Career & writing coach

I’ve worked with young journalists to develop their craft and their writing for almost 20 years, since my days as an assistant business editor at the Detroit Free Press.  Some have gone onto successful careers writing for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and developing investigative and project stories for Newsday.

Today, I take just three writing clients at any time – staff writers, attorneys and business owners have been among my clients. I work with them to achieve their writing goals or to teach them social media skills.  I serve as coach, mentor or editor – or all of those. I can teach you to use Twitter and LinkedIn as a reporting tool – and when to head to the courthouse (or its online version) to verify information. I help people improve their pitches and clarify their career direction. I also help with career change and reinvention. Read more about me as a writing coach here.

My coaching happens in tea or coffee shops, on Skype and by telephone.

I’ve taught workshops on profile and feature writing, on journalism basics and on business journalism.

If you are part of a small group of people who need help improving their writing, or creating more compelling content, please contact me about writing workshops or small group coaching.

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