Rochelle Sharpe has worked as a writing coach for more than a decade, helping everyone from high school students to corporate executives improve their prose. She also leads writing workshops, showing people how to simplify complicated ideas and present the most incomprehensible information in engaging and interesting ways.

Rochelle has edited books as well as articles for such publications as Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also taught at Boston University and lectured at many of the university’s Storytelling + Data seminars. Her custom workshops focus on how to develop a storytelling mindset and use narrative techniques in writing and data visualizations.

Participants can get individual critiques of manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations.

Coaching for Professionals

Rochelle works with professionals on a wide variety of writing projects, helping them write books as well as simplify complicated material for lay audiences.  She can shepherd clients through the entire writing process or focus on polishing manuscripts, scrutinizing drafts for appropriate grammar, tone, and structure. She works with clients in person or via e-mail and Skype.

Coaching for Students

Rochelle has worked extensively with high school students and is ideally suited to help them with college admissions essays. She helped found Boston University’s investigative reporting program for high school students and taught participants for a decade. As a Wall Street Journal reporter, she wrote the often-cited article, Beating the Ivy League Odds. A graduate of Yale University, she’s interviewed Yale applicants for more than a decade. She’s also coached students at Brookline High School’s college essay writing workshops.

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