EDITING & COACHING SERVICES

FOR WOMEN WRITERS

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Whether you need a skilled eye and sensitive touch in shaping your work, or someone in your corner to encourage and guide you, I am here to support your Writer Within. I offer editing, coaching, and manuscript assessment services. Every service is tailored specifically to your needs. Please scroll down for more information and contact me for further details.

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Ticia Agri. Placerville, CA

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COACHING

Whether you are currently working on a project, want to start one, or simply crave time to explore your writing, I can help you structure your time, prioritize your ideas, and get your words onto the page. Together, we will create a plan with specific and realistic goals that work for you in your crazy life. I will support and encourage you and make sure you meet the goals you have set for yourself. Wouldn’t it feel great to know you are doing everything necessary to accomplish your dream? It’s possible! Let me hear from you.

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Working with Kathryn was the best investment I made this year. She was able to identify what was holding me back and guide me forward. Her gentle coaching and insightful editing elevated my work to another level. She's just what I was looking for!

Antonella Saravia, Nicaragua

EDITING

You’ve written and re-written, added and deleted, and have polished your words to the best of your ability…now, it’s time for another set of eyes. I can help you hone your ideas, organize your structure, tighten your writing, and sculpt your characters through the editing process. If your project would benefit from another perspective, I'm here to help you.

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Kathryn's voice and unique teaching style, will coax the muse from any corner of your mind where she might be hiding.

Barbara Stevens, Boca Raton, FL

MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT

If you are working on a longer project and need feedback, I offer a full manuscript analysis for writers who have completed the first draft of a book. Each manuscript analysis includes:

• A close reading of the manuscript.
• A written report with page-by-page notations, comments, and suggestions.
• A summary of the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, with suggested solutions for issues.
• 2 Private consultations.

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Kathryn is a deft, gentle writing coach. I now read and listen differently with a much broader repertoire of writing techniques.

Pamela C. Bartlett, Nantucket, MA

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Kathryn helped me go from chaos to content! After almost 30 years of teaching, I was attempting to synthesize everything I’d learned and turn it into a teaching manual/memoir — but my head felt like it might explode and nothing made sense anymore. With Kathryn's inspired editing skills, I was able to push through the toughest blocks and create the manuscript I had envisioned. If you are looking for a skilled professional to help you achieve your dreams, look no further, Kathryn is the best!

-Jo McGinley

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Kathryn Kay is a supportive and enthusiastic editor—a delight to work with. Her page by page review of the fully developed complete first draft of my manuscript was invaluable. Seeing the characters through her eyes during our one-on-one consultations provided exactly the inspiration and direction that I needed.

-Ellen Ross

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I was most fortunate to meet Kathryn at a critical time in shaping the marketing plan for the launch of Sedna Inspirations. Kathryn's skill and sensitivity helped me put my vision into words. She listened closely, and expertly distilled the essence of my message into the fewest of words for merchandise tags, a business card, and created concise and inspiring text for my website. If you know what you want to say but don’t know how to put it into words you need to know Kathryn.

-Sylvia Guerrero

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After four years of writing and rewriting my memoir, Grateful For The Color Blue, I was eager to get it published but knew something within the manuscript wasn't quite right but I was too close to it to see it. Kathryn's editorial suggestions hit the mark. She offered thoughtful structural and developmental observations throughout the manuscript, which enhanced the overall flow of my story. Her supportive praise bolstered my confidence as a writer and I am now confident my memoir is ready for publication.
Engaging Kathryn as my editor and coach was the best choice I could have made.

Ellyn Wolfe, Author of Grateful for the Color Blue

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Kathryn’s astute edits and inspired suggestions were invaluable in crafting my work. Her sensitive coaching encouraged me to have faith in my abilities and trust the creative process.

Beverly Lafontaine, Los Angeles, CA

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Working with Kathryn was the best investment I made this year. She was able to identify what was holding me back and guide me forward. Her gentle coaching and insightful editing elevated my work to another level. She's just what I was looking for!

Antonella Saravia, Nicaragua

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