...when an old man dies, a library burns to the ground...
– Old African Proverb
Hi! My name's Jess and I'm a wordaholic. I'm an author, editor, and self-proclaimed introvertpreneur – I'm very quiet and often shy, but I kick ass when it comes to going after what I want and achieving my dreams. And what are my dreams? At the moment: running my own businesses and helping thousands of people accomplish their goals through writing.
The main reason I started the Write Together Academy can be summed up in just one quote: When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground. If we don't write our life stories down on paper – or at least record the lessons we've learnt during our lives, whether as an autobiography or in a novel – when we die, everything we've been through and everything we've achieved dies with us. Morbid? Yes. Important? Also yes.
If you want to leave behind your own personal legacy and make a mark on the world, writing a book is a brilliant way of doing it.
As another saying goes, everyone has a book in them, and this is something I truly believe – so what are you waiting for? If you're not careful, your own personal library might burn to the ground before you get around to writing... well, anything.
I also wanted to use the WTA to explore how writing can help us in our daily lives. I was always the shy kid at school, so quiet I barely ever spoke up in class, and knowing that I had to do a presentation in front of everyone would send me into a downward spiral of dread and fear. I couldn't express myself very well verbally, so I did it through writing instead. Writing helped me so much at school, and it continues to help me today. With this in mind, I created the Write Your Life programme: books and courses to show people how they can come to terms with their past, appreciate their present, and set goals for the future that enable them to live their dream life – all through using fun and unique writing exercises that put them in the centre of an epic story they get to write themselves. After all, we are the authors of our own lives, but so many of us never even pick up the pen. Well, it's time to start. Right now.
So, that's me: writer, editor, introvertpreneur, and massive word nerd. I'm here to help, so let me know what you need!
#WTAwordrevolution #WTAwriteyourlife #WTAsavemylibrary
why choose us?
Here at the WTA we're committed to helping save the planet (in our own little way, at least). After all, writers use a lot of paper, and we want to help combat this paper usage by planting trees! So, for every person we help through our mentorships, courses, or programmes, we'll plant a tree via One Tree Planted.
“As a debut author, and one intending to self-publish, finding an editor was essential. However, I needed more than just an editor; I also wanted someone that could work with me, garner a full understanding of my work and help me to shape it accordingly. Jessica far exceeded my expectations. I was thrilled with the finished product and will certainly be using her services again” – Tina-Marie Miller.
"To those seeking a reputable and dependable editing house to refine and improve their own work, look no further. You shall enter into a partnership with Jessica, where contact is frequent and progress is personally confirmed by her throughout the entire process" – G.G. Kinghorn.
“I could not have found a better editing service for my work… clear and thorough, and with an understanding of the content and a comprehensive and sympathetic eye to detail in the editing. My book now has a fine polish to it, and I feel is ready to hand on to the publishing world. Thank you, Jessica” – Christine Yeats
“It has been a pleasure since day one to work with Jessica Grace Coleman. Jess was always on time—something I personally appreciated. She was also understanding and easy to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to fellow authors who require some professional assistance, whether it be help writing their novel, or proofreading their manuscript” – James McKenzie
"What do you do if you struggle to read and write but you’ve always wanted to write a story? What do you do if you have a million crazy ideas but can’t seem to express them in a way others can understand? The answer is: seek the help and advice of expert editor, Jessica Coleman" – Omar Gunnoo
"I am 71 years of age and have been writing for twenty-five years. I have entered hundreds of competitions with stories, poetry, and children’s stuff and wasn’t getting anywhere with my work until I approached Jessica Grace Coleman to proofread my material and now I have received certificates, been shortlisted in competitions, and have been selected as one of the top twenty women poets" – Josephine Smith
"I sent Jessica an 80-page document in my own words, which I and most others considered a complete jumble in just about every possible way. It really did need an expert to sort it out. She returned to me a perfect document that was clear and precise. I am most grateful" – Roy Dyer MBE
"Jessica edited my book and took it to another level. I used her because I believed what she said on her website. And... it was all true! She was great to work with. I highly recommend her" – Carol Jackson
"Jessica Coleman changed my book from good to great. Jessica is professional, prompt, and incredibly talented. I have entrusted her with all three of my books. I highly recommend Coleman Editing for all your editing needs" – Ruth O'Neill
"Jessica helped me in the editing process of my first children’s story book. I found Jessica’s service to be fairly priced, prompt, and most of all her enthusiasm and passionate attitude to the craft of writing shines through when assisting on a project. I look forward to working with Jessica in the future" – Christopher Read