Writing Coaching

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I have a passion for language and was a Modern Languages teacher for 27 years. I am now a regular Inspirational Storytellers contributor / author and my new book: Take Me to the Mountain – discovering the ‘you that never dies’ has been recently published by Inspirational Storytellers. Its sequel, ‘Fiery Love,’ will be available in 2015. I have an interest in both fiction and non-fiction and have two novels and a collection of inspirational stories in progress.

As a writing coach I bring together my writing, teaching and counselling experience to encourage others to develop and share their own love of writing. I work with individuals needing personal encouragement and inspiration and also run Inspirational Writing workshops and retreats for small groups.

 

Critique Service for Short Stories; Anthologies; Memoirs; Children’s Fiction; Novelettes; Non-Fiction and Synopses.

This will give you an overall evaluation of your manuscript and will include an appraisal of its particular strengths and weaknesses as I perceive them. I will suggest ways in which you might use those strengths to full effect and also make recommendations that will help you to revise your work. I am keen to recognize – and celebrate – your unique ‘writer’s voice’!

My overall aim is to inspire you to complete your writing project with renewed confidence and enjoyment.

 

Proofreading and Editing Service

As a proofreader I will examine your text for spelling errors, punctuation errors, grammatical errors, and lack of consistency (fonts, spacing, usage of bold, italics, underscore etc.). It is always more difficult to spot errors in our own work as our brains tend automatically to correct small errors. Most of us, however experienced, will benefit from a proofreader.

As an editor I will check that your sentences make sense and will highlight any ambiguity or poor wording. I will point out any inconsistencies or confusions in the text and help you to express your ideas in clear, simple language with the intention of improving the general flow and quality of writing. I may choose to omit and/or rewrite sentences or paragraphs, particularly in the case of clichés and if the text is too wordy or ‘flowery.’ (Grammatical errors will already have been addressed in the proofing). Throughout the editing process I will be keen to respect – and celebrate – your unique ‘writer’s voice.’

Please submit your manuscript as an email attachment (Word document or PDF) to: moyra@inspirationalstorytellers.com

 

Moyra’s Fees:
Writing coaching

  • Initial 1 hour consultation (phone, Skype, in person); motivational counselling
  • Up to 5,000 words pre-consultation reading, followed by a written assessment
  • Editing
  • Proofreading

£30 inclusive
(with further 1 hour consultation / counselling sessions @ £25 )

 

Critique service

  • Up to 1,000 words: £15
  • 1,001 to 5,000 words: £30
  • 5001 to 10,000 words: £45
  • 10,001 to 15,000 words: £50
  • 15,000 to 20,000 words: £55
  • 20,001 to 30,000 words: £70
  • 30,001 to 40,000: £80

 

Proofreading
£7 per 1000 words

 

Editing
£10 per 1000 words (light editing with few amendments)
£15 per 1000 words (heavy editing with amendments on most pages)

 

Recommendations:

“Writing my first book was a daunting task. Having Moyra there to guide me step-by-step was a blessing. When the book was published, I was astonished at what we accomplished in such a short period of time! Moyra is an amazing editor and a joy to work with. I look forward to collaborating with her on Book Two of my Trilogy and highly recommend her services.” – Arielle Faith Michael

 

“I have known Moyra for a relatively short time. Having written a few short stories and non-fiction articles, I decided to seek Moyra’s advice on a latest piece of work. I had spent a lot of time rewriting and editing, and thought my story was pretty much perfect. However, Moyra managed to edit and polish it even more. I was thrilled with the result. I would recommend writers of any experience to contact Moyra and ask for her advice and skills. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.” – P. Bacanin

 

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Reviews – What Other’s Have to Say about Moyra’s book ~ Take Me to the Mountain:

Take Me to the Mountain is a book to be savored and cherished by all true spiritual seekers. This gentle and compassionate guide to living life as a Soul is a work to be read again and again. It glows with the radiance of the author’s soul, as she lovingly leads the reader into the spacious, timeless reality of the eternal Self where transformation occurs. Moyra Irving has distilled gems of wisdom from spiritual teachings and from her own experience into graceful, fluid, and deceptively simple language that carries seeds of illumination. Golden keys to spiritual growth reveal how suffering and anxiety can be transformed into catalysts for living a peaceful, purposeful life of service. Anyone who practices the guidance offered in this book can expect to come away more fully healed and more actively part of the planetary wave of evolution leading toward the birth of a new world.Nancy Seifer, Author: When the Soul Awakens: The Path to Spiritual Evolution and a New World Era
Go on retreat in your own home with this practical and simple to follow guide; an hour a day is all it takes to change your life. It is packed with practical, real life advice and inspirational ideas on planning your retreat, from flasks to ear plugs. Moyra Irving has used her own experiences and knowledge to blast potential barriers out the water. This innovative book offers a 40 day retreat that can be split I to 5 mini eight day retreats. Each day of this retreat is mapped out for you with 40 separate messages, on everything from contemplation to acceptance, from patience to mastery. Written in a clear, accessible style it offers advice and exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness and meditation. An excellent manual for anyone who has ever wanted to experience a retreat, but without the funds or time to facilitate it. This book is a must buy for anyone trying to navigate the vagaries of modern life. So what are you waiting for? Buy Take Me to the Mountain and go on retreat NOW!Dr Liz Boath, Reader in Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, UK.
How can I possibly distil my love, respect and admiration for a remarkable woman and her tireless inspirational work in only a few lines? I am beyond excited that Moyra has committed her genuine heartfelt wisdom and lifelong commitment to healing and spiritual growth to writing which will be an enduring testament, if one is needed, to her indefatigable spirit and inspiration to others. From running local free healing clinics and weekend retreats to setting up a charity with the aim to end world hunger, Moyra truly stands at the forefront of a new humanity. This book will speak to the heart of all those who are ready to answer the call of the ‘New Age’ – a call to reconnect with that sacred eternal place that dwells within the heart of each and everyone of us, a place from which humanity can be healed and propelled forward. The view from the mountain beckons and the journey begins here!Dawn Barrington (Post-Graduate Certificate in Emotional Education)
A remarkable work, conveying many spiritual truths with great simplicity and the authentic ring of personal experience. Guaranteed to prove both healing and redemptive.Julian Middleton Author & Astrologer