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What Is Book Coaching?

Book coaching, also called author coaching, can involve a wide range of services. It can encompass the entire book writing process, including idea development, project management, editing and proofreading, query letters, and publishing. Author and coach work out the relationship between them to be whatever each needs or wants it to be.

If this is a topic that interests you or you are thinking about adding this service to your business, attend this panel discussion and Q&A with PEN members Miranda Darrow, Catherine Lundoff, and Linda Ruggeri, who all offer author coaching among their services.

Register to Attend This Event

Registration closes 2 hours before the start of this event. You must register to attend.

Nonmembers may attend up to two free Professional Editors Network meetings before becoming a member. However, PEN members have priority in attendance. All members who register will receive access to the interactive Zoom session, but registered nonmembers may receive a view-only livestream link in the (uncommon) event we cannot accommodate you in Zoom.

When you register, you will receive an immediate confirmation email indicating when you will receive the meeting link. If you registered but cannot find your confirmation email, or if you have any questions about this event, contact

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May 11, 2021


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Online Event


  • Catherine Lundoff
    Catherine Lundoff

    Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning writer of nine books and numerous published short stories and the editor or coeditor of three anthologies. The publisher at Queen of Swords Press, she also writes ad and marketing copy for the press’s genre fiction titles, website, newsletter, and other related promotional material. Catherine currently teaches classes on writing-related topics and anthology editing at the Rambo Academy, Springboard for the Arts, and Broad Universe. Past teaching experience includes writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. When not writing, she works as a professional computer geek.

  • Linda Ruggeri
    Linda Ruggeri

    Linda Ruggeri, the Insightful Editor, is a nonfiction manuscript editor skilled in all facets of publishing: writing, developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, digitizing your work, self-publishing, marketing, virtual book tours, and using social media to create awareness about your work. She specializes in memoir, and her clients include first-time authors, experienced writers, ghostwriters, and publishing houses. When not editing, you can find her weeding her vegetable garden, taking pictures of flowers, caterpillars, or landscapes, baking bread, and mentoring new writers and editors for the Editorial Freelancers Association.

  • Miranda Darrow
    Miranda Darrow

    Miranda Darrow, of Book MD Editing, is a volunteer editor and board member for the #RevPit online developmental editing contest. Miranda came to editing as an author while practicing law. Taking an in-house counsel position allowed her time to develop her writing and editing skills. Her logic skills honed as an attorney are an asset in detecting and remedying timeline issues, plot inconsistencies, and pacing and story arc concerns. She also enjoys book coaching and working with authors to improve their writing skills and bring out the best versions of their manuscripts.