Here is some of the feedback Lily and Zoe have received for their critiquing and mentoring services in 2016 and 2017:
‘Zoe undertook a review of my full manuscript. Zoe’s clear-thinking objectivity gave me the overview I needed as I was finding it hard to step back from my own work. Her input was incisive and intelligent and it gave me the impetus I needed to make essential changes to improve my writing.’ – CC
‘Zoe’s mentorship is both generous and generative. I especially appreciated her ability to find ways to extend initial ideas. While always respecting my vision of a piece of writing, she elicited many improvements to its craft, content and impact.’ – MF
‘Lily provided specific and supportive feedback to help me develop my writing.. With fast turnaround and negotiated goals, I have been able to grow in confidence and skills. I had a piece of flash fiction accepted for publication after making suggested edits which had previously been rejected.’ – SH
‘Zoe did a thorough editing on my manuscripts. Her comments were insightful and thought provoking, and her suggestions for improving dialogue, setting and conflict were spot on. She has a sound knowledge of the modern short story and I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their writing. She is a pleasure to work with, always supportive and encouraging.’ – FA
“When I contacted Zoe, it was to get a short-term help with re-plotting a part of my manuscript for my final MA submission. However, as we started working together, I quickly realised that she would be a great person to become my long-term mentor and help me to complete my novel. She is exactly how I need my mentor to be: encouraging and insightful, very professional and great at keeping deadlines, accommodating yet goal oriented. She helps me to stay on track, but most importantly she shows genuine interest in my work and in finding ways to make it the best it can be. I’m so pleased I’ve met her!” – NM
If you would like to find out more about our critiquing and mentoring services, take a look at our Writers’ Services page.