Amy Yelin is an award-winning writer whose articles, essays and author interviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Missouri Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Literary Mama, The Gettysburg Review, and other publications.
Her essay “The Memoirist” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and “Torn,” originally published in The Baltimore Review, was selected as a notable essay of 2006 in the Best American Essays. She also has essays in the anthologies Mamas and Papas and Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost. Excerpts from her interview with author Amy Krouse Rosenthal appear in The Autobiographer’s Handbook: The 826 National Guide to Writing Your Memoir. She also won Skirt Magazine’s “This We Believe” contest and recorded her essay On Magic for a radio special on WEKU, a national public radio station. See News and Events for more information about her creative writing.
For more than eight years, Amy worked at Lahey Clinic, a hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts, writing internal communications, marketing materials, health and wellness articles and web content. She translates complex medical information into understandable content in an effort to educate readers. She is comfortable interviewing patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
In addition, Amy has extensive experience writing for non-profit organizations and is a talented copywriter whose client list includes Monster.com, EF Cultural Care Au Pair, The Greater Boston Food Bank, The South End Community Health Center, and The Family Dinner Project.
Amy earned her MFA in creative writing at Lesley University, where she now mentors students in interviewing authors, personal essay writing and memoir as part of the program’s interdisciplinary component. She also teaches for Grub Street and is the recipient of scholarships to the Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony and the Prague Summer Writing program, as well as a Sustainable Arts Foundation fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center.
Amy lives just outside Boston with her husband, two boys and many toys and books.
CONTACT: Amy@YelinWords.com or 617-448-0824