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Classes and Coaching Offerings


Writing Instruction

Let’s shape those memories into manuscript in a convivial class setting, online or in person! I use a variety of prompts, activities, and student feedback to help you find your voice and strengthen it. Group energy and weekly exercises keep us moving forward. Fun and new friends, a bonus!
Prefer individualized instruction? I can help you meet specific writing goals on your timeline. Contact me for a free consultation to discuss your project.

“Gail‘s approach to writing encourages me to climb up out of myself and experience the joy-filled freedom of laying things down on paper that otherwise might still be struggling to get out ... [her] gentle, though knowledgeable and assuring approach is just right and doesn’t give us much time for hand wringing and pessimism.”

– Nicki, GoodLife student
“If you want to learn the tricks to good writing while having fun, sign up for a writing course with Gail Schilling."

– Judy, Learning Institute of New England College (LINEC) student
“Gail Schilling is a wonderful teacher! She inspires and challenges me to improve my writing … When I signed up for her classes, I was wondering why I had the audacity to write a novel, but Gail has cheered me on and given much constructive advice.” 

– Linda, GoodLife student

Praise for Gail’s Writing Workshops


Editorial Services

Jumpstart. Draft. Revise. Edit. Publish. My skills cover all stages of the writing process. Draw upon my 30+ years of professional writing to make yours shine. Whether you want to create a memoir for the kids or polish professional writing, I can help. Grammar doesn’t scare me! Contact me for reasonable rates.

“Thank you for believing in me and bringing this project to life. Without your help and encouragement, this book would not have included many important details. Thank you for being patient with me.” – Gatluk G. Digiew, author, God Threw Me Back: A Child Survives War in Sudan
“Gail’s contribution in reorganizing and editing my academic writings to be published in journals and books has helped me a lot in peer review processes. Her meticulous and precise corrections and suggestions have made my writing, as a non-native English speaker, more fluent for the reader.” --
Serpil Açıkalın Erkorkmaz, Ph.D., Civil Society Senior Consultant, Istanbul
"I probably would not have written my childhood memoir if I hadn't known that Gail would be there to encourage me if I got stuck!! She was a tremendous help, a great support, and when I finished, she did the editing, which made it all worthwhile!  Thanks Gail!” – Joanna H., author, personal memoir

Praise for Gail's Editorial Services
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