intelligence, honesty, humor
Using her considerable skill as a writer and long experience as a teacher, Rosina Lippi has helped me identify and develop what works in my writing, and avoid the pitfalls of excess verbiage, grotesque images, and banality. She’s done this with intelligence, honesty, humor and real sensitivity — mindful always that a writer puts her soul onto the page. Rosina is helping me chip the statue out of the marble. vI’ll always be grateful for her generosity and insight.
a rare blend of passion and professionalism
I took two courses from Dr. Lippi-Green at Western Washington University in 1998-99. We have stayed in contact since, and she has continued to offer me advice on my writing, including several pieces that have been published in journals and anthologies. Dr. Lippi-Green’s rare blend of passion and professionalism have been an inspiration to me, both in completing my Juris Doctor degree and in finishing my first novel. Her teaching helped me to be a better writer, a better reader, and a better communicator. I would recommend her services to anyone hoping to improve in these areas, and to any educational institution that values enthusiasm and intellectual discipline in its instructors.
[Rosina] is an inspiring and demanding teacher in the classroom and a committed mentor and educator to her advisees. […] Even in a department known for its emphasis on cultural studies, her approach stood out for its impressive and unusual combination of rigorous documentary scholarship and passion. This is the kind of example that inspires students to find a similarly important life’s work, and if they believe in it greatly, not to let that belief undermine clear thinking. I am also grateful for how Dr. Lippi advised me during those two years, with wisdom, caring and a long-term perspective that have helped me greatly from then until now.
Rosina is a deeply gifted writer; a highly skilled and experienced editor; a caring teacher; and a committed team player who functions extremely well at both the executive and administrative levels. She has the unique ability to drill down to essential details while keeping the larger project picture and goals firmly in her sights. She’s highly organized and task-oriented; an energetic self-starter; and an absolute joy to work with.
deep grasp of character
Rosina Lippi and I wrote together a television pilot script – “re/vis/ion”. She is a focused, experienced, talented writer. She has a deep grasp of character as well as story structure and writes brilliant dialogue. Having been a long-time admirer of her fiction, it was exciting to see how quickly she adapted to the screenplay format.