Language Is A Superpower

Language Is A Superpower

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I love writing and I love tutoring writing! No matter where you are on your writing journey, whether you love writing, hate it, or feel "meh" about it, I would love to meet you and to help you become a better writer so that you can reach your dreams.

I am a former college composition, literature, and creative writing teacher (Colorado State University 2006-2014) who has also worked as a professional writer and editor in the both the tech and literary worlds.

I have a BA in English Literature (Arizona State University 2005), an MFA in fiction (Colorado State University 2005), and I’m a certified Story Grid editor, specializing in development editing for fiction (2020).

How will I help you to become a better writer?

I will listen to you as a person and a writer. I will care about you. Together, we'll move you to a crystal clear understanding of the genre, context, purpose, and audience for your writing project.

With this transformational understanding, you can spend less time figuring out what exactly your instructors, employers, college application committee members, or any other audience wants you to write; and you can, instead, write more confidently, efficiently, and successfully.

If you are struggling with research, content, structure, syntax, grammar, punctuation, citations, or any other issues, I can help you figure out why you're struggling and give you specific, actionable advice on how to fix those issues.

I love helping my clients discover a writing voice that meets audience expectations but that is also *authentically yours.* I also love helping my clients discover the topics that light them up with joy so that researching and writing are no longer chores but energizing activities that pull you onward, helping you get to the next adventure and the next.


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2 years in business
Serves Fort Collins , CO
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    Sophanite G.

    J is an amazing educator who broke learning down into a fun and methodic process. She made academic writing accessible and she was very kind and attentive in her approach to my specific needs as a student.
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    August 07, 2022


    Paradees B.

    Learned several skills and learned how to leverage emotion through thoughtful word selection within my writing.
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    August 05, 2022


    Dr. W.

    I enjoy the direct & specific feedback I get with regard to BOTH the craft of writing, how to put phrases together, use dialogue well, set scenes to illustrate a point along with the guidance in learning to use grammar well. In addition JS has proven insightful re: how might a turn of phrase make or break a scene in which a particular point was being made or how might such shift a readers emotional response to what is being written.
    Both these areas are serving to steadily improve my writing ability. I am looking forward to continuing to work with her on future projects.
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    August 04, 2022

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    I provide a free in-person or Zoom session in which I get to know each student and their wants, needs, and expecations; and I provide a plan for how we can work together to meet those. 

    7+ years of teaching college composition, literature, and creative writing at Colorado State University

    4+ years working a professional technical writer/editor

    BA, English Literature

    MFA, Fiction

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