WRITING COACH SERVICES

Congratulations on finishing your manuscript! Are you ready for the next step? I offer developmental editing and support for writers in the redrafting process and provide writers with the tools for self-editing. 

With seven years of writing experience, including a Level 7 Diploma in Advanced Applied Writing, I love the redrafting process. Taking that raw manuscript and transforming it is deeply satisfying. A published author, I have worked with a professional developmental editor, copy editor, proofreaders, and graphic design artists to produce my books and have experience with the steps involved to publish a book. Great writing is my passion and I want to see every writer succeed in their goals.

Professional book editing services are expensive, but also essential if you want to publish the best version of your book possible. You can, however, reduce the price by successfully self-editing and redrafting your work before submitting it to the editors. Whether you want to self-publish or submit to publishers, I provide developmental line edit and advice to teach you the writing tools and tricks you need to self-edit your work.

What I will help you with:

  • Plot

  • Characterization

  • Dialogue

  • Setting

  • Believability

  • Passive versus active writing

  • Overused words and phrases

  • Reducing word count for tight writing

  • Obvious grammar and spelling issues

  • Word choices for strong writing

While I am happy to work across the range of fiction genres (and read almost anything), my specialties are with the darker books such as thrillers, crime, action, paranormal, but also romance particularly the suspense and paranormal. I can work in either American English or British English.

What I DO NOT read or have experience with is horror, dark romance, or erotic romance. 

To keep pricing simple I charge NZD 35.00 per 3000 words and while I can do a whole manuscript in one go, I find it more beneficial for writers to revise in sections of no more than 9,000 words at a time and this is where my service differs from a standard developmental edit to offer ongoing coaching. When writers redraft their work, scenes change, some are tweaked, others are rewritten completely. I have modeled my approach on the methods I have found work best for learning and revision during my studies and mentorships. Once I have provided a developmental edit on the first 9,000 words, writers can then go through the next section armed with the advice and revise before submitting the next section. This maximizes the developmental edit and redrafting advice. 

My edits include:

  • A marked manuscript using track changes in Word

  • Comments in the margin

  • Half to a one-page report

  • Email support for any queries you have

Contact me via the form below and include:​

  • Brief Synopsis (description of the story)

  • The genre, and current word count

  • When you would like to have the work completed by

  • Any particular areas you are seeking feedback on

I look forward to hearing from you.

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