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pathways to publishing - print and online

 

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM

Your manuscript deserves the careful editing and attention to detail that only a professional can achieve. Be noticed, be reviewed, and most of all be read.

Writers we have worked with have gone on to be published by HarperCollins, Penguin, Random House, Allen & Unwin, Scribe, Black Inc, New World Library (US), Transit Lounge Publishing, Central Avenue Publishing (Canada) Australian Scholarly Publishing and others.

 

Claire Dunn
My Year Without Matches (Black Inc)

Manuscript development

'After struggling to complete my first draft I was lucky enough to be recommended to Laurel. Her astute editorial assistance helped build strong structural bones and a clear narrative arc. Laurel clearly understood the challenges and opportunities of memoir and helped me to see where I lost and found my voice. Her support and encouragement extended far beyond the job description and was chicken soup for this writer’s soul.'

 

EDITORIAL CONSULTATIONS AND ASSESSMENTS 2021

16 May: Editorial Consultations
Kyogle Writers Festival (Kyogle)
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19 June: Assessments
Writing NSW (via zoom) SOLD OUT

17 July: Assessments
Writing NSW (via zoom)

 

WORKSHOPS 2021

30 Jan: Balancing Backstory
Queensland Writers' Centre (Brisbane)

15 May: Nail Your Story and Your Pitch
Kyogle Writers Festival (Kyogle)

24 July: Understanding Story Structure
Writers Victoria (via Zoom)

2 Aug: Balancing Backstory
Byron Writers Festival (Byron Bay)

14 Aug, 4 Sept, 25 Sept: The Next Draft
Queensland Writers' Centre (Brisbane)

21 Aug: Balancing Backstory
Writers Victoria (via Zoom)

9 Oct, 30 Oct, 20 Nov: Structural Editing for Writers (3-day course)
Byron Writers Festival (Byron Bay)

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Editing and Manuscript Development Services

From manuscript assessment to editing, mentoring to consultations, we offer a full range of editorial services aimed at writers who want to give their book the best possible chance of being accepted by a literary agent or publisher, or who want to self-publish.

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manuscriptMANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Our manuscript assessment and development services provide an independent, professional appraisal of your work that will guide you on the path to publication, whether you have a full draft, or a partial manuscript.
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editingEDITING AND STRUCTURING YOUR WORK

Our editing services offer guidance on your manuscript’s structure, style and content helping you achieve the story’s full potential. From full structural editing to copy editing and proofreading, our editorial services ensure consistency in style and readability.
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designEDITORIAL CONSULTATIONS AND MENTORING

Editorial consultations with an industry professional offer writers the opportunity to discuss their ideas, explore options, consider potential issues and pose questions. Sometimes it helps to have a mentor to guide you along the way. Through our mentoring service we create positive, supportive and encouraging relationships with writers to help them achieve their writing goals.
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ereaderWORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Workshops and seminars can reinvigorate a writer's practice and offer new tips, tools and strategies, as well as inspiration and support. Laurel Cohn is a popular presenter of workshops and seminars on writing, editing and publishing for a wide range of organisations including Writing NSW, Writers' Victoria, Queensland Writers Centre and Byron Writers Festival. Presentations can be tailor-made for your audience.
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