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What Does an Author Coach Do?

The digital revolution has changed the world of publishing completely, and along the way, new jobshave been created. One of them is that of the author coach, also known as a writing coach or book coach. While there are plenty of author coaches around, it’s not a role everyone is familiar with, and every author more »

The Conversations with Authors Podcast is Back!

Back in 2014-2015, when I first started focusing on working with writers, I decided to record a series of conversations with authors that I published as a podcast called – wait for it! – Conversations with Authors. Podcasts weren’t really a thing back then, and I was a bit ahead of the times, but I more »

A Brief Overview of What I Do

As The Proof Fairy, I am best known for working with self-publishing authors, ensuring their manuscripts are word-perfect before publication. However, I actually offer a much wider range of services revolving around WORDS – including copywriting, proofreading, newsletter design and WordPress website build and maintenance (see what I did there?!). To give you an idea of more »

How to refresh a dated WordPress website

Many years ago I was approached by Steve Shaw of Bishopsgate Copywriting. He wanted a simple website to help him promote his copywriting business and where he could share his articles on all aspects of copywriting. I put together a website that he was very pleased with, and away he went. Ten years later and more »

Custom Journals as a Tool for Your Business

Most of us use a diary to track our appointments and engagements. Some of us keep journals to remember interesting events. But sometimes there are things you want to record for which you need something more bespoke. And that’s where custom journals can be useful. My second business, ADHD Kids, provides support and learning for more »

5 Reasons to Write a Book

So you want to write a book? Great! But why? The simple reason might be “Because I want to!” Maybe being an author has been a dream of yours since childhood. You’ve always pictured your name on the cover of a book  – you don’t really care what the book is about or whether it more »

5 Ideas to Help You Find Your Story

You’ve already seen the question right on the homepage of this very site: What’s your story? It’s something authors of all kinds must ask themselves, whether they’re working on fiction or nonfiction, in short stories or in full-length novels. But sometimes – even for those who have excellent material buried in their minds, or deft more »

7 Great Resources for Self-Publishing Authors

Publishing a book has never been so easy … the ever-changing technology landscape means anyone can publish a book at the click of a button. (Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone should publish a book, but that’s a different topic!) The internet also brings us a wealth of resources, many of which are completely free more »

CreateSpace and KDP have merged: what it means for authors

Most self-published authors are familiar with CreateSpace, Amazon’s print-on-demand service, and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), the Kindle ebook service. There’s been talk for a while of Amazon’s CreateSpace closing down, but the rumours have now been proved true, as the service shut its doors to new accounts at the end of August. However, this isn’t the more »