Get a grip on your writing life.
A large part of success at writing comes from the way the author or scholar approaches the writing process. Whether you want to supercharge your professional writing or your academic writing, we can help you understand and overcome writers’ block. Call it "tutoring" if you like, but that makes it sound more like boring instruction. Our coaching is more like athletic coaching, life coaching, dissertation coaching; combining encouragement and exhortation with knowledge and expertise, Wordsmith coaches help you through the tough times, demand the best from you, and give you skills and understanding that your professor takes for granted (or doesn't have time to impart).
We also offer academic editing, which we usually incorporate into our coaching approach as well... but if all you need is the editing itself, we can restrain ourselves from seizing those teachable moments! Here are several different kinds of academic editing we offer:
An overall critique and section-by-section feedback concerning voice, mood, style, structure/story-logic, characterization, rhetorical impact, and more. Focuses on the coherence and strength of the whole. You’ll see more comments than corrections.
Focuses on paragraphs, sentences, and word choice. Corrects grammar, syntax, and spelling but also looks for ways to refine your style and expression. You’ll see lots of corrections but plenty of comments too, especially in the form of requests for specific revisions.
Focuses on punctuation, spacing, formatting, and combing out every last error. No margin comments unless clarification is needed or I simply can’t resist.
Traditional publishers, Createspace, Kindle, Smashwords, custom letterpress, and custom offset book printers all require different, and very specific, document formats in order to be accepted for publication or printing. We can do this for you too.
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