Zoe King - Designs for Writers
Zoe King - Freelance Writer/Editor
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I offer a range of services to writers, including: Critiquing - Short story My critiques have gained a reputation for being incisive, comprehensive, and amongst the most useful to writers. They consist of a ticksheet to give you an overview of the strength of the various elements, a comprehensive story commentary of three to six pages, and detailed text notes designed to help you focus on language and line/paragraph structure. Read what people have said about them here. Critiques cost from £30. Please contact me for rates. One-to-one Coaching and Mentoring Has the dreaded writer's block struck right in the middle of your novel? Have your characters stopped talking to you? Using proven 'Journeys to Voice' strategies, I will work with you on a one-to-one basis, to help you find your way again. Group Workshops I have taught at many venues both in the UK and overseas, on a variety of topics, including creativity, elements of fiction, short story specifics, how to get published, etc. Please contact me if you have a workshop project in mind. Summary Appraisal - Novels A summary appraisal of your first-draft completed novel involves a close reading, followed by a four to five page summary of the various elements, (character, plot, voice, tone, etc) to help you ensure that each is working organically in the story, and that no weaker elements are pulling down the work as a whole. "This is GREAT, Zoë! EXACTLY what I need." Katherine D. "I know you will give me an honest objective crit - it's one of the many reasons I'd like you to look at it." Chris B. Editing- Book length fiction and non-fiction. With almost 20 years experience in editing, there isn't much I can't tackle. If you feel your book would benefit from a close edit before you submit to an agent, contact me. Full edits include rigorous text editing/proofing, plus structure edits and advice where appropriate. "With heartfelt thanks to... my brilliant editor, Zoe King, for her fantastic job." Soheila G.