Opening in June. I will be hanging out my shingle for editing and critiquing on June 15. I’ll only have a limited number of slots per month to keep my workload manageable. Rates vary by length and the depth of the edit or critique requested. I will accept queries in advance at rachel.swirsky@gmail.com.

Quotes from clients:

“[B]y far the most clear and insightful critique I’ve ever received.” — Lizzie Andrews



Retelling and Retaleing
Co-taught with SFWA president Cat Rambo
Saturday, May 21, 9:30-11:20 PST.

Authors constantly draw on the stories that have preceded them, particularly folklore, mythology, and fables. What are the best methods for approaching such material and what are the possible pitfall? How does one achieve originality when working with such familiar stories? Lecture, in-class exercise, and discussion will build your proficiency when working with such stories. Co-taught with SFWA president Cat Rambo.

Cat Rambo is handling student registrations.