Literary consultancy

TJ Emerson has a PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Edinburgh and has taught on the MSc Creative Writing course there, as well as in various community and educational settings. She also works as a freelance literary consultant and has been a mentor for the Womentoring Project. She loves helping new, emerging and established writers achieve their writing goals.

Manuscript Assessment
Tracey offers honest and considered critiques of complete novels or novels-in-progress. She can also help you with your submission package for literary agents. Whatever stage you’re at, her tailored feedback will help you take your work to the next level. Feedback will be provided in the form of a written report that will include advice on plot and structure, characterisation and point of view, dialogue, and the quality and consistency of your prose. You will also have the opportunity to ask follow-up questions after receiving this report, via a free 30-minute Zoom/Skype/phone call.

As someone who reads across all genres, she is happy to accept submissions from a wide range of genres.

This manuscript assessment does not include an intensive, line by line edit. However, if you would like her to do an in-depth edit of your first 50 pages to highlight issues with your grammar and prose, she can do so for the extra cost quoted below:

Opening Chapters report: £200 or £275 with 50-page edit.
Complete Draft Report (up to 50,000 words.): £340 or £400 with 50-page edit.
Complete Draft Report (up to 100,000): £500 or £550 with 50-page edit.

Mentoring can be useful for writers at all stages of the game. Whether you are about to embark upon writing a novel or have already begun your project, Tracey will be able to tailor a mentoring package to suit your needs. She also offers mentoring for short story writers as well as novelists. The combination of feedback, deadlines and encouragement a mentoring package offers can give you the motivation and confidence to start a new writing project or to keep going with an existing one.  Tracey can also offer advice on developing and maintaining a writing routine that works best for you.

Mentoring costs are £40 per hour, but prices will vary depending on your needs and the length of the mentoring package required.

Please contact Tracey to discuss your project and find out about prices and availability. Your mentoring sessions can take place on Zoom or Skype or over the phone. If you are based in Scotland, it may be possible for you and Tracey to meet in person.

Tracey is an experienced creative writing workshop leader and has worked in a variety of settings, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, care homes, hospitals and community centres. She is also a confident performer of her work and enjoys taking part in author events.

To hire Tracey for an event or workshop or to discuss any of her consultancy services please contact her here.