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Words, words, words. 

Freelance Writing, Editing, and Coaching  

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Bring your passion to the page.

There are three points of view from which a writer can be considered: ... as a storyteller, as a teacher, and as an enchanter. A major writer combines these three--storyteller, teacher, enchanter--but it is the enchanter that predominates.... The three facets of the great writer--magic, story, lesson--are prone to blend in one impression of unified and unique radiance since the magic of art may be present in the very bones of the story, in the very marrow of thought. 

                                           Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

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Left Brain Copy Editing 
with respect for the style, imaginative gifts, and skills you bring to the page.  

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Compassionate critiques

to enhance the clarity, depth, sensitivity, originality, and energy with which you explore your subject.  Tangential readings suggested, as appropriate, for inspiration and instruction.

SERVICES

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Coaching

for precision, style, and distinction. We can focus on a particular project, or take a more general approach to enhance your writing skills. Working one-on-one -- face-to-face via Zoom or in-person -- I can help you realize your potential as a writer readers will remember.

Freelance writing
Compassionate critiques
Coaching
Copy editing & proofreading
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About

MY CLIENTS

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  •  New and experienced writers
    of fiction,  memoir,  nonfiction, creative nonfiction,  social history, biography, and children's stories. ​

 

  • Nonprofit and for-profit businesses, organizations, and institutions. 
     

  • Arts and humanities publications. 

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      Working with Kathryn Liebowitz has been an absolute joy. Her dedication and professionalism have exceeded all of my expectations.  She has taken a genuine interest in my work and given it a powerful voice for all to hear. She continuously demonstrated the ability to take my research, writing, and ramblings and turn them into wonderful coherent essays. Without Kathryn’s stellar abilities my book would not be what it is today. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with Kathryn Liebowitz.                                                                                                       (CG, 2018-2019)
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     Kathryn Liebowitz is the first editor I have ever used and now, having had the pleasure of working with her over two years, I would never consider another. Kathryn immediately grasped what I was trying for in my memoir. With sensitivity and tact, she wrote a detailed critique that made all the difference in revision, strengthening the story in countless ways. Given her encouragement, my writing improved. Her support buoyed me through lazy and dark moments; I am grateful to have found such a skilled editor.                                                                                                   (HB, 2017-2019)

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     Kathryn’s feedback on the first draft of my memoir provided the encouragement I needed to take the next step.  From our first meeting to her final comprehensive written critique, it was obvious that she knows her craft and is able to communicate her ideas effectively.  My manuscript is much improved due to her input.                         (SG, 2017)                                      
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       Kathryn’s editing skills were invaluable in bringing my book, Yoga Unfettered, Functional Yoga for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, and the weather-impervious companion flashcards, Yoga To Go, to fruition.  My publications have successfully been in the marketplace since 2015 and I would not change a thing, be it editing, layout, or design, which Kathryn also had a hand in.

     Working with Kathryn was both a pleasure and a joy, enhanced by her perpetual enthusiasm for the project, even on a few of our marathon workdays. She kept me on task and we met my deadlines. Her skills made for a concise finished work that did not lose sight of my message or my voice.

                                                      (Hellen Yetman-Bellows, 2016)

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      Kathryn has, at her fingertips, exactly the words you need . . . the words you knew you wanted, the words to best express precisely what is in your mind and your heart.  She is a master wordsmith whose exceptional empathy, for the story and the writer, allows her to guide and enrich the writing process.  Her goal is always to further the work, and to grow the writer.

                                                                                      (LL, 2014)

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Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Contact

CONTACT ME

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Brevity is the soul of wit. Please get in touch, and I'll respond promptly. I look forward to discussing your work, and your editing, coaching, or writing needs. 

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ABOUT ME

       

        An award-winning writer with an MFA in prose and more than forty years experience writing for the public, I bring energy and an informed, flexible approach to sharing what I've learned and learning from others.

  

         Since 2021, my writing life has been transformed through the study and practice of haiku and the associated short-form literary genres of tanka, and haibun.  All that follows reflects my experience until this shift in focus. Reading in all genres (Eastern and Western),  as well as walks in the woods and fields around my home in Groton, MA, and on the coast of Maine, remain the source of my inspiration. 

          My work has appeared in metro Boston newspapers and arts and literary magazines, including Art New England, the Boston Globe, Boston Review, and Harvard Review. I have published fiction and creative nonfiction in Harvard Review, Circa,  Shadowbox Magazine, Wild Apples: A Journal of Nature, Art, and Inquiry, Poetry Porch, the T.J. Eckleburg Review (Johns Hopkins), and others. 

      

        Be in touch with your literary questions and concerns for compassionate critiques, editing services, inspiration, guidance, and support with your latest project. I am happy to get together (over cappuccino!) to discuss in more detail or dialog via email and phone, as geography and time constraints dictate.  

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