SERVICES CLAUDIA OFFERS
As a professional writer and editor for more than four decades and a university teacher of writing for 14 years, Claudia Ricci has the experience to help you with virtually any writing project. She loves working with both young writers and those who are more seasoned. Claudia worked for The Wall Street Journal in New York and the Chicago Sun-Times before writing fiction and poetry. She has published three novels, and many of her short stories and poems have appeared in literary magazines nationwide. She has helped other writers by editing their books, and she has also helped many doctoral students complete their dissertations.
Conceptual editing; line editing; revising; copy editing
MY GOALS FOR YOU
- to help you understand what it is you’re trying to write
- to help you organize your thinking so that you can begin to write
- to keep you motivated throughout the writing process
- to help you find the inspiration to bring the project to completion
METHODS AND FEES
Contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone, 518-469-7854.
My standard fee is $50/hour, but I work very quickly and try to keep the overall budget for a project affordable. Fees are individualized based on the nature, scope, size, and timeline of the project.
ONE CLIENT’S TESTIMONY FROM OUR WORK TOGETHER
While I had a story to tell, I struggled with how much truth to put into my memoir, Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate. Claudia asked me questions that helped me understand that skimming the surface of my life didn’t convey the emotional and physical bottoms I was experiencing. In answering those questions, I found a new depth to my writing.
She made sure that the messages rang true and were an interesting read, or my message couldn’t help anyone else struggling in their addictions. I appreciated her use of Track Changes, allowing me to see where a few tweaks, changes, or adding and deleting strengthened the writing.
The reviews of the book have supported that it’s a better book with her guidance, coaching, support, and encouragement. ~Marilyn L. Davis