Consultation and Editing Services

Consultation and Editing Services

Carmel Mawle served as Editor-in-Chief of DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts, for eleven years, editing, mentoring, and publishing writers of all ages, from every continent on the globe. Since retiring in 2022 to spend more time with family and focus on her own writing, Carmel has continued to guide writers to develop, polish, and publish their writing.

Locally, Carmel leads a weekly writers group, encouraging writers to share their work through readings and community events. She built an online journal for the group to make sharing their work with friends and family easier. You can view their website here.

Contact Carmel Mawle and explore new avenues for your writing!


Private Consultation

Through in-person or Zoom coaching, we will explore your goals, strategize ways to further develop your literary craft, and come up with a plan for action. $50/hour

Developmental Editing

Described as “big picture editing,” developmental editing includes copy, line, and stylistic editing. You will receive specific suggestions about how to best utilize craft to reach the objective of your work, exploring the overall premise of the story, character development, use of dialogue and description, perspective and narrative voice, pacing and flow and style. Developmental editing will tighten up sentence structure so the language is sharp and clear, and examine word choice and syntax to explore how they contribute to the tone or emotion of the piece. Following a thorough evaluation, you will receive my handwritten notes directly on your hardcopy, as well as a typed critique. $50/hour

Website Development

If you would like to build a website or try your hand at blogging, I can help you get started. I will work with you to design your website, place your content, and tutor you through the process of writing and publishing your first blog posts. $50/hour, plus website and domain name fees.

Preparing Your Manuscript

If you’re further along in your writing projects, I offer manuscript editing, book design and page layout. I will help prepare your manuscript for self-publication and, once the book is ready to go, help you connect with a reliable publisher. $50/hour


I believe in the power of writing to transform lives. Many of the writers I’ve worked with or advocated for have gone on to win recognition for their writing, been admitted to prestigious schools, and/or gained tenure, and many of them could not have afforded private tutoring when they began their journey. To that end, I place 10% of all editing and consulting fees in a scholarship fund to make my services affordable to marginalized writers. Contact me if a full or partial scholarship might help you get started on your writing adventure.



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