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One on One Writing Session


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Sometimes we need a gentle shove in the write direction. If you are interested in one-on-one guidance on getting started, finding the heart of your material, translating your idea onto the page or continuing a work in progress, a one-on-one session might be just right for you. Individual sessions are tailored to meet your specific needs and are largely guided by you. They may include a combination of writing, talking, brainstorming, feedback, structure, and gentle guidance. These sessions are appropriate for beginners who've never taken a class or long time students who wish to dive deeper.

Read a few Testimonials, if you're curious what others think.

  • $100 for a one-hour session

  • $125 for a 90-minute session

  • Book your session, and I will email you back to find a time that works for both of us!


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Developmental and Line Editing

with Claire Lewis

Claire Lewis offers developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading for a variety of genres. For scheduling, rates, and appointments, visit or email

Please include a brief description of your project and goals, as well as a writing sample (under 2000 words). We’ll work together to determine a timeline and final form for your project. 

Claire is a proofreader and editor living in Richmond, Virginia. She believes clean and precise language is the way to a reader’s heart, and loves helping authors find a place of ease in their writing. Whether you’re looking to find the right form for an idea or want to polish a finished piece before seeking publication, her detailed editing and guidance will help you produce a piece of writing you are proud of. 

Claire holds a BA in English from the College of William and Mary and a MA in Creative Writing from University of California, Davis. You might recognize her from her work on the Chop Suey Books Books anthologies River City Secrets and Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology.



Writer, editor, and musician Tim McCready wants to help you. Whether you need a good first reader, copy editor, transcriber, creative collaborator, music teacher, or song writer, he’s your creative for hire. Contact him with questions and for rates at Find his full list of services, here.

Tim McCready is a writer, editor, and musician living in the Richmond area. He has been writing and performing songs for 30 years and is the proud leader of a band of middle aged men for whom the rock n’ roll dream has never died. He has worked as a magazine copy editor, a guitar teacher, a participant liaison for twins involved in genetics research, a furniture maker, and a server at Po’ Folks. He has written with Life in 10 Minutes for many years and was an editor for Nine Lives: a Life in 10 Minutes Anthology and Surrender Your Weapons: Writing to Heal.

Manuscript Evaluations and Story Editing

with Elizabeth Ferris


Elizabeth Ferris is a freelance editor offering manuscript evaluations, editing for short stories and essays, first-50-pages edits, one-on-one editing help, workshops, and other editing services.  As an editor, Elizabeth recognizes there’s more than one way to tell a story, and her approach balances an appreciation for tried-and-true storytelling techniques with an enthusiasm for books and stories that break the mold. She is passionate about memoir, socially engaged nonfiction, and adult and YA fiction with strong characters. Occasionally she works outside those genres, when the fit is right.

To see a full list of editing services and rates, visit Elizabeth online at or email her at

Elizabeth  holds a BA in English from the College of William and Mary and has edited for writers of all backgrounds and publication goals. When not editing or teaching, she is a regular contributor to Richmond magazine. Her writing has also appeared in Misadventures Magazine, RVA News, and right here on Life in Ten Minutes.