Group facilitation, and youth literature advocacy are my areas of specialisation. I offer a range of services within and across these areas, from chairing conversations, to running workshops, to editing and reading services for manuscripts. Commonly requested services are:
Curating an interesting conversation on stage requires not just preparation, but intuition, authenticity, and curiosity.
I've moderated panel discussions, refereed debates, and interviewed authors at the Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia's Reading Matters conference, and the National Young Writers' Festival. Whether you have an audience of twenty or twelve-hundred, of adults, young people, or a mix of all ages, I'd be delighted to facilitate an engaging event with them.
'Working with Jordi is an absolute delight. She's thoughtful, well-prepared, well-informed, and takes excellent care of her panellists. She communicates clearly in advance, always takes the conversation to interesting places, and balances the discussion well. I'd recommend her as a chair or moderator without hesitation. I've worked with her several times, and when I see her name on the list, I simply relax -- I know everything will go smoothly.' - Amie Kaufman, author.
BETA and sensitivity READING
Not sure if your YA story is hitting the sweet spots? A beta read will check your plot for pacing and structure, and your characters for consistency and believability. I can also provide sensitivity reading on representations of same-sex attraction, and gender diverse characters.