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Wanting to write your book but no idea where to start? Download the FREE missing link here. The book template you didn't know you needed plus everything you need to know about how to use it.

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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 or reason for your book, I'm ready to help you Get It To The Finish Line™!

Gail Tagarro

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!

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Gail Tagarro

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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We tailor our service to you as an individual. We’re not a ‘one size fits all’ enterprise.

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We’re happy to provide you with a quote for your project. No hidden fees or charges!

Sample Edit

We offer a complimentary sample edit on a small extract of your writing.

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While our business is small, our experience and areas of expertise are wide-ranging.

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Bianca Williams, Award-winning author

When Bianca Williams began working with Gail in 2016, she definitely had a vision for a trilogy but probably didn’t see herself becoming an award-winning author of the Sidelined sports romance series! Book One, The Draft, was released in 2017. It won the USA Best Book Award and was a finalist in the National Indie […]

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Lynda ‘lives and breathes’ accounting and is passionate about the industry that has shaped her career. She realised accountants needed to change the way they engage with clients so as not to run the risk of losing their relevancy. So Lynda created The Small Business Project, a three-phase program that incorporates Business Metamorphosis®, Leading Edge Business™ […]

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Frequently asked questions

Can I write a book if I've never written one before?

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.

I don't have the time to write a book

With the support of the program, you'll learn how to manage your time & schedule regular writing sessions based around your lifestyle & commitments.

How do I know where to start writing my book?

Book coaching guides you all the way, from start to finish, and unblocks your blocks. I'm an expert at teaching you how!

I'm unsure of the topic for my book

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.

What's different about your book coaching program?

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.

What does Accredited Editor mean?

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.

How long will it take to edit my book?

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.

How much will it cost to edit my book?

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.

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