Posts by Dr. Elise Chatelain

I am a former university professor and a Ph.D. working as a writing coach and editor. I co-founded Dismantle Magazine, which publishes crossover content in fashion and cultural studies and emphasizes mentoring emerging writers.

About Dr. Chatelain


Dr. Elise Chatelain is a writing coach, editor, tutor and writer with 20 years of experience in education. She offers in-depth, insider knowledge of what it takes for academic and professional success alongside a caring, personalized approach.

She currently runs Dismantle Magazine with co-founder, colleague, and best friend Sara T. Bernstein. With this publication, the two aim to bring critical fashion and cultural studies to a broad audience; build bridges between academic and public scholarship; foster emerging voices through in-depth editing and support; and create educational materials that can bring the magic of cultural studies to classrooms, workshops, reading groups, workplaces and communities.

Dr. Chatelain is available for hire as a writing coach, editor and private tutor. When she works with her clients, she develops a specialized plan to help them reach their goals–whether these be honing a dissertation, perfecting a resume, developing an OpEd for publication, or writing a blog post for a specialized audience. She tailors strategies and lessons to a client’s needs and then develops engaging, supportive sessions that allow them to establish long-term, self-sufficient skills. 

As a writing coach and editor, she works mainly with academics and advanced professionals to help them develop their writing. From her experience editing at Dismantle Magazine, she has expertise to support scholars and other experts as they translate their specialized knowledge to a broader audience. For an example of her approach, see online course she developed with Sara T. Bernstein, Your Public Voice . This self-paced class offers insider knowledge and concrete strategies for helping scholars and professionals make the transition to new forms of writing.