About Estelle

Estelle Erasmus, an award-winning journalist and writing coach, has written for over 150 publications, including The New York Times, The WeekNext AvenueWIREDThe IndependentThe Washington PostSalonAARP: The Magazine and more. She has been editor-in-chief of five national consumer publications. She is also an adjunct instructor for NYU’s School of Professional Studies/Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts, where she recently received the 2023 Teaching Excellence Award, and teaches a journalism course at NYU’s lauded High School Academy each summer for rising seniors who travel from around the globe to attend. She also hosts the popular Editor-on-Call events for NYU, where she is in conversation with top editors from prestigious publications.

Erasmus was the “All About The Pitch” columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine, and teaches writing classes there. She is host/creator of the popular podcast Freelance Writing Direct. She is a three-time Blog Her Voice of the Year winner, and performed an original work in  the inaugural New York City production of Listen to Your Mother. Estelle’s articles for the New York Times and Washington Post have gone globally viral (with more than 500 comments on her NYT piece, “How to Bullyproof Your Child”). She has appeared on “Good Morning America”, “Fox News with Ernie Anastos” and has had her articles mentioned on “The View”.

She speaks often about publishing and improving your writing at conferences such as The American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Writer’s Digest Conference, Hippocamp, The Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference, Mom 2.0, and more.

Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published from New World Library is available for order online and wherever books are sold.

Despite once being called the “Dating Diva” in her single days and teaching Power Dating (as noted in her New York Times Styles Tiny Love Story), she’s been married for nearly two decades, has a teenage daughter and a Havanese dog. She loves to decompress by watching reality television. In her spare time, she loves singing, reading, visiting museums, playing tennis, and acting as taste-tester for her daughter’s baking adventures and her husband’s wine explorations.