I am often asked what the difference is between a book coach and a writing coach and what services they each provide. There are several similarities between the two, but they have different outcomes, so I wanted to take a few minutes to explain the features and benefits of both.
What Does a Book Coach Do?
It depends. Overall, coaches work to serve our clients to achieve levels of success in a specific area, that they are not able to do on their own. Book coaches overall, work with clients to help them produce the end product of a book.
This could look like:
- Manuscript development
- Create an outline
- Offering writing sessions
- Critique groups
- Group coaching
- VIP Sessions
- Book finalization processes (editing, proofreading, readers, layout, cover
design, ISBN, printing, publishing)
- Book marketing services
Some companies will offer only one or a few of these services and yet others will bundle them. Because of this (as well as the coach’s expertise) pricing for services can range greatly.
What Does a Writing Coach Do?
A writing coach can help with a book, but they may not. They assist others with writing, such as assisting with marketing projects like newsletters, press releases, social media posts, blogs, whitepapers, website copy and more. Writing coaches may assist with Search Engine Optimization, Sales Pages, or specialty communication styles.
Additionally, writing coaches can create employee handbooks, training manuals and more. They can create full writing plans and strategies as well including style guides that lay out, usually for third party providers, on how to keep brand consistency in communication.
The end result with a writing coach can include finished written projects and/or plans for such. This could look like:
- Facilitated writing groups
- Writing prompts
- Critique and/or editing
- VIP Sessions
- Project development
- Teaching skills/ writing development
- Writing tips and strategies
Book Coach Versus Writing Coach Summarized
A book coach specifically works to help a client create a book. A writing coach helps with overall writing which may or may not include a book.
As a writing coach, I offer a full range of writing services personally or through my team of professional writers. Skaowl Press helps aspiring authors to bring their book to the world. We offer book coaching as well as writing coaching. To learn more, visit our Your Options page or contact me.