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Jill Chafetz

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I started my professional life as a research psychologist (not the "do you love your mother" kind). I enjoyed research and teaching, but noticed that I spent most of my non-classroom time writing and editing, often to help other people.When I left academia,  all the "you should be a writer" admonitions followed me to job interviews. I've been squeezing in part-time writing and editing jobs for about 9 years, so now I am happily doing it full time.

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  1. Doris Kearns Goodwin Closes Manhattanville's 2015 Castle Conversations

    Doris Kearns Goodwin Closes Manhattanville's 2015 Castle Conversations

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Noted historian, news commentator and author Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at Manhattanville College on Wednesday, Dec. 2, as the final speaker of the 2015 Castle Conversations.Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William ...

  2. Westlake Middle School Raises $300 With 'Trunk Or Treat'

    Westlake Middle School Raises $300 With 'Trunk Or Treat'

    THORNWOOD, N.Y. – The Westlake Middle School Student Council held its first "Trunk or Treat" on Oct. 30 as a fundraiser for school events. Approximately 25 people decorated their car trunks for trunk-or-treating students. The student council awarded prizes for best car, most original costume, scariest costume and best costume. They raised $300.

  3. Hudson Gateway Realtors Raise More Than $8K For Make-A-Wish

    Hudson Gateway Realtors Raise More Than $8K For Make-A-Wish

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors raised of $8,010 for Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, the Tarrytown-based nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of Hudson Valley children suffering with life-threatening medical conditions.HGAR raised funds from various real estate agency garage sales held over the summer and a happy hour mixer held in early fall at ...

  4. Walmart Will Use Wood-Grain Reusable Containers

    Walmart Will Use Wood-Grain Reusable Containers

    Walmart’s Vice President of Produce, Dorn Wenninger, announced that the store will switch from black reusable plastic containers (RPCs) to wood-grain RCPs for all produce in all stores, as reported in Supermarket News.Wenninger said that the wood-grain RPCs shows customers their commitment to fresh produce and their use makes shopping at Walmart a better experience. The store has ...

  5. Mount Pleasant Rotary Club Honors Westlake HS Senior Emma Sheehan

    Mount Pleasant Rotary Club Honors Westlake HS Senior Emma Sheehan

    VALHALLA, N.Y. – The Mount Pleasant Rotary Club recognized Westlake High School senior Emma Sheehan as October’s Student of the Month. The club recognizes one student each month for contributions to his or her school or community that exemplify “service above self.”Sheehan is an honor student who is active in athletics, service, and art. As president of the school’s service club, she is ...

  6. Westlake Middle School Students Create Scary Science Experiments

    Westlake Middle School Students Create Scary Science Experiments

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Westlake Middle School students displayed their three-dimensional topographical maps of invented places such as Scaredy Cat Island, Cauldron Cove, and Witch Hat Wasteland on the day before Halloween. The students also had to present two-dimensional contour maps and tourist brochures.Earth science teachers Miquel Cohn and Lawrence McIntyre were pleased with their ...

  7. Some Customers Upset Over The Westchester Mall's Holiday Display

    Some Customers Upset Over The Westchester Mall's Holiday Display

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Some customers at The Westchester mall are upset with the non-traditional depiction of Santa, reported News 12.Apparently, Santa without reindeer , elves, or trees does not mean Christmas. Mall officials announced they would add traditional elements to the display, according to News 12.For details, see the full story at News 12.

  8. Woman Charged In Hudson River Kayak Death Of Fiancé Pledges Innocence

    Woman Charged In Hudson River Kayak Death Of Fiancé Pledges Innocence

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Angelika Graswald, the 35-year-old Poughkeepsie woman accused of murdering her fiancé, told the ABC News show “20/20” that she is innocent of the charges.Vince Viafore, 46, Graswald’s fiancé, was not wearing a life jacket. Graswald said that the two were kayaking on the Hudson on April 19 when cold waves swamped Viafore’s kayak and capsized it, and that she was ...

  9. Death Of Westchester Man Struck, Killed By Train Ruled A Suicide

    Death Of Westchester Man Struck, Killed By Train Ruled A Suicide

    YONKERS, N.Y. – The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s office has determined that the Bronxville man who was hit by a train was a suicide. The 23-year-old man was hit by a northbound train at approximately 5:30 on Thursday morning, lohud reported. The original story is at this link.

  10. Briarcliff Baseball, Softball Teams Raise Dough With Pasta Dinner

    Briarcliff Baseball, Softball Teams Raise Dough With Pasta Dinner

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. – The Briarcliff high school softball and baseball teams are cooking up Pasta Night, on Friday, Nov. 20, to help fund Spring Training in Florida.Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, fruit, dessert, and water.The dinner will be in the high-school cafeteria, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.Presale tickets are $10 for adults, $7 twelve and under. At the door, tickets ...

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