Editing, coaching, speaking
The world needs your story.
Do you have an essay, book proposal, manuscript or story idea you need a little help making just right?
You’re in the right place.
At the start of any story — whether an article, essay, or book — an attentive coach or editor can help you shape your emerging ideas into language that sings.
I’ve had countless essays, op-eds, features, interviews, plays, and an award-winning book published, and have taught creatives in one-on-one and workshop settings for 30+ years. I love helping writers and change-makers develop their ideas, improve work practices, and finish every kind of writing project from college application essays to book proposals, nonfiction books, and novels.
Rates for Developmental Editing:
College application (essays, personal statements): A thorough edit of up to 1,000 words (4 pp double-spaced, 12-pt font) with written notes + optional 15 minute meeting + email follow-up.
Personal essays, articles, sample chapters: A thorough edit of up to 4,000 words (about 16 pp double-spaced) with written notes + 45 minute meeting to discuss your writing and goals + optional email follow-up.
$120 (+ .03 per add’l word)
Nonfiction book proposals: Overall analysis and thorough edit of up to 13,000 words (about 52 pp double-spaced) with written notes + one-hour meeting to discuss your work and goals + optional email follow-up + recommended resources.
$475 (+ .03 per add’l word)
Novels and nonfiction manuscripts: with overall analysis + thorough edit with written notes + 90 minute consultation + optional email support + resource suggestions
$1450.00 for up to 50,000 words (about 200 pages double-spaced)
$1950. for up to 100,000 words (about 400 pp double-spaced)
Longer or shorter projects: please email to customize an editing plan that suits your needs and budget.
Let’s get your stories out to the waiting world!
Are you a parent, activist, teacher struggling to find ways to sustainably advocate for a healthy future?
Let’s develop your ideas and strategies for:
- Climate-conscious parenting
- Deepening connections
- Climate grief
- Speaking out in various ways for systemic change
- Talking with and empowering kids about the climate crisis & solutions
- Amplifying youth voices
- Creative and/or artistic protest
One hour consultation + resource recommendations + email followup: $65
Send me an email: Mary DeMocker (at) gmail (dot) com
I speak with media, parents, educators, eco-justice advocates, faith communities, literary audiences, and students from elementary to grad school with lively talks on how to change our systems– not just our light bulbs. Media samples: Weather Channel; Radio interview KQED
I’m excited to hear about your project. Please email me at Mary DeMocker (at) gmail dot com