Sometimes, suggestions pointed out to you in the first few pages can make a drastic difference to the whole manuscript and after having the first part of your piece assessed, you might want to go back and change the whole thing. Or you might just be having problems with a particular scene.

That’s why I offer a coaching service where you can work with me as much or as little as you like – and I’ll help you develop the skills to edit your own work.


I’ll answer your writing questions, provide career support and suggestions, and give you detailed, constructive feedback and mentoring assistance with:


  • Plot and structure
  • Character development
  • Language
  • Themes
  • Dialogue
  • Setting
  • Theme development
  • Increasing tension
  • How to edit your own work
  • Possible markets for your work


  • ESSAYS for school and university
  • Family histories
  • Memoirs
  • Blog posts
  • Articles
  • Online Content
  • Books
  • How to edit your own work
  • Possible markets for your work

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Working with Dee has opened my eyes about my writing. I can now look back at my previous works and see what I need to do to make my stories stronger and shine. Dee’s advice and assesments are spot on and I love how her suggestions are easy to understand and apply to my work. She is always encouraging and inspiring. I recommend her to all my writerly friends with no hesitation - Kelly

Your feedback is extremely valuable to me and has enriched my story so much - James

I can personally vouch for how amazing she is to work with. When I’ve written something merely competent she tells me I can do better, and I do. She genuinely wants my work to be the best it can be. She is encouraging, astute and incredibly generous with her knowledge and time. And she is fantastic to brainstorm with and come up with solutions to problems. Anybody with Dee as a mentor is well on the way to writing work of a publishable standard – Alison Reynolds

For more information, email Dee*at*Deescribe*dot*com*dot*au


  1. Rachel Keyes says:

    Hi Dee,

    Just wondering if you do Manuscript Assessments on children’s picture books?

    • Hi Rachel,

      Sorry for the delay. For some reason I only got to see your comment now. You have probably found an assessor by now…and I hope your manuscript is progressing well. In case you haven’t, I have just started doing manuscript assessments on children’s picture books due to a number of requests.

      I provide detailed assessments on characters, flow, content and concepts; including advice about storyboards and structure…and advice about Australian publishers that might be suitable for your work. My picture book critiques are $100.

      If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email me Dee*at*Deescribe*dot*com*dot*au


  2. Would like to know how much it costs to submit writings for editing and advice

    • Hi Tim, thanks for your enquiry.

      The coaching fees are $50 per hour. I can provide writing advice in response to a specific query or issue with a particular piece of writing. Or I can provide feedback/editing relating to structure, themes, character, content, purpose and possibilities for publication. If you want to know more, feel free to email me direct Dee@deescribe.com.au

      Kind regards,


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