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 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 Brooklyn 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 wrote technical training manuals, helped create content for websites, blogs, and social media for my employers, and became a 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.
In 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 a cat who is kind of a jerk.
I was always a writer. Now I am a paid writer.
Where Can See My Writing?
I have a Medium blog where I regularly create new and original content – follow me at medium.com/@jyssicaschwartz
I am a published author of two books and also contributed a chapter to a collaborative book (check out the Books page for more info!).
I have contributed pieces to Thrive Global, Huffington Post, Lifehack, The Writing Cooperative 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!).
My editor Dexter asleep on the job.