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Refining English in writing, speech and theatre!

Just like a throughline, theme or even the trail of breadcrumbs that Hansel and Gretel sprinkled to try to find their way back home, a red thread weaves its way through a piece of writing, a presentation, a play. The Red Thread will help guide your project by providing excellent editing, writing, and speech feedback in English.

Services

Writing Services

Speech Services

Theatre Services

Writing Services

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Copyediting (Light, Medium, Heavy)

    Light copyediting is correcting a manuscript from the author; Heavy copyediting is correcting plus improving a manuscript’s clarity and logic

Developmental or Substantive Editing

    Involves word, sentence, and paragraph-level grammar editing plus help with cutting, lengthening, reducing repetition, tone, flow of ideas and structure, etc.

Proofreading

    Correcting a print-ready document from the publisher

Writing

    Developing written material from scratch for a press release, website, etc.

Reimagining for Organizations – For more information, contact us

    Re-writing, editing or creating material in English for museums, restaurants, universities, galleries, etc.

 

Speech Services

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Introduction to Public Speaking
2 hour workshop

Provides basics of presenting in English; can be tailored to academic presentations

Persuasive Speaking
2 hour workshop

Provides more advanced methods of how to persuade your audience or client

Toasts and Celebrations
2 hour workshop

Provides practical knowledge of speaking at weddings, funerals, birthdays, anniversaries.  Very useful for anyone asked to be a toastmaster at a Swedish wedding

Interview Coaching

2 hour workshop

Gives help on how to prepare for an interview. Includes practical question-answer session and personal feedback

Teambuilding

2 hour workshop

Helps solidify work ethic, generate creativity, and bring focus to colleagues or groups

Group Presentations – 1 hour add-on

Provides useful tips and help with team presentations

Dealing with Anxiety – 1 hour add-on

Provides strategies for how to remain calm, energized and confident when speaking in public

Dramaturgy

Dramaturgy and Theatre Services and Packages

We are more than happy to come to you, but travel expenses are not included in the cost of our services. E-mail us for more details!

Pre-Production Dramaturgy

Before a play even begins rehearsal, a dramaturg does a lot of work to make the play ready for the director, actors and designers

 

The Strindberg

From 1000 SEK/project

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Cut/edit play

Locate music/images/video

No Skype or personal meeting with Directors and/or Designer

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The Ibsen

From 1300 SEK/Project

Find drafts/versions of play

Cut/edit/rewrite the play

Locate music/images/video

30 min Skype or personal meeting with Directors and/or Designer

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The Chekhov

From 1500 SEK/project

Find drafts/versions of play

Cut/edit/rewrite the play

Locate music/images/video

2 hr Skype or personal meeting with Directors and/or Designer

Copyright handling

Production Dramaturgy

During the rehearsal process the dramaturg advocates for the playwright, maintains the throughline of the play, and acts as a liaison between the playwright and director, or between the play and the creative team

 

The Wycherley

From 1500 SEK/Project

Manage script updates

Give presentations on the world of the play

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Create a program insert

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The Behn

From 2000 SEK/Project

Manage script updates

Give presentations on the world of the play

Assist with casting

Attend 3 rehearsals

Written feedback

Create a program insert

Post-show discussion OR Lead talkback

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The Congreve

From 2500 SEK/Project

Manage script updates

Give presentations on the world of the play

Assist with casting

Attend 6 rehearsals

Written feedback

Create a program insert

Post-show discussion OR Lead talkback

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Staged Reading Dramaturgy and New Play Development

A staged reading is a bare bones performance of a script, often without costumes, set, and lighting.  A dramaturg can help provide helpful feedback at this early stage of play development

Script Feedback

Provides playwrights with feedback on scripts.  This service is tailored specifically to the individual play and playwright’s needs

Dialect Services

Dialect Services and Packages

Useful Information:

Our prices are based on individual dialect coaching, but we can also work with groups. E-mail us for more information!

Dialect Coaching (Phone, Skype or FaceTime)

Dialect coaching for theatre, TV and film in any dialect of English. See packages below for more details.

The Synge

From 300 SEK/person

Two 15-minute sessions of Skype or FaceTime coaching

Provide IPA help

Provide 2 short videos or sound recordings of dialects

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The Williams

From 500 SEK/person

Three 15-minute sessions of Skype or FaceTime coaching

Provide IPA help

Provide 3 short videos or sound recordings of dialects

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The Coward

From 700 SEK/person

Five 15-minute sessions of Skype or FaceTime coaching

Provide IPA help

Provide 5 short videos or sound recordings of dialects

Unlimited question-answer via email or Google chat for one week

Dialect Coaching (in-person)

Have a dialect coach visit your set or rehearsal and provide precise, detailed feedback. Contact us for a quote. 

Accent Modification and Reduction

Regional accent and English as a Second Language (ESL) help for professionals.

 

Custom Services

Let us put two and two together for you. We can tailor our services to meet your business, academic or artistic needs.  Contact us today!

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Praise

  • Angie helped me turn a premise into a play—an impressive feat, considering I’d never written one before. She balances criticism with encouragement, motivating you to keep re-working your draft until it’s right.
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    Paula Cizek, Senior Innovation Consultant and Editor, Mandalah, NY

  • Angie significantly increased the quality of my manuscripts by being thorough, by giving valuable input and by treating the texts respectfully. She is reliable and delivers her work swiftly and within deadlines. I warmly recommend her.
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    Dr. Kristina Jönsson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Lund University

  • Tracy is one of the best sales people I have encountered in over the 25 years that I have been a media buyer and I consider myself and my clients to have been very fortunate to work with her. She is always upbeat and positive and has an uncanny ability to find the positive in all situations.
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    Sue Gudmundson, Owner, Gudmundson Media

  • Angie worked for years as a dialect coach and dramaturg for some of the most respected up-and-coming New York City theatre companies.She is also an excellent editor and translator. I have had the pleasure to know Angie’s great ability, careful eye, and considerable feedback personally. You can’t go wrong with Angie.
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    Les Hunter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Baldwin Wallace University

  • Angie is a smart, hard-working, articulate, and even-tempered professional. A true pleasure!
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    Steve Marsh, Literary Manager, Stony Brook University

  • If you are looking for someone with great poise, confidence and enthusiasm then I highly recommend Tracy!
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    Jason Jones, Local Sales Manager, Belo Television Seattle

  • Working with Tracy has been a true joy! She’s a highly motivated and professional team player with great strategic skills. Her leadership qualities have done wonders to our team and it is amazing to work with someone who is positive and always looking for solutions.
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    Ella Molin, SEM Manager, Netbooster Sweden AB

  • Tracy and Angie are down-to-earth, playful professionals! I thoroughly enjoyed working with them and felt they brought something extra as a team. These two are the best!
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    Kelly Darby, Owner/Head Designer, Built by Kelly

  • Why work with her? Tracy practices the science, develops the art form, and delivers a stellar performance.
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    Jack Kirkman, CEO, Acumen

  • Anytime I need to hire a dramaturg, Angie Solhberg is at the top of my list. Her careful listening, sharp analysis, and thoughtful questions have been an invaluable help to every playwright I have hired her to work with.
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    Elizabeth Bojsza, Lead Dramaturg, America-In-Play/ Lecturer, Stony Brook University

  • Angie displayed a high level of understanding and command of her subject matter. She asked probing questions and presented thoughtful, in-depth comments. Her demeanor and connection with students shows that she is a seasoned professional.
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    Eugene Nesmith, Associate Professor, City College of New York

  • I worked closely alongside Angie Sohlberg at Theatre 167. Her strengths and talent extend far beyond her dramaturgical and dialect coaching expertise – which I also recommend highly. She is a collaborator in every sense of the word – contributing both literary and production support to the new play development process. Angie’s talent, generosity and good will is an asset to any theater production or educational institution and I hope to work with her again in the future.
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    Antonia Kristen Fairchild, Media and Theater professional

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