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As an experienced book coach and essay coach, I partner with clients at every stage of the writing process, from clarifying ideas to polishing a finished manuscript. Together, we achieve powerful results.

Whether you're a high school student agonizing over your college application essays 

or an aspiring author ready to share your writing with the world, I can help harness your voice
to produce meaningful work with maximum impact.

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Looking for Book Coaching?

No one should write in a vacuum. In order to tell their story in the most creative and transcendent way, writers need collaborative feedback from a professional. As an Author Accelerator certified book coach, I specialize in providing manuscript coaching and developmental editing for fiction and nonfiction projects including novels, memoirs, and personal essays.  

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Looking for College Essay Coaching?

An exceptional college application essay has the ability to make a high school student stand out in a crowded pool of qualified candidates. I teach students how to write essays that use their authentic voice and showcase their talents and personalities. All of their hard work pays off when they're accepted to their top choice colleges.  

For more than twenty-five years, I've honed the ability to communicate clearly and authentically.


I thrive on helping writers of all abilities express themselves. Whether working with students, aspiring writers, or published authors, I collaborate with clients to craft distinctive and compelling writing that speaks directly to their target audience.    


Fostering powerful communication is my life's work. I love helping others refine and communicate their story. There's nothing more rewarding than transforming an original idea or draft into an exceptional piece of writing. No matter the genre, I maintain the writer's authentic voice and style. As a teacher, I guide my clients through proven methods to master the craft of writing. As a professional editor, I hold myself to the highest standards of accuracy and integrity. 


My philosophy is straightforward: Dig deep and get to the heart of the matter. Whether writing, editing, or coaching, I love the transformative nature of words. I’ve experienced the phenomenon of watching an idea morph into a written masterwork countless times throughout my career; it never gets old. I support writers at all stages: those with an idea, those with a first draft, and those with a complete manuscript who want to get published.   


I love working as a college essay coach because I am passionate about nurturing young leaders who hold the key to our future. I've had the privilege of working closely with hundreds of students, teaching them how to share their best qualities, watching them get into their top colleges and achieve their life goals. My experience as a book coach is equally rewarding. I'm passionate about supporting writers as they pursue their literary dreams on any scale.   


My professional journey has been varied and rewarding. Working behind the scenes to help others communicate effectively and reach their goals, both on the page and in their lives, is my mission. 


I look forward to hearing your story and helping you share it with the world. 


Hi, I'm Candace


Professional Affiliations

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She Writes Press SparkPress

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Grub Street Creative Writing Center

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Learn More

 I specialize in book coaching and essay coaching. 
Please click below for details. 


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