One-Hour Editing & Coaching Sessions
Get to Know Our Coaches

Mary Beth Averill, PhD

Mary Beth has been working with academic writers, providing coaching or consultation, individually and in groups, for over 30 years. Possible coaching topics include getting started, time management, getting unstuck, choosing a journal to submit to, increasing your chances of journal acceptance, organizing your writing, or other issues. During coaching, you might discuss ideas and how to organize them or you might want Mary Beth to read a document and then discuss your writing with you.

John Bond, President, Riverwinds Consulting

John brings to bear over 25 years' experience in the rapidly changing fields of book, journal, and digital publishing. Experience spans all aspects of publishing from editorial planning and development, product targeting and acquisitions, editorial and production, marketing/sales/promotion, rights management and international licensing, and aggregation and delivery of content to key partners.


Ann Greenberger, MFA, Greenline Editing

For the last 23 years, I worked with dozens of academic authors to create and write manuscripts for publication. These authors published with educational publishers and in professional journals. Although I support authors in many disciplines, I most often assist authors in education, social sciences, and public health.
As a coach, we begin with a discussion of where you are now. What are your concerns? Your priorities? Your strengths? I am here to guide you, listen, and offer expert advice based on my experience. You’ll feel supported. I can assess your manuscript, explain what a publisher expects, recommend how to develop the content, help you to create effective headings and outlines, and assist with organization. We can create manageable steps in the writing process to move you forward. With encouragement and constructive feedback, I meet you where you are and motivate you to reach your goals.

Dave Harris, Thought Clearing

As a writing coach, Dave helps scholars improve their relationship with writing: writing need not be torment (even if it will always be hard work); it can even be exhilarating! By developing a healthy writing practice, you can work more productively with less stress to get your projects finished. 

Dr. Margarita (Maggie) Huerta

Maggie loves to write and to help others with their writing. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and was tenured at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with over 100 academic publications and presentations and teaching and service focused on helping students and faculty with academic writing and publishing. Dr. Huerta is a trained academic writing P.O.W.E.R. Consultant and a professional graduate student writing tutor with the Online Writing Center at Abilene Christian University Dallas. She writes a weekly blog on academic writing for Real Academics (, a teaching and service-minded company she co-founded with her husband, Dr. Tiberio Garza, because of their passion to help academic writers and researchers succeed. She and Dr. Garza enjoy cooking, hiking with their rescue dog (Rocky); and learning more about ways to help others achieve their writing, research, and career goals.

Dr. Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz, Margaret Edits

Margaret PacewiczMargaret has worked with scholars for over a decade on how to improve the consistency and quality of their academic writing. Whether you're having trouble getting started or finishing up or you need to revive a project that has fallen to the wayside, your writing will benefit from academic writing consulting. She works with clients to establish a regular writing practice and to identify realistic writing goals. She also offers strategies and practical tips for overcoming common writing challenges and provides personal accountability to empower clients to meet their writing goals.

Susan Robison, PhD, Writing Coach, Peak Performing Professor

Susan Robison

Susan is a psychologist, coach, consultant, and speaker with more than 30 years experience whose deepest satisfaction is inspiring and educating professionals who want to create lives of success and significance. Her coaching helps authors achieve work life balance, less stress and more productivity, and strategies for setting priorities.  

 Noelle Sterne, PhD, Gentle and Firm Editor, Idea Catalyst, Continuous Supporter

Noelle serves individuals with one-to-one, customized coaching, guidance, line and developmental editing, idea generation, and critiquing for editorial creation from inception to completion, including time management, block-conquering, and emotional/psychological/spiritual support (as requested). Her areas of expertise include academic and mainstream writing (dissertations, articles, book chapters, grant applications, personal/academic essays); all levels of editing, coaching, publishing, marketing; and psychological and practical help with writing/self-worth blocks. As both professional friend and "academic nag," Noelle is honored to help clients complete their work to the highest standards, develop their talents, and reach their dreams.

Christine Tulley, Defend&Publish

Christine specializes in the following services: offering personalized scholarship productivity plans, personalized templates and project tracking for individual projects, accountability and problem solving calls, generating successful book proposals, writing for public scholarship, developing regular distribution systems for academic podcasting or blog materials, and coaching for time-strapped academics.