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 The details are in the package you choose, the one that’s just right for you.

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we focus on

services for:

  • Publishers

  • Event Organizers

  • Creative Writing Departments

  • Individuals

 
 
 
 

 For Publishers

 
 
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Care Package:

 

tier one

 

-includes a 12-hour response time 

In care package tier one, you become our top priority. With a 12-hour response time to all queries, you will always have almost-around the clock support. 

*Response time is within business hours


 

What’s included?

  • intake of up to six authors (over the course of the year)-this is the core and the bulk of what we do. Check out our communication & care page for an in-depth break down

  • sensitivity reads for up to 3 manuscripts (we will match the work with one of our care consultants)

  • organization audit with follow up recommendations 

  • on-call fire-diffusing

  • assistance with certain aspects of your grants that relate to the overall strength of  your organization, merit, and professional artist conditions.

  • preparation of a professional one-page report on your progress and how we worked together, which you can attach as part of your grant support materials.

  • assistance with templates, admin, and other various tasks you may need help with. 

  • on-call advisory assistance 

 
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Care Package:

 

tier two

 

-includes a 24-hour response time 

*Response time is within business hours


 

What’s included?

  • intake of up to three authors (over the course of the year)-this is the core and the bulk of what we do. Check out our communication & care page for an in-depth break down

  • Sensitivity read for one manuscript (we will match the work with one of our care consultants)

  • organization audit with follow up recommendations

  • assistance with templates, admin, and other various tasks you may need help with. 

  • on-call advisory assistance 

 
 
 

Care Package:

 

tier three

 

-includes a 48-hour response time 

*Response time is within business hours


 

What’s included?

  • intake of up to two authors (over the course of the year)-this is the core and the bulk of what we do. Check out our communication & care page for an in-depth break down

  • assistance with templates, admin, and other various tasks you may need help with. 

  • on-call advisory assistance 

 
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Author Care Talks & Presentations

For Publishers

Navigating the publishing terrain can be tricky for authors and for various reasons. Breathing Space Creative’s author care presentation will empower organizations to create their own tools for authors while reducing burnout.

 
 
 

Sensitivity Reading

(manuscripts)

A sensitivity read is a thorough evaluation of a manuscript, usually one that touches upon characters and experiences of a marginalized group of people. Areas of concern may include (but not limited to) stories featuring LGBTQ+ characters, racialized individuals, trauma, sex work, Indigenous stories and more. This read is done by someone within that group—or someone who can speak to that particular topic with authority— to bring attention to potential inaccuracies, biases, and reinforcements of harmful stereotypes. A sensitivity read helps ensure that the portrayal of characters and worlds unknown to the author are accurate. When looking at this with a big picture lens, sensitivity readers help authors better yield the immense power and weight of their words.

  • Please note, the purpose of a sensitivity read is NOT to decide whether or not you should publish the story in question. We are giving you food for thought and flagging any potential problems and empowering YOU to make the best decision for you, your writers, and your readers.

Read this for a really good look into what a sensitivity reader does.

 
 
 

Author Care Operational Audits

What’s included in an audit?

Find Out More

 
 
 
 

 For Event Organizers

 
 
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Programming Audit

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One of our care consultants will take the information from your initial questionnaire answers, combine these with website analysis, a review of past events, your festival’s media representation, past participant experience, and more to create an in-depth report for you to use to zero in on areas your organization can strive to improve in future years. 

  • Breathing Space Creative will look over your proposed program and offer suggestions

 
 
 

Assistance with Event Curation

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At Breathing Space Creative we have experience curating entire festivals, conferences, workshops, book launches, panels, readings, and more. Get in touch and we will put together a proposal to suit your needs. 

 
 
 

Consulting For Curating Safe(r) Trauma-Based Events

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Curating with care and understanding is essential when offering panels, readings, and events to the public where trauma is the central theme. It’s important to consider who the moderators will be, and what types of considerations need to be made for everyone involved. We will offer suggestions and recommendations for navigating this type of specialized curation.

 
 
 

Interactive Author Care Workshops

For Event Organizers

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Catering to small groups of 10-25, this interactive workshop will provide real life examples of what to expect on panels, how to navigate unexpected situations, the fear of problematic Q & A’s and more. Breathing Space Creative’s interactive workshops will help prepare authors for the publishing industry while empowering event organizers to program with intention. These workshops are also perfect for event organizers to experience what it is like to sit on the other side of the table. 

 
 
 

Administrative Assistance

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Breathing Space Creative offers assistance laying out itineraries, updating existing templates, creating and updating author info sheets, and other logistical specifics. 

 
 
 

Author Care Talks & Presentations

For Event Organizers

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Navigating the publishing terrain can be tricky for authors and for various reasons. Breathing Space Creative’s author care presentation will empower organizations to create their own tools for authors while reducing burnout. 

 
 
 
 

For Creative Writing Departments 

 
 
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Interactive Author Care Workshops

For Creative Writing Departments

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Catering to small groups of 10-25, this interactive workshop will provide real life examples of what to expect on panels, how to navigate unexpected situations and more. Breathing Space Creative’s interactive workshops will prepare authors for the publishing industry while empowering creative writing facilitators to infuse this knowledge into their course outlines.

 
 
 

Author Care Presentations & Talks

For Creative Writing Departments

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Navigating the publishing terrain can be tricky for new authors even if they are business professionals working in other sectors outside of publishing. Breathing Space Creative’s author care presentations will empower you to prepare new writers for their journey in the publishing world.

 
 
 
 

For Other Types of Organizations

 
 
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Language Audits & Copy Writing

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Whether you are offering membership services to publishers, writers, or editors, clear, inclusive, and simple language matters. Breathing Space Creative can help you build inclusive and welcoming copy that will attract all the right people.

 
 
 

Membership Refresh

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When people sign up to be a member of your organization, it’s an act of trust but sometimes membership fees are not accessible and can be a deterrent. Are you attracting the people you want to be attracting? Why or why not? Who are you not reaching and why? Breathing Space Creative can help you to explain and build unique custom perks that will draw members in. Are you ready to build up that membership base?

 
 
 

Communicating in the Workplace

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Are you part of an organization that struggles to communicate clearly and efficiently with staff, customers, and other departments? Whether it’s getting staff to reply to emails in a timely manner or the desire to make meetings and presentations more interesting, Breathing Space Creative Can help you: 

  • locate communication blockages

  • infuse personal narratives into online communications and presentations for deeper absorption and discussion

  • create streamlined communication channels and platforms

 
 
 
 

 For Individuals

 
 
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Author Care Coaching

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Breathing Space Creative not only works with publishers & organizations, but also with individuals. Are you a self-published author? Are you someone who has yet to publish your book but want help building your own tools? Building an author platform is essential, and we can help! No matter what your personal situation is, we have your back. 

 
 
 

Don’t see the service you’re looking for?

Get in touch and we can discuss a custom build just for you.

We are flexible and willing create the tools you need.

thank you!

 
 
 
 

Still have questions?

 
 
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How much will it cost?

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At Breathing Space Creative we will be working around the clock for you and your authors. What we hope is that by helping organizations work in our materials into their grant applications that part or all of our costs can be covered. Because we know how difficult it is to find the funds to cover all that we do and all that we want to do in publishing, we are willing to be as flexible as we can. We will offer monthly payment plans, depending on the package you select. Please get in touch and we can help you choose a plan that works for you and your organization. Plans start at $149 per month. 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

 
 
 

How will communication work?

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At Breathing Space Creative we will work with you as little or as much as you need. The main source of communication between you and your authors will remain unchanged. BSC is simply an added layer of support. Once you decide on a plan that suits your organization, you will be offered a welcome package which will include a communications break down, a hot sheet on how and when to get in touch, an organization questionnaire, and an author questionnaire.

Check out our communication page for an in-depth, step by step look.

COMMUNICATION + CARE

 

Won’t all of this be more work? Isn’t your goal to streamline things?

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Anything worth having takes time. Yes, it will be an additional few hours of your time to start, but once you have implemented a bunch of our care techniques into your daily operations, you will begin to instinctively know what tasks/communications to pass on to our team. You will begin to relearn yourselves as an organization. 

 

I am a self published author. Can your plans help me?

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Of course! As a self published author your entire job is building systems for yourself and working with experts in various pockets of publishing. Our author care packages can be catered to suit your needs too. Let’s talk.

BOOK A CONSULT

 

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