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Coaching & Editing Services

To help writers reach their goals at all stages of the writing process, Westport Writers’ Workshop instructors and editors are available for private, one-on-one manuscript consultations and/or coaching, by prior arrangement through the office. We offer a variety of services, ranging from hour-by-hour coaching to partial and full manuscript, and query letter critiques.

Our rate for coaching and editing services is $130 per hour. The rate applies to the time the instructor spends reading, editing, preparing, and/or meeting with the writer. Fill out the form to the right so we can better assist in what you're looking for. We'll set you up with an instructor, who typically begins by marking up the first 5,000 words (roughly 20 pages) of prose for free so you can get a sense of his/her style. (Poets: the number of pages varies case by case.)  

Our Coaching & Editing Services

Includes query letter evaluation and two hours of consultation with instructor of your choice.


Along with an opening sentence that grabs the agent’s attention, writer will be guided towards choosing comparison titles, pulling out the most marketable elements, and highlighting the right readership.

Query Letter Critique
Image by Erol Ahmed

We offer personalized one-on-one manuscript consultations - from first chapters, to basic, partial and full manuscript reviews.


Whether you need to polish a completed manuscript for submission or are uncertain how to proceed at an earlier stage, instructors will review a portion of your manuscript and discuss with you how best to move forward. Feedback may be micro and/or macro as needed and may include line edits and an editorial letter that addresses the manuscript's strengths and weaknesses, including plot and character development, use of setting, repetition and basic grammar. You will have the opportunity to address any lingering questions or concerns once you have reviewed the editorial recommendations.

Work one-one-one with Jessica Grunenberg, our social media for writers expert.


You'll learn how to implement marketing strategies that will not only gain followers but create an engaging online community. We'll guide you in creating engaging digital content for all social media platforms, through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Writing, Editing & Coaching Order Form
Online or In-Person

To purchase, please click VIEW DETAILS below to select the number of hours desired.

RATE: $130.00 per hour

Please specify during checkout in NOTES what type of coaching, editing, or instructor you require.

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