How it works

 

Do you have a manuscript gathering dust in a drawer? A story that you’ve been meaning to write for years but don’t know how to begin? An almost-finished project that just isn’t working or needs polishing? As a writing coach, I can support you to meet your writing goals by working with you one-on-one in a programme designed just for you.

 

Book-length writing projects

As these projects require a long-term commitment from both of us, I only take on projects if I am confident that I will be able to support you to meet a specific, clearly-defined goal. If we decide to work together, we will design a programme that works for you. Some of the things I can help you with are structure, plot and character development, goal-setting and accountability, personalised writing exercises, editing and moral support. We can work together both in person and online (either on Skype or with you sending me work and me responding with comments and tracked changes). 

 

General writing coaching

If you are looking for general writing coaching to develop your writing style or to strengthen a specific short piece of writing, we can meet in person or on Skype for one-on-one coaching and/or I can read and respond to your work via email. Contact me for a quote.

Proofreading/Editing

For fiction and non-fiction, including academic, technical and science writing. To begin, I will ask you to email me a brief description of your project and a one-page representative sample, based on which I will provide a quote.

Contact me if you have any questions.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

Throughout the writing process Katie was my rock. She provided a road map for tackling the story, challenged me to dig deep and bring my authentic voice onto every page and delivered insightful, practical feedback with empathy and enthusiasm. Katie encouraged me whenever I lost my confidence and my way, and I’m convinced I wouldn't have completed my book without her wisdom and experience. I’m so grateful for her help and incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved together.

-Lisa Nimmo

"I highly recommend Katie as a writing coach for anyone writing or editing a book. I had written my book, but it wasn't ready yet to be published. I started looking for a writing coach. When I read Katie's writing, I knew immediately she was the writer I wanted to coach me, and I have been so impressed with her guidance. Using her skill, creativity and her intuition, she knew just what I needed to develop my writing, and my writing skills have developed ten-fold in the process, which is so inspiring."

 

-Leanne Babcock


"I recently [hired] Catherine [as] a proofreader for my (soon to be submitted) PhD. What a great decision! From the start, Catherine was very professional, [copy-editing] some pages of my PhD as an example of her work before beginning. Not only was she prompt, she was just brilliant, and she had done her research and had knowledge of the specific academic writing for my university...I cannot recommend Catherine highly enough and hope to continue to work with her, maybe writing my own best seller!"

-Laurie Earl