My story dates back to my pre-school years, when I once had a nightmare and then took several pieces of paper, and compiled the events, plus my own drawings, into my very first book. It was my first time using writing and creativity to help ground me, to manage my fears and emotions. Throughout elementary school, I invested much energy into writing spelling-words stories on a weekly basis, and came to cultivate the power of the creative mind.
In high school, I took creative writing electives, the highlight of my day, and mastered poetry, fiction, and non-fiction material. In the Honors Program at Queens College, there was one clear path for me: an English major, and under the tutelage and guidance of amazing professors, I landed my first internship at Parent Guide, writing and producing material for their monthly paper. I was also a Teacher's Assistant for a Freshman College English Composition class. I later graduated Phi Beta Kappa, got married a week later, and moved to Philadelphia.
In Pennsylvania, I took a job as a middle school math teacher, and as an enrichment instructor, which instilled within me a passion for connecting to and mentoring students. When I went on to have my own children, I put them as a priority above my own career, and was foremost a wife and a mother, and then a writer, committing to mostly freelance work, blogging, and writing workshops.
My work has appeared in Parent Guide, The Parent Paper, OU.org, Chabad.org, The Jewish Link, Times of Israel, Aesthetic Dentistry Magazine, Skirt.com, and I was the winner of a writing contest on JewishStoryWriting.com.
In my role as The Essayist, I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults organize their thoughts, gather material, connect to what they are passionate about, and build the perfectly written piece. I hope to be able to allow people to transfer their feelings into words, as I once experienced as a young child. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you. Get in touch to learn more.
Essay Coaching Session
Define and refine your ideas
This service is a favorite among many of my clients, as it is often times one of the keys to a more natural, personal essay. This session will give you the tools and techniques to dig deep into your creative wells and uncover the story you didn't know you had buried. Ideas are formulated, words are written, and an outline is formed. Some clients choose to continue writing on their own, and others opt for more editing sessions. Call now to schedule an appointment.
Polish your words
Do you feel like you are always stringing together sentences but never accurately convey an idea? Do your paragraphs feel incoherent? Are you worried that you haven't captivated the interest of your readers? My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your perfected written goals. Can be done in person, or via phone or email. Get in touch today and start feeling proud of your ability to tell a story.
The final touches
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we present ourselves through our writing. With my revision session, your work will be carefully examined and tweaked, until you are completely satisfied with your written representation. You will have the ability to exert the power of choice over whatever changes I may suggest, so that the wording is always in your hands. These sessions work best for advanced writers.
"Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing."