Barrington Editorial provides Manuscript Critiques, Substantive Editing, Creative Writing and Editing Workshops--Live and Emailed.

My clients are published authors by traditional publishers and award winning self-published. They have been shortlisted for international literary contests and published in fine literary journals.  They are ESL students and college students, business owners, business professionals and consultants, novelists, memoirists, poets, artists, musicians, and educators.

Work can be sent by e-mail or a hardcopy through postal mail.
Note that for editing, a standard page is 250 words.

 Please email to schedule.


Consults/Coaching: $75 first hour & $65 thereafter. $50 half hour.  

General Chapter Critique/Short Story Critique (up to 5000 words)--An overview of strengths & weaknesses with general suggestions. $135. One dollar for every additional page.

Critiques on full manuscripts available on a limited basis. 

Substantive Editing available on a limited basis. This will focus on story structure and logic with some line editing for clarity and sense.

Poetry Critiques available on an hourly basis.

Information on Creative Writing and Editing Workshops ---Live and Emailed. see below. Half Day workshops available.

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Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshops - Finding the Words in the Writer and the Writer in the Words.


ONE DAY WORKSHOPS scheduled throughout the year. Next one:

 November 21st Saturday 1 to 4 in Venice, $55 -- We begin with an improvisational writing exercise and then give constructive feedback on up to 2000 words of your fiction, narrative nonfiction, or on one long poem or 2 short poems.


Emailed Workshop:

You will receive:

  • Weekly improvisational writing exercise/ and typed feedback to encourage this seedling work.
  • Constructive feedback on 3000 or 5000 words within the 4 or 8 week period.

  • Subscription to Wordsmith--A Newsletter for readers & writers and the occasional fan of Charlotte Bronte.
  • A 25 page REPORT on writing and editing.
  • One month $275/Two Months $500.  Fees nonrefundable. Full payment due at onset of workshop. 
    • One 30 minute phone consultation and if needed, follow up emails within reason.



Five Week Workshop Dates TBA.   Five weeks, 7-9:30 or so pm, once a week at a Westside location in Los Angeles. Seating is limited. Fee nonrefundable. If you would like to reserve a spot please contact me (you are welcome to visit the first night if undecided).

The format of the workshop:

  • Half of the time is devoted to an improvisational writing exercise; bring in one page to share for brief feedback.
  • the other half we share work brought in for critique and editing suggestions.

The fresh writing we do in class is not critiqued, just shared if you would want to share, with group comments on what we liked about the piece. The workshop’s purpose is to provide time and space to write and generate new work and also to provide constructive criticism on separate pieces (up to 3000 words) you would want to bring in for that purpose and to bring up to the next level. (Can sign up for a critique date.)

The writing exercises vary to jump start pieces for personal essay, fiction, poetry so that you get a taste of different ways to write and discover new capacities. I do the exercises right along with you,­ so we are all in this together!

You will receive:

  • Improvisational writing exercises and time to write.

  • The option of typed notes & a professional edit on work you schedule to submit (submitting is optional) for an additional fee of $75. 

  • Optional homework assignment every week. 

  • Available for questions and consultation throughout the week.

  • A free Report on Writing & Editing.

  • Free subscription to Wordsmith--a newsletter for readers & writers and the occasional fan of Charlotte Bronte.

All levels welcome.

Eight-Week Editing Workshop:

This is an opportunity to bring in your chapters and other bodies of work each week for 8 weeks and receive:

  • constructive critique from workshop participants
  • free newsletter
  • free REPORT on writing & editing

 Westside Location.  Limited to 6 participants

Fees nonrefundable

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