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.


Amy Brown, Academic Writing and Publication Coaching

Amy works with faculty writers through weekly one-on-one sessions to develop articles and book manuscripts. She provides both productivity coaching as well as book proposal or chapter development for scholarly monographs and helping authors navigate the process of book and journal article publishing. 

Dr. Dominique Chlup, Professional Certified Coach, Inspiring the Creative Within, LLC

Dominique Chlup

Dominique is a Harvard-educated professor turned professional certified writing coach/consultant. She works with procrastinators, perfectionists, and busy academics to help them know exactly what they should be doing each day and discover their dedicated writer within. She likes to say she's about coaching the writer, not just the writing. You might call on Dominique when you need tools to express yourself in writing but don't know how or where to start; want techniques for gaining confidence in your writing and overcoming impostor syndrome; looking for quick-start prompts to help you develop new, reliable writing habits that allow you to leave stress and anxiety behind; desire breakthroughs to help you overcome creative blocks and writing resistance; need a how-to plan and next steps for your writing project. Or during a session you may simply want to tap into her over 100 resources designed to help you have a stellar academic life. 

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.

Laura Markos, PHD MBA, WrittenHouse: Coaching Compelling Written Voice

Laura MarkosLaura provides individually tailored writing coaching and editing for scholarly, business, and trade writers. Specializations include doctoral dissertations, postdoc publication, compelling voice, critical analysis, qualitative methods, data presentation, international authors, faculty seeking to improve coaching skills, and those with learning and/or language challenges. She also founded Sage's scholarly, peer-reviewed Journal of Transformative Education. 

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.