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Estelle Erasmus

Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning journalist, writing coach and former magazine editor-in-chief of five publications (Hachette’s Body by Jake, The American Breast Cancer Guide, Women in Touch and more)  as well as a top editor at American Woman and a beauty editor at Woman’s World magazine, with a combined reach of over 10 million readers. She is a longtime member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and was the conference chair for ASJA’s 2017 Conference in NYC. She is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Magazine Editors. She is the host/curator of the podcast ASJA Direct: Inside Intel on Getting Published and Paid Well.

She has been published in The New York Times multiple times, including for her award-winning article that went viral, won an ASJA award, and a guest appearance on GMA: How to Bullyproof Your Child. She is also a contributor to The Washington Post, Wired, Forbes, QZ, Next AvenueVoxSalon, Psychology, Parenting.comNewsweekYahoo!  Your TeenMarie Claire, and more. 

She is an adjunct professor at New York University, where her classes sell out quickly. She also developed a two week intensive course on pitching for Writer’s Digest and also  teaches an online course on personal essay writing and getting started in writing. She has been quoted and featured in hundreds of publications, including The Columbia Journalism Review, (CJR),  The Washington Post, The ForwardEveryday Family, Yahoo,  The New York Daily News, and The Observer. She was a judge for the Erma Bombeck humor writer contest, and the Scholastic Awards.

Estelle is a co-author of a best-selling beauty book and a contributor to several popular anthologies, including The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing (St. Martin’s Press), What Do Mothers Need? Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century (Demeter Press) and  Mothering Through the Darkness, SheWrites Press, 2015, as well as Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox and How Does That Make You Feel? True Confessions on Therapy from Both Sides of the Couch.

Estelle is a 3-time BlogHer Voices of the Year,  and an alumni  of the inaugural New York City 2012 production of Listen to Your Mother.

Estelle is an inspirational public speaker. She regularly speaks at the ASJA conferences, and the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conferences. She has also spoken at the Writer’s Digest Conference and at BlogHer, iRetreat and The Folio Publishing Conference. 

Estelle’ s website ( focuses on advice about writing and publishing, plus editor interviews. She is triple verified on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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