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Mandy K.

Brooklyn, NY

$40/hour

Accomplished Novelist Teaches Aspects of Writing

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Vassar College

Education

Vassar College

About Mandy

Mandy is a 4th-generation Brooklynite and a 2014 Visiting Tutor in Creative Writing at Quest University. Her work has appeared in The Mass review, The Brooklyn Rail,.Cent, Penthouse, Vogue, QW, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, The Comics Journal, Lou-Lou, the New York Press, Our Town, Manhattan Spirit, and 'zines too numerous to count.

Her first novel was favorably reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, Japanese Esquire, Bloomsbury Review, KRWG/NPR, WFMU, WSTR, CKUT (McGill Radio) and the Austin Chronicle; selected as a best first novel out of New York by the Library Journal. Her second novel won the AWP Fiction Prize in 2010, selected by Francine Prose. It received Honorable Mention in the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize and was and was published by New Issues in 2012. It has received starred reviews in both Kirkus and the Library Journal.

She was a Fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002 and her plays have been staged in London at the Young Vic, in Cambridge at the Junction Theater and at the Judith E. Wilson Studio, in Montréal at the Théâtre Ste. Catherine, in Oslo at the Samtidsfestivalen and in New York at Where Eagles Dare Studios.

She is an occasional MFA dissertation defense panelist at UMASS, Amherst and a jurist for the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers’ Scholastic Writing Awards. Whenever she has the money to spare, she studies Homeric Greek at Flux Factory in New York.

Specialties: She tutors, teaches, suggests additional exercises and reading, improves vocabulary and grammar, instills a lifelong love of reading, edits, copyedits, indexes, proofreads or provides critical analysis of your work.

She's been at it an awfully long time and can provide all relevant bona fides upon request. Clients have included: Halyk Finance, Simon & Schuster, Princeton Review, Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey/Spectra, ESPN Books, The Modern Library, One World, Presidio Press, Random House, Spiegel & Grau, and Villard, Pocket Books, Gallery Books, MTV Books, PermaBooks, Downtown Press & many more.
Mandy is a 4th-generation Brooklynite and a 2014 Visiting Tutor in Creative Writing at Quest University. Her work has appeared in The Mass review, The Brooklyn Rail,.Cent, Penthouse, Vogue, QW, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, The Comics Journal, Lou-Lou, the New York Press, Our Town, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Psychology, Zoology
Art:
Art History, Art Theory , Film
English:
English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Grammar

I have been a copyeditor and proofreader and line editor for many years. My clients have included: Halyk Finance, Simon & Schuster, Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey/Spectra, ESPN Books, The Modern Library, One World, Presidio Press, Random House, Spiegel & Grau, and Villard, Pocket Books, Gallery Books, MTV Books, PermaBooks, Downtown Press & many more.

Writing

Mandy is a 4th-generation Brooklynite and a finishing school drop-out. Her work has appeared in The Mass review, The Brooklyn Rail,.Cent, Penthouse, Vogue, QW, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, The Comics Journal, Lou-Lou, the New York Press, Our Town, Manhattan Spirit, and 'zines too numerous to count.

Her first novel was favorably reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, Japanese Esquire, Bloomsbury Review, KRWG/NPR, WFMU, WSTR, CKUT (McGill Radio) and the Austin Chronicle; selected as a best first novel out of New York by the Library Journal. Her second novel won the AWP Fiction Prize in 2010, selected by Francine Prose. It received Honorable Mention in the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize and was and was published by New Issues in 2012. It has received starred reviews in both Kirkus and the Library Journal.

She was a Fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002 and her plays have been staged in London at the Young Vic, in Cambridge at the Junction Theater and at the Judith E. Wilson Studio, in Montréal at the Théâtre Ste. Catherine, in Oslo at the Samtidsfestivalen and in New York at Where Eagles Dare Studios.

She is an occasional MFA dissertation defense panelist at UMASS, Amherst and a jurist for the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers’ Scholastic Writing Awards. Whenever she has the money to spare, she studies Homeric Greek at Flux Factory in New York.

Specialties: She tutors, teaches, suggests additional exercises and reading, improves vocabulary and grammar, instills a lifelong love of reading, edits, copyedits, indexes, proofreads or provides critical analysis of your work.

She's been at it an awfully long time and can provide all relevant bona fides upon request. Clients have included: Halyk Finance, Simon & Schuster, Princeton Review, Ballantine Books, Bantam Dell, Delacorte Press, Del Rey/Spectra, ESPN Books, The Modern Library, One World, Presidio Press, Random House, Spiegel & Grau, and Villard, Pocket Books, Gallery Books, MTV Books, PermaBooks, Downtown Press & many more.

Vassar College

Education

Vassar College

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mandy will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11231.