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Sessions and Services

Jeannie offers a variety of services for writers, students, public libraries, and businesses.

If you're a student or parent interested in college essay advisement, check out the information below.

Author Coaching

Have an idea for a book and you're not sure how to start? Have you started a book and stopped? Scribbled notes? Is your book done, and you don't know what to do next? I can help. 

It doesn't matter if you have a completed manuscript or you haven't written a word; the plan for your book starts with a conversation. 

My goal as an author coach is to meet you where you are.

Our work together can include brainstorming sessions, plotting, discussions on character, setting and theme, measured feedback, advice on agents, queries, and synopses, as well as traditional and indie publishing. I'm your teacher, mentor, and cheerleader rolled into one. 

Message me for a free consultation. My rate for coaching is $100.00 an hour and it can be as flexible as you need it to be. If you'd like regularly scheduled meetings we can discuss a multi-session rate. (Romance/WF/Young Adult/Mystery/Narrative Nonfiction)

Editorial Assessment

Between a beta read and a full developmental edit, an editorial letter will reveal where your book needs improvement.

Focusing on character, narrative, POV, conflict, theme, pacing, and dialogue. I'll ask lots of questions and make suggestions to help you figure out where to punch up your story.  If you are interested in this service, please send a message. Rates depend on the length of the book.

Genres/Categories I work with: Romance, Women's Fiction, Romantic Women's Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, and Young Adult/Middle Grade.

 

Character Development

Are you struggling to build believable characters? Are they proving to be more of a mystery than your plot? I can help you flesh out all those internal and external motivations, construct a backstory, and develop the nuances that will make the people on the page the drivers of your story. Character consults are billed at $100.00 an hour. 

Business Services

Sharp, crisp writing is essential to every business in our content-driven landscape. Whether you need editing services, writing refreshers for your employees, social media copywriting, articles, or blog posts, please reach out and schedule a conversation. 

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The College Essay

College Essay: The Works

 

With standardized tests becoming less important in the application process, a well-crafted essay can help a student stand out from the crowd. However, writing a compelling personal statement is not something most students have tackled before, and this often results in unnecessary stress and anxiety. 

With expert guidance from an award-winning author, who is also a teacher with decades of experience, students will be brought from concept to final draft in measured steps. While there are no guarantees regarding the outcome of the application process, the final product will be something a student will be proud to submit. Please message me to schedule a free initial consultation to see if we're a good fit. The cost for the program is $550, which includes four (4) 60-75 minute video or in-person sessions and one revision pass with the student. Ideally, this process should start no later than September 1st for early decision applications, or October 1st for regular decision deadlines.

 

College Essay: One and Done

 

This service is for the student who has written and revised their essay or supplement but would like a final pass and polish with a fresh set of eyes before hitting submit. Using Zoom, the student will go through the essay with Jeannie line-by-line, in real-time, to tweak and refine the almost-finished draft. Students who want their essays to go from good to great will benefit from this one-hour session. (Please note: this is not a proofreading service.) $125 per session.

October is generally the busiest month for this type of session, please schedule in advance. 

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