Coaching


I can help you improve as a writer

Maybe you want to get writing but don't know where to begin. Maybe you're stuck on a project or just can't seem to finish a piece of writing. Maybe you want to focus your goals or find a niche that suits you.

I can help you with any of that, and more.

I work with non-fiction writers of all levels of experience to help them get started, to help them improve their skills, and to help them get out of the ruts that writers fall into. I tailor my coaching to your needs.

The Process

We start off with a free 30 minute evaluation. That can be in person if you live in Auckland, or via Skype or Google+ Hangouts. It's during this session that we can determine what your needs are, whether or not we cna work together, adn whether or not you need coaching at all.

If you decide to work with me, during our first session we go over what we discussed in your initial consultation. I usually have a few more questions for you and will discuss some of my ideas to help you. From there, we look closely at those ideas and try to tailor them to you.

Then, I assign you homework. Yes, homework is essential. It not only gets you writing, but it also gets thinking in a different way about your problem. During subsequent sessions, we review the previous session and go over your homework. You should have questions but if you don’t, I usually do.

You can check out my blog to see the kinds of advice I can offer you.

Why Work With Me?

I've been a professional writer for over 25 years. My work has straddled the corporate and freelance writing worlds — I've written close to 500 published articles, millions of words of documentation and training material, and thousands of blog posts.

Over the years, I've done informally coached co-workers and a number of aspiring writers to help them improve their skills, banish the demon of perfectionism from their writing habits, and to become more disciplined and focused writers.

Pricing

I charge a flat rate of $40 per hour for coaching sessions, payable via PayPal. But I don’t believe in the 45 minute hour that some professionals bill. I only charge you for the time we spend working together.

Want to learn more, or book my services? You can contact me to do both.