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One on One Writing Session

with Valley

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. 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.

  • $80 for a one-hour session

  • $100 for a 90-minute session

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



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.



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.