My name is Jyssica Schwartz, I’m a New Yorker transplanted from Florida. I spent the first 10 years of my career in the world of corporate sales, business development, and marketing. 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 Brooklyn in 2010, I continued my career in sales, first in the legal field before transitioning to the staffing industry, where I found a home for the next 5 years. I was helping clients find the right candidates, writing and editing resumes, and creating job descriptions and ads. I wrote technical training manuals, helped create content for websites, blogs, and social media for my employers, and became a national trainer in my company. I also did 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.
At the end of 2016, I began taking on freelance writing clients on the side of my full-time day job.
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 within the first year of business, I was already making 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 live in Brooklyn, New York with my husband and two cats (the older one is kind of a jerk).
I was always a writer. Now I am a paid writer.
Where Can You See My Writing?
I am a published author of four adult nonfiction books and also contributed a chapter to a collaborative book. In 2021, I released my first fiction children’s book. Check out the Books page for more info or the Shop page for digital copies of some of my books.
I have contributed pieces to Thrive Global, Huffington Post, Lifehack, The Writing Cooperative, The Startup, and created professional content posts on LinkedIn.
Reach out to me directly for more information on how we can work together!
Check out the Media page to see places I’ve been featured (instead of me just talking about myself!).
Write. Get Paid. Repeat. was self-published in August 2017. You Are Not Alone was originally self-published in March 2018, then republished by traditional publisher Sunbury/Brown Posey Press in February 2019. Concept to Conclusion: How to Write a Book was self-published in November 2019. We Are Not Alone (the second book in the You Are Not Alone series) was published by Sunbury/Brown Posey Press in October 2020. I Love You Bigger Than All The Stars In The Sky was self-published in February 2021. Click here for book descriptions and where to purchase.