I’ve coached and edited the manuscripts of writers whose work has been recognised in national venues:

  • Monica Corish, author of Sepia, published in The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015
  • Finbar Rafferty (, author of The Tormentor, selected in the 2011 Lonely Voice competition at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin: The perfect gentleman, Tom personifies gentle but firm. Tom will sift through submitted work letting you know what’s good, and leaving you in no doubt as to what is not so good, while causing absolutely no offence whatsoever… I looked forward to our sessions knowing that any work submitted would be carefully examined and critiqued… Read full reference
  • Paula Lahiff, author of From India to Ithaca (2016): Tom Sigafoos was of great assistance to me when I was publishing my book From India to Ithaca. His experience and insightful suggestions were invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
  • Dr Paula Gilvarry, author of Doctor on a Diet (Gill & Company, Dublin), 2018: …he mentored me, editing my rough transcript and advising how I should develop my pitch towards national publishers… If you have a book in you, then seek out his help. It will be invaluable, positive and informative. Read full reference