I love working with other writers! I currently offer developmental editing services for works of fiction. All genres are welcome.
If you’re feeling stuck with a short story or a novel, I’d love to help you figure out “what’s missing” and make your work stronger. I’ll read your draft and take notes on the major elements such as plot and character development, and I’ll ask questions to help you narrow your focus and figure out what the story is really about. After I read your work, we’ll discuss over a phone call, which I like to think of as a brainstorming conversation—not a critique session. The hope is that you’ll end the call feeling energized and ready to pick up where you left off in your draft.
For more information about availability and pricing, contact me at hilliardwrites [at] gmail [dot] com. Please include a description of your project, a few sample pages of your work, and your preferred time frame.
For more details about my professional background, check out my LinkedIn profile. For more information about my editing process, you can check out this Q&A with my client, the novelist Julie Tetel Andresen.
At this time, I do not offer sensitivity reading, line editing, or copyediting services.