Editing and Mentoring
More information about editing and mentoring can be found on Kylie's Consultancy page on Archetype Books website.
As an author herself, Kylie understands the sensitivity with which writers approach their work, and knows from experience that writing a novel can be a deeply personal undertaking. She believes that a good editor is not only fluent in the technical language and the mechanics of crafting a novel but can also identify its underlying themes and sensibilities and help an author to find the story that they want to tell. She understands that, to a writer, critical feedback can sometimes feel a little like having one’s soul critiqued. She has edited both literary and mainstream fiction, including YA and historical, and also memoirs.
Because of her teaching experience, Kylie is as comfortable and competent working with writers who need guidance in the basic principles of narration, composition and character development as she is with more assured and experienced authors. She is passionate about supporting emerging novelists and helping them to refine all aspects of writing technique, from prose through to plot.