14 Genuine Reasons Why I Love Being a Writing Consultant and Coach
I've said many times that I hit the jackpot when I became a professional writer over 25 years ago. To me, it was never a job! And things got even better when I took a leap of faith in 2014 and started my own writing and editing company, Edit This®. Naturally, the next logical step was to share what I'd learned and become a writing consultant and coach.
So that's exactly what I did in April, working collaboratively with other writers to help them take their passion from a hobby to a successful freelance writing career.
The past five months have been absolutely fulfilling. Here's why I love it so much:
I get to meet and work with other writers and provide clarity and confidence.
I'm the one everyone turns to for advice, even about small things.
I can be open about my successes and failures to help them grow.
I get to solve problems for other writers.
Seeing them come up with answers to their own questions is rewarding.
I get to experience endless lightbulb moments.
I get to help other writers be better business owners.
I can empower them to push forward and keep going.
Everyone has their own story, and I want to hear it.
I'm teaching my clients, and they are teaching me.
I can celebrate their achievements.
I get to build lasting relationships.
I get to do what I was born to do.
I get to write my own job description.
I've Been in Your Shoes as a Writer!
I started Edit This® with nothing more than a single client, a laptop, and the belief that my dream of becoming the local writer every business owner needs would work.
Did I have all the answers when I started? Absolutely not!
Did I make mistakes? Heck yeah!
Did I have a writing consultant and coach in my corner? No. But I sure wished I did!
I feel an incredible sense of responsibility to share with other writers and editors who are just starting out on their own what worked for me, what didn't, what I wish I did differently, and everything in between. This way, they can start their writing business faster and with more confidence than I ever had all those many years ago.
A writing consulting and coaching professional works collaboratively with a writer to help take their passion for writing from a hobby to a successful freelance writing career. We aren’t your editor, writer, ghostwriter, or second set of eyes, and we won’t take the steps toward small-business ownership for you. But we will coach you through getting that business started, including giving you practical advice, actionable step-by-step instructions, accountability and structure, and anything else we can do to help you overcome obstacles that may pop up.
Everything starts with a FREE 30-minute call. From there, you’ll have three 45-60-minute phone, Zoom, or in-person sessions per month, where we provide customized step-by-step instructions to keep you on track and turn your hobby into a successful writing business.
There are hundreds of ways to flex your creative writing muscles and build a successful freelance writing business. And we want to help.
Thank you for reading!
STEVE GAMEL is the President & Owner of Edit This®, a writing and editing services company in Denton, TX. He is also a consultant and coach and the author of Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion for the Written Word. Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.