About WriterCoach

Russel Brownlee portrait

Your coach & editor, Russel Brownlee

I’ve always believed the advice that we should follow our dreams, and for me that was always to become an author. I’ve had the good fortune of being published and have followed my passion to explore the craft of writing and creativity at ever deeper levels. Along the way I’ve worked as an editor for corporates, publishers and independent authors and I’ve learnt how to bring out the story in any piece of text. Now I combine editing, author mentorship and creativity coaching to offer writers support at any stage of their journey – from first ideas to publish-ready manuscript. My associates and I look forward to working with you to bring out the best in your writing and creativity.

How we can help you


Editing and overwriting of company documents, reports, and books. Editing of magazines and articles.


Editing and overwriting of secondary and tertiary books and materials. South African CAPS and NQF curricula. 



Substantive editing of fiction and nonfiction. Developmental (structural) editing . Editorial assessments.



Personal coaching for authors. Support with plot, structure, problem-solving, goal setting and publishing preparation.

My books & Courses

Garden of the Plagues novel
Russel Brownlee Tuin der Plagen
Write masterful fiction book cover
Write masterful fiction udemy course
Russel Brownlee Discovery of Causeless Joy

Reach me

In real life

Cape Town, South Africa
International clients, please visit www.writercoach.co


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