I’m passionate about helping other writers make their work as good as it can be through encouraging yet rigorous editorial insight and creative discussion. I have over three years of experience of working with writers on projects as diverse as YA novels, experimental short fiction, life writing and memoir, both on a freelance basis and via Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, Comma Press and Spread the Word.
If you’d like to speak to me about developing your project, whether you’re in the early stages or are polishing a piece for publication, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me at claresitafisher at gmail dot com.
We can shape an editorial plan that is perfectly tailored to your needs, whether that be a series of one-to-one Skype tutorials, assessment of a query letter or a detailed manuscript report.
My usual charges are £600 for an in-depth manuscript report and 1.5 hours of face-to-face, Skype or telephone tutorial time. Alternatively, I offer mentoring at £30 per hour.
‘Clare Fisher has been a guiding force and pointed me in the right direction when I started writing my dying mother’s story in 2015. She patiently read through my first attempts, encouraging me to develop some key parts of the story… She played an instrumental part in my journey. I am grateful for her input, encouragement, professionalism and inspiration.’ Ana Maria Luisa, author of The Mother of Honey
‘I asked Clare to be tough in her assessment of Because of you I am, my second novel. She was, and encouraging. I needed both. The plus for me, unlike other literary agencies, is that we are meeting to discuss the issues she raised. It’s face-to-face or Skype. For me this is an invaluable part of the package. If you need insightful, honest and thorough manuscript assessment go to Clare Fisher.’ Sandy Hoggarth, author of Because of You I am and The Glass Girl