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 the arts to help writers of all ages and abilities progress in their writing and thinking.


Early in her career, Wendy worked for the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York 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 but 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 teen and adult writers and creatives, freelance editing and writing, 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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