Literary Coaching

Like athletes, CEOs and surgeons, writers experience intrinsic benefit and a boost in productivity with the personalized care and attention of a private writing coach.

From brainstorming sessions, feedback on manuscript pages, or publication advice, a coach’s regular meaningful attention on you and your work boosts confidence, increases productivity, and gets powerful results.

  • Discussion and development of writing practice and goals
  • Personal support and guidance
  • Brainstorming & story consultation
  • Editorial consultation (developmental feedback; substantive editing)
  • Personalized publication strategy development
  • Individualized grammar instruction

Starting at $80/hr.

How Does the Relationship Work with My Writing Coach and Editor?

Your writing coach/editor will collaborate with you to determine what plan and kind of attention would be of best benefit to you and your writing. Not sure what you need? That’s no problem; they’ll talk with you to see what you wish to achieve with your writing, how you work best, and where you are in your process to come to an early stage plan for getting you generating work, keeping to a schedule, and learning craft, technique, structure and strategy.

How Do My Writing Coach and I Work Together?

Our coaches and editors will 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, chat on the phone, or do a hybrid of all of these methods depending on what you’re doing with your coach. 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 and your developing manuscript.

What Do I Need to Do to Begin?

We begin with a signed agreement, so you know your work and ideas are confidential, 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 made, we get you set up in our editors platform and you’re good to go!

Financial Investment

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.

Coaching often merges with editing as you develop your ideas and embark on a manuscript or individual writing assignments. The rate for all coaching, editing, and proofreading is the same, so you can continue working with your editor all throughout the project clear to publication.

Feel free to be in touch any time by email or phone- we offer a free, no-commitment consultation to all writers. We’re always ready to see how we can help you reach your writing goals!