Meet the Team
Detroit Writing Room Founder and CEO
Stephanie Steinberg is a lifelong Detroiter and grammar enthusiast who only edits with purple pens. She’s been a journalist for the past decade and held her first editor-in-chief title at the University of Michigan student newspaper The Michigan Daily. Stephanie has written for several publications, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, CNN.com and Huffington Post. She spent several years in Washington D.C. as a health and money editor at U.S. News & World Report. There, she fell in love with a fellow Wolverine (see below) and decided to move home with him to cover Detroit’s comeback as a features reporter for The Detroit News. She then became the managing editor of SEEN Magazine, telling the stories of the people and places that define Metro Detroit. Stephanie is the editor of the book “In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at The Michigan Daily” (University of Michigan Press). She despises the Oxford comma and loves curling up with a book and coffee to dive into a good story with her dog Magglio.
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Detroit Writing Room Co-founder and President
Jake Serwer is the founder and CEO of Espresso Public Relations LLC, a PR firm representing Detroit entrepreneurs and businesses. His career started in the TV industry — kicking off with his own music TV show at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). After getting a master’s in sports business from Georgetown University, he was a producer for Bloomberg News and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Jake then served as the business development executive at the National Press Club in D.C., where he managed its in-house broadcast studio and organized events for Fortune 500 CEOs, political candidates, authors, influencers and celebrities — he even bonded with George Clooney. Jake had no choice but to help his wife open the Detroit Writing Room and looks forward to helping organize events and coach members on PR practices.
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Meet The Coaches
Chief Morale Officer
Magglio can’t help you with your writing, but he can cheer you up if you’re suffering from writer’s block. Yes, he’s named after the baseball player who hit one of the most memorable walk-off home runs in Detroit Tigers history. He enjoys lounging in comfortable spots (watch out — he may steal your seat on the couch), treats and more treats. Follow the adventures of this English Teddy Bear Goldendoodle at @magglio_ordoglio on Instagram.