THERE'S SUCH VALUE IN GOOD WRITING . . .
Are you a writer?
Whether you are already a published author like me, or just starting out on a story that you are desperate to share, then let me help you. Whatever stage you are at in your story-telling journey—just an idea, starting to write, finished a manuscript or ready to submit—I have the knowledge and experience to help you along your way through coaching and editing, or my online courses.
Or do you need a writer?
Everyone needs words, but not everyone is a writer. Just as you would engage a plumber or electrician, you can engage me to work on whatever words you need written. As a ghostwriter and copywriter, I’ve written speeches, news and feature articles, websites, blog posts, newsletters, press releases, non-fiction books and booklets, and of course, I’m an experienced novelist. So let me know what I can do to help you with some well-crafted words.
. . . AND ALSO IN GREAT PUBLIC PRESENTATION
Are you an author or illustrator who gets nervous about speaking in public?
Whether you're a debut author, about to face your audience for the first time, or you're an experienced author who feels you should be getting yourself and your books out there more, I can help you. Together, we'll make sure that you are totally prepared for every reading, conference speech, media interview, launch event, school visit and writing workshop, so that you walk onto the stage/into the room feeling excitement, not fear.
Or are you confident about public speaking but don't know how to find the speaking gigs?
Not everyone gets nervous about speaking to an audience, but what it you're not sure how to find or build an audience who wants to listen to you? Let me share with you the secrets of organizing great book events, whether its a launch, a panel discussion or a craft workshop. And also how to build your email list so that you have a captive audience waiting to hear all you have to say (and to pre-order your new books as soon as they can). And I can show you how easy it can be to share yourself regularly on social media, but with intent and professionalism, not with silly dance videos (unless you LIKE silly dance videos!), and to get yourself interviewed on podcasts, radio programs and even on TV.
Or are you still waiting for that first book deal?
Even if you aren't yet published, it is crucial that get your public face in place, through a website and your chosen social media platform, so that there is something for your prospective agent or editor to find when they do a web search on your name. Trust me, as soon as that phone call comes in offering you your first book deal, you will have neither time nor headspace to start thinking about what to put in a website or how to create an Instagram account. Let me help you get yourself all set up ahead of time, and you'll be ready to go as soon as that amazing offer comes in.
SO COME WORK WITH ME . . .
Whichever question you replied "YES!" to, there's something I can do to make life easier for you. I ghostwrite and edit for individuals or for companies, and I coach writers at every stage of the publication path. I present regular webinars and in-person workshops for authors and illustrators about presenting to the public with confidence and professionalism. And I'd love you to subscribe to my new podcast, Authors & Audiences, to hear great tips from me and from other authors and book professionals about how you can get yourselves and your books out there, and feel great about it.
I’ve been writing professionally for over three decades. First, I wrote for business—reports, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles, and newsletters—and then, when my life moved from the UK to the US, I started to write fiction, which led to two of my young adult novels being published by Harper Collins. Throughout that time, I have been sharing my knowledge and skills with other people through training workshops, conference presentations, one-to-one coaching, or just as a good old writing buddy. It occurred to me recently, however, that by pulling all that experience into one place, one business, I could reach even more people who need my help. People like you. That's why I'm now working under the simple headline of
CAROLINE LEECH WRITES…
And if that doesn’t explain it enough, there's a strapline:
Author, Ghostwriter, Editor, Coach
Caroline is an excellent writer: she has both her own individual literary voice, and, at the same time, is highly skilled at adapting her writing style, if so required by a specific brief or project. Her writing experience is extremely broad, from stories and speeches to press articles, business reports and non-fiction. Caroline is an extremely collaborative professional, and she always works with warmth, tact and a real collaborative spirit. She is a highly talented and accomplished writer.
Anthony Freud, former General Director, Welsh National Opera
Over the past several years when I have asked Caroline to present to the teachers in Rice University’s Writing in the Arts class, she has never once turned me down, and each of those times, my teachers have literally cheered at the news of her pending presentations. They know that they are in for a professional training that will be rich in valuable skills and a treat in which to participate.
Elementary Mentor, School LIteracy and Culture, Rice University.
Caroline is a thoughtful, knowledgeable, and empathetic mentor that I’ve had the fortune of working with for years. She takes the time to truly understand your piece and provides valuable feedback both from a big picture as well as line-by-line perspective. She also is incredibly responsive. Our conversations have been foundational to me as I’ve developed my voice as a writer.