Writing with expertise.
I have worn a lot of hats when it comes to the writing industry: magazine editor, online editor, feature writer, publicist and communications director.
Over the course of nearly two decades, I have penned and published more than a hundred articles and written for nearly every sort of media, including newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs.
My career began with print publications and their online counterparts at a time when online editorial was still coming into its own. After cutting my teeth as an editor at a leading design-industry magazine, I switched gears and became a publicist for a book-publishing company where I oversaw the print-media campaigns for books spanning the topics of parenting, self-help, religion, relationships, fitness, and cooking.
As a former editor and published children’s author, I am firm believer in the power of critique, which is why I’ve worked with writers of all levels, from kidlit novices just getting their footing in the industry to those with a contract in-hand to help them polish their manuscript before submitting it back to editors. I’d love to connect about the possibility of working together, so please contact me if you’re interested in hiring my critique services.
Here is a small selection of the feedback I’ve received from my critiques:
“Oh wow. This is such a gift. I don’t even know what to say. You offered such thoughtful and specific feedback. I love the pacing guidance and the idea of bringing in [a specific example] more along the way. Gah! I’m so excited to revise and see this story come to life.”
“Thank you so much for your encouraging words and constructive criticism. I love, love, love your suggestions!”
“What an amazing critique! Thank you so much for time and attention to detail you put into this story 🙂 I can’t wait to dig into your comments and suggestions.”
“A quick shoutout for the tremendous feedback Elizabeth gave me on my query letter. It was spot on and helped soooo much! Thank you!!!”
“Thank you so much for your thorough and thoughtful feedback!! I was feeling quite a bit of doubt about this one and your positivity is making me feel much more confident.”
“Elizabeth said ‘I love it,’ and gave me advice on weaving emotion into the text. What she really gave me is the confidence I need to finish this book. Thank you!”
Reach out if you’re interested in hiring my critique services! I’d love to help you bring your stories to life!
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