Kim Lifton is president and co-founder of Wow Writing Workshop (https://wowwritingworkshop.com/). Since 2009, Wow has been transforming the college essay experience from daunting and frightening to calm and empowering. In addition to working with students, Wow trains high school counselors, teachers, and independent consultants. Kim and co-founder/CEO Susan Knoppow are members or affiliates of many professional counseling organizations. A former executive speechwriter and trainer, Susan is also a published poet and essayist. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Kim and Susan publish widely and are sought-after speakers for student and professional groups around the world. You can download a free copy of their book, How to Write an Effective College Application Essay at https://wowwritingworkshop.com/free-student-book/. They also manage a small team of top-notch writing coaches (https://wowwritingworkshop.com/about/).
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.
We will review the essay for clarity and consistency, consistent punctuation, accurate spelling, and consistent use of numbers or numerals. We'll also pay attention to malapropisms and homonyms.If the writer uses collaborate instead of corroborate, we'll mark it and note the correct word. If you use bear/bare incorrectly, we'll do the same.
This is a more extensive essay review for students who want to make sure their essay is effective. We'll read for content, structure, and polish, paying attention to the information college admissions officers tell us they look for in a college essay. We'll make sure the writer has answered the prompt with a meaningful story that is reflective. We'll correct spelling and punctuation errors, let the writer know what works well, and make suggestions for improvement in the margins.
“Kim's comments and feedback gave me the confidence that my essay was nearly ready for submission. Her notes were helpful in making some minor edits to ensure it was polished and complete. Thank you, Kim!"Kaki C.
“Thank you for the time and thought you put into my essays. Your process has been informative and helpful. I also appreciated the quick turn-around. Your kindness abounds. "Kafi B.
“Thank you so much for editing my essay! Your suggestions made my essay more polished and consistent, and made it something I'm confident submitting. "Kendall M.