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Jenny Q, Historical Fiction Book Coach

What is a book coach?

It’s pretty simple. Google the term and all the entries boil down to this: someone who helps people write books. A book coach helps guide a writer, both in what they are writing and in their career. A coach is a mentor, a sounding board, a cheerleader, an accountability partner, and in my case, an editor.

A coach is someone who can help you work faster and more efficiently, providing feedback and suggestions, helping you revise as you write so that your first draft looks more like a third or fourth draft.

I have been editing historical fiction full-time since 2011 and have been blessed to work with many fantastic authors. After doing stand-alone edits for many years, I realized that some authors want more in-depth guidance, and, at the urging of some of my longtime clients who have watched my career grow alongside theirs, I added coaching services to my repertoire.

I’d really like to gift myself with a more original term that serves up some historical-fiction flair—Story Alchemist, anyone?—but "coach" is the established term, so I’ll stick with it. 

Please browse this site to learn more about me and my services. Read testimonials from my clients and check out my social media feeds. Reach out to me via the contact form or send me an email if you have any questions about the coaching process and how I can help you achieve your publishing goals.

And if you're attending the 2023 Historical Novel Society North America Conference, for which I am currently serving as chair, please say hello!