Support, Guidance, Instruction, Accountability
Writing Coaching & Editing
If you’re ready to write- and publish- short stories, essays, novels, memoirs, business books, and blogs, our Writing Coaches and Editors specialize in helping emerging and practicing fiction and nonfiction writers achieve all your writing goals.
This is your time to write. Personalized writing coaching and editing helps you focus, produce new work, refine projects, and find success as a writer.
Whether you’re looking to brainstorm ideas, get feedback, be kept accountable, or want to ensure the work you’re sending out for publication is ready to go, we’re here for you- on your schedule, and in personalized ways that benefit you.
Our fiction and nonfiction writing coaches and editors get to know you and your work to tailor exactly how they help you succeed. Knowing you’re supported at every turn will make you feel more confident, powerful, and help you enjoy the writing you’re doing that much more.
- 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
Ways We Help Writers:
Novel Editing & Publication SupportFor writers who have a full or partial draft and are ready to have it edited and get expert publication advice
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 is made, 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.
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!