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Elizabeth Soutter is in her tenth year as a writing instructor at Harvard University. Additionally she has been a Guest Lecturer at Boston University and has been consulting for private clients since 2007.

She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University with honors in Political Science and completed the university’s Writing Seminars program under professors Alice McDermott, Stephen Dixon, John Irving, and Chaim Potok.

Soutter interned in the newsroom of the Johnson Space Center and in the NASA Congressional Affairs Office before going on to serve as press secretary to a U.S. Member of Congress.

Select Publications:

“Letters” — Live performance at Stage 773 Theatre, Chicago, September, 2013
“Warrior” — NASCAR and First Lady Michelle Obama, PSA, 2012
Inside This Place, Not of It —  by Ayelet Waldman and Robin Levi McSweeney’s Books (October, 2011)  ISBN-10 1936365502
Three Rules to Great Blogging — Keynote, BlogHer ’11, San Diego, CA , August 6, 2011
Motherhood is Not for Wimps (blog) — Google-ranked 5 with 250,000 hits per month.
Motherhood is Not for Wimps (book) — AuthorHouse (December, 2006) ISBN-10: 1425976433
Articles in:  CNN.com, Parenting magazine, The Huffington Post, the Congressional Record; Raleigh News and Observer, New Hampshire Union Leader.

 

What Clients Say:

“I have worked with editors at major book publishers, major newspapers and national magazines. None of them has shown the insight that Elizabeth has. On a macro scale, Elizabeth sees what I’m aiming to write better than I do. And her small, line edits are incisive improvements that make me feel lucky every time I get an edited piece back from her. ” — Penelope Trunk

 

“Elizabeth is an extraordinary writer and editor. Her personal writing is characterized by exquisite attention to detail and her ability to communicate emotional depth. And she is most likely smarter than you. That was certainly my experience during the times I had the honor of editing her writing for Parenting dot com and Expressing Motherhood. I would take the opportunity to edit her writing, or be edited by her, anytime. She is one of the “mommy blogger” Original Gangsters. Truly a gem, as a writer, editor, and human.”  — Blogger and Parenting dot Com editor Julie Feinstein.

 

“Elizabeth’s strength is her patience in letting you know where you can benefit from her assistance and then being there if and when you accept her offer to get your best work out of you. I thought her edits/comments were clear and concise and let me know what I needed to do to improve my writing without being overbearing and constrictive.”

“She makes you think. She has a way of giving feedback that is constructive yet substantive.”

“Her feedback is always very clear and objective. Very encouraging and understanding.”