Coaching and Editing

Even the best writers need help. Some need help with structure. Others grammar. Some just need an accountability partner who’ll ask, “How many pages did you write this week?” Others need help getting the commas in the right place. All of us need someone to make sure we didn’t type “mantle” when we meant “mantel” — because how embarrassing is that?

Some people aren’t writers, and need help getting words out of their head and into text.

As your writing coach, I can do any or all of those things, and then some:

  • Brainstorming
  • Developmental Editing
  • Ghostwriting & Copywriting
  • Line Editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading

Here are details about what each of these things entails.

My specialty is speculative fiction, especially that written from a Christian worldview, though I also work with writers working in the general market. Because of my years in business journalism, I also enjoy helping business people who are not writers deliver their messages with the style of a professional writer.

With more than ten years of newsroom experience, I am trained to produce prose that is clear, concise, and correct. With my fiction training, I can identify inconsistencies, point-of-view problems, and description insufficiencies. I help writers and publishers serve readers by delivering great prose.

I’ll be happy to provide a free evaluation of up to 1,000 words (about four double-spaced pages) to get you started. E-mail me.