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May I Be Your Personal Writing Coach?
Get a free editing and mentoring session with a paid Writer’s Guide subscription. Or hire me as your writing coach.
To everyone who is on the free subscription plan or has not yet subscribed: I hope you’re finding value in the Writer’s Guide. I have some news:
I’ve launched a personalized editing, coaching and mentoring service, with several options for dipping your toe or engaging in intensive mentoring to improve your non-fiction writing.
Every writer needs an editor. If you’re lucky enough, your editor is also a coach and a mentor, doing more than fixing typos and complaining about your run-on sentences or your failure to follow the style guide. A writing coach teaches you how to write better, mentors you on the craft, and imparts years of experience on best practices and tricks of the trade during hands-on editing sessions.
This is what I do. And I’d like to be your personal writing coach. There are several options.
To sample my mentoring, all you have to do is sign up today for a paid subscription to the Writer’s Guide, and I will arrange with you a free, individualized editing and coaching session. You’ll also gain access to all the current and future paid guides and essays.
In the complimentary editing session, I will edit an article of yours, anything up to 1,500 words or so, and give you valuable feedback—coaching and mentoring—that you can use to improve your skills beyond the one article. We’ll cover such things as headlines, structure, flow, style, tone and more. And we’ll do some back-and-forth to answer questions and make sure you take away valuable insights.
Am I any good?
“I’ve written two trade books and many op-eds, and yet have never received the type of detailed, constructive, and practical feedback for writing for the general public as I've received from Rob. His advice is spot on and my pieces are better for having received it.”
—Catherine Sanderson, psychology professor, keynote speaker, author, and writer
You can see more testimonials below.
Option for more in-depth mentoring
If one session is not enough to help you work toward your writing goals…
Sign up for my Mentorship Program and get triple the benefit: editing and coaching on three of your stories, plus additional back-and-forth conversation to cement the learnings even further.
Or: Hire me for even more in-depth mentoring sessions
I also offer editing sessions at an hourly rate outside the newsletter framework, as well as a personalized Coaching Package that includes an introductory phone call to discuss your long-term goals, followed by intensive editing and mentoring on all aspects of ideation, pitching, writing and self-editing for several articles. Email me at rob dot britt at gmail for more information and pricing.
What I do
I help writers not just improve their non-fiction articles, but learn from the edits and suggestions in order to write better moving forward. My specialty is helping writers who have topical expertise or experience and need to improve their ability to communicate successfully with lay readers—to grow their mass-audience appeal.
This is not just about editing. This is serious coaching and mentoring. I’ll evaluate your strengths, your weaknesses, and help you make constructive steps toward more efficient, effective, successful writing.
See, in the Writer’s Guide, I share time-honored techniques to improve your writing, make it more engaging and accessible to lay readers (the mass audience). I do serious brain dumps of the stuff I’ve learned in 30-plus years as a journalist, editor and media executive.
But we can only do so much learning by reading about writing. We need to write, and then get an honest critique of our writing, and then our learnings to future articles.
You’ll also get…
Plus, as a paid subscriber, you’ll get full access to all Writer’s Guide articles, including these that are behind the paywall and more to come each month (click for free previews):
This is a limited-time offer. I hope to get so much busier than I already am that I have to end the offer soon and turn my full attention to what I love most: mentoring a whole new group of writers who want to invest real effort into improving their craft.
Are you ready to become a better writer?
“Working with Rob has taken my writing to the next level. He’s not only a talented editor, but also a master storyteller and patient mentor. If you’re banging on your keyboard all by yourself — trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t — save yourself a lot of time and wasted effort and get Rob on your team.”
—Kathleen Murphy, independent health writer
“Rob has greased the rails for my transition from academic writing to writing for the general public. I have grown briskly as a writer as a result of tapping into his editorial acumen and extensive journalism experience. Thanks to his mentorship, I am reaching an enthusiastic and rapidly growing audience.”
—Eric J. Kort MD, physician, meditation coach and writer
“Rob’s guidance has helped me develop and refine my writing from the original concept through the final edit. He's helped me learn to spot the key idea in my work and guide me toward expressing it in a clear and compelling article. I especially appreciate the digestible advice and tips on the mechanics of non-fiction writing (things I've not been taught as an academic). Effective non-fiction writing is a skill that can be learned, and a mentor like Rob can offer a huge leg up.”
—Elizabeth Knight, PhD, health coach, nurse practitioner and writer
“Rob is highly attuned to what the prospective reader wants. With his creative and detail-oriented editing and guidance, he will challenge you to perfect your skills and achieve the next level of excellence.”
—Gail Post, PhD, psychologist, parenting coach, author and writer