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1:1 coaching to elevate your freelance editing business

Become the best version of yourself and grow with confidence, authenticity, and acceptance.

Freelancing has the word “free” in it: freedom in time and schedules, freedom in travel and to work wherever the heck you want, freedom to never have to sit next to someone clipping their nails at their desk…and yet, it can feel isolating and lonely, especially when just starting out.

I was there myself more than a decade ago and had NO idea where to start, who to learn from, or what resources were available to me. 

I pieced together information I found online, and through a lot of trial and error, I eventually got through it and went on to edit 200+ books and enjoy a thriving freelance editing business. But it took me a while to get there, and I always wished I’d had more support. I want the time back I spent worrying and struggling doing everything on my own.

You support writers, but who supports you?

If you’re feeling the isolation wound, imposter syndrome, or need more specific support for your unique freelance editing business, 1:1 coaching can do wonders not only for your business, but for your life.

I once was that person who didn’t love the word “mindset,” yet after going through coaching myself and seeing how it radically transformed my business and my life, and then getting my extensive coaching certificate to follow, I learned that it’s alllll about shifting your mindset so you can give yourself the 

Permission. To. Thrive.

And doesn’t that sound so much better than struggling alone trying to do it all yourself? You don’t have to—I promise you, there’s a better way. And it’s all about shifting your story.

I got stuck in the mindset that I had to do everything by myself. While I learned a lot, I also ran into a lot of roadblocks that maybe weren’t necessary. I’m excited to finish off my second year strong with an amazing coach! I can’t recommend Tara enough.

Lauren | Freelance Editor

1:1 Coaching Session

I offer a-la-carte coaching sessions whenever you need them. Facing a roadblock you need support with? Need to talk something out? Feeling unsure of yourself? Need a person that supports you wholeheartedly and who’s always in your corner? Let’s chat and work together.

$79/session (50 minutes)

GSD Coaching Day

The GSD (Get Stuff Done) Coaching Day is a new experiment I’m offering! This is a virtual day of mentoring with me that gives you full access to pick my brain and ask any and all questions related to editing, business, mindset, or anything else.

What to expect:

We’ll use Voxer (a free app) to send text and/or audio messages back and forth between 8:30am CST – 4:30pm CST. The conversation will flow on and off between us all day as you have questions, reflect, take action, and repeat…and you can use me as much or as little as you need. We won’t be glued to our phones. Life will flow alongside. You’ll have plenty of time to pick your kids up from school, take a nap, work on other things, or simply #life.

Fine print:

You must schedule your GSD Coaching Day within 60 days of purchase. The cost will go up on November 29, 2022.

Investment cost:

$75

Investment cost for Freelance Editors Club* members:

$55

*Must be a member on purchase date through the day of our call.

The Business Accelerator

If you’re just starting out in your freelance editing business and need 1:1 support building your business from scratch, or if you want help tackling a larger project, the Business Accelerator is the all-encompassing three-month coaching program for you. This includes interactive weekly coaching sessions specifically tailored to your needs that are as fun as they are extremely effective.

What’s included:
  • Twelve 50-minute coaching sessions, held weekly over three months
  • A workbook filled with exercises, reflection questions, and templates
  • Unlimited Voxer support during our time together 

Investment cost:

$333/month for three months OR
$899 one-time purchase (10% savings)

Investment cost for Freelance Editors Club* members:

$250/month for three months OR
$675 one-time purchase (10% savings)

*Must be a member for full duration of coaching package

The Business Navigator

The Business Navigator is for freelance editors who need extra support with overall business strategy, managing priorities, and short- and long-term goal-setting. This coaching package is ideal for those who prefer larger gaps between sessions.

You can work with me for a full year, or for three months at any time you choose.

What’s included in a three-month period:

  • Four coaching calls: a two-hour initial strategy call, two monthly check-ins, and a final two-hour call to reflect and set new goals

  • A workbook filled with exercises, reflection questions, and templates

  • Unlimited Voxer support during our time together

Investment cost:

One year of coaching (available only in January 2023):
$125/month for twelve months OR
$1,350 one-time purchase (10% savings)

Three months of coaching:
$129/month for three months OR
$349 one-time purchase (10% savings)

Investment cost for Freelance Editors Club* members:

One year of coaching (available only in January 2023):
$95/month for twelve months OR
$1,025 one-time purchase (10% savings)

Three months of coaching:
$99/month for three months OR
$269 one-time purchase (10% savings)

*Must be a member for at least six months of coaching package

I find your pricing in general to be very reasonable and your work to be so helpful and sincere. The combo of those things make me love continuing to support your work and I’m sure I’m not alone in that.

Andrea | Freelance Editor
Meet Your Coach

Hi! I’m Tara (she/her).

When I started my freelance editing journey more than a decade ago, it didn’t take me long to realize I was on a not-so-clear and lonely trajectory. I had no idea who to turn to, where to go, or what path to follow in the world of editing. I also felt like there was a lot of gate-keeping and superiority going on: white women not wanting to share information or include those with different backgrounds than them. Eff. That.

So after a looong time in the editing world (I’ve edited 200+ books as of October 2022), I decided it was time to share what I learned with the wider community of editors who needed help starting out (like I wish I had); who had different backgrounds, upbringings, and identities than what was represented; and those who needed a little personalized motivation and some encouraging words (I’m all for both!).
 
And by the way, I didn’t major in English (I earned a marketing degree with a minor in special event planning), and I don’t hold an editing certificate. No matter your background, if you have the determination, passion for work, a supportive community, and a natural inclination for badassery, then you can do this!

I adhere to the International Coach Federation’s form of coaching that honors the client as the expert in their life and work, and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.

Now, for your questions:

Anyone can benefit from coaching, no matter how much experience you have. I specifically help editors and other publishing professionals who are looking for clarity and guidance in their business.

However, coaching is not for people who are not willing to change their mindset or their perspective, those not willing to do the work, and those who are intolerant to change.

We’ll focus on goal-setting and intentions during our time together to set a strong foundation for your business. We’ll work through roadblocks and challenges and set a clear plan for next steps/homework—it’s not all talk and no action! I also ask if you’d like me to follow up and check in with your progress.

In a coaching dynamic, both parties need to feel the benefit and that it’s a good fit. So for any reason at all, either party can cancel at any time. If this happens, you will receive a refund of the prorated amount of your coaching fee that hasn’t been used yet.

Ready to catapult your business and create a life your love?

Coaching is just as good for your business as it is for your life—so buckle up and let’s take the journey you’ve always been destined for. We’ll start with a free 15-minute call to get to know each other better.