FAQs



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Who are you?


I'm currently studying media management (think the business side of media) and music business at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. I'll be graduating in December of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Writing has been a huge part of my life since I was a kid, and I truly believe in the power of the written word. My mission is to help creative businesses and bloggers find their brand voice, write their best content— content that's authentic, unique, and well-written and that resonates— and DIY their brand down to the last snippet of copy. Read more about me here.

What kind of experience do you have?


I am studying media management at the University of Miami and have been writing on a professional basis (published articles, blog posts, copy, ghostwriting, and more) since 2011, and even longer on a personal basis. I also have two summers' worth of marketing experience and am currently employed as a digital/social media intern, so I know the ins and outs of branding.

First and foremost, I am not a professional, nor do I claim to be, and I do not have training or certification in writing coaching. I have, however, written everything from music features for an online magazine and first drafts of YA novels to hard news and corporate blog posts/website copy. I was an editor/writer on my high school newspaper's staff for three years and did some copy editing for NYU's award-winning Washington Square News my freshman year of college.

Presently, I am a contributing writer for The Miami Hurricane's arts blog. I also write regularly for the blog portion of this website, and as an academic tutor, I help high school students take their essays and personal statements for college applications from the brainstorm stage to completion. A full breakdown of my professional experience can be found on my LinkedIn profile, and writing samples are available on request.

Publications for which I write/have written and/or edited:

Currently:
  • University of Miami's Edge
Previously:


What's a writing coach?


I will assist you with honing your writing skills and producing content that is both well-written and true to your brand or business image. I'll help you get organized, set goals and timelines, and assist you with the most important part— the writing itself.

What services do you offer? What are your rates like?


Writing coaching packages and rates can be found here. À la carte services and rates can be found here.


What will you do with my work after we're finished working together?


Not a thing. Any written work that you've created with my help is entirely yours and will be kept confidential. I will never copy or distribute it. Please refer to my disclaimer/privacy policy for more details.

What do you expect from me, the client?


A client-coach contract will be drawn up, but the following are general expectations:
  • You understand that I am not a certified or trained writing coach and that I do not profess to be so. You understand that any service I offer is based solely on my personal experience and knowledge.
  • You'll provide me requested materials in a timely manner and in a format that is easily downloaded and edited (Microsoft Word doc or Google doc— no PDFs). Delays could result in project extension, which means a delay in receiving your finished work, for which I am not responsible. 
  • You'll provide feedback/a response to my feedback in a timely manner. Delays could mean a delay in receiving the finished work, for which I am not responsible. 
  • I must receive payment before you are given your complete, edited work. I will not provide a completed project to any client before payment is received. 

Payment logistics? What form of payment do you accept?


Once your final project is ready, I'll email you an invoice and allow 14 days for payment processing. This means that either a) a PayPal transfer must be made to my account or b) a check made out to me must clear before I send you your final project.

Do you have a privacy policy? A disclosure?


Please see my privacy policy, disclaimer, and site terms here.

Ok, I'm interested! How do I contact you?


Fill out the contact form here or shoot me an email at hello@alexakoch.com, and I'll get back to you within three business days.

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