Services

I provide professional writing services for individuals, businesses and community groups. I focus on providing quality, personalised support for all clients, taking into consideration their goals, purpose, audience and/or brand.

Business 

Good writing is essential in any business. From your bio, to your marketing material, to your communication with clients, you need writing that suits your style, your organisation and your audience.

The services outlined below will ensure your business writing is clear, strong and effective.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for below, please contact me.

Editing

  • Editing of emails, pamphlets, bios and other written documents.

 

Standard

  • 1-hour discussion to establish company tone and style
  • Editing and writing of business documents as agreed on (for example, of a specified number of items, or for a specified time period

 

Retainer

Standard Package, and in addition:

  • On-going email support
  • One hour long discussion a month, in person (In Hawke’s Bay) or via Zoom

 

Premium

Retainer package, and in addition:

  • Analysis, feedback and discussion of all your existing business writing, including websites
  • Revision, rewriting and creation of new material as agreed on
  • Regular meetings, either in person (Hawke’s Bay) or via Zoom, as agreed on
  • Email support between meetings

Writing Courses

I will coach and mentor you, as you develop their own style and work on your passion projects. This project might be a website, blog, poetry, memoir, or other writing. I’ll provide support and feedback as you write, that is specific to your individual needs. I aim to help you achieve your writing goals.

Although I outline different courses below, I can tailor my approach to your needs. I’ll work with you for an agreed fixed time so that you can reach your goals.

I offer:

  • analysis of your current writing, with recommendations for improvement
  • on-going feedback on your writing
  • writing courses to improve basic skills of punctuation, sentence structure and paragraphing
  • help with developing your own writing style and practice

Starter

  • Analysis of a writing sample you provide
  • 1 hour feedback, discussion and recommendations
  • Written Summary of my analysis, our discussion, and feedback.

Basic

Improve your punctuation with this three week course, which covers sentence basics, full stops, commas, speech marks, colons and semi colons.

The course includes:

  • Three hour long sessions in person (Hawke’s Bay) or via Zoom
  • Practice exercises
  • Analysis and editing help with up to 1000 words of your writing

Standard

Improve your writing skills with a six week writing course, which covers punctuation, sentence structure and paragraphing basics.

In addition to the ‘Basic’ package, this includes:

  • Three further hour-long sessions either in person (Hawke’s Bay) or via Zoom
  • Email support between sessions
  • Analysis and editing help with up to 1500 words of your writing

Premium

Enjoy on-going, intensive coaching and mentoring, while you work on your passion project.

In addition to the ‘Standard’ programme, this includes:

  • additional coaching – in person (Hawke’s Bay) or via Zoom
  • regular email support between sessions
  • reading and annotated feedback on your project

Creative Writing

Creative: Introduction

Dive into creative writing with this six week course. You’ll be given writing prompts which allow you to stretch your narrative or poetic muscles. The course covers sense details, sound devices, figurative language and shaping your work.

The course includes

  • Writing prompts and exercises
  • Three hour-long sessions either in person (Hawke’s Bay) or via Zoom
  • Email support between sessions
  • Analysis and editing help with up to 1000 words of your writing

Creative: Advanced

Enjoy on-going, intensive coaching and mentoring, while you work on your passion project.

In addition to the ‘Creative: Introduction’ programme, this includes:

  • additional coaching – in person (Hawke’s Bay) or via Zoom
  • regular email support between sessions
  • reading and annotated feedback on your project

Social

Working with other people is exciting and invigorating. You can bounce ideas off each other, build writing skills together and (only if you want to!) share your work with pride. I love working as a writing coach.
I’ve worked with groups of friends, community groups, and groups drawn together by an interest in writing.
I’m happy to work with groups of up to 15 people. For groups of more than 6, there may be a venue charge as well.

Two Hour Creative Writing Workshop

The focus is on fun. You’ll do some writing together, and some individually.

  • We’ll work with starters I provide
  • We’ll talk about what to add, and what to take away, to make your writing more powerful.
  • You’ll leave with a piece of writing you’re proud of, some more starters, and some editing tips.

 

Introductory Courses

Three two-hour workshops, in one of the following genres:

  • Memoir
  • Creative Writing (Prose and/or Poetry)
  • Bequest

For each genre, the course will:

  • give you writing tips and techniques in the genre
  • help you find and develop your voice
  • help you write about people, places and events in a vivid and compelling way

Advanced Courses

For those who have completed one of the introductory courses and want more.

Each course is made up of three two-hour workshops.

These courses are tailored to participants and the genre of writing they want to explore, but in each, you’ll:

  • build on skills you learnt in the introductory course
  • develop your personal writing style further
  • explore how figurative language, sound and form work in your genre
  • learn more about editing for purpose and audience

Speech Writing

Sometimes, when you’re asked to speak at a function, it’s hard to know even where to start.

I can provide support and feedback in every aspect of the writing, from planning to the finished speech. I’ll tailor my approach to what you need, and work with you until you’ve got a speech you’re proud of.

This is a one on one service, so get in touch to see how I can help you.

CONTACT ME

The best way to find out what I can offer you is to ask. I’d love to hear from you.

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