Mark Sarvas
Novelist, critic, teacher

Teaching, Editing Services

I am an instructor of Novel Writing at the UCLA Extension Writers Program.  I teach most semesters, and you can see if I can teaching any current courses here.

I also offer private consultations ranging from detailed manuscript editing to one-on-one coaching sessions.  For more information about availability, pricing and testimonials, please email me through the Contact page.


"Mark is insightful, specific, and patient.  With the benefit of his notes and subsequent discussions, I've made significant improvements, both in my manuscript and my writing.  I highly recommend Mark as an editor and mentor." -- Donn D.

"After three years of working on my first novel, alone and in workshops, I'd taken it as far as I could go. Mark's heedful, detailed notes helped me take the book to the level and prepare it (and me) to send out into the world with confidence. I've never had a better reader, including those in my Masters program. I recommend Mark's services to writers of every skill and experience level without reservation." -- Jay O.

"Mark Sarvas has been essential to the progress of my work. He has been capable, conscientious, patient, insightful, and consistently encouraging, and has provided the structure for me to turn a good story into a novel I'm proud of." -- JoAnne M.