Book Coaching vs. Editing: The High-Touch Approach

What is the difference between the two & what book coaching provides that editing does not

Robin Nemesszeghy
12 min readMar 21, 2024


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You might have heard of book coaching among those in the writing community and wondered:

  • What is it exactly?
  • What can it do for me as a writer?
  • How can it add to my writing process?
  • How is it different from editing?

These questions are exactly what I’m going to address here in this post. But first, let’s start with looking at the value of coaching as a whole.

The value of coaching spans across multiple industries

Coaching has been growing in popularity in all fields, and for good reason! Check out this really interesting TED talk by surgeon Atul Gawande as he explains in detail just how much coaching has brought value to him (and to all his patients) in the medical field. The secret value of coaching is out, and it’s no longer being…



Robin Nemesszeghy

Little Red Bird, flitting around to deliver words to the page | Creative Thinker & Writer | MBTI Specialist & Personality Coach | Editor & Book Coach