Author, teacher, consultant — Jill brings her hands-on and academic experience to the issue of women and voice. Jill presents dynamic workshops, and her client list includes Hewlett-Packard’s Women at Work series, the National Speaker’s Association, Society for Technical Communications, and colleges and universities.
First trained as a technical writer for over 20 years, Jill was taught to write mute — nothing breathing, just the facts. Erase the person from the piece. This discipline of structure and function over voice both strengthened her writing craft, and fueled Jill’s desire to understand the art of writing: to find her voice.
She apprenticed herself to women authors ages 24 to 84, and learned how they discovered, defined, and developed their writing voice. In her on-going workshops and seminars, she continues to help women find their authentic creative voice. Jill earned a Ph.D. in communications and has degrees in mathematics, human development and psychology from Vassar, Harvard, and The Union Institute & University, with advanced training in counseling and consulting psychology from Northeastern.
She’s an east coast writer with an Italian muse, having taken her junior year abroad–40 years late. Some stories of her Italian adventures are sprinkled in the blog.