Writing Services

I offer guidance at every step of the writing process.

I attribute my development as a writer to my own trusted friends and mentors.
Whether you’re looking for feedback, assembling a collection, or just getting started,
I’d love to share I’ve learned.
I believe arts and education should be accessible for all.
If pricing is inhibitive, let me knowI will find a way to make it feasible for you.

I offer holistic feedback on MFA poetry and nonfiction portfolios.
I rely on my knowledge of MFA admission processes, with attention to organization, composition, individual poems, etc.
Applicants I’ve worked with have been accepted to (and received funding from!) Cornell, NYU, University of Michigan,
Vanderbilt, Syracuse, and UT Austin (NWP), amongst others.

$15/page (with mark-up)
$8/page (without mark-up)
$120 – 1hr consultation call

I offer feedback on poetry and hybrid manuscripts of any length.
This includes a 1hr consultation call, a written feedback letter, and optional feedback on individual poems.

$15/page (with mark-up)
$8/page (without mark-up)
$120 – 1hr consultation call

I review statement of purpose and personal statement essays for social science and arts programs (MA, MBA, and PhD).
I typically offer feedback on subject matter, organization, tone, and cutting or expanding, as well as your concerns.

$120 – <1000 words
$150 – 1000-1500 words
$175 – 1500-2000 words

This option offers a flexible use of time depending on your goals.
People often use this time to:

Receive feedback on individual poems
Talk through publication options
Discuss work at large (themes, patterns, etc.)
Talk through the writing process

$120 – 1hr

Poetry workshops involve generative writing prompts and discussion with a group.
Some examples are:

Adults: Weekly Zoom workshop for 3-8 adults, various levels of experience, runs 6-12 weeks
Children: Weekly in-person workshop for middle school students, culminates in a student anthology
Organizations: One time in-person workshop for a department, themed around a book
Clubs: Biweekly workshop for poetry clubs at retirement homes, book clubs, etc.

pricing varies


what to expect

Prior to working together, we will talk through your ideas to figure out if I’m the best writing guide for you.
If I know someone better suited for your project, I can refer you to one of my trusted, talented writer-friends.
Consultations that involve written feedback (essays, portfolios, manuscripts) may go something like this:
1. You send me your work, along with questions and concerns.
2. I read through the text on my own time. I’ll send you written feedback prior to our meeting.
3. We discuss your work together over Zoom. I will talk through my edits and answer any questions you have,
including those about publication, graduate programs, etc.

my experience

Arts Initiative Mentor & Workshop Leader — University of Michigan (2023-2024)
Zell Fellowship, Poetry — University of Michigan (2022-2023)
Dzanc Writer-in-Residence, Poetry Instructor — Dzanc Press (2022-2023)
Graduate Student Instructor, Poetry and Academic Writing — University of Michigan (2021-2022)
Writing Coach & Poetry Workshop Leader — Gilliam Writers Group (2021-2023)
Poetry Reader and Preliminary Contest Judge — Michigan Quarterly Review (2020-2022)
MFA Candidate, Helen Zell Writers Program — University of Michigan (2020-2022)
English Instructor  Lycée Nato, Madagascar (2018-2020)


email me at carolinenew94@gmail.com