Teaching and Editing

Chelsea helped me re-see my work and offered instrumental feedback about not just craft, but the spirit of a writing practice and writing life that has stayed with me for years.”

Current Creative Writing Classes

Editing Services and Creative Coaching

I love working with writers in all stages of their writing process from developmental and deep manuscript edits for novels or memoirs, to copy edits for essays and short stories. Combining an innate sense for plot, textured character development, and skillful pacing, with an ear for rhythm and beauty in language, I see all projects holistically. I believe as writers, the health of our manuscripts has a lot to do with the health of our self worth and belief in our projects. I can partner with you to find the passion for yours, as well as offer real world valuable tips and support for how to give yourself the gift of time for your art.

Please email me for rates and more information at chelseabieker@gmail.com

Testimonials

“Chelsea has a sixth sense for plot structure and story and seems to intuit the answer to writing problems in a way that feels like some sort of gift. I trust her feedback on my work and have greatly benefitted from the deep conversation around fiction she is able to have with me and her students.”

Genevieve Hudson, author of Boys of Alabama (W.W. Norton/Liveright)

“Chelsea Bieker has a keen sense of story and an eye for where things are going right, and where things might be veering off course. She helped me re-see my work and offered instrumental feedback about not just craft, but the spirit of a writing practice and writing life that has stayed with me for years.”

-Former creative writing student

Chelsea helped me re-awaken my love for the process of writing. I had forgotten that writing is actually really fun, and in her class we we were challenged, encouraged, and brought back to why we ever set out to write in the first place.”

-Former creative writing student