Call Me Coach
Despite the bad rap that comes with the title, as a kid I always wanted to be teacher’s pet. Not just for the praise; it seemed that to get more time with one’s teacher was to be closer to the source of learning itself—and I was a Hungry Learner.
It’s from this standpoint that I approach writing coaching. I’ve been doing it for years now, but calling it something else (editing). Fact is, the hungry learner inside me has an alter-ego known as the Eager Teacher. Each year that I edit more writers’ manuscripts I learn more about how hungry writers are, too, to write the best material they can write, to imbibe and learn the craft on a level that a writing guide can’t provide alone, or when a college course is too expensive.
I am not the kind of coach who will have you read affirmations or help you manage your time (both of which are wonderful and necessary, don’t get me wrong). What I am is your own individualized teacher—listening with rapt attention to your struggles with writing, and then turning around and crafting lessons and strategies specific to YOU and your individual needs as a writer. I’m a lifeline and a sounding board, too, for when your ideas are stuck or frustration has you caught.
My coaching is, essentially, your chance to be teacher’s pet, to be in the Master Class of You, designed for you, shaped by you, and constantly open to alterations by you.
Think it’s right for you? Here are my packages (this info will soon go up on the Editor/Coach page):
In general, each week of a coaching cycle consists of: 1 lesson, with 1-2 assignments applied to either a work-in-progress or new material, individualized review and critique of the work turned in, and a follow up coaching call by phone or skype. Schedule can be modified to meet your personal needs.
Coaching Package #1: The Starter
4 hours, $250
up to 5,000 words edited
2-30 minute coaching sessions (or 1 hour)
Coaching Package #2: Getting Serious
8 hours, $425
3 individualized lessons
up to 10,000 words edited
4-30 minute coaching sessions (or 2 hours)
Coaching Package #3: The Next Level
12 hours, $650
up to 20,000 words edited
8-30 minute coaching sessions (or 4 hours)
Coaching Package #4: The Commitment
24 hours, $1225
up to 40,000 words edited
16-30 minute sessions (or 8 hours)
Coaching by the hour is another option.
Please use the “contact” form at top to inquire about getting started!