AS EDITOR



Having been a reader for the Times ChickenHouse Fiction prize for several years I now edit and mentor prose writers for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, who provide detailed editorial feedback for fiction writers. I joined their team in June 2012 and write detailed reports and have consultations. I also offer two types of INDEPENDENT EDITORIAL SERVICES - for prose manuscripts. Fiction, Children's fiction and non-fiction.


OVERALL

Overall read plus succinct notes:

1st three chapters & synopsis/ Or whole manuscript

£200 up to 25K words

£300 - 25-50K

£5 per 1K words thereafter


DETAILED

Detailed report or consultation

£300 up to 25K

£400 up to 50K

£7 per 1K thereafter



DRAMATURGY/SCRIPT-DEVELOPMENT


I've also worked as dramaturge on several productions including Underland, directed by Orla O'Loughlin at Clearwell Caves, for Pentabus, and Carmen, directed by Jonathan Munby at Holland Park Opera. I have also developed several new plays, at Old Vic, New Voices and The Deptford Albany.
I was a reader for Paines Plough theatre company for 8 years and project manager for Michael Rosen for 2 years.


TESTIMONIALS


"Titania did a wonderful line-edit for my book 'OWN your emotions.' It was amazing to see how I grew as a writer when I let her into the writing process. I gained a lot of momentum in finishing the book from seeing my text benefit from being refined by her edits. She also gave practical tips about how to address my readership." Frida Nillson, Lic. psychologist



"I'd already spent five years on 'Painted Ladies' when I went to Cornerstones. I had the story, but I knew there were structural faults. Titania was able immediately to flag up the weaknesses, including a problem with POV (point of view) which I hadn't even been aware of. I found an agent with the next draft and the book is coming out in January. What impressed me wasn't just the quality and depth of the report but the advice contained in it. I felt this was someone who had a genuine interest in the book and was working with me to find solutions. All mss need an overview at some point and the balance between criticism and encouragement can make or break a writer. The criticism was always positive and without it I might still be floundering over revisions. I owe a huge debt to Titania." Lynn Bushell, author.


"Titania was brilliant from start to finish – professional, friendly, and full of honest, constructive feedback. This was my first experience with an editor, and I couldn’t have asked for it to be any better. With Titania’s detailed comments ranging from presentation, structure, style, plot, and character development, my manuscript will hold a more dynamic story, and each page will feel more authentic. I honestly can’t recommend Titania enough, and I won’t hesitate to ask her for future assistance with my writing." Jack Priestnall, YA writer.



“What stood out about Titania is her rare combination of insight, empathy, and structure. She would set exercises that challenged me to explore my themes broadly, then read my responses carefully to find the spine that connected seemingly disparate pieces. She offered a warm, safe space for me to discuss the pain at the core of my play - but knew when to open her diary and set deadlines to ensure that we remained on track.” Joanna Norland, playwright.