Thorough developmental editing to help writers get their drafts on track
Get feedback on character, structure and story to begin shaping your work-in-project to a solid, completed draft.
I’m here to help you gain knowledge and confidence in order to meet your writing goals.
The best way to do that? Editorial education and a clear plan for drafting forward.
5000 words for $295
5000 with 45-minute face-to-face video conference and one-month email assistance $395
Hi! I’m Misha Lazzara.
With a Master’s in English with a focus in Creative Writing and a Master’s of Fine Art in Creative Writing, I have the education to assist you in learning the skills and practices that will add real, positive momentum to your work-in-project.
I spent eight years reworking a novel until I decided to go back to school and learn all the things I never knew I didn’t know about writing.
My debut novel, MANMADE CONSTELLATIONS, is out with Blackstone Publishing in August 2022. Through experience drafting, editing and traditionally publishing my work, I can help guide others who desire to complete a draft they can feel proud of.
Together, we can…
- Assess your strengths and skills
- Troubleshoot your draft’s weaknesses
- Focus on learning specific skills and writing practices that work for you
- Make a plan-of-action for writing forward toward completion
Tired of spinning your wheels with your novel or collection of short stories?
I’ve been there. I’m here to help.
+ Have you been reworking a draft for what feels like ages?
+ Do you have a desire to tell a story but need guidance to write at a level you know you’re capable of?
+ Are you ready to take your writing goals seriously?
Informative and impactful developmental editorial services
Clear insight on what’s working in your draft, what needs work, how to gain new writing skills and hold yourself accountable in order to finish your draft.
Developmental editing — what to expect:
A comprehensive letter evaluating your submission
Close examination and critique of structure, character and plot
Limited copyediting to identify strengths and weaknesses on a sentence level
Thorough editorial rubric to refer to while drafting forward
Helpful guides and insight for crafting your writing plan-of-action
Educational resources and recommendations to help improve specific skills
How the editorial process works
Choose your slot on the calendar, submit your work and receive submission back within one week of that date.
- Your submission will be read carefully and thoroughly
- You will receive a letter that breaks down your work-in-process: structure, plot, character, as well as any relevant concerns or praise
- You draft will be returned with limited copyediting praise and critique
- Scheduled video conferences (if applicable) allow time to discuss, clarify, ask questions and create drafting plan-of-action
Developmental editing offers you…
–Accountability with an educator who can help you improve your draft
–Constructive feedback on a project that feels stuck so you can move your draft towards completion
–Concrete, tangible educational guidance to improve your current work and future writing projects
–Carefully selected texts, resources or craft writing recommendations to aid you in continuing your writing writing education
Helping writers reach their writing goals through editorial instruction.