Editing, Mentoring, Story Consulting for
Screen & Prose
Claire has this amazing ability to see both big picture things alongside the tiniest details (ship's lighting, pockets, 19th-century names of body parts, etc.) and the book is so much better because of her. Claire, thank you ---Peggy Herring, Anna, Like Thunder, Brindle & Glass, 2018
In my opinion, Claire is one of the finest editors I have had the privilege to learn from -- Marylyn Holman, Rylan's Highway, 2019
Claire helped me tremendously in organizing a long story. Her help was invaluable and took my work to the next level. I highly recommend her as an editor and mentor. -- Amando Garcia, The Trip
Claire’s ability to write award-winning stories makes her an impeccably effective editor - Susan Mongar, Shame on Me, A Memoir
Claire brings an encyclopedia of helpful fixes to your writing problem--new learning, changes in viewpoint, voice, conflict and drama. With sensitivity (she’s been there herself) she gives you the tools and encouragement to rework your story so that it shines brighter.
- Erik Peterson, Harry Bennett
Are you just embarking upon a project? Pondering the pros and cons of one story over another? Have a thrilling ghost of an idea? What next? The combinations and approaches are both daunting and exciting.
Have you completed the first or second draft of your manuscript? Are you worried about clarity? Structure? Character development? Plot threads? Marketability? Worry no more.
Do you have a short story, novel, or memoir you would like to turn into a screenplay? Are you struggling with the structure and dialogue of an existing screenplay?
CONTACT CLAIRE FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
a brief synopsis (200 words max) or notes about your project
the genre, target audience, and word count
the service you are considering
We can then set up a phone or Skype session to discuss which service best suits your needs. Custom packages are available.
MENTORING & STORY CONSULTING ($40 an hour)
CONTENT EDITING (.018 per word) & EDITORIAL REVIEWS (.010 per word)
LINE & COPY EDITING (.013 -.020 per word)
SCREENPLAY EDITING & ADAPTATION (variable)
The Dark is a triumph. It delves into the past with skill and precision. It feels palpably real and it is hugely entertaining. — Vancouver Sun
Style meet content; content meet style—Mulligan’s novel has it all. Emotionally resonant and artfully drawn. Mulligan’s style is wry, assured and gorgeously wrought. An equal stylistic phenomenon is that the 500 pages feel as precise as a novella. -- The Globe and Mail
[An] intricately detailed venture. Boundaries of all kinds are thrown into shadow—not only between life and death, but between truth and mystery, fraud and sincere longing. — Georgia Straight
Mulligan has a historian's eye and a storyteller's touch. She is a master at capturing the cadence--and the spirits--of the time. -- The Gazette, Montreal
The Dark walks a tightrope between mystery and literary fiction. Mulligan's writing is sharp and propulsive ... and the dense, detailed plot refuses to buckle. -- Quill & Quire
The historical milieu is breathtakingly convincing ... The Reckoning of Boston Jim marks the appearance of a writer fully in command of her talents. It deserves every accolade that can be applied to it. -- Vancouver Sun
Mulligan writes with compassion for her characters and a sharp eye for detail. So deft is Mulligan’s touch and so skillful is her writing that the larger themes of the novel never overwhelm what remains. A sensitive and first-rate piece of story-telling. -- BC Studies
Rich in character and detail. It is a novel of obsession, constructed through an intricate weave of stories. A clever and assured first novel that deserves to be noticed. -- Quill and Quire
A complex and evocative exploration of the repayment of ethical debts and the power of human memory ... Mulligan's novel leaves readers with despair at human greed and cruelty and simultaneous hope through its rich evocation of time, place, and the force of human character. -- Can Lit