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/).
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Work Experience: The college applications process is all about responding to one question: who are you? I am passionate about helping students craft a creative answer. I have been helping students gain admission to the T25 schools of their dreams since 2018, when I first started working for CollegeVine as an Applications Consultant, and later, blog writer. Soon after graduating from Georgetown, I started my own company to make college advising my career. I currently mentor students through one-on-one consulting sessions and essay editing.
My Admissions Story: My admissions journey began with a desire to dive into the humanities and have an adventure of self-discovery. I applied to East Coast liberal arts schools that value creativity and specialize in teaching languages, history, and international affairs. One thin deferral letter came in the fall, a thicker envelope came in the spring, and with that, I was accepted to my dream school — Georgetown University!