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Tara Reyelts

Topic:   |  Posted on December 5th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Tara Reyelts earned her PhD in African History from Michigan State University, where her dissertation received distinction. She also earned her BA in both English and African Cultures & Colonialism from St. Olaf College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Tara is an experienced writing tutor, having worked at her school’s writing center during graduate […]

Dan Ryan

Topic:   |  Posted on December 4th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Daniel Ryan is a professor and writer who has taught composition, rhetoric, literature, and creative writing courses at Columbia University in the City of New York, Hofstra University and Fordham University, where he currently teaches English. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in English; in 2020, he earned a Master of […]

Caryn Schwartz

Topic:   |  Posted on December 3rd, 2020  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Caryn Schwartz has been an editor—of school assignments, newspaper articles, college applications and more—for eight years. She earned her BA from Vassar College in English and Chinese, and then promptly took off to join the college consulting industry in Shanghai. She has worked with high school, undergraduate and MBA applicants. After five years in China, […]

Kayla Soyer-Stein

Topic:   |  Posted on December 2nd, 2020  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Kayla Soyer-Stein is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher from New York City. A graduate of Oberlin College, where she majored in Creative Writing and minored in French, she went on to earn her M.F.A. in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. She has over ten years of experience […]

Melanie Ashkar

Topic:   |  Posted on July 13th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Melanie Ashkar is a freelance editor and opera singer from the Washington, DC area who received her BA in music and linguistics from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa). A lifelong lover of words, Melanie is a creative writer whose curiosity about language led her to earn a Master of Science degree in linguistics from Georgetown University, specializing […]

Steven Pfau

Topic:   |  Posted on July 13th, 2020  |  Written by Emma Harrington

Steven Pfau is a writer and editor in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Idaho’s MFA program in Creative Writing, where he wrote a collection of essays on uncles and nephews. He taught a variety of composition, literature, and creative writing courses at UI, and he was the managing editor of the MFA […]

Michael Ventura

Topic:   |  Posted on February 13th, 2016  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Michael Ventura is a freelance designer, animator, and illustrator with a love of all things creative. He graduated with Honors from Northampton Community College with a degree in New Media Design, and graduated Cum Laude from Lesley University with a degree in Animation and Motion Media. He has six years of freelance experience working on […]