Hi! My name’s Nora, and I’m excited to work with you. I graduated from Northwestern University and now work as a director of a nonprofit, project-based college program. Previously, I worked as an applications consultant and manager for three application cycles, helping more than 60 students with everything from school list building and essay editing to interview prep and financial aid navigation. Students I worked with were accepted to Cornell, UChicago, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Yale, and dozens of other amazing colleges and universities across the U.S. I especially love essay editing and enjoy working with students to help them craft essays that add new dimensions to their college applications. I was born and raised in Chicago, but now live in Oakland, CA. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, hiking, and eating my way through all of the amazing restaurants that the Bay Area has to offer!
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- Review your profile and the information provided
- Review your essay draft
- Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
- Leave in-document feedback and changes
- Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
- Provide a set of clear actionable next steps
“The review was very thorough and gave a lot of very helpful feedback with specific tips! Her comments were just what I needed. "Traci L.
“Amazing feedback. More than I had hoped to receive. "Jerry S.
“Ms. Maxwell’s thorough review on my short essay was again very helpful! Her specific advice for things like the transition between lines truly helped me improve the quality of my essay. Her review return time is also really fast!"Steven Q.