Consultation Services

I offer manuscript consultation and editing; writing coaching; and guidance for writers at all stages of their careers. I accept only a small number of clients so that I can provide dedicated, one-on-one assistance either in person or virtually for those outside the Seattle area.  Please share a brief description of your project in the form below, and I’ll respond promptly with rates and availability.

“Tara is my dream editor.  She gives the perfect feedback, both at a sentence by sentence level and a structural level, to turn a piece of writing from an unfocused mush into something rigorous and publishable, and somehow manages to do it with such a kind, positive touch that you end up feeling great and energized rather than demoralized.”


- Ruth Whippman, author of America the Anxious, How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks

"Tara greatly improved my novel as I transitioned to fiction from nonfiction. She was supportive and accessible, yet straightforward about potential edits and changes that were helpful to the story. Her years of experience writing and publishing made clear ideas that may have taken me a lifetime to learn. I would definitely work with her again." 


- Allison Augustyn, writer, Chicago Sun-Times, Seattle Times, and University of Chicago Press

The Last Romantics

New in February 2019

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