Hi. I'm a writer and a writing teacher in schools throughout New York City, including The New School, NYU, and New York City College of Technology.

I also offer individualized editorial services -- including one-on-one writing coaching, book doctoring for both non-fiction and fiction projects, and help writing query letters for agents.

I've worked with clients on everything from video game scripts to novels to memoirs. And I love doing it.

If you're considering hiring someone as a writing coach or book doctor, please look at what I offer and what some of my clients have to say. For more about my editorial services, click here.

My memoir, Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding was published by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books; you can find more information here.

I've written personal essays and health and wellness articles for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Salon.com, and EveryDay with Rachel Ray. You can read a sampling here.


Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to contact me at jessie.sholl [at] gmail.com with any questions.






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