Writing Coach Rates
Linden provides a FREE initial 30-minute phone consultation.
She usually suggests that new clients (especially those already working on a project) hire her to critique their writing. The charge for this service starts at $1,750, payable in advance.
Linden reads through the whole manuscript (or however many pages have already been written), and provides a detailed memo about what she thinks works, what doesn’t, and what’s needed. If you agree with her analysis and want to proceed, Linden can either function as a writing coach or as an editor.
You can choose among four writing coach packages. Non-refundable monthly fees are due in advance at the beginning of each month. Most clients prefer the convenience of credit card billing, in which you authorize automatic billing each month (no checks to write and no reminders).
- Starts at $5,000/month
- Twelve—three weekly—45-minute phone coaching sessions (or equivalent)
- Up to ten hours of manuscript reading & critique, development editing and email exchanges per month
- Starts at $1,500/month
- Eight—two weekly—30-minute phone coaching sessions (or equivalent)
- Up to four hours of manuscript reading & critique, developmental editing and email exchanges per month
- Starts at $750/month
- Four 30-minute phone coaching sessions per month (or equivalent)
- Up to two hours of manuscript reading & critique, developmental editing and email exchanges per month
Bronze Plan [available only to those self-directed types who don’t struggle when it comes to getting in writing time]
- Starts at $500/month
- Two 30-minute phone coaching sessions per month (or equivalent)
- Up to one hour of manuscript reading & critique, developmental editing and email exchanges
With any of these packages, additional reading, critique and email exchanges extending past the agreed-upon time limits are available upon request, and will be charged at $150/hour.
Linden strongly recommends that you commit to a minimum three-month writing coaching relationship. Together you will set month-by-month phone sessions and deadlines for you to get her newly written material, preferably at the same time each week. If you must reschedule either, 24-hour notice is required. Missed sessions must be made up during that same calendar month or be forfeited.
Editing is not included in writing coach services. Editor rates run $150 an hour with discounts for writing coach clients.
For more information, Linden invites you to contact her directly at email@example.com. She looks forward to helping you become the writer you want to be.