Denise M Taylor

Writing Consultant I Editor I Proofreader I Teacher

I have been writing and teaching for a long time, and, as such, I provide a mentoring service for those writers, young and old, experienced and inexperienced, who are seeking guidance and motivation to assist them in reaching their goals by maintaining focus and adhering to a writing schedule. I like to meet with my clients in a Melbourne cafe venue at least once a month.

Many of my clients are just beginning their writing project and seek assistance for an extended period of time to encourage them to bring to fruition their short or long-form works of fiction or non-fiction. They are not only looking for an objective critique of their work-in-progress, but for a mentor with whom they can freely engage and obtain critical feedback.

Some writers may require help to write their life story so they can pass it on for future generations; others need assistance to put the finishing touches on their writing project so they can approach a publisher or self-publish . . . there is a myriad of reasons why writers seek my mentoring service, all unique and incredibly interesting. I guess that is why I continue to offer my services as a mentor: my interest in each writer as an individual, and a desire to encourage him or her to keep motivated through to the final full-stop. If you’re looking for a mentor right now, why not contact me and we can set up a time to chat? If you agree to appoint me as your mentor then we can come to an arrangement that may involve face-to-face meetings or teleconferences at regular intervals following submissions of ideas, questions and writing samples. My role is to keep you motivated and writing! A fee will be negotiated, usually in pre-pay blocks of 4-6 hours.

I also teach short courses in writing skills and art history.