Positively Editorial

Writing Coach

Writing isn’t always easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. Both students and adults may find that the best way for them to succeed is through a writing coach.

What is a writing coach?
Just like a basketball coach helps you be a better player, a writing coach helps you be a better writer. This can be short term, if you’re only looking to improve long enough to write one cover letter, or long term, if you’re working on a novel. Depending on your strengths, weaknesses, and end goal, your coach might help you with grammar tricks, attitude, or style. Most importantly, they encourage you and help you succeed.

A writing coach is not someone who does your writing for you. If you are a business looking for a ghostwriter, please see my Business Services page. If you are a student looking for a ghostwriter, please visit this link.

How does coaching work?
Typically, writing coaching is a back and forth process and can be conducted through email, phone, and/or in-person meetings. The writer comes up with an idea and throws it to the coach. The coach offers suggestions, comments, and encouragement, then gives it back to the writer. The writer refines the idea into a rough draft, then sends it off to the coach. The coach goes over the rough draft and offers suggestions, comments, and encouragement, then gives it back to the writer, and so on until the project is finished. Depending on the coach, they may also offer copy-editing (correcting spelling and grammar), usually at the end of the project.

What can you help me with?
Almost any kind of writing you’re feeling uncertain about can benefit from having a coach. This includes:

  • Cover Letters
  • College and Program Applications (Special package available for students)
  • Essays
  • Short Stories & Novels
  • Letters & Emails
  • Editing & Copy-editing

I offer coaching services both at an hourly rate and per project. For a free consultation and quote, just fill out the form below or contact me at lisa@positivelyeditorial.