Writing, Coaching, and Editing

Woof! It has been a while, and in the time that I haven’t been here, I have been writing, finishing my MFA coursework, working on Army Reserve projects, gardening, and spending a lot of time trying to figure out what is coming next in my life. I’m still working on all of these things, but as I head into my MFA Thesis Capstone course, I think I’m ready to hang my freelance editor and writing coach out for some limited offerings.

Starting October 2022, I am opening my freelance schedule to coaching and manuscript assessment clients.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, but have questions about whether these options would be the best for you and your work, read on.

Coaching

The coaching option would be best if you are in progress with your manuscript (or about to begin.) Some of the reasons you might be looking for a writing coach would be for assistance in: creating your author platform; developing an outline; in-progress project feedback; resources for getting un-stuck mid-project; understanding the benefits and drawbacks of different publishing paths; finding resources; accountability during the writing process; perfecting/practicing your pitch; and, developing a launch plan. If you just need a sympathetic, experienced ear off of which to bounce ideas, I can help with that, too!

Manuscript Assessment

The manuscript assessment, which to be honest, with me, will probably bleed into developmental editing, would be best if you have your first draft completed, and have either done a self-editing pass, had a beta read, or have finished and don’t know what to do next. If you are not familiar with this option, you can learn more here. That site is also an excellent resource to learn more about the difference levels of editing. If you choose this option, I will provide the edit letter, likely some in-manuscript comments/questions, and an hour session to go over the letter.

Unfortunately, while I have offered other services previously, I do not have the time right now to offer full development/content/line edits/proofreading. After the new year, I will re-visit these and see if my schedule can handle opening up to clients for these services.

Why Choose Me?

The experience I will bring to you:

  • Five years as a military journalist (plus additional experience as a civilian freelance reporter)
  • Six years of academic writing experience (grad school)
  • Ten years of experience in creative writing (More than that, really, but the anniversary of my first short story publication is October)
  • Three years of experience as the Editor-in-Chief at Crone Girls Press

I will be updating my Scribbler Coach page to include these services and rates. If you have any questions, you can hit me up here, or on my Facebook page, or via email at: unfamousscribbler ~at~ gmail dot com. Thanks very much, and I look forward to working with you soon!

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