Hi! Thanks for visiting.


I’m a writing coach and writer. These two skills have paid my bills for 7 years, and writing has been my primary focus in life for more than 15 years.

In the spirit of two of my favorite luminaries, Derek Sivers and Paul Graham, I try to keep my web presence simple.

Why might I want a writing coach?

No one is born writing clearly. It’s a skill, and you need both practice and feedback to get good at it. For some people, writing well is intrinsically rewardingbut also, your writing skills can directly affect your career.

For example, say you’re a great financial analyst. You’re smart and capable. However, because writing is a skill in itself, you keep making a “just okay” impression in emails, bios, and cover letters.

If you can relate to that, you’re not alone! The solution is 1:1 collaboration with someone who specializes in writing. Here’s what you can expect if you work with me.

How much?

$80/session, with flexibility for retirees, students, regulars, and new parents.

The first phone or Skype call is $0, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I answer all messages sent to ellen@ellenrhymes.com.

Can I read some of your writing?

Please do! You might enjoy my short essays or playful poems. I’ve also done quite a bit of commercial writing for content agencies, small businesses, and consumer media companies.

Praise for my work:

“I made a decision to hire a writing coach as part of my urge to become a better writer. Ellen has been a fantastic choice. Please consider her if you’re looking for a coach/editor.” – I. Sterin

“Ellen stands out to me because she’s experienced a lot in life, which means she can immediately empathize with not only the message I’m sending, but the person I’m becoming. IMO this identity-level rapport is what separates beginner coaches from professionals. If you work with Ellen, you’ll grow.” Mick B.

“You make me sound like a talented writer. Can’t believe I didn’t bring [my piece] to you sooner. I’ve been struggling with it for a few weeks now.” – O. Wynter

“Wowsers! What you accomplished in such a short period of time with my manuscript was nothing short of amazing.” – Dr. J. Bowles

“Ellen is an amazing writer and editor. As a digital marketing company we are extremely sensitive to the quality and the accuracy of the content we publish for clients. Ellen has been a tremendous asset to us.” – H. Seyedi

”I am forever indebted to my tenacious editor, Ms. Ellen Fishbein. With her move from New York to Texas, a new career change and a busy schedule ahead, she kept her pledge of unwavering assistance to complete my protracted memoir.” – B. Foong

“OMG this is amazing! You just get me!” A. Hollywood