I help people become better, more confident writers.
I encourage thought leaders to refine their message, attract a loyal audience, and share their knowledge.
I provide tools for developing a professional, productive, predictable output.
I offer accountability systems and remind writers to prioritize their writing.
I define best practices for self publishing.
I advise on strategic communication tactics.
Who I work with
I work with activists, creators, entrepreneurs, consultants and coaches who’ve been working on writing project, but it’s stalled, and they need help moving it forward.
I also work with people who know the value of creating content and want to take the craft of writing more seriously, but they don’t yet have a specific project in mind.
- Fiction and non-fiction
- Experienced and beginner
- Individuals and groups
- Artists and entrepreneurs
Types of projects
A few examples of writing projects I’ve helped clients with:
- self-published books
- blog posts
- LinkedIn posts
- fictional short stories
- art grant applications
- social media posts
Positive writing vibes are my specialty. I bring attention to what’s working in your writing to help you bring more of that to the page.
Oh, I’ll tell you the truth. I’ll definitely show you where your writing could be more amazing. I’ll explain elements of craft that can help you be more clear, compelling and concise. But I’ll say it in a way that will help you recognize and build on the writing strengths you already possess.
Where I work
I am based in Toronto. But most of my work as a coach happens on the phone and online. I use Zoom for video calls, and phone for audio-only calls.
How it begins
It all begins with a free 15-minute exploratory call.
At this initial meeting, we’ll discuss your writing project, and your your writing experience and challenges. You may already have a clear idea what you need, or you may not. That’s cool! We’ll figure it out.
You can also ask me questions about my experience, my process, my references, anything you need to know in order to make the commitment to working on your writing with me.
A custom plan
Every writer’s life and goals are different, so I create custom packages that account for the fluid nature of this work. My proposals include a project description, a timeline, a proposed budget and a payment schedule. It’s all based what I’ve learned about your project, your needs as a writer, your budget and your timeline and availability.
I base my proposals on an hourly rate of about $100 per hour or $600 per day. For larger projects, I discount those rates. Fees are usually paid in advance, or may be split into two or three payments, with the first payment due in advance of our start date.
Making time for writing is a challenge for most people, but coaching can help because it provides a powerful accountability system, which most people need when it comes to writing. I’ll help you to get honest about your schedule so you can set manageable writing goals and develop a regular writing practice.
I give individualized feedback and resources that help writers lean on their strengths and work on their weaknesses. By the end of our work together, you’ll think of yourself as a writer and know exactly what you need to do next to move your project forward.
Are you ready to cultivate your inner thought leader? Be prepared to do your homework, and know that I’ll be there to help.
Asking questions about content can sometimes bring you to the point of asking yourself: Who am I? What am trying to say? I’ll ask you to think about the value you add to the world, the skills you bring to the table, and the culture you ultimately want to create.
Making a commitment
If you like what I’m proposing, you approve the plan and we’re good to go! After that, we set up a schedule for our work together.
How we communicate
We’ll use a combination of email, phone, Zoom and in-person meetings. You can choose the channels that work best for you.
During the period of our work together, you’ll have unlimited access to me by email. You can ask questions, send a smoke signal or celebrate a win.
For sharing documents, I love Google Drive. I’ll ask you to share your writing with me using this free cloud storage service.
How scheduling works
I book meetings at prearranged times. I’m flexible about interview times during business hours (M-F, 9-5, ET).