Coaching, Proofreading and Editing
I offer editing and coaching services for creative and academic writing; fiction, non-fiction, poetry, craft development, revision, graduate writing consultation, essays for college, graduate school applications and academic papers; brainstorming, finding your voice, moving beyond writer’s block, insight and guidance on publishing your work.
My approach is to give encouragement and practical feedback. I also teach writing classes and workshops for small groups.
Contact me to talk about your writing projects and interests.
“My special thanks go to Gleah Powers, MFA, for masterful and instructional editing and literary support…” —Kathryn Tull, M.A., MFT
“As a young writer I am sensitive to feedback, especially since I put so much of myself in my writing. I am trying to find a voice for myself, and criticisms can often be too objective, too besides the point, ignoring the delicacies of rhythm and diction. However, I accepted basically all of Gleah's edits. She helped me out with several application essays, and her suggestions were extremely helpful and understanding of my intentions. She never twisted meanings to facilitate for the average reader, but helped me express exactly what I wanted to say. It's hard to convey to non-writers the value of a great editor.” —Charlotte Dagones, Student
“Gleah is a brilliant teacher, editor and mentor of writing. She recently helped my daughter with her summer program applications. Sixteen years old and very private about her writing, she was nevertheless absolutely amazed how Gleah was able to guide and lead her through with open but sensitive communication and expert editing. Without Gleah's help, my daughter could not have gotten through the applications. Gleah is a gem. Thank you Gleah!” —Karoll Mun
“Gleah is the most intuitive editor I've ever worked with. She's a fabulously rare combination of street smarts and otherworldly intelligence." —Linda Davis, Writer, MFA
“Gleah's uncanny ability to put her finger right on the pulse of my writing, where the life of it is and where it is not, is enormously helpful. And she's always spot on.” —Lisbeth Davidow, Writer/Editor, Ed.M., MFA
“A former classmate once said to me, 'If you can make it Harvard, you can make it anywhere', and honestly, I owe Gleah Powers a great deal of gratitude for my success at Harvard University. As my writing coach, Gleah’s input strengthened my knowledge of the fundamental practices and substantive procedures underlying the process of successful academic writing. Moreover, Gleah’s keen eye, sharp intellect, and incisive guidance helped me secure early admittance to New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and a Gallatin Scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.” —Daaim Daanish, Harvard University & NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study