“Editing is a dialogue, not a monologue.”
–Susan Bell, The Artful Edit
Starting a memoir? A children’s picture book? Stuck in an essay, a short story, a novel? Polishing for publication? Whether you’re a novice or an expert, I can help.
With over fifteen years of experience, I’ve worked with a wide range of writers from development to line editing. All my projects are different, but I feel privileged to work on them all.
As a writer myself, I know how vulnerable you may feel. I treat my writers as I like to be treated--with honesty, respect, and compassion. Whatever your manuscript requires, I’ll help you get to the heart of what you need to say.
So let’s get a dialogue started.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about rates and availability.
"Monica Wesolowska is a gifted and compassionate editor and writing coach. She has worked with me on several short stories both in a group setting and one-on-one, and on every occasion she has pushed, prodded and inspired me. Under her tutelage I was successful in getting work published, much to my delight. She is a wonderful teacher, rigorous and thorough while maintaining a supportive and friendly atmosphere. I heartily recommend her." --Larry Hendel
"Monica's writing workshops and editing services are superb. Her one-on-one writing sessions offer a space of clarity where the ideas behind my essays are refined. Working with her, I have learned the mechanics of writing well, as well as the beauty of revision, and how the revision process casts our essays in a new light. I've gone on to publish several essays. I highly recommend her services." --Juli Fraga
"Monica has been reading and editing my work for 14 years. She has read my stories, essays, and novel. I trust her more than I trust most readers, if not all. Her capacity to perceive the writer's intent; to identify with precision where a piece succeeds and where it fails,; to suggest cuts and expansions that elevate prose and its concepts; and to express not only her understanding of complex emotional territory but also the fine points of craft make her one of the best editors I know. She is big-hearted and compassionate. She is unafraid of truth. She speaks eloquently about craft. She is a broad reader and a writer's writer, and she tells it to you straight. That's what I want, in an editor, a fellow writer, and a friend." --Jenny Prichett