Want to work one-on-one with an editorial consultant? Here are two excellent resources for consideration.
Eric Rickstad, New York Times notable novelist, and creator of idea2book.com
Want to write to your full potential, make your characters come alive, your dialogue snap, and your settings unforgettable? Whether you write novels, short stories, or memoirs, you can learn how to make your writing better and how to get the most out of you writing time by working one-on-one with Eric Rickstad, author of the acclaimed novel Reap, published by Viking/Penguin. Whether you are a writer just starting out and in need of direction or a seasoned writer seeking an expert objective read before submitting for publication, Eric will work with you, tapping his 15 years of success as a writer to give you the insight and tools you need to take your writing to the next level and to make your writing experience more rewarding and enjoyable. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 375-2720.
Eric Rickstad is the author of the acclaimed novel Reap, a New York Times Notable Book first published by Viking/Penguin, and the novel Found, due in 2012. His work has appeared in numerous literary and consumer magazines and has earned a Pushcart Prize nomination, a Lisman Scholarship, a Whiting Award for Poetry, a Border's Books New Voices Award, and a Book Sense 76 Pick. Eric also has experience working in publishing for Addison Wesley Publishing and Perseus Books Group where he helped to develop and to edit books such as The Wealth of Cities by former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist. He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia where he attended as a Hoyns Fellow and a Corse Fellow on full scholarship, and has taught writing at The University of Virginia, Boston University, and at Emerson College’s graduate MFA program.
Deborah Heimann, Editor, deborahheimann.com
A New England native with experience supporting writers all over the world, Deborah Heimann offers expert editing services. Whether you are a published author, aspiring essayist, student, web designer, or business executive, you need to have your work reviewed by someone. Discover the holes in your memoir, unearth the inconsistencies in your suspenseful beach read, reveal the best way to present your website content, or catch the unnecessary commas in your grant proposal. Regardless of your goal, Deb will work with you to get your writing to the highest level. Through a collaborative conversation, your editing experience will be tailored to your needs and values. Contact Deb at email@example.com or (802) 356-2082 and visit her website at deborahheimann.com.
Deb, an accomplished playwright and author of journal articles, policy documents, newsletters, and concise summaries, has more than 19 years’ experience editing creative and professional online and print publications for a variety of authors, publishers, and organizations. For 12 years, Deb guided the strategic direction of content within an international information-sharing website. Her work focused on soliciting, reading, assessing, synthesizing, writing, and editing articles about complex social and economic development issues. As a theater director in New York City in the mid- to-late '90s, Deb collaborated directly with playwrights – developing their new plays from first drafts to full stage productions. Currently Deb lives in Woodstock, Vermont.