Alyssa Pinsker is an award-winning writer, editor, influencer, and writing/storytelling coach. She has written travel and lifestyle features for top publications including BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, Time Out New York, New York, BUST, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Press, Huffington Post, Forward, Paste Magazine, Sherman’s Travel, BravoTV.com, Chevrolet, Times of Israel and more. Pinsker has also been a correspondent for Huffington Post Live and the BBC World Service.
As a travel writer, she specializes in solo female and luxury travel, covering stories across the globe. She is featured in Roy Stevenson’s Rock Star Travel Writers guide as one of the top 15 travel writers in the world. Her work features everything from living in a synagogue in Mumbai to reviewing luxury seven-star resorts in Dubai.
She currently serves as a travel and product reviewer for Business Insider. She was the official Philadelphia Fodors hotel reviewer and Tastemade’s restaurant vlogger for Philadelphia and New York City and was formerly a lifestyle columnist for Doorsteps.com: Philadelphia and Denver.
Girl Gone Global®, Pinsker’s influencer brand, has over 30,000 social media followers. She has established partnerships worldwide with multiple companies including Epic Pass, Vail Resorts, Visit Florida, Visit Grand County, Visit Grand Lake, Ski Utah, and more.
Pinsker has a Masters in Education from LIU, Brooklyn, and attended Sarah Lawrence College for a Creative Non-Fiction MFA. While living in New York for 12 years, between Switzerland, France, Japan, India, and Ukraine, she was lucky enough to be mentored by one of the city’s biggest publishing forces as well to attend NYU, New School, and Mediabistro for writing, media and publishing training. She interned at BUST Magazine as well as Time Out New York while working as a New York Teaching City Fellow and was the in-house research editor for Condé Nast’s BRIDES Magazine overseen by Anna Wintour.
Pinsker was also an oft-booked storyteller and has appeared on The Moth, Story Collider, the How I Learned series, and many more. As a stand-up comic, she has performed at Gotham, Broadway Comedy, and other clubs around New York City. She has shared her creative non-fiction at the Franklin Park Reading and Freerange Non-Fiction series amongst others.
She is in Wikipedia for coining the phrase “hipster hassids” in 2007 in her debut same-titled article which made the cover of the New York Post and was twice anthologized and syndicated. Her book anthologies include The Hope, edited by Menachem Creditor and The Best Advice in Six Words: Writers Famous and Obscure on Love, Sex, Money, Friendship, Family, Work, and Much More, edited by Larry Smith. She is a proud PEN America member and former ASJA Scholarship recipient.
As a writing coach, she helps writers and businesses place their stories in top-tier media using her insider information, contacts, templates, mentorship, expert editing, decades of experience, and her own publishing templates and formulas. She currently manages a database of over 20,000 writers, editors for publicists and businesses. Her goal is to share her passion for coaching as a master teacher to help other writers and businesses accomplish their goals. She helps 1:1 with “How to Be a Travel Writer, How to Pitch, How to Publish Your Book and most of all How to Publish in Top-Tier Media for both writers and businesses. She can also help with PR, ghostwriting, essay writing, gaining contacts, lifestyle writing, biographies for businesses, press-releases, accountability, and more. Book a writing coaching session, with a free 15-minute intro here.
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