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One-on-One Writing Session

WITH VALLEY HAGGARD

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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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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 takethefirstleft@gmail.com. Find his full list of services, here.

Tim 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.








Developmental and Line Editing

WITH CLAIRE LEWIS

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

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.


One-on-One Revision and Planning Session

WITH ELIZABETH FERRIS

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Regardless of where you are in your writing journey, working with an editor is a great way to grow in your craft and your confidence. I offer hour-long sessions out of the L10 studio where we’ll work together to hone your style, brainstorm additional material, and move through roadblocks in your writing. Sessions are led by your goals, whether that is to complete an essay, work toward a full-length book, or simply learn more about your strengths as a writer.

To schedule a meeting, email me at elizabeth[at]elizabethferris.com. Please include a short sample (up to 1,500 words) of your writing, as well as a little bit about what you’re looking to get out of our time together.

Pricing - $95 for a 1-hour session

Elizabeth is the executive editor of Life in 10 Minutes Press. When not editing, she contributes regularly to Richmond magazine and teaches writing workshops for all ages through Richmond Young Writers and Life in 10 Minutes. She is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte.