“Has an innate ability to provide comments and corrections that reflect the core of the writer.”
“Knows just how to write or edit to reach any range of audiences in a clear and accessible manner. Masterful. Creative."
“I have always marveled at her grasp of writing press releases and publicity that capture the spirit of an event. Her insights into how to describe my book to reach the widest possible audience were right on. Sara pointed out things I’d neglected to mention and suggested ways to craft my press release that were creative and, ultimately, fruitful. She's got a knack for writing that gets results.”
EDITING projects include work that was published in Forbes, a tai chi instruction book, a poetry book, academic or technical writing (MLA, APA, or Chicago style), and a dating memoir ("Can I Be Honest With You" by Amy Palatnick) and other memoirs.
GRANTS that Sara has shepherded from conceptualizing, budgeting, and writing to successful funding include a Guggenheim Fellowship and multiple National Endowment for the Arts and Oregon Arts Commission grants, among numerous others.
WRITING: Sara has contributed to the Manifest-Station, B.L.A.C. (Black-Led Action Coalition) communications and press announcements, Contact Quarterly and Conscious Dancer magazines, the Register-Guard and Eugene Weekly (Oregon), the Vancouver Sun, and scripted a documentary about DanceAbility International. Please click here for a sample in Contact Quarterly.
Sara Zolbrod focuses on editing more than writing, but she can provide either type of service. She works with non-fiction, fiction, and health, technical and business writing, such as promotional materials, website content, and public relations. She is a nursing student so she is knowledgeable about health/medical writing
Please be in touch with your project details to discuss rates. For light editing on projects that have a strong writing base already, rates can start at 2.5 cents per word.
Grant-writing quotes are project-based rather than hourly, but are often equivalent to approximately $35 per hour; Sara works quickly and efficiently.