By: Charlotte Lackney
Even the most distinguished authors get stumped from time to time. Writing isn’t easy and ensuring that everything you want to say is properly communicated takes a lot of work. Getting stuck can happen for many reasons, the most common being poor planning, fear, and procrastination. This is where a writing coach can lend a hand. Writing coaches are an invaluable asset to those who are working on dissertations, novels, or nonfiction monographs, providing support and guidance that a peer cannot. This service is first and foremost a collaboration, the coach and writer working alongside each other to get the manuscript where it needs to be.
A writing coach will help the author identify and overcome fears, recognize the reasons they’re stuck, assist in breaking through blocks, and find the areas where the work might need to delve to a deeper, more personal level. They will also help the author develop their voice as a writer to make their work more compelling and authentic.
They are not, however, a stand-in for an editor. An editor is also a valuable asset to the production of a manuscript, but a writing coach should come first should you feel you need one.
CambridgeEditors’ writing coaches offer guidance through the writing process, whether you are just starting out or have a nearly complete draft. Whether helping you work your way through a writer’s block or providing you with structural line edits that enhance the organization of your manuscript, our writing coaches take a hands-on approach to editing—which may just be exactly what you need.
Our clients meet with their coach via Zoom or phone call, from twice a week to once a month. The frequency and arrangement of coaching sessions are tailored to each writer’s requirements. This schedule may change over time as the work develops.
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