Lucie Stevens is a freelance writer, editor and publishing consultant. She has over fifteen years' experience working with Australian and international publishers, organisations and individuals, on fiction and non-fiction projects.
Lucie is a really good editor, asking questions that bring plot points into the light, and offering solutions that are specific, elegant, and transformative. Really, these are some of the best comments I’ve had. Careful, imaginative reading is not easy to find.
– Laura Bloom, novelist
Thank you so much for so much useful feedback! I cried out at least once reading this that you are a genius! I feel like the solutions to many of the issues I've been struggling with are right here in your assessment report. It has given me a lot of exciting new thoughts!
- Jacqui Dent, YA novelist
Lucie's feedback arrived swiftly, with encouragement, a clear overview, and an attention to detail that saved me hours of time later trying to weed out inconsistencies. She was able to tell me what was working and what wasn't because she has a strong grasp of characterisation and understanding of plot and structure.
- Laurine Croasdale, children's novelist
Thank you for your evaluation and ideas. They really helped me see my work in a different light. I knew I was missing something in my stories and you have provided great insight into directions I can now take.
- Short story writer
Lucie, I've read through your report – wow! And thank you. So thorough and insightful. I have to say, your report considerably surpassed my expectations, and I'm deeply grateful.
I learned a great amount about writing YA, writing for children, and just writing in general from Lucie. Her feedback is very helpful and she's approachable and a pleasure to speak with!
- Allie Coker, novelist and memoirist
Lucie provides thoughtful and thought-provoking insights on your work, and fosters an overall encouraging experience, which is truly a benefit to aspiring writers.
- Chapter book writer