How Do I Get Started with a Writing Coach & Editor?
Once you’re signed on to work with us, you’re matched with a writing coach & editor from our creative team whose area of specialization matches your work and interests. Our coaches & editors have MFA, M.A. or PhDs in a variety of writing disciplines, vast teaching, coaching, and editing experience, and are working writers themselves.
Your coach & editor will be your go-to resource on hand to support you for any of your writing projects and to meet your goals.
You and your coach meet in a private team on our Editors’ Platform, where you and your coach & editor connect to schedule virtual meetings, have 24/7 access to live chat, and can easily share documents and resources.
Collaboratively, you and your coach will design a schedule and strategy based on your work and writing goals. Your coach will suggest ways to push you into new work, help you carve out your writing time, provide writing exercises, instruct you in writing craft, and guide you through the emotional and logistical territory of writing and publishing.
Academic writers often find having a collaborative brainstorming partner a reassurance as you strive for publication in journals or prepare your dissertation, and business writers can always know your coach and editor is there to cross-check your documentation, help you refine a business plan or presentation, or write whatever you need for you!
How Often Do We Meet?
Each writer has different needs, and we custom design a plan that works specifically for you and your projects. Ultimately, how much you collaborate with your writing coach & editor is up to you: a weekly meeting or check-in may kick-start your writing into new directions, or hunkering down for serious editing may also be in order if you’re aiming for publication on a novel, short story, memoir, academic paper, or business project. Many of our clients work with us over the years and return again and again- it’s a reassurance to know you always have your editor who is there for you in the ways you need.
Rates & Billing
The fee for working with a coach & editor starts at $110/hr. We keep careful track of the time, so you’re only billed for the time you use (for example, a 40 minute call is billed at 40 minutes). Your time sheet is always available to you in your private team, so you can see how you’re allocating your budget.
With rare exception, we offer one rate for all of our writing coaching, copy writing, and editing services, so if you’re working on a manuscript or developing new ideas, or require support across the genres, you can easily move back and forth between your coaching and editing work. This enables you to have the full scope of your relationship and remain with your coach and editor clear through to publication and beyond!
Payment is made in 5-hour blocks. There’s no pre-paid large packages, and you only pay for the time you need. If at any time you wish to stop working with us, any unused pre-paid funds are returned to you.
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.