Coaching


Whether you’re on the third draft of an experimental genre piece or can’t get past the first sentence of that scholarship application, our coaches can help. These experts are qualified to assist you at any stage of the writing process and with a wide range of genres. Pricing may vary depending on editor expertise and your manuscript’s needs.

Contact us and one of our client coordinators will help you figure out which service is right for you. We’ll match you up with the best expert for what you need.

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Pricing

 

Writing and Publishing Coaching

Discuss your writing career with an expert, and form a custom plan for your work together. We have experts in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, traditional publishing, and self publishing.

Pricing: Varies by coach, 10% off if you pay for 10 hours up front

 

Developmental Editing

Our expert editor will read your fiction or non-fiction manuscript and provide you with a thorough edit letter. This includes a one-hour phone call to discuss your edits, as well as follow up emails as necessary. This does not include line editing, which can either be added on, or done subsequently.

Pricing:

Starts at $500 for a manuscript between 20,000 and 50,000 words

Starts at $750 for a manuscript between 50,000 and 100,000 words

Contact us for anything over a hundred thousand words, poetry, and experimental genres.

 

Line Editing

Our experienced editor will provide in-depth line comments, pointing out areas to improve your writing. Notes will focus on story and character development, pacing, and writing style in addition to grammatical and typographical errors.

Pricing: Starts at $9 per page (.036 per word)

 

Developmental and Line Editing

Get the best of both worlds with feedback on your overall story and in-depth line comments.

Pricing: Developmental price plus $6 per page (.024 cents per word)

 

Copy Editing

Our editor will read your manuscript for compliance with the style guide of your choice. This type of editing focuses on finding errors in consistency, grammar, and spelling. Light comments about writing style and content may also be included.  

Pricing: Starts at $7.50 per page (.03 cents per word)

 

Proof Reading

An experienced proofreader will review the proofs of your design. This service focuses on typography, errors, and consistency in both writing and design.

Pricing: Starts at $8 per page

 

Query Critique

Get a literary agent’s attention with a well-tailored query letter. Let our industry expert help you put your best foot forward.

Pricing: $100 for two rounds of critiques and email conversation

We can also help with a proposal for your non-fiction book. Contact us for pricing.

 

Admissions Essays

Our essay-writing experts will make sure your essay shows off why you would be a great asset to the program of your dreams.

Pricing: $100 for two rounds of critiques and email conversation

Contact us to learn about custom admissions counseling for creative writing Masters of Fine Arts programs. We can help you shape and polish your writing sample, and provide advice on finding (and getting into) the right program for you.

 

Book Design

Our book designers can help you design your self-published book so that it looks professional and eye-catching. Contact us for pricing.

 

Meet the Coaches

 

Bremer graduated from Stevenson University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. He obtained his graduate degree in Creative Writing and Publishing from the University of Baltimore. Bremer has published magazine articles in Limerence, news articles in The Villager, poems and fiction stories in The Beacon, Spectrum, Welter, Quail Bell Magazine, Ohio Edit, Eskimopie, Beyond Science Fiction, fictionontheweb, Prose Works, and more. Bremer looks forward to helping fiction writers improve their craft.

 

Jessica received her Masters in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore’s. As a published fiction writer, composition teacher, and writing consultant, she is a qualified coach who can assist you with both creative and academic writing. Jessica is most interested in helping authors understand and improve their writing processes.

 

Justin holds his MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore. Previously, Justin was co-founder and editor of the Artichoke Haircut literary magazine and host of the You’re Allowed reading series. He is also an instructor in English composition and rhetoric. Justin is an understanding and qualified tutor for both academic and creative writing.

 

Kate is a full time freelance writer & editor, specializing in compassionate and thorough critiques. Previously, she worked as a children’s book editor at Simon & Schuster, where she edited and acquired 30+ original novels, including the Coretta Scott King/ John Steptoe Award-winning The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon. Kate attended VCFA for her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults, and specializes in MG, YA, NA, & literary fiction. She loves novels that contain at least a little bit of magic.

 

Kristen received her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at UB where she also served as a teaching assistant and a writing consultant. Kristen has her TESOL certificate and taught English as a Second Language for over ten years, both in the classroom and as a private tutor. She loves to encourage other writers to find their academic and creative voice.

 

Mia worked as a teaching assistant and a Writing Center tutor at the University of Baltimore, where she inspired students to keep trying. She also writes for the UB Post and has designed for multiple literary publications. She is a skilled coach in academic writing, design, journalism, and all creative writing genres.

 

Michael has an MFA in Creative Writing. He has been published in over 35 magazines and journals. He runs a reading series, publishes journals and writes reviews and columns for established websites. He is an enthusiastic coach who will assist in your writing and in getting your work into the world.

 

Tracy is a writer, editor, teacher, and marketer. She has taught or assisted with creative writing, journalism, marketing writing, and composition courses for The University of Baltimore, Betamore, Georgetown, the Content Marketing Institute, and MarketingProfs. She believes writing is a tool for empowerment.