Testimonials

Mahin Ibrahim
mahinibrahim.com

“I credit Tammy Delatorre’s brilliant feedback on why my personal essay got published and will be included in an upcoming anthology. Tammy Delatorre taught me the classic structure of a personal essay, suggested how to completely restructure it – section by section – to incredible results, and unearthed the central part of the story which I had buried. Not only did she provide very detailed notes, she also gave me advice on possible publications, how to tailor the essay to my intended audience, and highlighted moments that stood out to her to expand upon further. If you want to improve your writing and learn from a fantastic teacher, go to Tammy Delatorre.”
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Tina Rubin

I’m a journalist, but writing a personal essay is a whole different animal! Tammy was amazing. She helped me recognize and change my reporting style to something more personal and relatable. She identified two story lines in my essay and helped me weave them together more dramatically. And she absolutely knows her markets. She suggested I send my finished piece to O magazine (I was shocked), and it was under consideration there for a while, with several personal emails from the editor! It’s now being published in June in the Coachella Review. I’m thrilled that Tammy is offering feedback on essays through her website. She’s an outstanding editor and a caring and delightful person.”
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Chris Rice

“Tammy is a direct communicator and a wonderfully empathetic teacher.  Not only did her essay structure help me to zero in on the primary emotional elements of my essay, her market analysis convinced me to consider some publications that hadn’t been on my radar.  I came away with ideas for several more essays and the strategies necessary to get them published.”