Beth is now offering a limited number of memoir/essay manuscript-critique sessions—individualized review sessions tailored to each writer’s needs.
Hourly rate: $200/hour
Menu of services:
Developmental Manuscript Critique, which entails Beth’s comprehensive reading of the writer’s pages, an overall, written assessment of strengths and possibilities, and embedded track-change comments. Throughout this process, the writer will be encouraged to more fully explore a range of issues including the broadening of characters, scenes, and telling details; the identification of universal questions and themes; poetic repetitions vs prosaic redundancies; the judicious or injudicious use of white space; meaningful juxtapositions; and the rise, fall, and tangle of related storylines. Every review is, of course, shaped according to the specific strengths and curiosities of the writer.
Should the writer wish to follow up with a Zoom call, that time will be charged accordingly, in addition to the time spent on the Developmental Manuscript Critique.
Zoom Consultations, in which writers, through a guided conversation with Beth, are offered new insights as they seek, among other things, to develop nascent storylines, identify appropriate forms (the braid, the embedded flashback, the collage, the prose poem, the hermit crab, etc.), test tone or voice, gather new resources to assist them in their work (including ideas about which books to read), or review the inherent possibilities and challenges of the publishing landscape.
Beth sends a Venmo or PayPal request immediately upon the delivery of her services.
Beth does not offer copy-editing services and also does not serve as a direct link to agents and editors. She can make no guarantees regarding the publishing future of a project.
Beth offers a limited number of manuscript development/Zoom sessions each month, and so, at times, there is a waiting list.