Kate is the owner, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, and writing coach AT JEC, as well as the heart AND MIND behind its mission:
to work with authors to realize and optimize their VISION—AND help them become better, more empowered writers IN THE PROCESS.
Kate's greatest passion is helping people translate those immaterial entities we call thoughts and feelings into the kind of words that get you like a punch in the gut or a brush on the cheek.
She has worked and studied on three continents and accrued a BA in English literature from Swansea University in Wales, UK; an MA in English literature from the University of Victoria in BC, Canada; and a Copy Editing accreditation from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
She is a proud and active member of the Editor's Association of Canada, and attends workshops, hosts conference presentations, and donates time to financially challenged authors each year at the Vancouver Blue Pencil Sessions through her affiliations with it.
She works with traditional and self-publishing houses as well as independent authors, small business owners, and activists to get their message across right.
She believes wholeheartedly in the power of writing to build a better world.
HEAR FROM KATE
ON THE MARKETING IN YOGA PANTS PODCAST!
First hour $100
Bundles from $349
COACHING: what you get.
EVERY COACHING PACKAGE IS DIFFERENT, BECAUSE EVERY WRITER IS DIFFERENT.
The process begins with an initial consultation to establish your big dreams, your attainable goals, your greatest challenges, and whether we'll be a good team.
From there we'll assess the best path ahead and design the rest of your coaching around your particular needs. Coaching packages include but are not limited to:
One-on-one discussions via Skype, Zoom, or phone, relating to:
Creative brainstorming or troubleshooting. (Are you writing in the tense that best serves the story? Do your protagonist's motivations and decisions align? How might we heighten the drama in key areas?)
Marketing and publishing concerns relating to your book. (Has your target audience changed during the writing? What, exactly, is your genre? Does it fall into subgenres? How might this affect its cover design? Are you pitching it, and to whom?)
Personal writing blocks and how to overcome them. (Are you suffering from writer's block, or crippling self-doubt? Are you writing about a personal experience that's proving emotionally difficult?)
Critical feedback on writing excerpts, and overall writing advice re: plot, pacing, characterization, dialogue, writing style, organization, layout, and all other aspects relating to writing and final book design.
Exercises tailored to your personal writing needs, including: motivation, inspiration, writing style, research, and much more.
Other stuff too.