Editorial + Meeting Service (5k words)


Developmental editorial feedback on your work-in-progress along with a 45- minute coaching session via Zoom to discuss, clarify and ask questions. Get your draft on track, get the tips and insights you need, and learn the skills you need to write toward completion.

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Have you begun writing your novel and want early feedback? Are you stalled on a writing project and looking for someone to coach you through the drafting process?

Receive professional feedback on 5000-words of your work-in-progress, learn new skills, empower your strengths and finish your book.

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

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

Misha Lazzara
Helping writers reach their writing goals through editorial instruction.

I’d love to work with you!

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.

First, get clear feedback on up to 5000 words of your current work-in-progress. Next, co-create a writing plan-of-action with the goal of completing your draft. Finally, use your voice to share your story.

Follow confirmation email instructions. You will receive your editorial letter via email within three weeks of document submission. The meeting date will be scheduled for three weeks following the submission date. Communication will take place via email.

Limited number of sessions per month.  I look forward to working with you to help improve your work-in-progress!

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