Introduction to Coaching Academic Writers (Free to EFA Members)


February 29, 2024
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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SKU: 266256


"Coaching academic writers is rewarding for the coach and can be life-changing for the client." —Kate Vacek, instructor

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Academic writing is hard. Many graduate students, faculty, and other researchers long for support as they seek to complete their degrees, achieve tenure, or move forward in their research agendas. They may reach out to an editor when they are looking for support with the writing process, research design, or project management, only to reveal struggles with emotional overwhelm or a lack of direction. You may have found yourself coaching your editing clients without even setting out to do so.

A successful coaching relationship can help an academic writer connect with their values, develop sustainable research and writing practices, and accomplish long-term goals. Academic writers may not even know coaching exists, but when they find the right coach, their work comes into focus and their motivation skyrockets. If you want to coach academic writers, how can you best serve them?

This 60-minute webinar, geared toward academic editors at any level of experience, will introduce you to coaching academic writers. Whether you’re hoping to offer this as your primary service or adding it to your repertoire, you will learn some ways that coaching differs from editing, different needs academic writers bring to coaching, three basic skills coaches use, and how to start honing those skills. At the end of this workshop, you can start practicing these skills with clients right away.

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Kate Vacek owns Compass Academic Coaching, which serves graduate students, professors, and other researchers as they pursue their degrees, tenure, and research agendas. She has a PhD in English Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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