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I have used my MA from City University, London in Creative Writing Nonfiction to focus on memoir and life writing. Since qualifying in 2012 I have taught and facilitated memoir writing workshops in London and Bangalore.

My greatest pleasures derive from mentoring others through the process of discovering their own writing, whether it's providing manuscript evaluation or joining them in their journey from start to finish. I've had the pleasure of working with writers in the UK, France, India, Canada and the USA.

I can provide thoughtful feedback and assistance in the following:

  • one-on-one mentoring

  • manuscript review

  • proofreading

  • editing

  • copyediting

  • the elements of good writing

  • finding your voice

  • presenting your work aloud

Contact me to discuss your writing project at

"Jon’s varied life experiences have brought him to a place of deep connection and understanding of human beings. Working with him is a life-enhancing experience and doesn’t feel like ‘work’ at all. He is consistently constructive and positive in his critique. His words ‘be fully expressed’ and ‘write fearlessly’ will stay with me for a long time. It is a joy to have him as a coach."

        – Dr Sangeeta Mahajan, Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy’s and St                    Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Blog: and                    website:

I’m delighted to be part of the team of literary consultants for The Writing Coach, offering feedback and mentoring for writers of memoir and creative nonfiction.  I look forward to many years of association with Jacqui and everyone involved.

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