About My Writing Hero
At My Writing Hero, I help professional and striving writers bust through blocks so they can stop staring at a blank screen and finally craft the books, essays, and stories they were always meant to write. I help them locate the specific blocks in their process, develop strategies to overcome them, and create an editorial calendar they will *actually* stick to. By equipping writers with the tools to understand how their work comes across to a reader, I strive to build not just better writing—but better writers.
About Your Consultant
Cathy Kirch is a writing and editing professional in New York City. As an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Lehman College, she is passionate about helping writers of all levels improve writing skills and make their work the best it can be. Cathy is a subject matter expert in writing pedagogy and has developed course curriculum for both Columbia University and Strayer University. She presented the research she co-authored with Elizabeth Bailey, entitled “Shared Process, Shared Language: Writing and Science,” at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, 2017. With over a decade of experience in responding to writing—through teaching, peer edits, workshops, and professional editing/copyediting—Cathy has cultivated her editorial eye and readerly ear to attend closely to the nuances of the written word. She holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a BA from Boston University’s University Professors Program.