Editing & Coaching

Start Here: Free Consultation

Writing isn’t a one-size-fits all endeavor. Each person and project has unique needs that can be best served in different ways. I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your project—where you are, what challenges you’re facing, your goals, budget and schedule. I’ll point you towards the next steps you can take.

All prices listed are USD.

Canadian residents, please contact me for rates.

Manuscript Evaluation

You’ve taken your manuscript as far as you can, and now you’re not sure what it needs. Does the structure support the story you’re telling? What are your natural writing strengths, and where could you use different techniques to make it stronger? What should you amp up or add (or conversely, delete or tone down)? 

Partial

For essays, stand-alone chapters or partial manuscripts up to 5000 words (20 consecutive pages)

  • 30 minute phone call to discuss the manuscript and your next steps
  • Email access for a week following our call

Cost: $300 USD

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Full (call only)

For manuscripts up to 60,000 words (240 pages)

  • Free 30-minute discovery call to discuss your goals 
  • 60-minute phone call to discuss the manuscript and your next steps
  • Email access for two weeks following our call

Cost:  $750 ($125 for each additional 10,000 words)

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Full (written & call)

For manuscripts up to 60,000 words (240 pages)

  • Free 30-minute discovery call to discuss your goals
  • 7-10 pages of feedback
  • 60 minute phone call to discuss the manuscript and your next steps
  • Email access for a month following our call

Cost: $1500 USD  ($250 for each additional 10,000 words)

Schedule discovery call

Paid Consultation (60 minutes)

 

You’ve already had a free consultation, or maybe a manuscript evaluation. Now, you’d like to bounce some ideas, or have me review new pages. Or you’re stuck on one specific issue, or on a particular scene or chapter. You’ll receive a 60-minute consultation, and you can submit up to 20 consecutive pages (5000 words) for discussion. Please note, this does not include edits or written feedback. The initial consultation for new clients is $300 (USD); subsequent consultations, or consultations for existing clients, are $160.

Writing and Creativity Coaching

Hone your voice, discover your strengths, and become a timeless storyteller.

 

Writing is not a standardized process. Although there are universal skills and techniques, no two stories are alike because no two people are alike. Whether you want to write a memoir about a specific period in your life, bring a groundbreaking concept to life with evocative storytelling, or learn how to use your writing time more effectively, coaching is about you and your goals.

Hiring a nonfiction writing coach is like having a personal trainer for your writing. I can see your strengths, and I can see which muscles would benefit from attention. By strengthening those muscles, you strengthen your overall body (of work). Sometimes I can even see emotional or cognitive patterns that give rise to particular issues, and once you learn to see them, the issues resolve.

A little bit of feedback goes a long way. I can identify issues and patterns that will transform your writing. Every time you learn a new way of approaching a scene, or release an old pattern, you’re learning something that will serve you for as long as you write.

I’m a cheerleader and champion for my clients, and I work with a very limited number at a time, in order to give each one my deepest attention. 

Clients who complete three months of coaching receive a discount of 20% on full editing services (developmental or substantive)

Coaching is for you if any of the following are true:

  • You have a project you’ve been working on but can’t seem to make progress
  • You have an idea for a book but aren’t sure where to begin
  • There’s a specific area of your writing you’d like to strengthen
  • You want to maximize creative flow while minimizing screen time
  • You seek an accountability partner to help keep you on track towards your goals

And if you thrive on:

  • Personalized attention and support
  • Direct and comprehensive feedback
  • Learning by doing
  • Working independently, rather than in a group
  • Going at your own pace

Find Your Flow Coaching (no page reviews)

Renew your commitment to yourself and your writing with these phone-only coaching sessions. I can help you: 

  • Jump-start your creativity
  • Get the most out of butt-in-chair time
  • Maximize creativity while minimizing screen time
  • Feel more fulfilled creatively

Light

  • One 60-minute call (phone or Zoom) per month
  • $175 per month
  • Three-month package: $475 (save $50)
  • Six-month package: $950
    (save $100)

Standard

  • Two 60-minute calls (phone or Zoom) per month
  • $350 per month
  • Three-month package: $950 (save $100)
  • Six-month package: $1800
    (save $300)

Accelerated

  • Four 60-minute calls per month
  • $500 per month
  • Three-month package: $1300 (save $200)
  • Six-month package: $2500
    (save $500)

 

Coaching with page reviews

Basic Package

  What you’ll receive each month:

  • One 60-minute phone or Skype call to discuss breakthroughs, challenges and next steps
  • A follow-up email that includes reading suggestions, assignments and encouragement
  • A comprehensive edit of up to 2500 words (10 consecutive pages) per month

Cost: $450 USD per month 

Six-month package: $2400 (save $50/month)

Intensive Package

What you’ll receive each month:

  • Two 60-minute phone or Skype calls to discuss breakthroughs, challenges and next steps
  • A comprehensive edit of up to 5,000 words (20 consecutive pages) per month
  • Weekly emails to provide encouragement and support, along with reading recommendations, writing exercises, or ideas to strengthen your writing process

Cost: $790 USD per month

Six-month package: $4,200 (save $90/month)

 

Extended Services

I also offer the following services. To learn more, please schedule a discovery call. Clients who hire me to do a full edit receive a 20% discount on subsequent coaching packages.  

 

  • Nonfiction book proposal coaching
  • Developmental editing (8 to 12 cents per word)  
  • Substantive (stylistic) editing (4 to 8 cents per word)
  • Book doctoring ($10,000+)
  • Co-authoring / collaboration (contact me)
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