Dr Lizzy Tanguay

Hi! I’m Lizzy. Nonfiction editor, writing coach and applied linguist.

My passion is helping experts like you write with ease.

You’ve got a wealth of knowledge but you’re struggling to get your ideas onto the page.

Working on your own can be frustrating.

What you’ve written feels like a stream of consciousness.

You keep missing your deadlines.

It takes you forever just to write a page.

You need feedback and motivation.

An expert mentor.

That’s my job.

What make me qualified to help an expert like you?

I have spent almost two decades teaching writing and language at universities in the UK and abroad. (Yes, teaching writing is a different skill to writing.)

I’m a qualified adult educator with a doctorate in applied linguistics. I’m a traditionally published author and have worked as a reviewer of pre-publication books for Macmillan publishers and edited for traditionally and self publishing authors across a range of nonfiction topics.

I designed and introduced a cross-university training scheme for doctoral student peer writing advisors at Swansea University.

Whether it’s developmental editing, line editing, writing coaching or writing training for your organisation that you need, my job is to help get your winning words into the hands of the people who need to read them.

Writing is about more than the words on the page.

In my coaching, we cover the mindset, message and craft of writing.

To learn more about how we can work together, click here.

When I’m not chatting to my clients about their writing or immersed in an editing project or running writing workshops, you’ll find me in my veg garden or being blown around the Welsh coast with my husband and 3 boys.

The official bio:

Lizzy is a qualified adult educator with 18 years’ experience teaching writing at universities in the UK and Europe, a PhD in applied educational linguistics, and a Master’s in translation. Lizzy is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

She knows just how to help writers nail their big idea and choose the right words for their audience.

When she’s not performing book whispering duties, Lizzy works for the Centre for Academic Success at Swansea University where she coordinates provision for Postgraduate Research Programmes and for Swansea University Medical School.

Lizzy spent way too many years struggling to write her doctorate, before developing strategies that helped get her PhD, become an author with a top-five publisher and learn to enjoy writing.

In fact, she grew to enjoy writing so much that she made a career out of writing and teaching others to write.

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