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Pathway Coach Writing
Frequently Asked Questions
Coaching sessions involve gaining a better understanding of your needs as a client. Session length depends on the service chosen. Coaching commitments generally range from 3-6 months depending on the types of writing projects submitted.
Prior to each session, clients are asked to prepare and submit a feedback form to the coach. This form lists what clients did during the past week, feedback from the coach on recommendations discussed in the last session, new information clients would want to work on during the current session and how they are feeling at that time on scheduled action items. Toward the end of the sessions, the coach and client decide together what actions will be taken during the week based on that day’s topic.
The deadline for writing revisions will vary based on the nature of the work (i.e. a manuscript versus a one page document), and the length of time needed to complete the revisions. Clients will be informed on the deadline for the revisions during the coaching sessions.
Clients must submit requests two to three weeks before the deadline of their writing projects. For writing projects requiring extensive work (+100 pages), they need to be submitted 3-6 months before the deadline. It is important to state the deadline for all writing projects in the subject line of the email correspondence.
The guidelines and writing projects must be submitted in a Word document to email@example.com.
Clients may contact the coach by email (anytime) or by telephone (by appointment). We understand that most of the learning, growth and results occur between the coaching sessions. Therefore, clients are strongly encouraged to send questions which will be answered in the order received via email.
The coaching sessions will be conducted online via Zoom conference. The Zoom conference app can be downloaded via https://zoom.us/. The schedule, cost, and convenience are mutually agreed by the coach and client. It is important that coaches secure a space not subject to disruption during sessions.
Yes, Pathway Coach Writing accepts students’ writing projects. Prices will vary depending on the services requested on the website. Students must follow the instructions for submitting work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revisions will be submitted to the email address used for the original submission in a Word document including track changes and comments for discussion during coaching sessions.
When you take part in the coaching and writing services, you will gain insight on improving your writing through customized recommendations.
Clients must submit their name, email address, phone number, writing guidelines, project deadline, and any information deemed relevant for the project for reference. The coach will follow-up with questions if clarification is needed to complete the project.
- Copyediting or Line Editing: Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; Checking for consistent style and format throughout the documents; Cross-checking references, art, figures, tables and other features for their consistency in the text.
- Content Writing: Reading for overall clarity in respect to the prospective audience; Preparing writing projects from initial concept, outline, or draft (or some combination of the three) to the next stage of the publication process; Making suggestions about content, organization and presentation based on other appropriate references; Rewriting, writing, and researching as needed; Providing information about pertinent topics for consideration of authors.
- Substantive Editing: Writing or rewriting segments of documents to improve readability and flow of information. Incorporating responses to inquiries and suggestions to create a new draft of the document for discussion.
- Proofreading: Marking discrepancies in text, page makeup, layout, separation, or type.
There is not a word limit to the writing projects accepted at Pathway Coach Writing. The rate and fees per package are outlined on the website.
You can schedule one hour slots in my google calendar for coaching and writing services. Once the date and time is confirmed by the coach, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom conference meeting invite. If you are arriving late, please notify the coach as early as possible. Sessions end promptly at the scheduled time.
General inquiries must be directed to email@example.com.