- normally a preferred minimum of one month,
can extend for two years plus

-draft stage; prior to manuscript submission; to
final submission under publisher contract
-consulting, advising, editing for publishers

editorial consulting
manuscript evaluation


The approach is unapologetically old school, philosophically rooted to the principle that to mentor implies a personal engagement of the immediacy of sensory experience (of other). It is about being present. It requires of the mentor to attend to the process with all that one has accumulated in a modest life; and of course, with whatever knowledge and skill-set that has been acquired in the mentoring discipline.

Consequently, it is optimum if there is at least one personal face-to-face meeting - and if impossible, at least communication by Skype and/or telephone communication. It's here that old school has become enhanced and improved via new tech. Regularly scheduled online and/or paper exchanges follow.

As someone raised in Canada in a family of Japanese heritage - the harmonious relationship of respect encompassing age, experience and skill is one that is a teaching of family and this land's indigenous cultures.


A comprehensive editing from person-to-person to online or paper editing of any stage(s) of a full or partial manuscript. The editing process can include fine edits to conceptual and formal issues of the manuscript.

Working with final draft manuscripts already under contract to a publisher (and its editor) is a specialty.

For professional publishers, manuscripts under contract or under consideration are welcomed. Assessment and advisory on conceptual, aesthetic, project and vision directions.

editorial consultation
Not or less manuscript focused, discussions and advice on a writer's aesthetics, directions, writer's block, other challenges.

manuscript evaluation


please enquire / [email protected]

tax receipts and flexible payment plans available

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