Do you have a great idea that you need to hone to make it a workable book, article or thesis?
Don’t feel embarrassed that you need someone to help you refine your message. We often have to let go of arguments or examples that make their way into our writing but take the project off course. Believe me I know how hard that can be. It is like telling some of your children they can’t go to the party. The material that I cut from the draft of my first book is almost as big as the book itself. And some of it didn’t get cut until several people told me they got confused in that section of the book. I loved some of the stories, they simply didn’t belong in that book. It is the refining that takes your message from okay to WOW!
Do you feel like you need a second set of eyes to make sure your writing conveys the message you want it to deliver?
Most writers do. (Me included!) Good writing is rewriting. It is can be challenging to see where you can tighten your work to make it clearer. It can be next to impossible to see your own typos, grammar and formatting mistakes. After all, you already know what your manuscript or article is supposed to say.
“I don’t even want to think about having done [my] book without my editor Carol Woodliff. Carol’s contributions are too numerous to mention. A skilled and creative writer, she gave generously of her talents . . . . Her patience and perseverance are a source of amazement to me. Everyone who writes a book needs a Carol Woodliff. I am so grateful I had mine.” Anita Jesse, author, The Playing Is the Thing: Learning the Art of Acting Through Games and Exercises and of Let the Part Play You
Are you new to or uncomfortable with writing? Do you want someone to hold your hand, hold you accountable and give you feedback as you go?
Many people are overwhelmed by the actual process of writing. Working with a writing coach helps you to move past your blocks and keeps you on track until you are done.
“Carol has been a big help in defining my business messages. She polished a flyer for one of my workshops, making my words tighter and more effective. Exactly what I needed!” ~Victorea Luminary, M.B.A., Shaman, Teacher, Author, Lott, TX
I am a writer’s hidden secret and a friend to the writing phobic. My job is to help you shine!
Whether you want a one-time read through and critique, someone to proofread a final draft or ongoing coaching to make sure you complete your project, I can help you!
I am a writer. I have a journalism degree from Marquette University. I’ve written articles, plays, short stories, and my first book From Scared to Sacred is set to be published in May 2012. As an editor, I have helped several people craft their books, articles, websites and promotional literature. I have 25 years experience proofreading and reading legal documents for sense and style. (I hope you never have to read a debenture for sense–that’s intense proofreading! )
I am an intuitive coach & healer. Why is that important? Because a lot of what stops us from creating our own best work are the “demons” of doubt and fear inside. Many times what stops us is not lack of talent, but not knowing how to chunk things down or release old negative scripts so we can move past overwhelm into creation.
I understand how scary it can be to ask someone to look at your work. I am kind to the sensitive creative soul inside, while I help you find your voice in your writing and make sure your book or article says exactly what you want it to say.
Contact me for a free Skype or phone consultation to talk about how I can help you shine!
Each person is different in what they need. Let’s create a support system for you!
Carol Woodliff Editing, Proofreading, Writing Coach & Healer for:
- Books & Articles
- Ebooks & White papers
- Websites & Promotional Materials
- Thesis & Papers