Jennifer Phelps, Freelance Editing

About Me

                     Finding purpose in words and life.                                             

Jennifer Phelps is a Colorado Native and received her MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University in 2009.  She works as a versatile writer, professional editor and proofreader, facilitates writing and dream workshops, and lectures on poetics. Currently she is working with a variety of MA/PhD students, authors of academic and personal essays, memoirs, children's stories, and full-length books.

After earning a BA in English from Colorado College, Jennifer taught in the Public School system in Colorado Springs for eight years.  While the classroom excited her, the implementation of the Colorado student assessment program (CSAP) did not and she transitioned from writing letters of recommendation to reading them in application files as Assistant Director of Admission for her alma mater.  Inspired by the students she worked with at Colorado College, she left the Admission Office after seven years to pursue her MFA. 

Jennifer is currently studying at the Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts and has worked with her own dreams for the past twenty-three years.  Interested in the space where Jung's psychology and poetry intersect, she has lectured on her graduate thesis"Mysticpoetics:  writing the alchemical self" for Jungian societies along the front range.  

Her personal publications include a creative memoir poetry chapbook Memory: a space between breaths (Shadow Mountain Press, 2013), an essay in the anthology Fearless Nest (Lulu Press, 2010), a book review in Naropa University’s literary journal Bombay Gin, and an essay on Brenda Hillman's poetry and the alchemical process in the online literary journal Jacket2.  In addition, she has published various poems in Monkey Puzzle Magazine and Fact-Simile Magazine

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