Let’s face it, hiring a writing coach is an investment. Some might even say it’s a luxury. But it’s the most efficient way to get a book written because you are accountable to someone from the very beginning. How many posts do you see dedicated to writer's block, procrastination, not knowing how to do something, finding time to write? A good coach will address all of these things 1:1.
Editing goes beyond having a keen eye for grammar mistakes, it is about looking at the intention the writer has for the piece and finding the best words and structure to get that message to the reader. It is about tone, style, structure, sentence structure, impact, language, and clarity.
I write for companies, big and small, entrepreneurs and Austrian startups. One month I may be copywriting for a health and wellness centre, the next I could be ghostwriting a memoir, or writing content for a tech startup. In this hyper-branded era of ‘specialization’ I have chosen to specialize in the written word.
Writing a memoir is an exhilarating and emotionally demanding journey. I have worked with several writers who have chosen to be brave and write about past trauma. Others write about new life experiences, starting a business, travel, and challenges they have overcome.
I am the person who will listen carefully as you share your story, take notes diligently, research, and with years of experience behind me, create the book you have been dreaming of.
I can provide a solid draft of an essay based on first-hand information from you. Or I can take your draft and edit it to perfection. The process can be as collaborative as you want. They are your essays and the final version should be representative of your experiences, views, and skills.
I work with several translators in Vienna who are native English-speakers and fluent in German. Contact me for a referral. If you have had your document translated elsewhere and are not satisfied with the results, I can offer what I call an ‘edit for flow’ which basically means that I edit the document so that it reads smoothly.
I offer a variety of writing workshops through Write Now Vienna, a community organization I founded in 2014. Workshops are taught by various instructors and are all held in Vienna, Austria. I hope to offer some online courses in the near future, so stay tuned.