Coaching and Mentoring

What would it be like to have an editor on tap?


In our one-to-one coaching sessions, I provide weekly, personalized editorial guidance to empower you tell the stories you love. Together, we set goals and deadlines. I support you and cheer you on as you polish and shape your work for publication!


What you get:


•  an hour-long phone/Skype consultation at a pre-arranged, mutually agreed time and day each week

• weekly (or bi-weekly), personalized, editorial reviews of new or revised materials by email


What clients say . . .


Frustrated by rejections?


Have you written a bunch of stories, but can't figure out which are the most commercial?


Do you find it challenging to find time to write or illustrate and actually finish or revise your work for submission?  


Are you a picture book illustrator who would like storyshaping expertise to help you write your own picture books?


I can help! I have over 25 years' experience and am passionate about picture books and young fiction.


Fees: Please enquire for a quote.


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Flexible 1-1 Coaching


Want to work in a different way? I offer flexible, 1-1 coaching, a combination of reviews and phone/Skype consultations specially tailored to your goals and projects - ideal for authors and illustrators who wish to work on a batch of stories over a period of time, get feedback, marketing advice and industry contacts, and benefit from the support of an experienced editor and mentor at their fingertips. Contact me to find out more!

Group Coaching


Want to work in a small group instead, but still benefit from an editor's expertise? Check out my small-group coaching courses and the Cook Up A Picture Book Course.

"One of the books I have worked on with Natascha has won a prestigious award, and another shortlisted" – Georgie Birkett, Is This My Nose?

Storya narrative, either  fictitious or true,  designed to interest, amuse or inspire 

Shape  to fashion or form, mould, create or give character to