Lisanne E
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Joined 4/27/2016
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Lisanne Elkins has experience in the areas of teaching writing, journalism, editing, non-fiction, fiction writing and poetry. She has an extensive portfolio containing many examples of her versatility in the writing field. She currently is the sole practitioner of her massage practice and in the context of her work, she writes professionally about massage, Reiki and other forms of bodywork. She also writes in the community.
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Writing and reporting in a variety of subjects and areas such as: professional writing (trade journalism), feature writing, investigative journalism, community topics, art and film and literary reviews, poetry.
Editing, proofing, copy-editing, photography.


Lisanne lives with her partner and teen daughters in Croton on Hudson, NY. She is the sole proprietor of her massage practice and writes freelance when given the opportunity and to supplement her income. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, photography, travel, yoga, journaling, listening to various types of music and cooking.


American University

Lisanne received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, with studies in Writing and she double-minored in philosophy and art history.

During this time, Lisanne also studied at Syracuse University's London Centre in her junior year, where she took courses in English literature and art history.

During her time based in London, she traveled throughout Europe and to the Soviet Union, which in 1986, was still an Eastern Bloc country. She visited Moscow and Leningrad.

Columbia University/Teachers College

Lisanne studied at Columbia University where she specialized in the teaching of writing and poetry.

MIddlebury College-Breadloaf Writers Project

Lisanne attended a 3-week program at MIddlebury College's Breadloaf, studying with novelists and poets, such as John Irving and Donald Justice.

She also attended Bennington College's Creative Writing program the same summer.

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Westport, CT

Lisanne entered a course of study to acquire joint licensure in Massage Therapy in New York and Connecticut. This was an 18-month program.

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20 Projects Completed

Lisanne wrote and edited the newsletter for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation for several years. PCF is a not-for-profit organization which raises money for medical research in hospitals and medical centers nationwide, but primarily those on the east coast. Topics included interviewing doctors in the cutting edge field of immunology and pediatric oncology for combating and ending childhood cancer. Lisanne also covered events for PCF, such as their annual Walkathon. She was also responsible for editing several semi-annual newsletters.

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20 Projects Completed

Lisanne worked briefly in the Development Office of Dwight Englewood School, where she was responsible for writing content for the alumni magazine and school newsletter. She also wrote copy for the school's admissions brochure. Her background teaching English and writing was well-suited to the position. While in that position, she interviewed Dwight-Englewood School Alumni Anthony Bourdain, who at the time was writing mystery novels and running a restaurant in Manhattan's Hells Kitchen neighborhood. Bourdain provided Lisanne with his favorite recipes, which she of course included in the newsletter.

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