A writer’s life can be challenging. Do you need support during the writing process, or help in polishing your final product?

From the birth of your idea to submission for publication, you don’t have to go it alone.

If you’re just getting started, working with me as a writer coach can help you organize, focus, and find your particular voice.

If your article or manuscript is already drafted, I can help you clarify your message and provide a professional proofreader’s perspective.

Communication Clarified

Are you looking for collaboration in polishing your written work?

I provide a spiritually focused editing service that ensures your message is clear and comprehensible.

I have edited the work of numerous spiritual writers, including Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, and James Finley. I have supported memoirists to transform manuscripts into published books and assisted a variety of writers in strengthening their message. I also provide editorial support for business writers.

To learn more about how we might join forces to support and strengthen your work, please email me.

What is a Writer Coach?

A writer coach accompanies you along the writer’s path. I provide support, encouragement, prompts, and inspiration for what is, essentially, a spiritual journey. I can share suggestions, tips, prompts, organization, a listening ear, feedback…all based in the understanding that you are on a spiritual journey and need a companion to support you along the way. Most importantly, I know how to ask questions. By listening deeply and inquiring openly, I can support you in bringing forth the words that you long to share with the world.

Would you like to learn more about me and how I work as a writer coach?

Because this is a very personal and individualized relationship, I offer a free telephone consultation of up to one hour in length, where you can share your desires, dreams, and hopes for your writing, and learn more from me about how I can support you on that journey. To arrange your free consultation, simply email me.

“Shirin is an exceptional professional. One of the characteristics I value most in other professionals is the ability to build a real partnership. Her editing work is outstanding and it’s the other aspects of working with Shirin that make it a real pleasure. She is flexible, responsive, dependable, communicative, thoughtful, a quick study and intuitive. And I’d have to say, she is infinitely patient and kind in all of her dealings with me. I highly recommend Shirin, she’s an amazing asset to any professional who needs a writing partner.”

– Damien Faughnan, CEO Advisor and C-Suite Coach

“Working with Shirin on my book The Last Presbyterian? was a joy. She was truly committed to helping me say what I was trying to say, and helped me say it more clearly. She was timely in the work, and always responsive to my needs and the requirements of the publisher.”

– Rev. Ken Cuthbertson

“I am so pleased with the work that you did to make Celebrate Spirit! a better book. It was a pleasure to work with you from the beginning to the end. Your focus on every aspect of the manuscript and your attention to detail were invaluable in bringing to life my vision for this project. In addition to that, your support and encouragement along the way were gratefully received.”

gail meyer

“Shirin McArthur has been the Assistant Editor and Proofreader for Oneing, the literary journal of the Center for Action and Contemplation, since its inception. Shirin is exceptional at capturing and correcting nuances that I and other members of the team miss.”

Vanessa Guerin, Editor, Oneing

“Editor Shirin McArthur shed the first kind and discerning eye on the manuscript of my book. Her observations and comments were astute, deep, and encouraging, and helped to focus the direction of the book. Through several months, Shirin’s respect, sensitivity, and insight became gentle guidelines that steered the book toward publication, for which I am heartily grateful. I’m so lucky to have landed at her doorstep!”

– Corinne Martin

“I am what you have taught me to be, a better writer. Your teaching techniques and sensitive critiquing got me through the rough spots. I will forever be grateful, to you and to God.”

– Mary Quinalty

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