Gail Kerzner is the owner/editor-in-chief of The Savvy Red Pen. With her trademark kicky red-carrot top pixie, she is at your service as your writing coach, editor, and proofreader boasting 30 years of writing, editing, publishing, and writing education experience. Her professional long-term “homes” include LIVE Publishing Company, Cleveland State University, and Cuyahoga Community College. Gail’s goal is to make her clients’ writing dreams come true, whether they’re working on a nonfiction book or a college admissions/scholarship essay.
The Savvy Red Pen’s Specialties Include:
Gail is like a personal trainer for writers—a cheerleader, confidante, and accountability partner—motivating her clients through the complex process of writing a book. She’s helped scores of authors get started, develop, and organize their work. Some of her clients’ books have become Amazon best-sellers. Specialties include nonfiction, creative nonfiction, self-help, and memoir.
Editing and Proofreading
Gail offers developmental editing (story flow and detail evaluation) and copyediting (line-by-line, word-by-word evaluation). She is also the last set of eyes before writing is submitted.
Online Coaching Programs
- Kick-Start 5-Day Nonfiction Writing Challenge
This challenge is for aspiring authors who have a book idea but don’t know where to start. Maybe they’re having trouble getting words from head to paper or organizing their thoughts. In 5 live Zoom group sessions, clients experience an overview of the prewriting and drafting process with “Get It Done” time: goal setting, brain dumping, grouping ideas together to create a rough table of contents, and exploring the components of a preface.
- 45-Day Get-It-Done Nonfiction Writing Challenge
This challenge is the full meal with all the trimmings—a deep dive equipping writers with a detailed understanding of the writing process, practical application, and motivation to build the habit of getting it done! Daily, intentional focus helps clients move past fear and procrastination. Writers get encouragement from like-minded, aspiring authors. The end result? Committing to a writing plan that enables writers to draft a preliminary outline, preface, and up to three chapters.
- Savvy Self-Publishing for Nonfiction Writer
This 8-week, group coaching session guides authors through the essential steps to take a manuscript to book-in hand. Clients explore the basics of setting goals, competitive research, self-editing, setting up essential book business documents, design, publishing options, early-stage marketing, using beta readers, and budgeting.
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Scholarship Essay Coaching
The Savvy Red Pen works with students applying to undergraduate or graduate school as a writing coach to craft effective admissions and scholarship essays that make them stand out in a sea of applicants. Maybe students have writer’s block and don’t know where to start—or they don’t know if their essays are organized or create a memorable impression. Gail offers the cure for procrastination and stress. The result? Draft to dream!
Gail is here to help! Book a chat, give a call, or send a message. For more information about Gail and her services, please visit www.thesavvyredpen.com