HIRE A BOOK COACH
We tailor our book coaching to each individual, depending on their specific needs and skill level. Whether you need help formulating your ideas and developing your plot and characters, mastering the technical craft of writing, editing your draft or considering publication options, we can offer advice and support.
Sydney School of Arts & Humanities offers coaching and mentoring to authors who are looking for help or guidance with their work. Writers of all levels of experience can reach a stage where outside perspective is beneficial. Please contact us for a free consultation by phone, where we can discuss your goals and issues, and you can decide in which aspect of writing we will assist you.
WRITING COACHES AND BOOK COACHES
Christine Williams has broad experience in writing for publication across a number of genres in the fields of fiction and non-fiction. Her publication experience includes books as well as journalism, the essay, life story & short story. She has a special interest in memoir, relationships and identity in life-writing, having researched the life of the Indian philosopher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, for her Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. She also holds a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney.
Sharon Dean is an author, editor and writing coach who has worked with SSOA for several years. The recipient of a Griffith University Chancellor’s Medal for a PhD in Creative Writing, she enjoys the diverse spectrum of Japanese literary genres. In 2009 she won the Haiku Dreaming Australia Award. Sharon appreciates working with people whose voices often go unheard. For four years she ran an award-winning digital storytelling program that empowered older Australians to share their stories. She frequently leads writing groups and coaches on a range of topics from story development to editing.
Maria Issaris is a journalist, editor and community media specialist, researcher and writer. She has worked in community broadcasting for the past 15 years. During that time she was founder/editor of an independent regional newspaper, and was the editor and a journalist for Ethical Investor Magazine. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from Sydney University, and has worked on management and communication contracts in Qantas, Nine Network and several not-for-profit organisations, including CEO for the Royal Australian Historical Society.
Lisa Creffield is a business writer and novelist. With a degree in English Literature & Language from the University of Oxford, her areas of expertise include both non-fiction and fiction. Lisa was shortlisted for the Celapene Press Charlotte Duncan Award 2013 and has won several prizes for Neo-Latin poetry translation. As well as leading writing groups at SSOA, Lisa is involved in coaching the technical side of writing, from self-publishing to social media marketing.
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