Alex has an incisive mind that cuts through the static.
She has gently but powerfully nudged me in the direction of clarity and purpose.
A photo sent in by Elizabeth Hart of her journal, quoting Alex from a Humans of New York Facebook discussion, 2019.
Alex is an outrageous and brilliant coach and consultant, and she made my work a lot of fun, too. She’s quick and to the point and called me out when necessary. Her coaching was invaluable to me in my business. I thought I knew what to do and she intuitively asked the right questions and found my weak points and helped me strengthen them. I always hated homework and I looked forward to hers, that’s how good she is. Since everything is psychologically intertwined, I needed a shaman thrown in there too, and Alex came through! I give her the highest recommendation and I am really picky.
An excitement and love of writing comes across with every expert tip Alex shares. Listening and learning from her experiences with Lonely Planet and as a writer gave me the motivation to kick start my own career, something I’ll always be grateful for. Ask questions and expect answers filled with encouragement, insight and loads of first hand knowledge. Alex knows and loves writing, it’s evident from the minute she greets you.
After my agent sent my memoir manuscript out on submission, and we received lots of compliments but no offers, I had this nagging feeling that there was still something to be done with the book. Enter Alex and her magical brain (work with her for more than 10 minutes and you’ll know what I mean). Alex was able to articulate my nagging feeling with insightful feedback that instantly resonated, and gave me hilarious and constructive point-by-point direction on how to tackle a revision. I know that no stone has been left unturned, and it’s a measurably better book than when it first went out on submission.
I can’t recommend Alex more highly for the developmental editing she did for me for my in-progress memoir. Not only were her comments insightful and extremely useful, but her upbeat tone made the constructive criticism feel great, not painful. Plus, she’s hysterical and I laughed out loud a few times.
Working with Alex helped my writing career tremendously! During my MFA thesis, Alex sincerely and with much knowledge gave support during the writing and creation of my first novella. It was such an accomplishment; but not only did I write a novella with Alex’s help, I also shared fond and enriching moments on creativity and the writing process with her!
Alex was a great pleasure to work with. She took me, a novice writer with no publications to my name, and made my blogging and writing crisp and compelling. She was hands-on and detailed, while allowing me the freedom to find my own style. I am a stronger and more confident writer because of my experience with her.