Writing Coaching

Writing Coaching

Is there something you want or need to write, but you don’t quite know how to say it? Are you looking to improve your writing skills? Do you want to write, but feel nervous about getting started?

Maybe you’re looking to bring in new business and realize that better writing can help you get your message out there, but you find it challenging to figure what you want to say and how? Portland can help.

She’s been writing professionally for over 20 years for magazines like Vermont Life and Body + Soul and newspapers like the Boston Business Journal as well as for television news, infotainment programs on Animal Planet, historical documentary films, and podcasts, such as the acclaimed podcast, Stranglers. She’s also written countless articles about health, healing, wellness, and spirituality for Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Portland can help you:

  • Identify what you want to write about
  • Clarify your message
  • Organize your thoughts
  • Get unstuck from writer’s block
  • Develop a writing habit
  • Write clearly, descriptively, and succinctly
  • Edit your work

Depending on the scope of the writing, she charges by the hour or by the page.

I wanted to revise and update my popular self-study workbook and course “Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book,” but I could never seem to find the time to get it done. I hired Portland to edit it, as well as interview a few of my former clients and write their stories into the book as examples. As a writer myself, it was critical to me that those stories really sing. I knew Portland would do a great job because she knows how to interview people and get to the heart of their stories. Portland did a wonderful job. I loved the editing she did as well. I’m so proud of the new version of “Quick Start to Kick Start Your Book.” I highly recommend Portland’s writing and editing services.

Lisa Tener

Book coach and award-winning author

Portland brings to each story a genuine curiosity, an open mind, and a sharp investigative instinct. But what takes her coverage of wellness and mind-body healing to the next level is her willingness to be vulnerable, to immerse and expose herself in pursuit of the essence of a story. Whether she’s profiling a renowned spiritual teacher or practitioner, unpacking the complexities of an alternative health approach, or sharing her own experiences—or, frequently, all three at once—Portland has the rare ability to translate nuanced and intangible concepts in thoughtful, down-to-earth ways that intrigue skeptics, newbies, and insiders alike.

Tresca Weinstein

Features Editor, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health