Hey, Writer!
Raise your hand if:

You’ve started your manuscript but now you’re stuck in the weeds.

You’re having trouble with motivation & accountability.

You finished your novel and now you’re discovering why they call it revision hell.

You’re desperate for critique, but you’ve been on the receiving end of harshly-delivered feedback in the past and you’re afraid if it happens again, you’ll stop writing forever.

I’m a writer, too. I know how frustrating it can be.

I also know how awesome it feels to have a breakthrough!

Hi, I’m Nita

I’m a developmental editor & book coach who helps writers of novels and memoir stay accountable to their goals, raise the bar on their craft, and write emotionally-impactful manuscripts that work.

I’m so glad you stopped by!

Nita gave me the tough love I needed in the gentlest of packages. No question I had was too trivial or too difficult. A master listener, she stuck with me like a rock through a gamut of emotions until I fully understood her feedback. If you work with Nita, you’ll become a better writer.

Krista Lynn White, author

There’s nothing quite as motivating as knowing someone is on the other end of the line, waiting for your pages to pop into their inbox.

A real, live human being who doesn’t just work with your words, but works with YOU – the person behind the words, the person with something to say.

As an Author Accelerator certified book coach, I have the training to help make a difference in your writing life and craft a manuscript that works.

Let’s get to work…I’m waiting for your pages!

I specialize in memoir and character-driven fiction

Stories where the plot is driven by the protagonist’s emotional journey · Stories that have something to say about the human condition · Stories about family and home and the relationships we have with each other, ourselves, and our environment · Emotionally impactful stories written from the heart.

Contact me to book a free discovery call!

As fellow book coaches and friends, Nita and I partnered up to support one another in the process of writing our respective novels. I had been struggling for quite some time to prioritize my own writing. Knowing that Nita was expecting my pages made me write faster and more focused. While I always felt on top of the developmental aspects of my novel, Nita offered invaluable support with accountability, chasing away my imposter syndrome with gentle encouragement, line-editing, word choice feedback and suggestions (as English is my second language), and more. But above all, our bi-weekly coaching calls were a place for me to brainstorm and put into words what often felt muddled or undefined in my head, allowing me to bring my story to life on the page with sharp focus. She is truly a wonderful writing partner, and anyone would be lucky to work with her bringing their novel to life.

Lidija Hilje, author

How can I help?

Book Coaching

Walking beside you with support, accountability, editorial feedback, and motivation as you plan, write, & revise your novel.


Substantive editing with robust feedback for writers who prefer to work alone and can take it from there.

Blue Pencil Session

Interested but not quite sure? Check out a blue pencil session.

Pssst…! Makes a great gift for writers, too!

Nita’s insights into my manuscript helped me to discover the way to break into the next round of revisions. Her examples illustrated how subtle the difference between telling and showing can be, and her breakdown of the weaknesses in my manuscript will be my guide as I work to take my draft to the next level. Offered with kindness, humour, and tough love, Nita’s comments and editor’s letter have allowed me to see the possibilities of what my novel can become–published!”

Melanie Marttila author

I acknowledge with gratitude and respect that I live and work in the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc People in British Columbia, as well as the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council of the Yukon, Canada.