Do you need help telling your story? I love memoir and would be happy to read your work and provide guidance and feedback. I also enjoy reading literary and upmarket fiction. Please get in touch, and let's see if we can work together.
If you get a chance to work with Joelle Tamraz, jump at the opportunity ~ she's truly gifted! I sent her my memoir (that I'd been working on for years) to beta read, and not only was she able to point out my blind spots, but she also knew how to gently point me in the right direction. Somehow, Joelle could see the whole picture while giving me concrete feedback on how to fix specific things. I followed Joelle's suggestions to the letter, and found them invaluable at taking my memoir to the next level. I'm so grateful, I've acknowledged her contribution (with only a handful of other people) in my memoir.
—Brenda DeWitz Niman, aspiring memoirist
Joelle’s many skills make her an exceptional beta reader. She understands what makes a story work, and what might make it work better. Because of her reading, I am recrafting several of my characters to be more complex and satisfying. Her comments on language, genre, storyline, setting, and theme were hugely helpful. She is generous, organised, clear, and prompt with her feedback. My book will be many levels better for having been through her hands.
— Ellen Symons, literary fiction author, Canada
Joelle was an astute and empathetic beta reader of my project. She offered insightful commentary on big-picture topics such as characterization, narrative voice, and plot, as well as line-level feedback on particular words and sentences. It was clear she had read my book carefully and understood my goals, and her feedback helped shape my revisions. I'm grateful for her help in getting my book ready for the world's eyes.
— Jill Witty, upmarket fiction author