Coaching

Coaching

I have over twenty years experience as an editor in both online communications and book publishing, and I'm now offering to share my expertise with you. I can help you improve your writing no matter your experience. I have no set lessons or syllabus, my coaching is tailored to your goals and your needs. You decide the area you wish to focus on.

My expertise include:

  • Planning and organisation: how to plan and structure your writing.
  • The story elements: plot, character and setting.
  • Researching your subject.
  • The technical stuff: style, tense, point of voice.
  • Mastering the 'show don't tell' rule of writing.
  • Refining and polishing: continuity, word usage and editing.
  • The publishing process.

The above apply for both fiction and non-fiction; I can help you with both forms.

I don't however tutor children or writing for children. 

I charge a flat rate of NZ$45 per hour for clients in New Zealand and US$35 per hour for international clients.

Sessions can be conducted over Zoom, Skype or even Facebook Messenger if you prefer. I'm generally available between 10.00am to 4:00pm Tues-Thursday, but I am open to working with you in the evenings or on weekends.

Book as few or as many sessions as you like. Initial half hour consultation to discuss your needs is free.

Make an enquiry


Online courses

I am also currently tutoring two courses with Creative Writing NZ in New Zealand. 

Courses are subject to demand and places are limited. 

Creative Non-Fiction Course

Start Date:  3 October 2023 

Duration:  6 weeks  

Tutor:  Skye Bothma

Price:  NZ$299

Visit Creative Writing NZ for more information and to enroll.

Intermediate Creative Writing Course

Start Date:  3 October 2023 

Duration:  6 weeks  

Tutor:  Skye Bothma

Price:  NZ$299

Visit Creative Writing NZ for more information and to enroll.

Feedback from students

"I have enjoyed my time on this course so much, and I want to thank you for taking the time and effort to guide me through it. The course has given me much to think about, and your fantastic feedback has been invaluable." – Paul D. Six-Week Beginners Creative Writing Course


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