As a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, a teacher of college writing, a poet, and a freelance writer and editor, I am constantly engaged in every stage of the writing process. This work has enabled me to help others improve their writing from many directions.
Through my 4 years of classroom teaching at Cornell University and 3 years of experience tutoring individual undergraduate and graduate writers, I have learned how to quickly identify practical editing suggestions. While I am always happy to stick to mechanics and help writers proofread, my favorite teaching experiences have pushed writers in directions they had not predicted, helped them overcome writer's block, or introduced new ways of thinking about an existing problem. For this reason, I love to work with clients or students who are truly invested in their own writing projects.
As an academic myself, I am also experienced at making complicated texts understandable to frustrated students, and can work with students struggling with reading comprehension.
Since graduating summa cum laude from New York University in 2008, I have been working on my PhD at Cornell University in upstate New York. I recently moved back to Brooklyn to write my dissertation and to teach writing in the CUNY system. While doing so, I am looking to work with new students individually.
Please contact me if you need help with any stage of the writing process, if you are struggling with a specific project relating to literature or language, or if you just want someone with whom to share ideas as you work. I am also willing to negotiate discounted rates for humanities graduate students, or others with long-term writing projects and limited financial means.
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