My writer-centered philosophy combines the emotional and the logical to drive your creative work forward.
My goal as a writing coach is to guide you towards your best work while mentoring you in the craft of writing you aim to excel in. I offer spoken feedback or written feedback, whichever works better for you. My spoken feedback uses active listening, guiding questions, and on-the-spot exercises to talk through your piece and your goals to cultivate working feedback. My written feedback explores the possibilities for your piece, layering questions and comments to allow you to choose which feedback to implement.
If you are under the age of 18, please go to my K-12 Creative Writing page for information on working with me.
Jackie's presence has been the single most helpful conversation I have been involved in about my work up to this point. Her feedback was clear, friendly, and spot on every time. I truly wouldn't see my writing the way I do today without her help.
Jackie is really good at discovering the possibilities of my stories and essays and talking through those possibilities with me. She is a generous reader who cares about what I want my piece to be. Her feedback is motivating and helps me see my work in new ways.