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When you’re applying to college or graduate school, rebranding your website, beginning a novel, or launching a new blog, you need Just Start Storytellers to get the story of you just right.

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  • Leah Levy

    Founder & Head Writing Consultant

    Hi, I’m Leah. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I write for businesses of all sizes, and help individuals find their creative voices.

    Here are a few stats, for those who like that sort of thing.

    I have

    1. A dual BA in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Creative Writing from the University of Rochester
    2. A Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from the University of Washington
    3. Run my own successful businesses tutoring and coaching students of all ages for a number of years.
    4. A number of fiction publications under my belt and hundreds of marketing and small business blogs published. (Yes, literally, hundreds, I don’t understand how it go that high either).

    What I do

    1. Write blogs, in-depth articles, ads and web copy for solopreneurs, small businesses and major corporations such as Microsoft, Macy's, and SimpliSafe. (I’ll even write them for your wedding website, if you so desire, with plenty of flare).
    2. Help applicants apply to private high schools, university, and graduate school find their voice and tell their story so that they can get into their top programs.
    3. Help students of all ages (yep, from elementary school on up to octogenarian grad students) write the best essays and creative stories, novels and play that they can. Want more?

    Contact us To get started with Leah today!


    Want more?

    All of my life I’ve had to deal with two people living inside my body. No, not in a freaky, alien kind of way. In a left brain vs. right brain sort of way.


    Learn More About Creative Leah

Work With Us

Before we can get started, we need you to take a quick pop quiz. Click on the title below that feels most like you.

Business owner?

We’ll help you rewrite your website, create a full-on SEO-optimized content strategy, and produce regular, timely, helpful and FUN blogposts and eBlasts to keep you in your customers’ radar.

High school, college or graduate school applicant?

We’ll help you find and tell your unique story, so that you can get into the programs of your choice.

Writer or student of any kind?

We’ll help you learn the fundamentals of academic and creative writing, and take your visions up to the next level.

Who Loves Us

Jamie is really fun. I like that she talks about her dog a lot. Also, I am a way better writer now.

Writing Student,

My name is Samantha Green and I adore Leah Kaminsky. When my parents first told me about doing writing tutoring every week I was not excited to pile something new on top of schoolwork and volleyball practice. Before I took tutoring from her my writing was disorganized and scattered. She whipped me into shape in no time and my writing has improved significantly since I started with her. Not only was my journey with Leah challenging but it was also fun. I spent time laughing and making jokes along with improving my writing, which was awesome. Leah Kaminsky is so great, hire her!

Samantha Green, Seattle High School Student,

I first recommended Leah to Distilled as a freelance writer and within months she proved to be the best writer we had on staff. Years later, she is the go to writer for almost everyone internally at Distilled. We know if we want a piece done right, quickly, and at the highest quality, Leah can do the job. We made her the coordinator of all of our consultants and she has blown away the entire company. She is the most dedicated, creative, personable, friendly, accurate, timely, fun, and exciting writer I have ever met. If anyone takes her from us, I will cry for 5 years. 5 straight years.

Kate Morris, SEO Marketing Consultant , Distilled

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