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 and I can customize a program to fit your needs. Please contact me for details.  I embrace all genres of screenplays, fiction & non-fiction. Thanks for considering working with me on your creative journey.

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 Illustration Consults

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






"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