Writing Services


Put your best words forward…

One-on-One Mentoring for Shorter Pieces: Whether you’re working towards a first publication, a contest entry, or just fixing up a story that needs a fresh point of view, I can help to improve your work by offering substantive feedback, line edits, and guidance on the overall shape and tone of your piece. 

Manuscript Evaluation: For book-length works such as novels, short story collections, or memoirs, I offer manuscript evaluations that include a multi-page written analysis, a phone or face-to-face meeting, and detailed editorial suggestions within the pages of your work. 

Script Consultation: For filmmakers or theatre artists I offer an intensive script review that will help to improve narrative flow, clean-up dialogue, clarify character motivations, express themes, and tighten pacing. 


Upcoming Classes (offered through U of T’s School of Continuing Education):
Creative Nonfiction: An Introduction - Sept 30 - Dec 08, 2019 (online)
Creative Nonfiction: An Introduction - Feb 03 - Apr 19, 2020 (online)


 

Becky’s editing is intelligent, incisive and well-considered. Her reasoned approach, in the context of structure and plot, has made my work tighter and allowed me to see my work from an editor’s perspective as well as a writer’s. I would highly recommend her services.
— Sylvia Arthur, communications consultant and author
Becky’s a gem. Her kind and thorough attention to my piece was so appreciated.
— Christine Lynett, artist and educator
Becky Blake offered wonderful insight and mentorship during the process of writing my mum’s memoir; questions that were invaluable to the process of our revisions and explorations. Becky was so helpful, direct and honest. I would recommend her services without question.
— Dov Mickelson, actor