sharon link, ph.d.

Academic Writing Coach

Online Academic Coaching

Academic writing takes accuracy, lucidity, and inclusion

​Academic writing takes a special type of technical expertise, rigor, and clarity. It is highly structured with a formal style and tone. Done expertly, academic writing is clear, instructional, and supported by evidence. Academic writing should be well-sourced, consistent, formatted properly, and precise. I have been writing and publishing articles since 2008. 

I coach undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral clients to complete essays, research papers, thesis/dissertations, research proposals, literature reviews, lab reports, and annotated bibliographies. 

I coach you to improve your academic writing style, meaningfully vary sentence length and structure, improve conciseness, increase your vocabulary, correctly cite and reference papers, and successfully tell the story your data shows.


Academic Writing Coach

Academic writing should not be needlessly complex, difficult to read, or problematic to write. Instead, academic writing should help you clarify your ideas, and present your research and ideas clearly, succinctly, and meaningfully.  


I coach you wherever you are in your academic and writing journey to support you in developing your ideas and writing your paper.

As your Academic Writing Coach, I do the following:

  • Brainstorm ideas with you about topics and content

  • Work with you one-on-one to clearly identify your goals in writing before you write

  • Help you develop a clear purpose statement for your paper

  • Create a checklist for meeting writing deadlines, especially for time-driven dissertations or master's thesis papers

  • Coach you to start your writing journey with a clear roadmap, so you know exactly how to move forward

  • Offer tools and resources to help you along your journey, including reference guides, templates, and strategies

  • Give you immediate feedback through effective proofreading and video-recorded copyediting 

  • Help you identify peer-review research articles for your literature review

  • Work with you to color code your data for analysis

  • Identify patterns, cluster for meaning, and  determine the relevant themes

  • Save you time by helping you resolve issues quickly

  • Motivate you to find satisfaction and confidence in writing effectively for your audience and purpose

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why work with me?

I have been Writing & Publishing
since 2008
I am a published
academic writer & certified  Coach 
i offer Developmental
Editing & Copyediting  
i support  learners
at all

If you are in the humanities, computer science, education, Business, social science or health related fields, my Academic Coaching is an excellent fit for you.

How I Can Help You