I'm here to support faculty just as much as to support graduate students. Faculty struggle to make time for writing around all their other pressing deadline-attached obligations. Maybe there's been a serious snag in the paper and you don't know how to get unstuck. Maybe what you thought was a perfectly good paper got a desk rejection, or a rejection that just doesn't seem right to you, and you're left wondering where to go from here. Maybe you just need accountability in your writing, someone who on a weekly basis wants to know what kind of progress you've made - and who can give you tips to keep your productivity high even under the stress of a full teaching load or the emptiness of a sabbatical. Maybe you're working on a book, but your editor isn't giving you a lot of guidance or you feel like you want more support. These are all reasons to consult with a coach.
The services I offer are similar in type to those offered grad students but different in delivery style, tailored to the needs of the working professional. Faculty services are available pre-bundled, and also as personally tailored packages to meet your needs. Registration for any of the packages below will be available to the general public after 1 Aug, 1 Dec or 1 Apr each year.
Pricing is indicated on the Rates page and subject to change. As always, please contact me at email@example.com for a personalized quote or referral. For editing needs, please consult my editing page.
Coaching at this level often focuses on time and project management designed in a way to maximize your goals. Think of it as a systems review and reboot. What do you want from your academic career? What kind of time balance will achieve that? How do you maximize the effectiveness of limited research time, while still allowing time for teaching, administrative responsibilities, and work-life balance? Coaching is a practical, hands-on and interactive process by which we discover and address inefficiencies in your work routines and develop more efficient approaches. Typically offered only on a semester basis since this is about ongoing and iterative process development. Half-semester cases can be considered. This option does not cover substantive discussion of book projects, though time and project management as well as writing strategies can be considered as part of the package.
Accountability and Project Progression
Need an accountability buddy? This affordable option gives you a financial incentive to commit to meeting your weekly research goals. Each week, we'll meet for up to half an hour to set goals for research and check in on the prior week's goals. As needed, I'll offer advice on goal setting and to do list management, as well as other problem solving. This option does not cover substantive discussion of book projects.
Small-Group Faculty Services
Faculty too can benefit from working together in a supportive group environment. I offer two programs for faculty: The Book Development Workshop, and Writer's Clubhouse (not offered Fall 2023).
Book Incubator WorkshopThis 60 minute workshop meets weekly (12 of 16 weeks, starting mid-January) to cover book organization, theory/argument construction, evidence structures, and components of a proposal. Workshop includes personal consultation, mid-term review, and end-of-term workshopping. Scheduled at a time mutually convenient to participants. Normally offered each term. Winter 2024: 2 sessions. Weds 8 AM ET/1 PM GMT: Registration -- US/mutually convenient time Registration: This Google Form. This program can be offered for a privately organized small group at a mutually conducive time and outside the regular semester dates; find a group of 4-6 people and contact me about arranging a time.
For Developmental Editing, Substantive Editing, and other editing needs, please see the Editing Services page.
If you're interested in my services, please drop me an email at Leanne@Leannecpowner.com with a brief description of your project and/or needs, and we'll take it from there to set up an initial conversation about working together. The first consultation is free and will help us decide whether we make a good team. If it's open registration season for a new term (usually the month before the term starts - December, April, and August), you should find a link here to a Google Form where you can self-register.