Gale & Co is a coaching consultancy for authors founded and led by Kathy Gale, a highly successful and respected writing coach. She has been a director of three major publishing companies and has worked with authors for over thirty years.

Kathy Gale

Every successful author has found their own way of working and because of this we personalise our coaching for each individual. We pay close attention to authors to provide the right kind of support for them, at their own pace and in their own time, sometimes for parts of the process and often all the way through to finished manuscript, literary representation and publication. We know from experience that this flexible, detailed approach creates the optimum conditions for developing the best writing, which in turn stands the very best chance of success.

Kathy currently provides our individual and group coaching herself, giving writers a rare opportunity to be edited and advised by a leading publishing professional. And she is now personally training new coaches.

I have a first draft of a book, an offer of representation from a leading agent, and interest from a major publisher. None of those things would have happened without Kathy’s support. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
— Melissa Harrison, now an acclaimed author with Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber, and a columnist with The Times

Coaching for individuals

Gale & Co's one-to-one coaching gives you the rare opportunity to have your writing read by a leading publishing professional and to work with her in detail and face-to-face with the aim of maximising your potential as a writer, and achieving representation and publication. more…

Coaching in groups

Gale & Co Writers' Studio groups provide coaching for four to six writers who would like to develop and flourish alongside other authors.  more…

Train to be a writers' coach

Writing coaches support authors to flourish and grow, helping to create a whole new generation of creative writers. This can be an extraordinarily rewarding and successful career. 

Kathy is now offering training and supervision to others who would like to become writing coaches and associates of Gale & Co. more…

About Gale & Co

Gale & Co was formed to provide authors with a uniquely helpful way to develop their writing.  Find out more about us and our history here


We are very proud of the work we have done to support writers and writing. Take a look at some of the great things people have said about us here…