Editing/Privacy policy

Are you looking for help evaluating what you’ve written? Are you feeling discouraged and need encouragement to keep writing? Talk to me about manuscript evaluations, developmental edits, and book coaching. Get your project to the finish line, not back into your drawer.

I also work with trusted copy editors and proofreaders and book designers. Professional referrals available. Email me to see how we might work together. marjorie@marjorieturner.com

Here’s what others say:

“Throughout the process, your recommendations and encouragement improved my book and energized me when I was tired of the whole thing! I was privileged to have your high-quality participation in the creation of For the People, Against the Tide. I never would have gotten to the publication of my book without you.” author, Kathleen Teahan, former Massachusetts state legislator.

Marjorie is an exceptional editor. I couldn’t be more pleased with her ability to take a draft of my latest novel and suggest revisions, which made it more readable and engaging. She never tried to change my distinct voice in the way I told the story; instead, she took the time to understand what I was trying to accomplish in my fiction before revising it. Not only did she raise the quality of my work, but she also made me a better writer. I enjoyed working with her. Highly recommend Marjorie for your editorial projects. John Murzycki, Author, Elthea’s Realm, series of Science Fantasy novels, Wrentham, MA

“The good news is that I can actually conceive of finishing this round of editing Volume 1. When I’ve completed that round, if not sooner, I will send it to you to read over and help me see areas that need to be summarized, cut or clarified. Then I will need to address what goes into the introductory section.” Lesia Alexander, Heart and Soul with Animals

Learn to help others, or write your own story

Our staff participated in two Literacy Workshops. We gained a better understanding of how to write simple, clear and accurate daily notes, lesson plans, and to help children create unique stories as they go about their day. Marjorie’s supportive and gentle approach helped our staff feel competent in their own literacy learning.  Thank you, Marjorie! Mary Varr, Director, Garelick Early Learning Center, Hockomock YMCA, Franklin, MA

I remembered my life as a photographer and one particular collection of photographs I presented at a showing. I was told that each photograph was a story unto itself and, when strung together they became a necklace of pearls. That’s what I thought about as you led us through the exercises in your workshop, “Putting Flesh on the Bones of your story.” Patricia Stano-Carpenter

Privacy Policy

At MarjorieTurner.com, we want you to know that we are NOT in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies for marketing or business purposes. The only time we collect information is if you sign up to follow this blog. Your email is the only information we then collect. Any other information that WordPress collects from our website is recorded anonymously, indicating country of origin only. Here’s the link to Automatic, the company behind WordPress.com. Automatic’s privacy policy We also use Mailchimp to register email addresses for those who indicated that they are interested in receiving occasional notifications from us. Again, this information is never sold, rented or traded to anyone.

As part of the registration process for our occasional e-newsletter, we collect personal information (your email address, and name, only). We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about things you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check that our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organizations or businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing Marjorie@MarjorieTurner.com

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Marjorie Turner Hollman at Marjorie@Marjorieturner.com

Reviewed, 2-28-2022. This policy will be reviewed in 2023.