amber medland

Manhattan, NY USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

Imagine: A day without pauses. A day in which you don't think of what you could have said, later on, when you're brushing your teeth. A day in which you have the power to articulate all that you mean. My job is to help you get the words down on the page. I have an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. Before that, I achieved a First Class Honors Degree in English Literature, and an M.Phil in American Literature, from Cambridge University. I write novels and short stories. I have written essays on a vast array of subjects, and edited other writer's work on topics of an equal range: from the Shanghai Art Market, to the perilous pleasure of enjoying the performance of tragedy. For the last two years I also taught University Writing to undergraduates at Columbia University. I can ghost-write to cohere with a particular style or voice, edit, polish, or re-write as you see fit.


Book Author
5 Years
3 Years
7 Years


5 Years
Books & Literature
7 Years
7 Years


Academia Teaching
2 Years
Academia Other
2 Years
Academia Other
3 Years

Other Work History

Undergraduate Writing Instructor at Columbia University, 2012-2015 Responsibilities include crafting the syllabus, classes, and assignments for Columbia undergraduates, as well as providing feedback for multiple essay drafts in individual conferences, and providing final grades. Bespoke Editing and Mentoring, Application Consultant September 2012 – May 2015 Worked with multiple clients on personal statements for undergraduate, and post-graduate university applications. Over a longer period of time, worked with one main client, applying for post-graduate study, on essays and personal statements (content and language). So far, all applications have been successful. Desired scholarships achieved. I have helped applicants polish their work for SOAS, Imperial, UCL, Oxford, and Cambridge. References available upon request.

Technical Skills

Foreign Language Skills


Computer Skills

word, pages, all typical typing programms.


Work Permits & Visas




Research Scholarship for American Literature M.Phil., 2011-2012 Senior Scholarship for American Literature M.Phil., 2011-2012 Shortlisted for Arts Humanities Research Council funding for American Literature M.Phil., 2011 Examination Prize for Academic Excellence, 2011 Lapsley Fund for travel in Ireland, 2011 Projects Fund to travel New England and work on novel, 2011 Varsity Creative Writing Prize, 2010