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                         Tara Tandlich Editorial:
   How I can help as an editor & writing coach 

As an award-winning writer (Prose Fellowship NJ State Arts Council, Bechtel Prize Semi-Finalist), screenwriter, fiction and non-fiction writer, poet, writing coach, editor, illustrator, and writing tutor, I joyfully share my years of expertise with the process of book, manuscript and screenplay writing and/or editing.


I possess a unique combination of writerly experience, training and understanding, empowered and enriched by years of helping others. I am patient, upbeat and insightful.  I guide authors to find/enrich their voice, strengthen their writing and work toward their goals.  Looking for a writing consultant?  I'm here to help you realize your creative vision.

Need help planning, revising, writing?  I am a Writing Coach/Mentor/Tutor/Editor. 

I assist with Developmental Editing, Manuscript Critiques and more. 

I am also a Book Doctor, Screenplay Doctor and Ghostwriter.

I will help infuse your content with a rich voice, strong sense of place, plot, pacing, characters, conflict, structure and other vital planning and dramatic elements.

My feedback is comprehensive and thoughtful. I will customize a program to fit your needs. Please contact me for details.  I work with all genres of screenplays (live action & animated), fiction and non-fiction (including graphic novels).

I help writers & illustrators of all levels and genres with:

  • Manuscript Editing: partial and full critiques

  • Query Writing and Critiques

  • Synopsis Writing and Critiques

  • Book Proposals and Critiques (Non Fiction)

  • Researching and Contacting Literary Agents

  • Consultations, Brainstorming, Coaching

  • Log line Writing and Critiques

  • Navigating Various Aspects of the Submission process

  • Picture Book and Graphic Novel Illustration Consults

  • Ghostwriting, Writing for Hire, Drawing for Hire, Screenwriting



ALSO: TV Show Bibles, Research, Special Event Writing

Grant Applications, Artist's Statements and Bios and More



                   I Look Forward To Working With You On Your Creative Journey



"Everything that I asked was completed. Tara really helped bring my writing to life. Thank you for your help.”
                                                    -Gary F.  (Retired NBA player)


"I hired Tara for the writing staff of my LA-based, streaming web series. She is not only an expert writer, but also a professional and dedicated team player. Her unique, creative flair and “voice” transforms to serve multiple moods and genres.  I highly recommend Tara."

                                                    -Michelle S.  (Executive Producer)

“I highly recommend Tara as a writing coach. She is a knowledgeable professional with strong creative writing skills. She provides me with consistent, actionable feedback to improve my Middle Grade Historical Fiction novel. Thanks to Tara’s expertise, I’ve grown as a writer and was accepted to participate in the highly selective writer-mentoring conference sponsored by The Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature.”  


                                              -Marilyn O. (Member SCBWI-Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators)


"Tara was hired to edit my picture book. She provide much more than just editorial services. She shared creative thoughts on how to improve the story and align with the genre. I felt I got more than my money's worth."

                                                     - Larry D.


"Wow! It's amazing how Tara fluidly worked in all my info to create a wonderful

wedding toast.  I highly recommend Tara and look forward to working with her again."

                                                        - Nancy L.

"We hired Tara to help write a memoir of our family's well-loved New York bakery and she has been invaluable as an editor and writing consultant. Tara has consistently elevated our prose and strengthened our story.  We could not have done this without her. We highly recommend Tara. 


                                                    -Liz S. and Herb G.

"I love Tara's help with my contemporary adventure novel! Tara is patient and

gives great advice.  She has lots of awesome ideas to help me shape my

story.  She also encourages my own creativity.  If you're a kid who likes to 

write, or would like to write better, call Tara."


                                                        -Charlotte C. (6th grader)



      For Editing and 


    Writing Coaching :



“Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. 

Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. 

Turn them into a story that tells the truth.

                                                                           - Paula Danzinger

"Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented

individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."

                                                                             - Steven King


"If you wait for inspiration to write you're not a writer, you're a waiter."

                                                                                - Dan Poynter

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