Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.
Elisa is a writer, editor, and writing coach who travels the world looking for great stories to live and interesting tales to share.
She has worked for over two decades creating compelling content, writing and editing for various businesses and publications. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Yahoo! Small Business, The Shine Network, The Huffington Post, and Undomesticated, among others.
Two of her columns have been syndicated (The Single Slice on MaineToday and Shattering Glass on Forbes), and you can get her weekly essays on writing mindset and craft in her weekly newsletter, The Writing Rundown.
Elisa has appeared as a guest on radio shows and podcasts around the web, such as Frommer's Radio, Entrepreneurs on Fire, The Business of Writing, The Writing Coach, and The Chris Hahn Show, as well as hosting Writers' Rough Drafts.
She has spoken on international stages like BlogHer, WordCamp, Word Circles, and other quality content programs. In other fun life opportunities she has served as the Writer-in-Residence at The Birds Bay in Petra on the island of Lesvos in Greece and at the Captain Nickels Inn in Searsport, Maine, US.
I am always looking for beautiful writing, not necessarily lofty or perfect prose. Instead, it should be written for an audience to feel something, and be invested in the story you are telling.
Elisa also owns an editorial agency, Craft Your Content, and serves as the Editorial Advisor to Y-Combinator startup Foster writing software.
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