I’m Scott Swinney, ghostwriter, editor, and writing coach. If you need assistance with writing for work or school, or if you’re just interested in becoming a better writer, I’d love to help! Email me to find out more, and take a look below for information on my services. 

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The Great Western Road

The Writing Center

Writing and Research – Course Design

I’ve taught college-level writing and research for 20 years, and I directed a university writing center for more than a decade. I can help you navigate research databases, plan and organize major writing assignments, and develop a strategy for becoming a successful (i.e., published) academic writer. If you’re already teaching, I can assist with integrating writing into your classes through more effective writing assignments in any discipline. Grad students, ask about special rates!

Writing Services

Ghostwriting – Editing – Concept Development

From the elevator pitch to the polished proposal, I’ll help you present your thoughts clearly and concretely so you get the results you need. I’ll be your discreet occasional collaborator or your affordable silent partner who helps you turn your ideas into polished prose. I specialize in academic and professional writing, but I’ve worked with authors in many fields. Email me  for more information, and ask about retainer rates for organizations and writing groups.

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Professional Development

Online Workshops – Individual Coaching

Effective writing can open doors, and like it or not, the public face of any organization relies on the skills of everyone who communicates with external stakeholders. Is your team putting its best face forward in writing? Let me help, with anything from a one-off workshop on writing better emails to a six-week technical writing course. Let’s collaborate to find out what will work best for you and your organization. Anxious about writing? Looking to bring someone up to speed fast or fine-tune your existing skills? Ask about quick-fix, one-on-one coaching.