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Academic Writing Coaching

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Ph.D. candidates, post-docs, and professors: between teaching, research, and writing, you have little time to spare. Publish or perish is always looming, and the pressure can be overwhelming.

By partnering with a seasoned, compassionate literary writing coach, you will get personal support, guidance, and insights to help you manage and navigate a healthy writing practice, keep accountable, and get high-level brainstorming and advice to help you successfully structure your projects and develop them to the specifications required so they are well-organized, cohesive, and clear. 

The result of having someone by your side is it helps fast-track your work and keeps you feeling measured, self-sufficient, and strong.

Get one-on-one academic writing coaching, brainstorming, constructive feedback, accountability, and collaborative substantive editing *(editing done together with the writer either in person or via video conference) for:

  • Journal Articles
  • Web content
  • Dissertations (and nonfiction academic books)
  • CVs
  • Grant applications
  • Presentations & posters


The Stages of Academic Writing Coaching and Editing

Post-graduate academic coaching happens in three primary phases: Brainstorming & Accountability, Coaching and Editing, and Editing & Publication Support.

Brainstorming & Accountability

– Early stage ideas generation, instruction on best practices of writing, prompts, and resources via chat, phone, and/or video conference
– Design infrastructure for writing process and writer’s schedule
– Editorial assistance and guidance

Coaching & Editing

– Developmental feedback on early manuscript pages
– Continual support and instruction on project work
– Editorial support

Editing & Publication Support

– Collaboratively refine work’s purpose, structure, pacing, and flow
– Provide substantive editing, copyediting,* and proofreading
– Assist with abstracts, presentations, CVs and more-

With your limited time and many pressures, getting dedicated academic writing coaching is extremely valuable. You will feel more confident and agency as an academic writer and enjoy the feeling of relief that you have someone supporting you with all your writing goals. 

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Undergraduates: College & Scholarship Application Support

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Get hands-on learning, planning help, and feedback on personal statements and college and university applications; assistance with portals; and prep for interviews: for U.S. and Canadian students.

  • Learn and practice strong argumentation strategies and clear essay construction
  • Develop a personal organizational plan to meet the guidelines of each application process
  • Practice for interviews
  • Get help with navigating the various online application portals.

In our “learn by doing” model, students identify how to clearly approach a topic, navigate argumentation strategies, and use best practices for clear written communication for all contexts, including effective use of examples, detail, outside research, and grammatical principles.

The resulting fluidity and comfort with articulating their ideas on the page will not only set them up for successful applications but set them apart from their peers at university and beyond.

Academic Writing Coaching FAQ

How do I work with an academic writing coach?

To begin, either sign up for your preferred length of time above or contact us directly and we’ll sign you on and answer any questions you have. We will send you a questionnaire to determine which member of our creative team would be best able to support you both now and for the long term. Or if you wish to request a particular coach/editor from our team, we’re happy to do our best to match you with them!

After you purchase your time, you are then welcome to use it however you need: in meetings with your coach, having them read and provide editorial feedback on your work, or getting general support, guidance, spot instruction on best practices, or answering questions. We bill in 5-minute increments and keep track of time on a timesheet you can see any time you like. This transparent billing process enables you to allocate your work and budget as you need.

Absolutely. You and your coach can determine a timeline and develop a strategy that includes brainstorming/outlining, micro assignments/deadlines to ensure a measured approach, editorial feedback and collaboration on changes, guidance on the writing, voice, and style, and then editing for clarity and correctness. You may wish to get help with only one or a few elements of the paper, or you may wish to have your coach by your side throughout- they will be there for you as you need.

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3-Hour Intro Block


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