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pathways to publishing - print and online

 

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM

Your manuscript deserves the careful editing and attention to detail that only a professional can achieve. Be noticed, be reviewed, and most of all be read.

Writers we have worked with have gone on to be published by Allen & Unwin, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Black Inc, Central Avenue Publishing (Canada), HarperCollins, New World Library (US), NewSouth Publishing, Penguin, Random House, Rockpool Publishing, Scribe, Transit Lounge Publishing and others.

 

Michelle Tom, one of Laurel Cohn's clients

Michelle Tom
Ten Thousand Aftershocks (HarperCollins)

Manuscript assessment

Thank you so much for your help with the early part of my manuscript. I didn't know quite what I expected of a manuscript assessment but you have given me a solid plan of attack, a great deal to think about and enough positivity to keep my spirits up. I carried your report with me through the development process, and it was important to me not only for what was contained within it, but as evidence that someone other than me really understood what I was trying to achieve.

 

WORKSHOPS 2021

30 Jan: Balancing Backstory
Queensland Writers' Centre (Brisbane)

15 May: Nail Your Story and Your Pitch
Kyogle Writers Festival (Kyogle)

24 July: Understanding Story Structure
Writers Victoria (via Zoom)

14 Aug, 4 Sept, 25 Sept: The Next Draft
Queensland Writers' Centre (Brisbane)
SOLD OUT

21 Aug: Balancing Backstory
Writers Victoria (via Zoom)

24 Oct, 7 Nov, 28 Nov: The Next Draft
Queensland Writers' Centre (Brisbane)
SOLD OUT

30 Oct, 20 Nov, 11 Dec: Structural Editing for Writers
Byron Writers Festival (Byron Bay)

WORKSHOPS 2022

19 Feb: Balancing Backstory
Writing NSW (Sydney)

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Editing and Manuscript Development Services

From manuscript assessment to editing, mentoring to consultations, we offer a full range of editorial services aimed at writers who want to give their book the best possible chance of being accepted by a literary agent or publisher, or who want to self-publish.

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manuscriptMANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Our manuscript assessment and development services provide an independent, professional appraisal of your work that will guide you on the path to publication, whether you have a full draft, or a partial manuscript.
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editingEDITING AND STRUCTURING YOUR WORK

Our editing services offer guidance on your manuscript’s structure, style and content helping you achieve the story’s full potential. From full structural editing to copy editing and proofreading, our editorial services ensure consistency in style and readability.
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designEDITORIAL CONSULTATIONS AND MENTORING

Editorial consultations with an industry professional offer writers the opportunity to discuss their ideas, explore options, consider potential issues and pose questions. Sometimes it helps to have a mentor to guide you along the way. Through our mentoring service we create positive, supportive and encouraging relationships with writers to help them achieve their writing goals.
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ereaderWORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Workshops and seminars can reinvigorate a writer's practice and offer new tips, tools and strategies, as well as inspiration and support. Laurel Cohn is a popular presenter of workshops and seminars on writing, editing and publishing for a wide range of organisations including Writing NSW, Writers' Victoria, Queensland Writers Centre and Byron Writers Festival. Presentations can be tailor-made for your audience.
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