The Writer’s Personal Coach offers professional editorial coaching for serious writers, especially those working on book manuscripts. We are located in Westcliffe, Colorado, in the Wet Mountain Valley, bordered on the West by the splendid Sangre de Cristo mountains. Bonnie Simrell brings to this work more than 30 years of in-depth experience in book publishing with major publishers, including acquisitions, author and manuscript development, and production management.
Since 1987, in response to client interest, Bonnie has expanded her professional work to include the related skills of computer tutoring and coaching, technical support and maintenance, and website design. Accordingly, in the years since Writer's PC began, we have moved beyond conventional publishing services, adding new tools to assist clients in expressing their creative ideas. Writer's PC thus has become an umbrella site for numerous activities and skills that facilitate and express the creative process. Two of these are (1) PC technical support for all issues of computer operation and maintenance; and (2) coaching in widely used applications
This site, The Writer's Personal Coach, provides details about specific editorial and production services, contact information, qualifications and experience, and a fee schedule. We also provide useful tips and information, resources, and recommended references for writers. Links to computer support and web site design pages provide additional detail about those services.
Professional coaching relationships provide our writers with a complete editorial resource and ongoing support as they develop their own manuscripts and unique approaches to authorship. This support includes coaching in word processing and internet research skills as well as book proposal preparation, graphic design, and the production of books, advertising materials, and other means of expression.
Our clients have access to needed services such as scanning and formatting of text, graphics, and photos. We also offer clients assistance in conceptualizing, designing, and publishing their own web sites through our hosting capabilities. Personal and group retreats for writers and artists are also being considered.
Getting started: An introductory telephone conversation is reassuring and helpful when dealing with a new internet contact. For this reason, we offer a free initial phone consultation (up to an hour). Document exchanges and correspondence are by email, and telephone coaching is available by appointment.
Free initial telephone consultation
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