“Wendy is smart, caring and infinitely patient, with a natural talent for teaching that comes through in everything she does. Her passion for literature and knowledge of the craft of writing are inspiring and infectious and make her a pleasure to be with. In short, she is a wonderful teacher for children or adults.”


–Claire, Mother of a Masters School student

Wendy Fried

Owner & Director


Wendy loves helping people move forward with words. In 2004, she opened Wordcraft where she combines her experiences in education and in the arts to help writers of all ages and abilities progress in their writing and communication.


Early in her career, Wendy worked for the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City as an assistant literary director, and then as the director of the theater’s professional institute. She also worked as a freelance director and writing coach at that time. In all positions, she collaborated with writers and actors, helping them find their ways from point A to point B to J and then to Q (and sometimes to Z).


As an English teacher for almost a decade, Wendy helped teens develop their reading, writing, thinking and communication skills. While teaching, she continued her work with professional writers and also developed a strong interest in how people move forward in their writing and the factors that contribute to or deter progress.


In addition to working with teens and adults, freelance editing and writing, and writing her own fiction (YA is her specialty), Wendy is a wife, a mother of two, and a devoted mediocre tennis player. She loves alt music, dark chocolate, and most things that dip into the bizarre and comedic. She sits on the board of directors of Arc Stages in Pleasantville, NY.

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