A child who learns to read and write well learns to think and speak more effectively. An adult who improves these skills enjoys increased opportunity in many areas of life. It is a joy to see such advancements occur at any age!
I am a published writer, professional editor, ghost writer, and tutor -- as well as a mother of two -- who will help an individual achieve his or her own goals. One of my own goals is to help each of my clients find his or her own voice. I am patient with students' needs and respectful of their privacy.
My education includes a BA in liberal arts (PSU) and MA in psychology (Columbia U). I have light Spanish skills. My tutoring and mentoring experience includes elementary, middle, and high school students for reading and writing skills, including essay composition and SAT test preparation; college and graduate school students for fellowship essays, research reports, graduate school applications, and doctoral dissertations; foreign adults for college and graduate school preparation, and older adults for memoirs. My editing experience includes scientific journal articles, trade books, resumes, and poetry. My writing experience includes feature articles and stories -- magazines, newspapers, children's educational storybooks; ghost writing -- trade books, brochures, correspondence, and Web material.
I resigned from my full-time job at Yale in order to complete a serious novel (now in its final -- I hope! -- draft). Currently, I am coaching high school, college, and graduate school students, as well as editing a trade book for its second printing, and ghost writing a trade book that is under contract.
Recent comments from clients:
"I thought you’d like to know that Charlie came out of SAT’s on Saturday saying he felt particularly good about his essay! He was talkative about it so I know he felt good. Thank you again for your expert help."
"You have really helped the boys to refine their thinking about writing and editing and have significantly improved their skills. I am so glad that you accepted the challenge of working with teenage boys who certainly didn’t have ‘writing well’ as a goal at the top of their priority list! Thank you!"
"I have successful graduated...Russian MBA...one month ago. I will be in Moscow and other cities and towns of Russia. There I'll need English; your lessons helped me...very well." A. D. November, 2011
"I found out that I got accepted into Southern! I couldn't be happier." V. G. December, 2011
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