Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning journalist, writing coach and former magazine editor-in-chief of five publications, including Hachette’s Body by Jake, The American Breast Cancer Guide, and Women in Touch. She is a longtime member of the venerable American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and was recently appointed the conference chair for ASJA’s 2017 Conference in NYC. She is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Magazine Editors.
Her personal essays have been published in The New York Times, Vox, Salon, Parenting.com, Yahoo! Brain, Child, PsychologyToday.com, the Washington Post, Purple Clover, Marie Claire, XOJane, Stir Journal, Working Mother, and more. She read her personal essay “And She Danced” as a member of the cast of Listen to Your Mother in their inaugural performance in New York City. Erasmus has contributed essays to several anthologies, including My Other Ex, Mothering Through the Darkness, and most recently, How Does That Make You Feel? True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch.
As a writing coach, Erasmus evaluates her student’s writing, and helping them to structure it, while polishing their prose and creating greater clarity to make their essays flow, so they can get published.