Nina Boutsikaris

Nina Boutsikaris - Ghostwriter

Brooklyn, NY, United States

New York-based creative writer and teacher offering ghostwriting, editing, and coaching services.

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Creative nonfiction writing instructor at The New School and The Gotham Writers' Workshops, offering ghostwriting, coaching, editing, and copywriting services.

English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Sex & Relationships


  • MFA n Creative Nonfiction, University of Arizona


  • 2016 Pushcart Prize nomination
  • Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016
  • The Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop Peter Taylor Teaching Fellowship
  • Redivider's 2015 Beacon Street Prize for Nonfiction
  • 2014 University of Arizona Foundation Award for Nonfiction
  • The Writer Magazine's 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Work experience

Writing Instructor

The Gotham Writers' Workshop
January, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Essay Writing Instructor

Eugene Lang College at The New School
August, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

Writing Coach

January, 2016 – Present (almost 3 years)

Assistance with essays, memoirs, manuscript development, MFA applications, and other nonfiction creative writing endeavors.

Digital Content Editor

Riffle Books
September, 2012 – August, 2013 (11 months)

Edited all content for Home/Garden/Art/Design books on startup book sharing platform.
Designed and implemented Twitter campaigns that increased app membership, and managed
social media for Home/Garden and Art/Design books across Facebook, Pinterest, and
Tumblr, pitching and collaborating with home and garden bloggers and increasing traffic to

Associate Publicist and Copy Editor

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc
August, 2010 – February, 2012 (over 1 year)

Managed publicity campaigns across four imprints, including children’s books, cookbooks
and lifestyle titles; booked author signings, radio and print coverage, and national television
appearances. Wrote and edited all press releases and author pitches. Wrote and edited all
catalog copy and jacket copy for hundreds of titles each season.

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