Why should you consider picking me to be your writing coach?
Do you need a writing coach to help you through a scene? A chapter? Or to start learning how to self-edit better? Here's your chance to work with Jenna O'Malley, your Soul Writer, as your one-on-one writing coach! For an hourly rate, I am at your disposal to work on a project of your picking through a shared screen in Google Meet. What makes me qualified to help you on your bardic journey?
For my traditional training and education, I graduated from Frostburg State University with a bachelor's in English (transatlantic literature and linguistics) and theater (stage management/directing) (2011), and I gained my master's in education (secondary and special education) from there a year later. I’ve been teaching English/Language Arts, English for Language Learners, creative writing, Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition, and more since 2012 with certifications/full-time contractual experiences in five states (USA) and internationally (Japan, China, Brazil, France). Furthermore, I’ve been a certified writing tutor through the College Language and Reading Association (CRLA) since 2009.
Once I started teaching, I became certified to work with readers and writers who have dyslexia and dysgraphia through Orton-Gillingham's methods. I've also been the teacher of record who ran the creative writing program at every school where I've taught. Additionally, I continue to work with writers of all ages, including teenagers and older persons who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and other life-altering health events.
As a person with mental health disabilities myself, I guide others through decluttering their writing processes and writing lives. Sharing a love of writing is my passion, and opening people to this endless mode of expression is one of my largest, lifelong goals.
I hope to hear from you soon, and I cannot wait to travel with you on your creative quest!
What can we cover in a one-on-0ne session?
brainstorming, plotting, researching techniques, outlining methods, mind mapping, non-fiction and fiction analysis, script writing, novel writing, poetry writing, self-editing, developmental editing, diagnostic editing, beta reading, and other steps leading to the "final draft" of your project
This is not a publishing house or a larger editing firm (yet). Therefore, I do not offer services after the "final draft" is processed. All items related to book formatting and publishing questions, such as keywords, genres, subgenres, marketing techniques, and so on are beyond my service offerings until further notice. This could change as the client list and interest grow, though!
I plan to grow and include more in the future, but one bridge at a time! When in doubt: ask.
Are you an author, writer, or creator who needs a life coach to help with everything outside of producing and selling? Check out my sister in coaching and writing, Melissa Power! You can find her website on the button below.