I offer two kinds of services – coaching and developmental editing – which can be sought separately or in a combination that works for you.

What is coaching?

In coaching, the coach helps the client come up with their own solutions, priorities, action steps, and more. Coaches ask powerful questions to help the client move toward their own objectives. Coaching might be right for you if you’re looking to reconnect to your motivation, set your priorities, create a vision for a project or your career, improve your relationships, and re-balance your work and personal life.

So what can we work on?

  • planning, writing, and finishing a dissertation or book
  • writing project management, motivation, and getting unstuck
  • research program management, planning, and execution
  • collegial relations
  • getting ready for tenure and/or promotion
  • going on the job market
  • transitioning out of academia
  • work-life balance
  • managing service commitments
  • grant writing
  • how and when to say yes or no
  • short, medium and long term career planning

Head over here to learn about my coaching packages.

What is developmental editing?

Developmental editors offer a “big picture” assessment of a manuscript, book proposal, or grant proposal. This work focuses on questions of argument, evidence, analysis, narrative, structure, and style/tone. It’s not line editing or copyediting; rather, developmental editing provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of a piece and offers a roadmap for revisions.

I offer development editing services for documents such as:

  • academic and non-fiction book proposals
  • articles intended for peer-reviewed journals
  • book chapters
  • dissertation chapters
  • research proposals
  • job materials like cover letters and research statements

What if I need some combination of coaching and developmental editing?

A free strategy session can help us figure out what combination of services is right for you. I can customize a package that includes different types of services.