How to Use a Coach for Professional Development

Tweet this post.Today, in my How To column at, I talk about coaching as a PD option. Coaching is like mentoring, with more structure and accountability; and a coach doesn’t need to know publishing to help an editor move her skills and her career forward.

Mentioned in the post: The Manager’s Guide to Effective Coaching, by Marshall Cook and Laura Poole

This is the last post in my series on professional development for mid-career and senior editors.Link to my columns on

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Photo by Caroline, used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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