Post-Edit Coaching

Discounted coaching for editing clients.

Help with post-edit feedback integration for writers who have just finished a developmental, structural, or stylistic edit with me.

Do you need a developmental edit?

Let’s say that in your developmental edit, I noted that your rising action is too short and lacks the tension-building required for an effective climax. You’ve tried to rework it, and it’s not coming together. In a post-edit consult, you can show me what you’ve tried, and we’ll come up with a solution or two together that supports your vision for the story.

This is also the ideal service for writers who favour the creative process but find integrating editing feedback overwhelming or entirely tedious. It is a perfect starting point if you’re tempted to abandon your draft at the first sign of a rewrite, you learn your craft best by example, or you want to vet your changes before you make them.

What happens during a post-edit coaching session?

  1. Pre-reading. Before the session, you’ll send me your draft and a list of any questions you have. I’ll read the draft and prepare my answers.
  2. Get down to work. You decide which questions we cover first and how much help you need. Or, if you want more guidance, I can structure the session to meet your needs.
  3. Achieve time dilation. Depending on the complexity of the issues and the depth of our discussion, we can usually cover two to three questions per hour, or if we’re working line by line, three to four pages per hour.
  4. A few minutes before the session is over, we’ll summarize what we’ve covered and go over next steps.

What do you get?

  1. One-on-one help. One hour of help with post-edit feedback integration in whatever form works best for you: brainstorming, Q&A, line-by-line feedback implementation, analyzing literary examples, venting existential dread, revision process development, etc.
  2. Next steps and resources. An email summarizing what we covered, your next steps for integrating changes into your manuscript, and any resources we discussed.
  3. A copy of the session transcript and access to a session recording.

What does it cost?

Writers who have just finished a developmental, structural, stylistic, or copy edit with me pay my discounted coaching rate of $50 per hour. If you want help integrating feedback from other sources, my regular rate is $100 per hour.

Fees include pre-reading of up to 3000 words. Longer stories are an additional $5 per 1,000 words.

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