FAQ

If you have some questions, hopefully, you can find the answers here. If not, then feel free to get in touch with any queries you have.


How does the writing coach work?

Sign up via the contact form on this website, or, email joseph@themindflayer.com. Mention what specific package you’re looking for (Levels 1 - 4), how long your manuscript is (in word count please), the genre, title, and any other relevant information. I’ll get back to you and let you know we’re good to go ahead. At this point, you can send me the manuscript. I’ll give you a timeline on how quickly I can get an edited version back to you (edits will be made with the track-changes Word function). We can also book in Skype sessions if this is part of the package. The Skype sessions will last 1 hour and in it we will discuss your work more broadly (it won’t just be a repeat of what I’ve written on your manuscript), explaining any problems in more detail, offering suggestions on ways forward, what you might need to do to reach that next level, and, a ton of ‘suggested reading & viewing’.


How much do you charge for coaching?

You can find a more detailed breakdown on the About page. Level 1, a simple proofread plus custom cover artwork and 1 Skype call, comes in at £80.00. Level 4, the most advanced package, is £700.00, and includes 12 Skype sessions plus detailed line by line editing.


How do you accept payment?

I prefer PayPal. I will send you the details once we’ve confirmed what your requirements are. Alternatively, if you cannot pay via PayPal, I will accept BACs (online bank transfer).


When do you require payment?

I require half before I start and half when the job is complete and you are satisfied with the editing done on the manuscript.


What kind of events do you do?

Book readings. Poetry performances. Seminars on literature. Writing workshops. If you have something in mind, just ask, because if it's writing or art related, I probably do it.


How can I book you for an event?

Easy, just use the contact form on our contact page, or, email joseph@themindflayer.com. Make sure to include lots of information about your project/event and, if possible, some dates and times.


Do you do commissions?

Yes. However, the cost must be negotiated as the requirement for these projects in terms of time and resources can vary greatly. Please email me at joseph@themindflayer.com to discuss further if you would like me to write a commissioned piece for you.