My name is Steph Spector, and I’m an American writer, teacher, and editor.
I grew up in Freehold, New Jersey: Springsteen Nation. As a kid I spent a lot of time writing, reading, and poring over the syntax in my favorite books.
Years later, I set out to deepen my understanding of language and storytelling and declared a creative writing major at Roanoke College. While studying grammar and style, the publishing industry, and the craft of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting, and hybrid forms, I became fascinated with the art of telling true stories masterfully as well as using the craft elements of creative writing to write captivating business content.
After graduation I landed a job at Gotham Writers Workshop, an adult education creative writing school in Times Square. Not long after, I began a freelance career in teaching and editing.
Since then, I’ve taught over 250 hours of grammar and business writing classes, and have copy edited business writing and nonfiction, including press releases, newsletters, grants, website copy, and nonfiction books. I’ve taught at Bryant Park, McNally Jackson Books, WORD Books, and at homeless shelters and schools around the United States.
Recently, I wrote the curriculum for Grammar II: Expertise and Finesse, a One-day Intensive at Gotham. I’ve also served as Managing Editor of the Roanoke Review and am the founder of the Karuna Writer’s Residency on Animal Care Sanctuary.
Serving as an editor is truly a joy for me; I love helping people share their stories and make an impact with their words. I’m grateful to have worked with a variety of organizations and people from all walks of life, from animal sanctuaries to celebrity fitness instructors to CJ Wallace, the son of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace.