Writing Coaching, Workshops, and Discussion Groups

Typewriter Keys

Writing Workshops

College Essays

Private Coaching & Tutoring

Literature Discussions

Big Ideas + Great Writing

Words have incredible power. They can convey your message, explain your perspective, persuade your reader, and tell your story.

Hiring Alice Moody to help you craft engaging writing enables you to do all of this and more. Alice's business, Platinum Pen Consulting, specializes in personal and strategic writing and content development. She poses insight-revealing questions, clarifies your objectives, and helps you define and refine your key messages. She assists students and clients brainstorm, write, edit, and refine until the work is perfect.

Count on her to work with you to produce pieces that capture the essence of who you are, what you do, and how your audience will benefit from the value you provide.

Alice's expertise with tone, style, structure, and voice ensures a final product that resonates with its audience. She exceeds your expectations and prides herself on always delivering a "platinum" experience.

Used Books


Writing Coaching, College Essay Coaching, Writing Workshops, Leading Book Discussions



articles, essays, newsletters, value propositions, website content, flyers, profiles, speeches, surveys, templates, mission and vision statements


personal statements and supplemental essays for undergraduate and graduate programs


multi genre writing workshops and literature discussions



Alice poses tactical questions designed to understand you and your objectives. Cognizant of your intended audience's lens, she helps you gather the necessary background information and details to effectively craft your communication.


Alice records your answers and helps you physically map them out, looking for common words, themes, and ideas. She helps you identify the who, what, why, and how of your unique story.


Relying on a deep understanding of the tenets of good writing, Alice helps you produce compelling content. Multiple drafts and edits ensure the quality of your finished product.




"Alice helped us formalize how we communicate our value proposition and process to our target market. She took the time to learn about our team on a deep level and intuitively created content that brought our mission to life through the written word."

Keith Spengel, Co-Founder/Principal, Symphony Financial

"I was fortunate to work with Alice at Triumph Books, which was, at the time, a start-up trade book publishing company. Alice was proactive and tenacious. She set goals and found ways of making things happen. Her focus and persistency and written work helped us break through, and befriend, a host of key contacts."

Mitch Rogatz, President/Publisher, Triumph Books

"Working with Alice and Platinum Pen Consulting was an extremely positive experience. She is a consummate professional who understood our goals, asked insightful questions, worked diligently and delivered superior content. We couldn't be more pleased with the results."

Sue Maggos, Owner/President, National Bolt & Nut Corp.


Alice Elizabeth Moody
Writing Coach, Workshop Instructor, and Book Group Facilitator

I have always revered words and their ability to explain, persuade, and enlighten.

Equipped with a bachelor's degree in English from Johns Hopkins, I worked briefly in publishing before returning to school and earning a master's degree from the University of Chicago. Upon graduation, I found my true passion -- writing and helping others share their stories through writing. In 1998, when I was an English teacher, living in San Francisco, I first offered my services to students and small businesses.

Through my years of experience, including the past eight, where I have led popular writing workshops on Chicago's North Shore, worked individually with scores of students and professionals, and facilitated book groups, I have gained a reputation for producing excellent results and forming strong relationships.

If you need an experienced writer, editor, and coach who provides a fully integrated service, dedicated to telling your story, then please contact me to discuss the benefits of working with Platinum Pen Consulting.








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