Teaching, Editing & Contact

Write with me!

“Abby’s classes are a refuge for those of us who long to put our lives into words. She has a special gift for creating and holding space that feels both safe and stimulating. The poems and passages that she selects for close reading are always deeply relevant and moving, and Abby is a truly thoughtful and supportive guide in our discussions. She offers plenty of time for writing, and her prompts are excellent — simple and open-ended. I love that she encourages us to write whatever comes up first, because it has led me to write about things I would otherwise “write off” as irrelevant or unimportant. Last but definitely not least, Abby is a truly skilled and practiced listener. The insights and reflections she offers on our writing are invaluable. The class has inspired me to write more than I have in many years, and it’s always such a treat to hear what the other women in the group are thinking and writing about too. I love Abby’s classes and highly recommend them to anyone interested in writing more!” —Helen, LA 

“Classes with Abby are magical. Every week I am challenged and encouraged to go deeper. My writing has become stronger. Being in community with Abby and the other amazing women strengthens our sense of self, of each other, and our shared perspectives.” —Shoshana, LA

“The night before the first class, I was in bed thinking up all kinds of excuses I could use to withdraw. I feared I’d made a terrible mistake. I was terrified and cringing at what I thought would be an uncomfortable virtual experience with strangers. It only took one class to realize I had stumbled upon a gift. I can’t imagine my life without this class and these women I’ve come to know in a very intimate and unique way. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to meet them in person but our weekly meeting to write and share together has carried me through some dark and difficult moments of pandemic living. It also helped me dislodged some of the barriers that kept me immobile from pursuing creative exploration that has been missing from my life for many years.” —Allegra, Nova Scotia 

This winter I am offering three workshops: an 8-week Winter Workshop, a 6-week version and a 4-week version. I’d love to write with you.

Limited to 6 students. 8 weeks: $280. 6 weeks: $210. 4 weeks: $140.

You can read more about the classes and sign up here.** THESE CLASSES ARE NOW FULL.

Email me for more details or for info on future classes: abigail.rasminsky@gmail.com

As a professional writer, ghostwriter & editor, I am happy to help you with your:

  • Fiction or nonfiction writing (essays, stories, book-length project)
  • Thesis/dissertation
  • Academic talk/paper
  • Business proposal
  • School/job letter and/or application
  • College application: Personal Statements for American and British Schools
  • I also tutor students of all levels, from elementary school to university students.

Please contact me for rates or if you’d like to see a sample of an editing job:


7 thoughts on “Teaching, Editing & Contact

  1. Paul PANCOE

    Hi, Abby.
    I love the way you write.

    I was looking for part 2 on Noelle Perez. Did I miss it?

    Can you direct me or send a link?


  2. Stella Liu

    Hi, Abby! I am a Chinese student who studies translation. My team chose one of your articles, Dance Me to the End of Love, to translate as our homework. We’d like to ask for your permission of translating it. (We won’t use our translation in business) Best wishes for you!

  3. Abigail Rasminsky

    Hi Ruth,

    I consulted with my editor and Healthline does not give permission for republication, and frankly, neither do I, especially without an offer of payment, so I’ll have to say no.

    Good luck!

  4. bridget serafimidis

    I read an article of yours, about you coming to terms with just having one child, I have tears streaming down my face as I am in the same position. I would love another my husband is a firm no.
    I would love to know how you moved fwd from that xx

  5. Angela Griffiths

    I have had your article about the difficult decision not to have a second baby bookmarked for four years and I wanted to say how helpful it has been for me. Every sentence resonated with me. As you know it’s heartbreaking to make that decision when your partner definitely doesn’t want any more children and you had always envisioned having two. I read so many articles saying how you should ‘persuade’ your partner, but I knew that was never going to happen and felt a failure for not doing so. You’re was the first to be real and acknowledge that parenting totally transforms a relationship and takes its toll. Whenever I am sad about my son not having a brother or a sister, or someone announces their second or third pregnancy, I re-read your article and remember my own personal reasons and make my peace with it. It’s still painful but it’s right for us. After all I’m no less of a parent with an only child than someone with four kids! Thank you so much for sharing such a personal story, I cannot tell me how helpful it has been knowing I’m not alone.

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