Writing Coach and Critique Services
"We must have the courage to look hard at the dream ... and want it."
I work with new fiction and non-fiction writers. I help new writers start and complete their manuscripts, and blocked writers write their way out of emptiness. I encourage Baby Boomers to start their writing journey.
Need direction? I'll help you find it.
If you want to write a book but don’t know where or how to start, I can help. Using my 40+ years of experience in writing and mentoring others who have successfully published their work, I’ll help you grab your idea, outline and organize it, and get it on paper.
You will stay the course and meet the deadline you set for yourself. I’ll provide instruction and encouragement, help you solve problems along the way. When your book is complete, I’ll provide a final read-through with detailed comments.
Take The Next Step...
"Hire me for a month and see what you accomplish with a coach by your side."
How It Works
- We've made the first step easy for you: fill out this short form and I will be in touch shortly.
- I'll send you a personal email with a link to an online application.
- If your application is approved, I will contact you via email to set up a time for our free initial consultation.
After completing the application, we’ll speak on the phone to get to know each other and determine if we’re a good fit. We’ll discuss your project and how you want to approach it. If you have no project, we’ll identify your dreams and create a project. You’ll come away from our meeting with a goal. I understand that sometimes you have no idea what to do but feel frustrated and anxious to do something! I can help.
I primarily work through email but if you need to hear a human voice with encouragement, we can create a telephone schedule.
You will report your writing progress to me along with any problems or questions you have. I’m email accessible to you.
Fee: $225 for the initial month, $199 for subsequent months.
Writing Coach/Critique Form
If you don’t need a coach but want a one-time critique on a complete manuscript, I can help.
Manuscript consultation includes a full read of your manuscript with detailed written feedback about what’s working and what’s not, and suggestions on how to fix it.
Detailed Critique - $2.00 per page
Proof reading only - $1.00 per page
No matter where you are in your writing career or where you want to go, Jessica Ferguson has the skill and expertise to get you there. She has influenced many writers, including me. She’s a skilled editor and understands character development, conflict building, dialogue, plot, and other building blocks of good fiction. She’s coached me through three successfully published projects and we’re presently working on two more. I recommend her highly. - Janie Turnbull, Freelance Writer
- First session is by phone.
- No phone calls outside the U.S.
- All remaining sessions are by email unless you live in my area and are interested in meeting in person.
- Prepayment is required.