Topic: Coaching & Client-Centred Learning Skills for Driving Instructors
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Extra notes: We (Ged & Claire Wilmot) are UK-based driving instructor trainers. We train people up to become driving instructors... REALLY good ones! We also help existing driving instructors to become even better at what they do.
And we have now written a book. It's set to become a real hit within our industry and has the potential to reach a global audience, as the content is relevant to a worldwide audience of driver trainers.
In recent years, many European driving instructors have started to change the way we deliver driver training - we're moving away from an instructor-centred approach and more towards a client-centred one, in an effort to create more self-aware and responsible drivers. Ultimately, this will make our roads safer for everyone. Instead of novice drivers who are driving from memory ("What did my instructor tell me I should do here?"), we want them to be able to deal with any new situation based on previous experience of having to work things out for themselves ("What is my best option here?").
Our book explains to driving instructors how to use coaching and client-centred techniques to make their drivers more aware and responsible. We also give instructors lots of example scenarios so that they can develop drivers that are safe for life, not just those that can 'pass the test'. Instructors who adopt the strategies and techniques within will undoubtedly develop MUCH safer drivers than those who continue to adopt a 'traditional' instructor-led approach.
The book has been written by us both and has been read by three driving instructors (our target market for this book) who have provided feedback which has enabled us to tweak the content. Their feedback has been excellent - in fact, all three have demanded to have their proof copies returned to them so they can use the book as a reference until our final version is published on Amazon. We will be self-publishing via CreateSpace.
The book has already undergone a copy edit on the language and flow. Unnecessary fluff has been condensed and/or removed. The spelling and grammar in the book is of a high standard (at least, we like to think so!) so there *shouldn't* be a great deal of editing work needed here at all.
We are looking for someone who will:
- Proof read and correct spelling/grammar where appropriate.
- Provide any feedback to us on the content and structure, making any small structural changes as necessary.
- Lay out the references section of the book (we have provided sources of all information, laid out for each chapter, but the whole references section needs formatting properly - we can send this to you to view if you would prefer to see this before submitting a firm proposal)
- Make suggestions for a book title (we kind of have a subtitle already... we just need a funky title!)
This project has run on for far too long now, so we are keen to get this job completed within 2-3 weeks MAXIMUM.
Please provide us with samples of your work and a proven track record of success with other clients. We need to make sure we get the right person for the job, so please only apply if you have a keen eye for detail and experience of turning good text into AMAZING text!
If you need to know any more, please get in touch. I have provided a chapter from the book so you can see what our writing style is like and you can get an idea of how much work is needed. The book is not yet formatted for CreateSpace, but once it is, the 'Competence Ladder' diagram will fit on the same page. There are 14 chapters in the book in total.
We look forward to working with you!
** IMPORTANT NOTE: The total word count of the book is 84281 words, but it has been partially edited. A freelancer on PPH was previously awarded this job but failed to complete it. A line-by-line edit has been completed by that freelancer on the first 30336 words, so only the remaining 52945 words need editing. Feel free to ask any questions for clarification! **
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Hi Ged - I'd like to see the references please, but I'm afraid PPH don't allow sellers to contact buyers directly. Perhaps you can contact the website to askk them to forward the info. I'm a jounalist with experience of academic publishing and fiction proof-reading.
JaneGed W.04 Sep 2016
I think I can send attachments after a proposal has been made, Jane :-) After seeing it, you can cancel/amend your proposal up/down if need be :-)
Hi Ged, Do you have a budget in mind? Kind regards, AmeeshaGed W.04 Sep 2016
We are flexible on budget and don't want to influence proposals. Please consider the time it would take to proof read the text based on the word count and sample and lay out a references section. Once you have submitted a proposal, I should be able to forward a copy of the references section and you can amend your proposal up/down if need be :-)The Book Shelf LTD.04 Sep 2016
Thanks for the reply Ged. To clarify, is the chapter you attached one of the chapters that has been line edited, or not? The attached document is a PDF - do you need the editor to work in PDF or Word? Kind regards, Ameesha
what is your deadline and budget for this project ?
Many thanks !Ged W.04 Sep 2016
2-3 weeks maximum turnaround time. Please consider the time it would take to proof read the text based on the word count and sample and lay out a references section. Once you have submitted a proposal, I should be able to forward a copy of the references section and you can amend your proposal up/down if need be :-)
Please may I see what is required with your references?
Thanks.Ged W.03 Sep 2016
Hi, yes sure - It appears that I cannot attach it to this message though - is it possible for you to private message me?