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I am interested in what you think and what you want to express. I can read your draft, give you feedback, and help you decide if your paper does what you want it to.
If you’re searching for what you want to say or how you’re going to say it, I can facilitate that by asking you lots of questions. I can also help you clarify what is expected of a college paper in a particular major and what a particular assignment is asking for. I can help you consider expectations as you write and offer consultation as you try to meet them.
At Amherst I majored in English and Economics, which prepared me to be the editor of The WAC Journal, a national academic journal on Writing Across the Curriculum. I received my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and have published short stories in several literary journals, including New Orleans Review and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. I taught English at a rural New Hampshire public high school, ESL in South Korea, team-taught a writing intensive Modern Art History course with an art historian professor, and taught Intro to Creative Writing at a university.
I have worked in university writing centers in New Hampshire and North Carolina, where I did thousands of writing consultations with students and many with professors, too. I am interested in what people are trying to say. I am interested in what you want to say.