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

Summer classes are now open. Classes will begin in July. Two options are available:

Open Level Writing Classes, to get your juices going, beginning in July. Limited to 6 students. Two times (Monday evening and Wednesday morning, PDT). $140.

Personal Essay Writing Classes, beginning in August. A small workshop setting where you will get to write and rewrite and rewrite. Limited to 4 students. Two times (Monday evening and Wednesday morning, PDT). $180.

Both classes run for 4 weeks. You can read more about them and sign up here.

Email me for more details: 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:

abigail.rasminsky@gmail.com

6 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?

    Thanks,
    Paul

  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!
    Abby

  4. bridget serafimidis

    Hi
    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

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