Writing Coaching and Editing

I offer writing coaching, editing services, and workshops. I specialize in speculative genres (science fiction, fantasy, horror). Query for details.

My rate is 1c/word for editing and $60/45 min session for individual writing coaching. Workshops are $200 for 3 hour session with 4 to 8 participants.

If you are in Toronto, we can meet in person at a location that is convenient for you, otherwise we can use Skype/Zoom/Discord for virtual meetings.

Bio:

David F. Shultz (MA, BEd, OCT) writes and edits speculative fiction from Toronto, ON, where he also runs the Toronto Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers group (with 500+ writers) and is lead editor for the tdotSpec Inc. His over fifty published works have appeared in publications such as Abyss & Apex and Dreams and Nightmares.

Testimonials:

“As a novice writer this was a very helpful and constructive experience. David was professional and incredibly knowledgeable, providing insight into methods and techniques standard to the craft. As I lacked any formal training, it was invigorating to receive professional help.”

“My discussions with David were immediately productive and enjoyable. David’s easy professionalism and naturally focused demeanor allowed for us to seamlessly bypass my anxiety, work together on specific tasks, set goals for me to work on and get clarity on any uncertainties with a minimum of awkward confusion or wasted time. I enjoyed the process, understood exactly what to do next and was left motivated and inspired.”

“I really enjoyed working with David. He was very constructive and everything felt like a suggestion, like editing with a friend.”

“David was extremely pleasant, helpful, and professional. I really got the sense that he cared about my writing and wanted to help me achieve my goal of being published.”

“David is extremely knowledgeable on both writing craft and the publication process. He teaches without being patronizing and is always supportive. David offers valuable insights and suggestions on how to make my work stronger and how to meet my goals. Though I have worked with writing coaches, taken formal craft courses and attended workshop groups in the past, reviewing David’s feedback to my work has taught me many things I didn’t know in a very short period of time.”

“Very helpful! You met me where I was at, and clarified a lot of questions I had about the form. The submission stuff will give me a great place to start. Thanks above all for the encouragement!”