ONE-on-ONE COACHING and EDITING with ELAINE APTHORP
Elaine Apthorp is a truly remarkable teacher, writer, reader and mentor. She offers heartful coaching, developmental editing and copyediting. Working closely with the writer and the writing, her mission is to comprehend, appreciate, and nurture the project and the creative soul who is choosing to engage in it; help a comrade writer discover and achieve their intentions on the page; find out what the writer means to do and offer suggestions about choices one might make that could further those objectives.
Elaine has a BA summa cum laude from Williams College (double major in English and Religion), and an MA and a Ph.D. in Literature from UC Berkeley. In the course of her career at Berkeley, San Jose State University, and Milton Academy, she taught literature, creative writing, U.S. history, and philosophy. She’s published articles, essays, and reviews in a number of journals and anthologies (Legacy, Women’s Studies, San Jose Studies, The Encyclopedia of New England Culture, The Heath Anthology of American Literature, among others); a one-act play A Play At The Plate, was produced by Reality Check theatre in San Jose; a short story, “Stealing Home,” appears in the anthology Hot Ticket. Over the last several years she’s been developing a four-volume series of novels from one of which “Stealing Home” was excerpted.
Individual Coaching and editing: $100/hour.
Email Elaine to set up a time to meet.