45-minute 1-on-1 meeting with author and former Literary Agent Alisha Sevigny, including a pre-reading of your manuscript & book synopsis
About the 1-on-1 Meetings
Who better to review your work than a published author and former literary agent?
Author and former Literary Agent Alisha Sevigny will meet you 1-on-1 via Skype to give detailed feedback about your manuscript or book proposal. This includes:
- 45 minutes 1-on-1 with a former literary agent, and twice-published author
- A thorough pre-reading of 20 pages (double-spaced) of your writing
- A close look at your synopsis or book outline
If you are in Toronto, Canada, and prefer to meet in person, we can arrange a face-to-face meeting (just contact us).
About Alisha Sevigny
Alisha Sevigny is a former literary agent, current freelance editor and published author of two critically acclaimed Young Adult (YA) novels (SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS, KISSING FROGS), and the upcoming SECRETS OF THE SANDS trilogy, set in Ancient Egypt.
As a former literary agent with The Rights Factory, Alisha has had the pleasure of representing many talented domestic and international clients, including a holistic beauty guru and a renowned environmental activist, as well as several debut fiction authors:
- Kristen Ma (Beauty, Pure and Simple)
- Emily Hunter (The Next Eco-Warriors)
- Susan Glickman (The Tale-Teller, Safe as Houses)
- Aya Tsintziras (Pretty Bones)
- Karen Wheeler (Tout Allure, Tout Suite)
Exceedingly familiar with the publishing industry, both as a former agent and hybrid writer, Alisha specializes in pitches and developmental edits.
Her client, P.H. Oliver, (THE GYNESAURS) was the only self-published author to be long-listed for 2018's Stephen Leacock Medal of Humour Award, representing the top 10 funniest books in the country.
Other freelance clients include award-winning musician, Linda Brooks, and her non-fiction collection of essays, songs and photographs, ORCHESTRA IN MY GARDEN.
Alisha is continuously giving workshops on the writing and publishing process and enjoys working with authors of all genres and backgrounds.
What Writers are Saying About Alisha
"Alisha combed through my 140,000 word manuscript offering many different strategies that I could employ to bring it down to the recommended maximum word count (under 100,000) for the genre in which it would be classified. Readers have since told me that they were most impressed with the tightness and pace of the book, feeling that every line was worth reading. There is no doubt in my mind that this high praise was due to Alisha's keen instinct for what a reader wants and needs in order to keep turning the page. Indeed, this, I would say, is the hallmark of Alisha's own writing. She pointed out plot and character inconsistencies that I had missed, even after much scrutiny and gently curtailed my penchant for overly verbose descriptions. She provides a thorough and discerning voice that will allow you to reconsider and/or validate your work from a fresh and knowledgeable perspective, always keeping the writer's delicate ego in mind. A pleasure to work with from beginning to end."
— P.H. Oliver
"Working with Alisha was wonderful — from pitching to her via email to meeting in person to discuss her evaluation. Alisha made it easy to work together as she is always pleasant and genuinely cares about helping writers. I appreciate that she offered lots of encouragement and specific recommendations to help make my book the best it can be."
— Marisa B., Toronto
"I really benefited from the clear comments on my manuscript which Alisha provided me. They were concise, very helpful and improved my knowledge of the writing trade. Her comments certainly improved the quality my non-fiction novel.
— James B., Orillia
"Alisha was a great help in reviewing and in helping to refine my pitch for my novel before sending it off to a literary agent."
— Rhesa S., Toronto