teaching & coaching

This is the Sound of Voices Two

Writing is solitary, to be sure. But sometimes we benefit greatly from another perspective. Sometimes our own desire and motivation to write is not enough. Perhaps we need specific advice on the best way to structure a large project. Or thoughtful instruction and feedback on elements of craft, including potent description, dialogue, action, interior monologue, narrative arc, and transitions. Or we simply need tools to help us get started or re-started when we lose traction.

A dedicated writing coach can help.

Jeannine has worked individually with writers for more than fifteen years, combining her passion and experience as a writer and a teacher with her award-winning editorial career and extensive experience as a published writer in order to help writers achieve their goals. In addition to two decades of journalism and creative nonfiction writing, Jeannine is currently an MFA in fiction candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she is completing her first novel. Her short story "Tumbleweeds" was honored by judge Joyce Carol Oates in the 2015 Curt Johnson Fiction Awards. She has successfully collaborated on more than a dozen published books, nonfiction and fiction. Just as importantly, she has supported writers with crucial tools for consistently tapping into the creative back channel and opening and re-opening to the surprise of original voice. 

Many Ways of Working

Writing Lessons and Coaching Sessions are typically one hour long and can be weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Focus can be on craft, structuring a project and goal setting, reversing writer's block, creativity building, feedback and revision, or all of the above as needed. In person or distance. Rate: $110/hour

Editorial Jeannine has worked as an editor for regional and national magazines and publishers, and has won awards from the Medill School of Journalism for editing. Jeannine also has extensive experience with long-term and book-length projects (coaching, collaborative writing, ghosting, developmental editing, and manuscript evaluation and critique). In-person or distance. Rate: by the project.

Academic Jeannine works with students, from middle-schoolers through PhD candidates. At the University of Minnesota, she helps faculty members in the School of Public Health shape manuscripts top peer-reviewed science journals. She has also helped faculty revise book manuscripts in order to meet publication standards for major publishers. Rate: $110/hour

Other No two projects are alike. The easiest way to determine the best way to work together is through conversation. Email Jeannine for more information or call 612-801-2566 for a free consultation about your project or visit her website for more about her work.