Zilka Joseph

Editing Services and Critiques:

Detailed critiques offered. Includes meeting time, phone,Skype or email discussion relating to work/coaching. An initial half hour meeting recommended for discussion of a longer term project. Poem critiques based on time required for one or a set of poems, $60 an hour, $15 minimum. 

Please send inquires to zilzone8@gmail.com with

"Inquires for Critiques (or Private Coaching)" in the subject line.

Private Classes and Coaching

I will tailor my class to the needs and goals of writers and writing groups!

I teach professional and specially designed classes on the study of literature, the art and craft of writing poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, and other genres. Create your own project!  Or if you'd like me to do a workshop on a specific topic for your writing group contact me!

Please send an email to zilzone8@gmail.com with "Inquires for Coaching" in the subject line.


Manuscript Consultation 

Manuscript coaching--advice on how to create a collection of poems, short stories, to shape a novel, a collection of CNF /memoir while in its early stages; detailed critique and advice on craft and development; preparation of almost-finished/finished manuscripts for submission and for publication. Copy editing services are not included.

Overall critique of manuscript/suggestions: $60 an hour, could vary depending on length of manuscript, services required and detail involved. An initial one-on-one meeting to discuss plans recommended, $30 for half an hour. Discussion over phone or Skype can also be arranged.
Please send an inquiry with a brief outline of your project, goals and needs to: 


with "Inquires for Manuscript Consultation" in the subject line.