Creative Writing Coach

When you hire me as a writing coach, you can count on me to focus on you and the goals of your writing, rather than seek to impose my own voice and agenda. I bring a wealth of workshop and teaching experience to the table, as well as a keen eye for detail, a trained ear, and a deep intuition for image and language. I believe in being honest and clear. If something isn’t working, I’ll tell you. But I’ll also help you find the way to make it work again—or in some cases, identify what is really at its heart that needs to be said.

NOTE: If you’re interested in working with me, please contact me for more information about my current rates. Have a question? I’d be happy to discuss things over email, phone, or Skype.

Writing Coach

I work with you one-on-one either by email OR face-to-face via Skype to help you achieve your personal writing goals and improve as a writer. Each 60-90 minute session or email exchange will cover:

  • commentary on 5 poems or 10 pages of fiction/creative non-fiction
  • discussion of supplemental reading chosen for your interests and needs
  • tailored generative writing and revision exercises
  • suggestions on where to send work

Manuscript Consultations

Manuscript not quite where you want it?  Or have you been sending it around for a while and need a fresh set of eyes? Whether it’s a first book or your 15th, I’d be happy to work with you to find the right shape, rhythm, order, and material for it to take its final form.  I bring years of experience as an editor, decades of experience as student of creative writing, and lifetime as a close attentive reader with excellent insight and intuition.  I can provide macro-level developmental editing as well as finely tuned individual line edits. Contact me for more information on rates and schedule.


You can read what past and current clients have to say about working with me on their writing goals and projects here.


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