Why work with me? I am an experienced, passionate picture book specialist EDITOR committed to empowering YOU create the book of your dreams!

My fees reflect 30 years’ experience as a Editorial Director and Senior Commissioning Editor and the time required to read and prepare insightful and detailed feedback tailored to each individual project. My aim is to help each person arrive at the heart of their story, to hone their craft and take it to the next level. My work equips you with the tools you need to succeed!


If you're a children's book author or illustrator, find the fees for my storyshaping services here. For all other Blue Elephant Storyshaping services, please get in touch!


Contact me now to see how I can help you make your story sing!

"Natascha encouraged me to write children's books as well as illustrate them. She listened to all of my ideas, jumbled plots and numerous eccentric characters, with patience and vision. Her advice and suggestions are constructive, realistic and honest. She skillfully nurtures the strengths in your story, whilst pruning out the weaknesses." – Lizzie Finlay


more praise

"One of the books I have worked on with Natascha has won a prestigious award, and another shortlisted" – Georgie Birkett, Is This My Nose?

Storya narrative, either  fictitious or true,  designed to interest, amuse or inspire 

Shape  to fashion or form, mould, create or give character to