The Book Writing Coach
Having trained as a journalist gives me an edge as a book coach—I know the right questions to ask and I know what makes good writing.
I’ve also written and published books myself—so not only am I a coach, but also a self-published author.
As a small business owner of 32 years, and having worked for both corporates and small businesses in a variety of roles, I’ve ‘lived’ the business world. No matter what your background, the reason you want to write a book, or the genre of your book, I'm ready to support you on your writing journey.
All book genres welcome!
While many writing coaches and editors specialise in, say, government, or academic, or other nonfiction writing, I have to say that in contrast, I’m a generalist. It’s just the way my career has evolved and I love the variety!
Since the early 2000s, I’ve been privileged to work with many different writers, writing in many different genres. It’d take me a week to make a list of all the genres I’ve worked with!
So whether you write fiction or nonfiction—novels (all genres), short stories, children’s stories, educational stories, self-help books, business books—whatever you want to throw at me, I’ll catch it and take up the challenge!
How we can help
While our business is small, our experience and areas of expertise are wide-ranging. This means we are able to offer services similar to those offered by ‘conglomerate’ editing companies – but with the personal touch.
Manuscript Appraisal & Development
Not confident your manuscript is ready to hit the bookshelves? Or maybe you're just stuck. A professional, objective, in-depth review of your manuscript, pointing out the strengths as well as areas for improvement, may be exactly what you need to move forward with your writing
Accredited Editor (AE) 2008, MA Linguistics 1986, Dipl Journalism 1971
How to Format your Manuscript Correctly (and save $$ on editing!)Your book needs to be professionally presented and set out in a standard way – whether you're submitting your book to a publisher/agent, or to a book designer if you're self-publishing. Your editor of course can do this formatting for you, but if you follow this FREE guide, you will save $$ on editing fees!
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Book and manuscript editing with a difference
We tailor our service to you as an individual. We’re not a ‘one size fits all’ enterprise.
We’re happy to provide you with a quote for your project. No hidden fees or charges!
We offer a complimentary sample edit on a small extract of your writing.
While our business is small, our experience and areas of expertise are wide-ranging.
What people say
Gail was the ultimate professional. I was nervous sending my manuscript over at first, but the work Gail did to bring my book "The Art of Authentic Selling" to life was amazing. I spent lots of time searching and interviewing for the right editor, and I am incredibly grateful I was referred to Gail. Gail was prompt, affordable, and always available to talk via the phone or email when needed. Nothing was too much and her work was outstanding. I was so impressed, she is editing my daughter's fantasy tween fiction book as well. Thanks Gail, I HIGHLY recommend you!!
I highly recommend Gail and editors4you. I was really pleased with Gail's professionalism, and her editing, comments and suggestions were all extremely useful. I will definitely be contacting Gail again to edit my next manuscript.
Gail has worked on our Rapunzel's Sister book series. I have found her to be approachable, accurate, and efficient. Highly recommended!
Gail just completed my second novel edit. Over the process of both books, she has made my novels read like a pro. She has challenged me as an aspiring author and has gotten involved in my novels, pointing out logic errors and where I need to improve. Every good story needs a good editor, but in Gail, you get a great one. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone who is serious about their work.
Gail’s eBook Ten Ways to Supercharge Your Writing Skills is highly recommended for anyone who writes, beginners and established writers alike. The text is presented in an easy to understand way, offering invaluable advice to get you writing to the highest standard. If you are learning to be your best or just brushing up your skills, this book is a great way to do so. Well worth the purchase!
Gail is a highly recommended, professional, and efficient editor.
I'm in the process of starting a small business and needed some help with writing a description for our products, I came across Gail from editors4you. We spoke over the phone regarding what I needed and she was the nicest person to speak to and very professional. I have trouble with grammar, and usually feel intimated by people that can write beautifully, but I felt so comfortable speaking to Gail.I sent her all our descriptions for the products and she returned the finished product within the timeframe we had discussed. Her words and work were just beautiful, and it was exactly what I needed to convey on our website.
I highly recommend editors4you and I can guarantee anyone using this service will be extremely impressed. The cost was absolutely reasonable and worth every cent.
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Frequently asked questions
The good news is yes, you can! I've worked with hundreds of writers and helped them go from concept to published book. I know the ropes because I'm a published author myself. I'll guide and mentor you through writing your book, whatever the genre, fiction or nonfiction.
With the support of the program, you'll learn how to manage your time & schedule regular writing sessions based around your lifestyle & commitments.
Book coaching guides you all the way, from start to finish, and unblocks your blocks. I'm an expert at teaching you how!
We'll brainstorm the topics you're thinking about so that you'll end up with a clear idea of what you want that topic to be.
1. 12 weekly coaching sessions in a small group setting; all participants share & leverage their learnings.
2. 1:1 coaching.
3. Individual focus (not 'one size fits all')
4. As an Accredited Editor, I focus on quality content.
5. You have a tangible product after 12 weeks.
6. Access to my little black book of industry experts.
Accredited Editor (AE) is the professional editing qualification for Australian and NZ editors obtained through the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). The exam minimum pass rate is 80%, and AEs must formally reaccredit every 5 years through IPEd.
It depends on the length of your book and the amount of work needed to bring your book to publishing standard. Once we have seen your manuscript & done a complimentary sample edit, we email you the edited extract, the quotation, and the estimated schedule.
We provide quotations based on the word count and how much work is needed to bring an individual manuscript to publication standard. Please email us your manuscript and we will aim to get back to you with a complimentary sample edit and a quotation within 4 business days.
Do You Have A Different Question?
You might come across some unique and vague questions that you’ve never heard about. These could be complicated ones that might need you to take a closer look. You can ask users to contact your support team or write an email with the details of the problem faced by them. This will let you help them and get their problem solved easily.