Get feedback on your work from our Helpful Editor, Elisabeth Tuck!
Monthly, I will accept the first 5 members who email me TWO pages of their work. I will edit as comprehensively as possible.
Before the meeting day I will read the pages carefully for readability and copy edit issues and mark them up, good points and bad. During the Helpful Editor gathering, we’ll talk about successes and issues I have seen in the pieces but I won’t identify the author. I’ll just say something like “One of the issues I noticed was. . .” and I’ll make suggestions. You of course are welcome to ask questions. I will return your edited copy when the Helpful Editor session breaks up.
Submit your work using the form below at least 5 days in advance of a meeting. Your pages must be:
- 11 or 12 point Times New Roman font
- Double spaced with 1″ margins all around
Do put your name on both pages. Please also let me know if you are or are not OK with me reading aloud to the group from your work. Sign in to the meeting as close to 11:00 as possible and join the Helpful Editor table. I am not looking for clients. I just want to offer some help.
Disclaimer: I’m not perfect. Even editors need editors. Also, there are disputes among editors as to what works and what doesn’t. Mt. Diablo has a good track record of quality pieces being accepted to the CWC Literary Review. Let’s keep that going by continuing to learn all we can about writing well!