What ignites your soul?

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The Stream

Creative Mentorship Package

This package may suit you if:

  • You are a first-time writer looking for a kind ear to listen to your ideas
  • You are an undergraduate or graduate student needing guidance on your work
  • You are an experienced author hoping to push your creative energy in a new direction
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In my heart, I am a creator. My hands ache to be splattered with watercolor paints, my eyes yearn to devour the words – my words – that I put onto the page. This passion for creating ensures an intentional, empathetic perspective as you negotiate all of the enchanting and frustrating moments in your own storytelling journey.

As your creative mentor, my top priority is listening. I want to hear all of the details about your work that make your heart sing and offer my advice on any areas I see that may need a bit of refinement.

Creative mentorship is, first and foremost, a conversation. This package begins at a flat rate, with additional charges determined at an hourly rate if you feel as though more in-depth work is required to allow your piece to take flight.

The Pond

Query Mentorship Package

As a creative writer, first and foremost, I understand how vulnerable it makes one feel to prepare a piece of creative work for potential publication. While it seems daunting, I believe it is important to breathe and congratulate oneself – you completed a novel. When your fledgling story begins to take its first tentative wingbeats, it is important to know that you do not have to watch it take flight alone.

Securing effective representation depends upon cultivating a genuine connection for both the author and the agent. With extensive hands-on experience at a boutique literary agency, guiding authors along the path of crafting a strong query package that will engage the ideal literary agent is my priority as your empathetic, supportive querying mentor.

This package may suit you if:

  • You are a first-time author struggling to navigate the riptides and eddies of the publishing industry
  • You are an experienced author seeking new representation to invigorate your latest work

Learn more about The Pond

The Lake

Proofreading & Editing Package

You strike the final key. You check that all of your punctuation marks are in order. You title your document. Your newest piece of work is, at last, complete! Yet now you may be wondering: what’s next?

As your editor, I offer a set of eyes to catch every misspelling and misplaced comma in your document or an experienced hand to dig into the meat of your plot construction.

The Lake package begins with a client consultation to discuss your work and your intentions for your piece. An hourly rate is then determined based on the type of overview required, ranging from a basic proofread to copyediting and close, critical developmental editing.

This package may suit you if:

  • You are an undergraduate or graduate student seeking an overhaul of your dissertation
  • You are an author hoping to refine the elements of craft in your latest manuscript
  • You are a business owner in need of an experienced copyeditor to maintain accuracy, brand consistency, and voice
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The Sea

Writing Package

For Muriel Rukeyser, “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” This statement – elegant in its simplicity – informs my professional ethos. Regardless of the nature of what you wish to pursue, I believe that there is a story behind every choice, every step you took to realize your vision.

It is my sincerest wish to help you tell that story.

The Sea package begins with a candid consultation to discuss your work and your intentions for your piece. Once we develop your narrative, you and I will select a plan that will most effectively capture the tone and message of your work.

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This package may suit you if:

  • You are an editor seeking a ghostwriter versed in multiple registers for an upcoming project
  • You are a writer hoping to partner with a like-minded soul to breathe new life into your manuscript
  • You are a business owner in need of fresh content for your website, newsletter, or other marketing materials

What my clients say….

The one piece of advice that has stuck with me over the decade of my writing career is this: get yourself an amazing editor. It seems so simple and straightforward, and yet finding the perfect match can feel like a daunting task. Fate brought my manuscript to Maggie’s desk, but her work on it will bring me back for many future projects. Maggie’s feedback is thoughtful and measured. She has a way of getting to the heart of the story, finding the strands of gold within the tapestry – shaping and polishing them to a resplendent shine. Maggie doesn’t just offer feedback; she coaches the writer through it all, guiding them to their best work. Maggie not only elevated my manuscript, but she also made me a better writer.  Through her eyes, I recognized the pitfalls that tripped me up and learned the most effective ways to show the action rather than just telling, a concept I have struggled with since I began writing. No one had ever taught me in such a clear and concise way before.  My manuscript is the best work I’ve ever done because of Maggie’s encouragement and guidance. She is phenomenal!

Adrienne Dillard, author of Keeper of the Queen’s Jewels

I want to extend warm words of appreciation [for] Maggie Sadler. The feedback and thoughtful advice was excellent. A lot of work went into poring over my 80K word manuscript. Casually reading a book picked off the library shelf is one thing. Wading through a rough, unpolished project requires a serious love of letters. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a lot of work to do on my end making necessary changes to my book. 

Pieter Stewart, author

Great experience! Maggie was fast, efficient and professional. She offered great advice and grammatical corrections. She also provided very good suggestions that improved the flow of the text. I highly recommend Maggie and will definitely use her services in the future.

Deanna Asbury, author of The Dog Days of Ernie

I have already started work on Maggie’s editorial revisions and suggestions. She certainly exceeded my expectations and I feel extremely comfortable with what needs to be done with the manuscript.

Robert Fasone, author

Maggie is a wonderful editor who beautifully combines criticism with positive feedback.

Olivia Haywood, author of A Miracle Leads Her to the Cowboy’s Heart

Working with Maggie was an easy process that ended up giving us quality content we were proud to showcase to clients. She has a knack for asking the right questions to get the information she needs without taking more time than needed. We look forward to working with her more in the future.

Patricia Phillips, Vice President of Greystone Building Company, Inc.

Ms. Sadler’s assistance in writing copy for our firm’s  webpage was invaluable.  It is difficult for most professionals to find the additional time to create the necessary content to display who you are, but, then again, it is difficult for most writers to understand their clients well enough to write content that displays who they really are and why people should trust you.  Ms. Sadler’s in-depth research about her subjects made her content individual, specific, interesting, and it displayed our firm.  In addition, Ms. Sadler is witty and professional, making her great to work with all around.

Heather KS Nalley, attorney at Gentry Nalley, PLLC

Take a breath. Then two. Let’s dive into your creative journey.

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Disclaimer: I am always enthusiastic about great writing and serving as a champion for authors. Currently, I am honored to have turned that passion into a growing career with Corvisiero Literary Agency. I currently accept submissions and am actively building my client list as an Associate Agent. Please click here if you are interested in working with me in such a capacity.

As a conflict of interest, however, any paid work I take on through this site to help authors via query coaching, editing, or developing their manuscripts will not be considered by me for agency representation. You are free, however, to query another agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency.