Jan Bassin is a writing coach and consultant who believes that the act of writing has transformative power. She is at her happiest and most fulfilled when helping others find their authentic voices.
She received a BA in English and Rhetoric from Binghamton University and later did graduate work at the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work and the Ross School of Business. Over the course of her career, she has taught and developed English curricula at a technical institute in New York; held the position of Marketing Director at Roth Publishing, Inc., a company specializing in literary reference materials for schools and libraries; worked in the Writing Center at Norwalk Community College; freelanced as a writer of sales and promotional material for a variety of diverse businesses; and implemented a creative arts program in her community’s high school in Westport, Connecticut. Most recently, Jan developed and teaches The Writer’s Workshop at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, where she now serves as Coordinator for writing programming. She continues to offer personal guidance, consultation, and support to writers of all ages, in all genres