one-on-one manuscript review
- 1 hr1 hour
Do you have a short story or article that needs an expert eye, a book chapter that you've been struggling over, an outline for a novel, or help with organizing your memoirs? I can help. I also can proofread, edit, check syntax and help organize your content. Book a one-on-one review with Johanna Thompson. I've been a professional writer for 30+ years in a career that includes journalism, copywriting, creative direction, content strategy, editing and proofreading. In addition, I'm an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, certified to lead workshops and manuscript reviews in the AWA method, as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press. Please contact me via email at wordswillflowworkshop@gmail and we can arrange a booking time or a phone call to see if my services suit your project. About me: Starting out as a copywriter at a New York City advertising agency more than 30 years ago, I eventually reached the role of Executive Creative Director. I've mentored and worked alongside teams of writers and art directors as we created print campaigns, websites, Facebook apps, radio and TV spots, and more. These days, I telecommute from Sedona, Arizona. Directly after graduation, I headed to New York City with a BA in Journalism and worked for a few years in publishing before transitioning full time to advertising. In my former life as a journalist, I was assistant editor of Smart Living, a now-defunct local lifestyle magazine in New York City, a freelance reporter for LAN Times, a Novell publication; and I've collaborated with other writers on two Movies on TV books published by Random House Publishing Group.
For paid workshops: Each workshop has a limited number of people to ensure that everyone gets time to write, present their work, give feedback and truly develop their craft. Because of that, it's important that people commit to attending. Whether it's an 8-week workshop or a one-day retreat, it's important that we get a solid head count before starting. And for those signing up for a free workshop, please be courteous and notify me if you do not plan to attend so that we can make space for others. For paid workshops, there will be no refunds after two weeks prior to the workshops, unless you find someone to take your place. If you meet those requirements, a full refund will be issued, less a $15 processing fee. No partial refunds will be issued for missed sessions. For paid consultations/appointments: Clients can reschedule up to 3 days in advance of our meeting. Bookings must be paid for before the session begins, unless a different agreement has been made by both parties. No refunds will be issued for missed appointments.