As a freelance writer, editor, manuscript evaluator and branding copy writer — I offer these paid services to companies, publications, publishers, and individuals. Drop me a line if you have questions or would like to tell me more about your project.

Email me using the form below or here: christine (at) literarylotus (dot) com.

Writing: Are you a magazine, newspaper or company looking for a flexible, fast and professional writer? Since 1994 I’ve been writing for national and international magazines and newspapers on a freelance and staff basis, covering such styles and topics as: features, travel writing, culture, book reviews, author interviews, personality profiles, food reviews, energy, health, business, lifestyle and entertainment. Are you a producer or publisher looking for writers for a book, television or film project? I’ve worked with both to conceptualize and write creative projects of all kinds, from television series to focused book projects (i.e. food, history).

Website | Brochure | Captions | Newsletters | Ad Copy | VO: Are you a company, large or small business, or individual who needs website copy, brochure copy, captions for a photography or other book, newsletter copy or advertisement copy (radio, print, TV)? I have worked in all of these areas and more. I also currently work as a consultant for the branding and design firm Wall to Wall Studios, with recent representative engagements ‘Iolani School and Ho’opili O’ahu.

Manuscript Evaluation: Do you have a completed novel or nonfiction manuscript and need a professional critique of your work? I perform detailed and constructive manuscript evaluations, treating each client as an individual and responding to his or her own background and needs. A book industry professional, I am a published fiction writer with an MFA from Britain’s top creative writing program UEA, and have also been a professional book critic since 2001, when I began reviewing for the Times Literary Supplement. Since then I have reviewed books for such publications as the New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, and Chicago Tribune.

Editing/Proofing: Do you have a manuscript that needs editing, whether a novel, newsletter, website copy, article, or the like? I perform editing at many stages: developmental, when you’re at the beginning stages of conceptualizing and executing your manuscript; heavy editing when your ideas are there but the copy needs reorganization and revising; copy editing when you need a lighter touch for clarity and grammar and style. I’ve edited fiction for publications, publishers, private companies and individuals. If your manuscript has already been through the editing process, I also perform a “second set of eyes” thorough proofreading service.