuscript where the major storytelling elements of your novel are examined. You’ll find out what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll learn how to make your novel stronger
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Blurbs

A blurb for your back cover or online book description, written to hook readers and sell your book
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Getting your work into shape

Manuscript
evaluation

An assessment of how well your novel’s working through looking at the major storytelling elements, such as plot, structure, pacing, characterisation, dialogue, setting and narrative technique
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Perhaps you need something else?

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Please take a look at what else I offer

Blurbs

A blurb for your back cover or online book description, written to hook readers and sell your book
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Lina and copy-edit

Where sentences are reviewed for readability, consistency and flow, and errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar
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Developmental editing

An in-depth, big picture review of your manuscript where the major storytelling elements of your novel are examined. You’ll find out what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll learn how to make your novel stronger
Click Here

Proofreading

Where errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar are corrected
Click Here

Manuscript
critique

An assessment of how well your novel’s working through looking at the major storytelling elements, such as plot, structure, pacing, characterisation, dialogue, setting and narrative technique
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Getting your work into shape

Testimonials
Manuscript evaluation

Upmarket Fiction author (prefers not to be named)

“I have greatly valued Greer’s assessment of the manuscript of my third novel. Inevitably, by the time I had reached a seventh draft I was quite unable to take an objective view of the strengths and weaknesses of the narrative. Greer is the third editor with whom I have worked and she has, unquestionably, been the most helpful. Her systematic analysis of theme, plot, structure, characterisation, viewpoint etc has been invaluable and the accompanying manuscript tracker is making it much more straightforward to proceed with an eighth draft! The story touches some areas which are particularly difficult for me. I discussed these with Greer at the outset and have been impressed by the sensitive way in which she has handled them.”
Independent author, Upmarket Fiction
Line and copyediting

Rad Johnson

“I was very impressed with Greer’s edits to my manuscript. Clear reasons were given against each edit offered, leading to an education in honing my writing craft whilst also highlighting my unhelpful habits. Greer delivered the edited document within the estimated timeframes and communications with her were always friendly and informative. I would certainly utilise Greer’s valuable services again.”
Independent author, Hi-Concept Thriller
Copyediting and proofreading

Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust

Greer’s work was excellent – she was able to produce a clear copyedited file very quickly indeed – alongside a useful editorial style sheet. All deadlines were exceeded and communication was very easy. This enabled us to complete the work on the book much more efficiently and also helped with the design process too. Greer provided proofreading edits in a very clear way, which was also helpful. We would, undoubtedly, have struggled to produce the quality of booklet that we ended up with had we not commissioned Greer. We would recommend her services for any similar type of work.
Lucy Godfrey, Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust