Welcome to Your Writing Boutique!
Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to strengthen your essay writing skills? Do you want to get better English grades at school? Do you have a child who struggles with written output? Are you trying to communicate more effectively at work? Are you trying make your writing come alive?
Perhaps some of these words resonate with you:
“I know what I want to say, but I have trouble getting my ideas onto paper.”
“I have an essay to write, and I have no idea where to start.”
“I have a story to tell, but my grammar skills aren’t good.”
“I would be an A student at school, but my language barrier keeps me from writing well.”
You’re in the right place! We’re here to help you gain confidence in your writing.
Everyone can have access to the writing skills necessary to reach their goals and should be able to write with confidence. I believe collaboration and relationships are the foundation for growth, and Your Writing Boutique is designed to be a non-judgmental atmosphere for you to boost your skills in writing, editing, and self-expression. Our relationship will be one of give and take, where you can expect consistent written and verbal feedback on your hard work. We believe in ideas, beginnings, and stepping over obstacles to reach goals.
I have been editing and teaching writing and for about 15 years. For a long time, I was a full-time teacher, working with teenagers who struggled with literacy and writing. Many of those students needed help generating, organizing, and elaborating upon their ideas, as well as understanding how to apply basic grammar. I once witnessed a middle school student tenuously jotting down words about his sneaker for a poetry assignment when he suddenly realized he had composed a rap song. He was beside himself with pride, and his breakthrough inspired me. Moments such as these are what have kept me inspired over the years.
I have since left the classroom to build a tutoring business, where I help both kids and adults, from all walks of life, hone their literacy writing skills. It turns out my favorite part of my job has been to teach writing, as well as to edit essays, college papers, books, and work documents. I love seeing people’s ideas come to life and goals come to fruition when they become more confident in their writing.
Most recently I have moved to an online atmosphere, which is a huge leap for me. I am learning that communication through email, Skype, phone calls, and online course work can be a manageable solution for people busy with work, school, and home responsibilities. This I can relate to! I have two tiny kids, who are my biggest joys, but who also keep me extremely busy. I am so excited about this adventure and challenge of this new pursuit.
I have to say that working with people of all ages is one of my favorite aspects of what I do. My youngest client is a little boy who is putting so much effort into bettering his writing about text skills. My oldest client is a 75 year old woman who wants help editing her autobiography. I love it!
I live just outside of Boston with my husband and two kids, 5 and 3. I love to run, hike, write, and be with my family.