The Story of You

Helping you craft cohesive, persuasive, and memorable materials to support your academic and professional goals.


I’m a writer, author, and lawyer who can help you bring your story to light. I take the worry out, and together, we get it done. 

I love this work and bring to it a double skill set.

As a writer, I am skilled in the storytelling arts and have published books, literary essays, and other narrative nonfiction. I know what is interesting and how to get it on a page.

As a lawyer, I’m a ruthless questioner, have a knack for uncovering the telling details, and know a thing or two about persuasion.

This dual perspective creates memorable, original, and authentic essays that will give you an edge and allow you to stand out in the highly competitive world of admissions and employment.

There is no preparation needed on your end.


I work with students and adults in transition from all over the world by phone, Skype, or in person, if you're in the  Burlington, VT area.


I can review your draft or we can start fresh. My rates depend on your needs, so be in touch, and let's get this going.



College & Grad School Essays

Memorable Personal Statements

Cover Letters

Artist Statements

Interview Skills

Supplemental Essays 

Transfer Essays

CV & Resumes

Statements of Intent


SAT Essay Boot Camp


Free Initial Consultation

Workshops & Lectures


Clients Recommend


Success! I am now a UVM employee! Thank you so very much for all your help. You are a genius at putting ‘me’ on paper! Thank you.

- College Applicant


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