Writing Services

Sara and Elise are the dynamic duo behind Dismantle Writing Services.

We turn big ideas into compelling stories, and help organizations and individuals do the same. Our combined 20+ years of professional writing, editing and communications experience encompasses everything from newsletters, email campaigns, video, website copy, and educational materials to longform essays in acclaimed publications.

We’re highly skilled at public speaking and facilitating complex conversations for diverse audiences in classrooms, workshops, professional development settings, etc.

We love researching and writing about a wide range of topics, from compiling a union’s annual report to gathering tips on how to shop for the best leggings.

Our backgrounds include magazines, nonprofits, public relations, and higher ed.

Need a versatile storyteller to help craft your message and engage your audience? Get in touch!

Want support as you develop your own craft and voice? As Dismantle editors we developed a process of working with writers that is supportive, collaborative and generative.

Let’s talk! Email sarabphd at gmail dot com or visit dismantlewriting.com


I’ve worked with the Dismantle Team both as a writer and as a host for one of their workshops. Sara and Elise are brilliant writers, insightful editors, and caring coaches. They encouraged me to turn my unique research-informed perspective on current news into an accessible and compelling article. 

Their workshop inspired graduate students and faculty to embrace the importance of their research, while also demystifying the process of reaching broader audiences. As researchers, we have an imperative to share our knowledge, and the Dismantle Team can teach you how to do that. 

Sarah Rebolloso-McCullough, PhD 

Associate Director, UC Davis Feminist Research Institute 

I always have a lot of ideas and draw connections between cultural phenomena and the theories I’ve studied, but I never quite felt comfortable enough to make the jump and write for a non academic audience. When I finally did, I wrote an essay on the HBO series Sharp Objects for Dismantle Magazine in 2018. Sara and Elise were more than helpful! 

Their edits were friendly, yet instructive and pushed me further than any scathing criticism from Reviewer B ever did. My second article on memory and genocide only really took shape with Elise’s hands-on editing. Thanks to her edits, I could clearly translate my argument from my mind to paper. 

Verena Hutter, PhD 

Freelance Editor and Writer 

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