THE WRITING SAGE

Helping you master the written word.

"Beneath memory and experience, beneath imagination and invention, beneath words, there are rhythms to which memory and imagination and words all move. The writer’s job is to go deep enough to feel that rhythm, find it, move to it, be moved by it, and let it move memory and imagination to find words." 

~Ursula K. Le Guin, Conversations on Writing

 
 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

SPEECH WRITING & COACHING

Having worked as a theater director and acting coach for over a decade, I know a thing or two about stage presence. Speech giving is a form of storytelling. You must connect with audiences on a personal and intellectual level so that you're message is felt and heard. I help speakers craft and deliver exquisite speeches guaranteed to inspire. Together we'll work on:

  • Content

  • Structure

  • Pacing

  • Articulation

  • Delivery

  • Charisma

DRAMATURGY & STORYBOARDING

A theater major at Yale and a professional director in New York City, I have spent much of my life analyzing scripts, developing characters, and refining story arcs. I have since worked with many playwrights and screenwriters to develop first and final drafts of their scripts. I can help you with:

 

  • Narrative arc

  • Plot

  • Conflict 

  • Character development

  • Dialogue

  • Visualization

WRITING COACH

Writing is a massive but highly rewarding undertaking. Do you feel like you have a book in you but don't know where to start? Are you burning with passion but struggling with discipline? Is your vision so big that you feel overwhelmed by the details? Or are you caught up in the details but missing the arch? I work with writers to:

 

  • Outline and execute ambitious book projects

  • Brainstorm topics & organize research 

  • Overcome writer's block

  • Craft outstanding personal essays & critical articles 

  • Prototype literary structure 

  • Create a tailored writing plan, set deadlines, and stay on task

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Whether you are a student applying for a job or internship, an advanced professional transitioning careers, or a freelancer looking to upgrade your online presence, I can help you:

 

  • Draft clear, concise, intelligent language in all of your professional materials

  • Sculpt an impressive resume

  • Write outstanding cover letters

  • Create a stunning website (content, layout, and design)

  • Develop pitch decks and powerpoint presentations

  • Complete competitive grant & job applications

RESEARCH & TRANSLATION

From first drafts to final edits, I help you translate big ideas into compelling prose. I provide hands-on creative, organizational, and intellectual support with:

 

  • Blogs

  • Articles

  • Research papers

  • Reports

  • Critical essays 

Fluent in Spanish and a true lover of languages, I am also a skilled translator. While living in Argentina, I translated academic papers for the University of Buenos Aires and literary works for renowned Argentinian writers. Contact me for translation services. 

COPYWRITING & GHOSTWRITING

I provide extensive copywriting and editing services to nonprofit and corporate ​clients. Projects include but are not limited to: 

  • Company reports 

  • Website content

  • Blog entries

  • Marketing materials

  • Branding

  • Pitch decks

I am also available for ghostwriting. Let's bring your voice into the world. 

"The Writing Sage helped me turn 200+ pages of research into a well-structured, artful, and compelling narrative. I just closed my book deal!"

Seeta Narsai, Ayurvedic doctor & author

COLLEGE PREP & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

ACE YOUR EXAMS, ROCK YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY, ATTEND YOUR DREAM SCHOOL

WRITING

TUTORING

Regardless of one's field of study or career path, the ability to express oneself in writing with eloquence and precision is an invaluable skill. Yet few students have adequately been taught grammar, and many struggle with the writing process. I help students:

 

  • Understand the rules of English grammar

  • Outline well-structured essays 

  • Overcome writer's block

  • Generate first drafts with speed and efficiency 

  • Organize, cite, and annotate research

  • Find their voice and express themselves in writing

  • Edit papers and written assignments

 

Individualized writing sessions provide students with specific tools to help them navigate the writing process, excel in school, and prepare for college-level coursework. Reach out for a free consultation today.

COLLEGE ESSAY & APPLICATION

COUNSELING

Writing college essays doesn't have to be a painful affair. Instead, it can be an opportunity for creativity and self-expression. I have designed a proven technique for brainstorming, outlining, and writing college essays that ensures students stand out in their writing. We'll look at the application as a whole and come up with a specialized plan to highlight your student's best attributes. I also provide comprehensive support throughout the entire college admissions process including: 

  • College counseling

  • Resume design  

  • Organizational support

  • Time management & stress reduction

  • Common app guidance

  • Tailored writing plan with deadlines

  • Writing prompts, sample materials, & custom templates

  • Multiple draft revision

  • Hands on support throughout the entire writing process, from initial brainstorming to final drafts

To date, I have helped hundreds of students get into their top choice schools, including the Ivy Leagues. Don't let the deadlines sneak up on you! Let's start the process!

STANDARDIZED
TEST-PREP

I have helped students from around the world achieve top scores on standardized tests. I evaluate students' strengths and weaknesses, create tailored study plans, and provide customized content to help students improve their scores. After a decade in the industry, I've compiled the absolute best materials to help students ace the exam, including proven test-taking strategies that you won't find in standard review books. I also provide tools for stress management. You're not in this alone! Let's start prepping.

 

I tutor students for the following exams: 

  • SAT (Math, English, Reading)

  • ACT (Math, Science, English, Reading)

  • SAT2 (Math, Literature, US History, Spanish)

  • AP (US, European, & World History)

  • SHSAT

  • SSAT

  • ISEE

  • GRE

ACADEMIC

ENRICHMENT

Students do their best when they feel both challenged and supported. I aim to mitigate anxiety and inspire a love of learning driven by curiosity and passion. Custom tutoring packages offer enhanced curricula and comprehensive mentoring for students in need of extra academic support or seeking a greater depth of intellectual engagement. Start learning!

I provide academic enrichment in the following subjects:

  • Math (up to pre-calculus)

  • Writing

  • Grammar

  • History (U.S. & Global)

  • Literature

  • Spanish

 
 

ABOUT THE WRITING SAGE

Deemed "the writer" by my fifth grade teacher, I have been skillfully weaving together tapestries of language since before I had very much to say. I received my BA in theater and political science from Yale University and pursued a MFA at California Institute of the Arts, where I studied creative writing and design. After university, I moved to Buenos Aires, where I taught English grammar to top executives, translated plays and dissertations, and ran a community theater program.  I then relocated to New York City to continue directing, but my love of writing surpassed my love of the stage. I have since been coaching clients around the world on various writing projects including memoirs, pitch decks, screenplays, research articles, speeches, presentations, and books. I help people express themselves with clarity and eloquence, demystifying the writing process so that it is energizing and accessible instead of tedious and painful.

 

As an educator and college prep-counselor, I worked for several prestigious tutoring and counseling agencies in New York City before branching out internationally. I have helped hundreds of students ace standardized tests, craft outstanding college essays, and gain admission to their top choice schools. 

 

CONTACT ME

(530) 430 7037

info@writingsage.com