Book Doula: I will help you birth your beautiful baby book. I have been a teacher for over twelve years, and a professional writer and editor for almost ten. The combination of experiences makes me a passionate and compassionate coach for writing books, book proposals, query letters, articles and essays.
Editing: I do both developmental and line edits at an hourly and per page rate. They are invaluable. Most professional writers use ghost editors. My mentor taught me to used editors and coaches when I was starting out myself. Now I am a mentor myself. I do both copyediting and developmental editing in one and I can coach, which is the core of writing. I charge by the hour or by the page.
“Alyssa, with great vision and clarity, puts her heart and soul into her clients work, and treats it as if she’s birthing her own words.” B.B., NYC
Contact me for rates and packages.
Yoga: I have studied yoga for over thirty years and spent one year living in India learning from gurus around the sub-continent. I also studied Ayurveda, meditation, reiki and of course, classical Indian yoga. My guru lineage is based in Iyengar and the Bihar school. I believe in yoga as a healing tool for the mind and body, and a way to practice discipline and achieve health and alignment. Unlike some American schools of yoga, I do not emphasize competition, body ideals, or cardio during a sacred yoga session. I often teach a reiki based guided meditation at the end of class. It’s yoga for every body. I have taught yoga at Sarah Lawrence College for undergraduates, ISZL middle-school students in Switzerland, adults at the Greenpoint YMCA, and Jim Thorpe Yoga in Pennsylvania.
“I never took yoga before, and Alyssa was so gentle and calming, I feel better already and will definitely come back for more.” J. A. , NY
Contact me for yoga coaching. I specialize in beginners and helping those with injuries.
ESL: Teaching English as a Second Language has been my greatest pleasure as a child of immigrants and as an immigrant myself to five countries. I specialize in editing ESL writing projects, conversation and accent reduction. I emphasize comprehension above perfection and treat every student with the empathy of someone who has been in their shoes. I have taught kindergarten to college and enjoy teaching as much as writing.
“I love Ms. Pinsker!” A.R., NYC
Contact email@example.com for rates. I believe in sliding scale and barter for greater accessibility.