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Jill Chafetz


I started my professional life as a research psychologist (not the "do you love your mother" kind). I enjoyed research and teaching, but noticed that I spent most of my non-classroom time writing and editing, often to help other people.

When I left academia,  all the "you should be a writer" admonitions followed me to job interviews. I've been squeezing in part-time writing and editing jobs for about 9 years, so now I am happily doing it full time.

Jill Chafetz's Contributions

  1. Robert Grant Davis, 92, Of Sloatsburg

    SLOATSBURG, N.Y. -- Robert Grant Davis, 92, of Sloatsburg, died Nov. 28. Born in Canonsburg, Pa. in 1923 to Harvey G. and Mary J. Davis, he graduated from Chartiers High School in 1943, and married his childhood sweetheart Eleanor M. Bright of Knox, Pa. in 1945. They were married for more than 70 years. In 1955, he moved to the area with his family to seek employment; he worked as a ...

  2. Funeral Held For Yonkers Victim Of Police Chase Crash

    Funeral Held For Yonkers Victim Of Police Chase Crash

    YONKERS, N.Y. – The funeral for Sharon Stinson, 46, who died in a Yonkers police chase, was held on Wednesday, News 12 reported.Stinson worked with children who have special needs at Ferncliff Manor. She was driving home to see her soon when a teenager, who was driving a stolen van, crashed into Stinson. The driver also died.For the full report, click here.

  3. Lovely Cakes Puts The Icing On Grand Opening Of Studio In Stratford

    Lovely Cakes Puts The Icing On Grand Opening Of Studio In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Chef Renata Papdopoulous officially opened her Lovely Cakes bakery in Stratford with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. State Rep. Laura Hoydick (R-Stratford) joined her for the event along with Dorothy Bratchell, chief operations officer of the Women’s Business Development Council.The business also includes a rentable commercial kitchen. Papadopoulos ...

  4. William A. Ehlers, 95, Of Wayne

    WAYNE, N.J. -- William A. Ehlers, 95, of Wayne, died Monday, Nov. 30. He was a U.S. Army corps veteran who served his country during World War II. He graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and co-founded Ehlers Brothers Inc. as a building contractor.Ehlers was the loving father of Linda and her husband Frank Carstens; Sandra and her husband ...

  5. Joan Hillman Of Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. – Joan Hillman (née Kearney) died Monday, Nov. 30. She was a member of the Junior Women's Club of Hawthorne, a Girl Scout leader and board of directors member, a volunteer at Valley Hospital, an avid bird watcher and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood, where she was a deacon.Hillman was the beloved mother of Stacy Theilmeier and her husband David; ...

  6. Nishon Hachadourian, 83, Of Hillsdale

    HILLSDALE, N.J. -- Nishon Hachadourian, 83, of Hillsdale, died Monday, Nov. 30.Before retiring, Hachadourian was an industrial engineer with ITT and Smith Industries in Florham Park. He was a member of St. Leon's Armenian Church in Fair Lawn and a U.S. Army veteran who served proudly during the Korean War.He was the cherished husband of 46 years to Virginia "Ginger" (née ...

  7. Claudia Lopresti, 68, Of Pine Plains

    PINE PLAINS, N.Y. – Claudia Lopresti, 68, of Pine Plains and formerly of Wappingers Falls, died Nov. 28.Born Sept. 10, 1947, in Mount Kisco, she was the daughter of the late Roswell and Martha Johnson. She grew up in Elmsford with her father, stepmother Lillian, and her siblings.Lopresti spent the last 28 years until retiring working for VA Hudson Valley HCS in Castle Point. Over the ...

  8. Stamford Firefighter Richard Saunders, 52

    Stamford Firefighter Richard Saunders, 52

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Richard Saunders, a 30-year member of the Stamford Fire Department, died Saturday, Nov. 28 from cancer. He was 52.Saunders was born and raised in Stamford. He attended public schools, and became a Stamford firefighter in 1985 when he was only 20.He earned two unit citations, including one in his first year. The first citation came when a man became trapped in the drive ...

  9. Joan Wilsey Lowe, 77, LaGrange

    LAGRANGE, N.Y. -- Joan Wilsey Lowe, 77, of LaGrange died on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Born in Poughkeepsie on Feb. 26, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Laurence and Agnes "Kay" Mitchell Wilsey. She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. She attended St. Stanislaus Church in Pleasant Valley.Lowe worked for a time at DeLaval Separator Co. and Traver Road Elementary School. ...

  10. Oscar C. Lindenberg, 85, Of Chestnut Ridge

    CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. -- Oscar C. Lindenberg, 85, of Chestnut Ridge, died Tuesday, Nov. 24 in Manhattan.He was born May 21, 1930, in the Bronx.Funeral services were conducted Sunday with Rabbi Schwartz officiating. Interment followed at Beth David Cemetery, 300 Elmont Road, Elmont.Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hellman Memorial Chapels, 15 State St., Spring Valley. 

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