Frances M. Badalamenti

Writing Consultant / Editorial Support


I work with individuals who are struggling in one or more areas of the creative writing process. Maybe it is around the desire to start a book-length project that leads to overwhelm or confusion. Maybe it is something around structural concerns on an already in-progress project, some issues around self-confidence or just feeling stuck or blocked and desperately needing a shift in creative energy.

In addition to being a creative writer myself, I also hold a master's degree in counseling psychology and have worked as a psychotherapist in both community mental health and private practice settings. In addition, I spent over a decade in advertising and design, working very intimately with the creative process. My goal with prospective clients is to build a collaborative relationship in and around the page. As much as there may be psychological elements to our work together, the main focus will be around the writing process and on the writing itself.

Please email with any questions you may have. I would happy to offer a free short consult to see if we may be a fit.

I live and work in Inner Northeast Portland, but could offer both phone and skype sessions as needed.

My rate is $95 / per session (generally 1.5 hrs).
Rates for editorial work outside of the session to be discussed contingent upon the scope of the project.