Services

Writing, Editorial and Teaching

Running a community workshop in Oxford

I have 8 years’ experience teaching English and Creative Writing to a range of students, from beginners to advanced. Between 2018-2020 I taught at The University of Manchester and will be joining The University of Cambridge in October 2020.

I can offer tailored support to help meet your writing goals including:

  • feedback on poems
  • individual or group workshops
  • manuscript review and publication coaching
  • editing poems, novels and non-fiction texts
  • support with research proposals, personal statements and funding applications

I charge £20/hr or £50 for 3 hours. Drop me an email at hello [at] mariahwhelan [dot] com.

If these fees are a barrier to you, please drop me an email and we will sort something out.

Testimonial:

Mariah’s workshops and teaching have been invaluable, both to my skills as a poet and my ability to constructively offer and receive feedback. We covered a breadth of subjects, from themes to linguistic techniques, tight form to free verse, all of which Mariah handled with creativity and a meticulous understanding of the craft. She is a perceptive and enthusiastic teacher, and her love of poetry is infectious. Some teachers leave a lifelong impression on your work, Mariah certainly has.

Nina Dahan-Reljich, former student currently completing an MFA at Columbia University, NYC

Performance and Public Speaking Coaching

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Delivering a presentation at Rhodes House, University of Oxford

If you struggle with reading your work aloud and connecting with audiences, I can help.

I’ve been performing my work since I was a little girl. I’ve completed The Guildhall School of Music and Drama grades 1-7 with distinction and have years of experience helping people to share their work with confidence and aplomb. 

To hear me reading head over to:

I charge £20/hr or £50 for 3 hours. Drop me an email at hello [at] mariahwhelan [dot] com.

If these fees are a barrier to you, please drop me an email and we will sort something out.


Digital Events and Communications

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Running a Zoom event for Writers in Oxford

Do you need to give a reading through Zoom or pre-record a YouTube video? Are you wondering how give a presentation with slides or maybe looking at recording an online meeting?


I can help you:

  1. learn how to use new communications technologies such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype
  2. get to grips with recording and publicising your readings
  3. plan your events to for digital formats
  4. run your events, providing hosting and technical support

Testimonial:

Mariah Whelan and I recently hosted a Zoom quiz for Writers in Oxford. I set and asked the questions and Mariah handled everything else, not just the tech side but the introduction and the links. It all ran very smoothly, thanks to Mariah’s expertise and warmth. And she made it look effortless. 

Philip Gooden, author of the Nick Revill Series and the Chaucer Mysteries

I charge £20/hr or £50 for 3 hours. Drop me an email at hello [at] mariahwhelan [dot] com.

If these fees are a barrier to you, please drop me an email and we will sort something out.



La Ninfa Eco

La Ninfa Eco is a podcast, magazine and online collective of editors and creatives. I use La Ninfa to deliver my teaching and training. They also offer a host of other services including translation and event management. Check out their full range of services here.