Are your emails or reports being ignored?
Does your manager complain about your writing?
Is procrastination keeping you from achieving your writing goals?
Strengthen your writing muscles
We believe effective writing coaching requires a hands-on approach. That’s because the writing process requires solving a series of problems. From selecting a topic to proofreading, the most natural way to improve your writing is to focus on the real-life assignments you’re wrestling with right now. We help you understand the writing process in depth so you can develop your own personal approach. Or just refine the parts of your current process that could use improvement.
To help you get a sense of whether we’d be a good fit for your needs, we’re sharing some of our beliefs about writing and the writing process below.
Writing is a process that includes gathering information, organizing ideas, drafting and revision.
Writing is best taught with a focus on your real-world writing needs.
Feedback between drafts is more valuable than feedback on a final draft.
Writing benefits from a rest. Your thinking often crystallizes after you put a draft away for a day (or two).
Revision is the stage where writing comes together. Important projects deserve three to five rounds of revision.
Sticking to plain language is the right approach for most communications. (However, it takes extra time to boil ideas down to their essence.)
Stories can be both memorable and powerful. If you can use a story (or two) to make your point, that’s a big plus.
How the service works
The service is structured in a way that resembles a college writing seminar. Each meeting centers on the writing projects that are currently on your plate. Depending on the status of a project, time might be devoted to idea generation, structure, or a sentence-by-sentence review of a draft. Coaching sessions are supplemented by brief calls or email as needed.
With this focused approach, we help you see any gaps between the ideas you want to convey and what's on the page.
The service includes a series of mini lessons on different aspects of the writing process.
Raise Your Writing offers coaching in academic and nonfiction writing. We use a variety of techniques and tools to help your students write more effectively.
Raise Your Writing was founded by a professional business writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience at advertising agencies and in Fortune 500 companies. Our goal is to share our hard-earned knowledge with students who could use help putting thoughts on paper.
We draw on experience and skills derived from writing for companies including Dreyfus, Häagen-Dazs, Lexis-Nexis, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Scotts, Standard & Poor’s, TIAA, Value Line and more.
Our background includes writing advertisements, articles, brochures, customer emails, presentations, press releases, reports, training documents and web content.
Our teaching experience includes adjunct positions at Baruch College (CUNY), Marymount Manhattan College and the Sy Syms School of Business (Yeshiva University). In terms of education, the founder earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a Master’s (in English and Secondary Education) from Hunter College.
Our curriculum includes practical insights on the following areas of writing:
Clarity, Coherence, Drafting, Editing, Flow, Grammar, Idea generation, Metaphor
Organization/Structure, Paragraphs, Planning, Project management, Proofreading,
Research, Revision, Sentences, Scoping work, Story, Style, Tone
Mini-lessons are based on insights from academic and business writing experts.
Not sure if we’d be a good fit? Just schedule a brief phone call to discuss your goals. Then we can decide if it makes sense to have a longer conversation (or a face-to-face meeting).
If you’d like help improving your writing, use the form below to send us an email. Or give us a call at 1-844-267-9223.
Yes, we may be able to use a hands-on writing coach around here. Let’s see if it makes sense to work together. Please contact me at the email (or phone number) below.