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The Brave Writer staff is taking time to be with family over the holiday! There won’t be any email correspondence from us between December 25, 2021 and January 3, 2022.

Have a wonderful end of the year celebration with your family!

Writing Coach: Johannah Bogart

Writing Coach Johannah Bogart

Continuing our series of our fabulous WORK-FROM-HOME writing coaches…

Meet Johannah!

You’ve probably seen this lovely person before. She’s my daughter!

Johannah has been working for Brave Writer for six years as a Book and Movie Club facilitator. She has logged in to chat with your kiddos from all over the world. New York, Peru, Malaysia, Japan, Colombia, and now, more permanently (of late) Mexico.

Here she is (in the photo above), working away at her home in Sayulita. If you look closely, you’ll get to meet Bagheera, Johannah’s shadow and puppy! An honorary Brave Writer Family member.

Johannah is one of our students’ favorite instructors. Her style is a combination of:

  • offbeat,
  • relevant,
  • easygoing,
  • and insightful.

Kids relate to her because her commenting is so conversational, it’s like you’re talking directly to her. Add to that her experience as a life coach, and homeschool alum herself, and you can imagine the riches she brings to our classroom week in and week out.

We’re so honored to have you on our team, Johannah.

You can sign up your students for her book club and/or her movie clubs here!


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Call for Writing Coaches 2021

Brave Writer Coaches

Brave Writer is hiring!

We’re looking for people from diverse backgrounds to join our creative and talented team of writing coaches

Brave Writer is passionate about alternative education and serving families from diverse communities. If you share this passion and would like to supplement your income with part-time work from home, consider working with us!

Job Description

Brave Writer offers online courses to help students (mostly homeschooled) progress as academic and creative writers. We offer asynchronous courses (in writing, no video) to teach parents and children how to find the ideas within and express them with clear and compelling prose. 

Our writing classes are conducted online in our private classroom. Read about how they work. For a quick introduction to Brave Writer’s approach to writing in general, click here

Job Requirements

On your application, you’ll share details in the following areas.

1. Experience with Alternative Education

We’re looking for candidates with approximately three years of experience in instruction using an alternative education model: homeschool, pod school, Montessori, Waldorf, experimental education, special needs program, or other!

2. Writing You’ve Published

Publishing credits in any of the following venues are necessary:

  • Magazine articles
  • Books
  • Active blog with a readership
  • Community newsletter (homeschooling, religious community, affinity group, etc.)
  • Letters to the editor or editorials
  • You tell us! (There are lots of ways to be published today.)

3. Experience with Underrepresented Communities

In order to serve our increasingly diverse student body, we’re looking for instructors who have experience working with underrepresented communities. This experience can be at a personal or community level.

How to Apply

  • To be notified when our application opens on September 27, you can drop your email address here. The application window closes at midnight ET on October 8, 2021.
  • On your application, you will be asked to include:
    • Resumé (please include any experience coaching writing)
    • Level of education completed (high school, college, graduate school—whatever you have)
    • Alternative education experience
    • Publishing credits
    • Experience with underrepresented communities
    • A writing sample that showcases your writing voice (700-800 words)
    • Responses to sample student writing and parent concerns
  • We’ll hold interviews in October and will offer provisional employment to selected candidates by November 5, 2021.
  • New employees will attend our asynchronous online training (paid, 2-4 hours daily time commitment) on November 8-19, 2021. This training is mandatory.

All employment-related questions should be directed to Kirsten Merryman kmerryman@bravewriter.com.

Let us know of your interest by filling out our form. Click below! 

Interest Form


Brave Writer Employment Policy

Brave Writer is an equal opportunity employer. Brave Writer is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. Brave Writer encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on access to reliable Internet.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Writing Coach: Diana Allor

Brave Writer coach Diana Allor

Diana Allor is a writing coach who pairs a voice of experience with gentle encouragement to form a winning combination. She’s a deep thinker who loves literature and writing.

Truth? Diana is everything she seems to be. When we met at our staff retreat, she exuded calm and generosity. She’s a soft talker, with powerful skills!

Diana is open to considering anything you say to her—taking it in and reflecting carefully on your point, then coming back with her thoughts. She’s the perfect coach to discuss writing and books with your kids.

Listen to what this mom had to say:

Diana was wonderful!  Her encouraging comments to my daughter gave her the motivation to write more. Watching Diana slowly pull gold from everyone’s children through the slow process of observation, freewrite, and revision was a revelation! 

Diana is also one of the most flexible coaches on our team!

Diana has taught:

  • Shakespeare,
  • Essay Prep,
  • Expository Essay,
  • Literary Analysis,
  • Brave Writer 101,
  • and Book Club.

Learn more about Diana.


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Writing Coach: Erin Quinn

Brave Writer Coach Erin Quinn

Erin Quinn is one of a kind! Growing up in South East Asia, different languages helped spark her fascination with how words come together to create meaning. She went on to get her degree in English, at the University of Northern Colorado. Well traveled, this gal!

Now as a military family, she moves every couple of years—yet her commitment to Brave Writer families has never wavered. Game to try anything, she quickly became one of our most versatile coaches. She has always adopted the playful spirit of her online classes, adding a sprinkling of her own experience and strong writing style.

Can I just tell you that Erin was the life of the party at our staff retreat? Always smiling, always chatting, always sunny. Life is good when you’ve got Erin in your world! (Our Brave Writer students think so too!) Her genuine interest in our students and parents is delightful. She’s been known to join in with her students in the fun activities in class, inventing her own vocabulary words and sharing a laugh with the kids.

Turns out she can roll with the punches too. Check out this picture of Erin (above) working at the kitchen table to accommodate her husband’s new working-from-home set up! We appreciate your dedication, Erin! Thank you for tirelessly serving our families.

Erin says: “I am working at my kitchen table because my husband moved my desk to our bedroom so he can work from home. The tiny corner I had carved out for myself has been cannibalized to make two work spaces. Behold the chaos of my kitchen/dining room!”


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