Liz Prato






Liz provides sharp developmental editing to help bring your short stories and creative nonfiction to fruition.  She gives your piece several in-depth reads and offers constructive feedback on the macro level (structure, plot, characters, etc.) and the micro level (sentences, language). She includes both a written summary and numerous helpful comments on the page, and is happy to answer follow-up questions and continue the conversation about your work. One-on-one editing is an efficient and intimate approach to helping you achieve your writing goals.



Up to 5,000 words:   $125

Up to 6,500 words:    $150

More than that:        Let’s talk.

* short stories and essays only, no book-length projects.


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LIZ PRATO taught at the revered Attic Writers Workshop in Portland from 2008-2013. She has guest-taught/lectured at The Muse and the Marketplace in Boston, Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, The South Coast Writers Conference in Oregon, Write on the Sound in Washington, and Willamette Writers and Wordstock in Portland. In addition to guest-lecturing from coast-to-coast, Liz teaches 1-day workshops and short classes in Portland.





"Liz Prato is a true gift of an editor. She read my stories with enthusiasm and care, offering clear-eyed feedback each and every time. An added bonus of working with her is the breadth of her experience in publishing. She is an invaluable source of information and support for writers looking to place their short fiction in literary journals."—Angela Ajayi, Winner of the 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.

"I'm impressed with Liz’s passion and knowledge of the craft of writing, and her ability to give feedback that is specific, objective, and yet encouraging. She has helped me with short stories as well as longer pieces. She respects a writer's individuality and can help take you to another level of writing." -Valerie Wagner

"It sometimes happens that when you spend a long time in a story, things become muddy in the writing. Liz Prato saw what my story was becoming, asked questions whose answers had been left off the page, and others I hadn't thought to ask. Her feedback provided a focus the story so badly wanted. Liz reads with her whole heart and a remarkable knowledge of craft. I am forever grateful to have had my work in front of her." ---Matthew Robinson, author of "The Horse Latitudes"



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