I am Jyssica Schwartz, a New Yorker transplanted from Florida. I spent the first 10 years of my career in the world of sales, business development, and marketing in the publishing, legal technology, and staffing industries. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) in Anthropology and an Associate’s degree in Mass Communications from Polk State College.
After moving to New York in 2010, I continued my career in sales, eventually transitioning to the staffing industry, where I found a home for the next 5 years helping clients find the right talent and candidates find new jobs, writing and editing resumes, and creating job descriptions and ads. I continued writing technical training manuals, helping create content for websites, blogs, and social media for my employers, becoming a trainer in my company and was then asked to do presentations on resume and cover letter creation and content, LinkedIn profiles, and more at industry conferences and events around the country. While I was successful and mostly happy, I was unfulfilled.
I have always been a writer, now I am paid to do it.
I have contributed pieces to Thrive Global, Huffington Post, Lifehack, The Writing Cooperative and created professional content posts on LinkedIn. I have a Medium blog where I regularly create new and original content. I have written and published two books in the last year and contributed a chapter to a collaborative book (check out the “Books” page for more info!) And of course, I’ll someday finish that fiction novel I’m writing.
Once I realized writing could be a viable option for me as a career, I immediately went out to find clients. I got four clients within one week and worked nights and weekends every day for three months before quitting my day job and writing full-time. I filed as an LLC in November 2016, and in my first year of business, I made more money as a writer and editor than I did in my corporate position. I have spent my writing career building a business, working with amazing clients, refining my skills and offerings, and being happier than I ever thought possible.
I have many plans and ideas for the future, including a really neat “How to Write a Book” writing workshop which will take you from idea to ready for publishing in three months.
I live in Brooklyn, New York with my husband and a cat who is kind of a jerk.
I love what I do and look forward to the future every single day.
You can see some of my writing in the following places:
Please reach out for more information on services and how I can create content that makes you stand out from the crowd!
Check out the Media page to see people who talk about me (instead of me just talking about myself!).