Let’s be honest: unless you’re trained in the art and craft of writing, it can feel downright hard and unnerving to sit down and hammer out a blog, web page writing, or the many other writing items you need to take care of as a business owner or employee. Where do you start? What do you say? How do you structure it for maximum impact? What about your commas??
Getting some concrete skills in writing for business through one-on-one coaching, even a few sessions, can make the difference between abject frustration– and nailing it.
When it comes to business writing, your clients and customers judge your ability to do your job based on how you present your business through your written material and your website content. You have to embody the tenants of your brand, express yourself clearly and your purpose must be defined, your tone has to be spot-on, and the grammar and sentence structure correct.
You can’t afford to make errors; they cost you your credibility and they can cost you much, much more than that. Rogers Communications in Canada once had to cough up a million dollars because of a mis-used comma in a contract. Oops!
Why Get Business Writing Coaching?
Our coaches will teach you the essential skills of good, clear, concise communication, grammar mistakes that make you look like you don’t know what you’re doing, and how to construct your ideas depending on the situation to engender trust, sell a service or product, or showcase your business.
When YOU are the one who knows how to write sharp, smart documents, you’re the one with authority, and your clients, customers, and colleagues will trust your ability in your job that much more.
Our coaches instruct individuals or teams on the essentials of business writing:
- Grammar usage and common pitfalls
- Business documentation construction
- Essential steps for good writing
- Emails, texts & memos to the boss: how to toggle between audiences
Instruction is personalized and designed to meet your specific business writing needs. For individuals or teams.
How Does the Relationship Work with a Business Writing Coach?
Your coach will confirm with you what you’re looking to learn and explore, discuss a strategy for your coaching sessions, and then you two get to work. Throughout the process, your coach is available to you for conversation, instruction, sharing materials for feedback or assistance, and consultation.
How Do My Writing Coach and I Work Together?
Our coaches and editors meet you in a secure online platform where you can chat in real time and exchange documents (and keep them on a “bookshelf” in the platform for easy reference). You’re also welcome to connect over video conference, talk on the phone, or do a hybrid of all of these methods– whatever works best for you! You can collaborate with your coach/editor as much or as little as you like and as is beneficial to you.
What Do I Need to Do to Begin?
We begin with a signed agreement, so you know your work and ideas are confidential, explain how the relationship works, and how payment is made. Then once payment for the initial block of time- either an introductory block of 3 hours or 5 hours- is received, we get you set up in our editors platform and you’re good to go!
The fee for working with a coach and editor begins at $80/hr. Your coach keeps track of the time they’re spending and pro-rates in 5 minute increments, so you only pay for the time you use. A 35-minute call is billed at 35 minutes. We share our time sheets with you at the end of each paid period so you can see where your budget is going.
How Is Having a Business Writing Coach Beneficial for the Long Haul?
As you and your coach develop a rapport, trust, and a collaborative working relationship over time, you may find you take certain comfort in having a coach at your side, someone who is always available for consultation and editing and proofreading your writing. and is there for you personally as a writer and for your work.
Ultimately, by signing on with a coach, you have someone who is there for you and who has your back. There’s a tremendous feeling of assurance in that kind of support.
Feel free to be in touch any time by email or phone- we offer a free, no-commitment consultation to everyone. We’re always ready to see how we can help you reach your writing goals!
Please be in touch for a free consultation- let’s talk about what you’re looking to do with your writing!