Dawn offers private mentoring services for poets, either in person, by email, or a combination of the two, at very reasonable rates. She is happy to work with you on individual poems, a group of poems or pamphlet manuscript, and is also able to give knowledgeable general advice on editing, submissions and preparing work for publication.

Please contact her direct to discuss your requirements and costs:


'I had never used a mentor before and was a little apprehensive. I needn't have worried. Dawn's method is to get you looking, really looking at your poems with a fresh eye. Working with Dawn was an enjoyable and enlightening process. I can honestly say that the poems I worked on with Dawn were greatly improved as a result of the two way street between us.'

Eileen Cameron

'Being a bit thin skinned I wanted 'kind' feedback which I feared I wouldn't trust but more importantly I wanted feedback that would help my writing which I feared would be hard to take. I didn't expect I could get both, however I did. Dawn's mentoring was of course intelligent, reflective, kindly and straight forward, which has been very helpful.'

Janet McClean

'Your critiquing and editing are superb and your attention to detail is such a strength, you have a bird's eye view of things, you notice the worms that others miss, so to speak. I found that really valuable. I felt you and I were in tune and your comments opened up areas that enabled the poems to move forward.'