Services & Feedback

I’m offering the following services for writers looking for feedback, help and support with their practice.

Please use the contact form below to book a slot with me, get a quote or find out more.

(Please do not send poems via the contact form. You will be given an email address to send them to once you’ve booked your slot.)

When I approached Zelda to help me with a pamphlet submission, I found her to be wonderfully sympathetic to what I was hoping to achieve. She is a sensitive and generous reader, and discerning and knowledgable about the poetry world. She is also great about making clear and achievable arrangements. But Zelda’s unique skill for me was her ability to steer and guide me to make the decisions myself.” Claire Collison, poet

“I really, really enjoyed our session. You’re a terrific editor. I felt you had given time and careful consideration to my work in preparation for our meeting, and that you appreciated it. When you made comments and recommendations, I thought they were honest, constructive, insightful and creative. I really valued your input, and the way you delivered it. I felt you were open and willing to engage, both face-to-face and on the page. As a result, I left feeling motivated after our meeting, and not in the least disheartened.” Kyra Pollitt, poet

Feedback via email

Feedback will be concise and designed to ask questions of your work as well as iron out issues. If there is something in particular you are working on or would like advice on, let me know.

  • Written feedback on up to 3 poems (up to 150 lines in total) – £15
  • Written feedback on up to 6 poems (up to 300 lines in total) – £25
  • Written feedback on pamphlet or collection length manuscripts – quote on request

Feedback via Skype

Feedback will be delivered via Skype, giving us the opportunity for dialogue. A short summary of feedback will also be provided via email.

  • Half hour Skype session discussing up to 3 poems – £28
  • Hour long Skype session discussing up to 6 poems – £48
  • Two hour Skype consultation – quote on request

Funding Applications and Statements

Have a question about a funding application you are working on? Need help knowing what to put where or how to write about your project effectively? Need to write an Artist’s Statement but not sure where to start? I can help. I’ve worked for a number of charities successfully writing fundraising bids and have learned a lot about what funders are looking for (and what those questions really mean).

So, if you need some help with your applications, writing letters of support or writing artist or project statements, please get in touch for a quote, giving me a brief description of what you are looking for.