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Freelance Writer




I've been working as a freelance writer since 2000, helping individuals and groups develop creative and professional writing projects. In my free time, I write poems.  

I have a B.A. in English Literature and an M.S.Ed. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bennington College.



I believe that language can shape our experience of the world. Words, at their best, have the capacity to unite and heal - to enhance our understanding and compassion, inspire change and draw our attention to what’s most meaningful in our lives.

I try to communicate with this in mind, and I love helping others say what they want to say, develop their own unique voices and experience the joy of language as a creative medium.

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My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a few print and online literary journals including Gulf Coast, The Bellevue Review, The Bellingham Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Comstock Review, The New Guard and the light ekphrastic. I've received the Meredith Scholarship for Poetry at Wesleyan University - and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize and Gulf Coast Prize in poetry. I was a finalist for the Knightville Poetry Contest, the Houghton Mifflin Fellowship at the Writer's Room of Boston, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review poetry competition and the Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. My chapbook, Moon in a Locket, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014.


I love working with writers on creative projects, and I'm equally excited to help organizations innovate, evolve and educate through writing. Here are a few past and present clients.

Children’s Advocacy Center/Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

Connecticut State Department of Education

Delta Gardens Flower Essence Research

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning & Literacy 

National Institute for Literacy

University of Pennsylvania


Peterson’s Guides

Rutgers University

University of Massachusetts



Jennifer’s work has been a blessing to my business. She has written copy for our website, catalogs and social media. She has an uncanny instinct for smooth, reader-friendly text. Her fine work has shown in our profit margin.

David Dalton
Founder of Delta Gardens

Jennifer created a dynamic writing retreat for our group of university-based professional developers. Her expertise and thoughtful approach helped us co-author a book and inspired our work as a team.

Kelly Hunter, Ed.D.
Literacy Consultant

Jennifer has a keen ability to oversee the bigger picture of the creative process while carefully and intuitively unearthing the small, intimate moments of a story. Her insight and advice is thoughtful and applicable, which created a solid foundation for me to go back into the editing process with new understanding. She mentors with the same attention to detail that she applies to her own exquisite ideas and presents practical ways to approach creative obstacles. My work took leaps forward after our sessions, and I was able to see the storyline from a different vantage point. Jennifer is an incredibly wise and highly talented woman - it is impossible not to be a more cohesive writer after having worked with her. I could not recommend her services more.

Jasmine Balgobin
Owner of Jasmine Tara Photography



I'd love to talk with you about your writing project!  Drop me a note and say hello.


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