Hi, there! I'm Lauren: a writer, editor, content strategist, content marketer, community manager, project manager, and consultant — all in one! Basically, those are all just fancy words to say I wear a lot of hats. And I'm here to help.
I am a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and hold a B.S. in Magazine Journalism, along with two minors (one in English, one in marketing). My work has been published in Allure, Bustle, ShermansTravel, POPSUGAR, and more.
As a trained storyteller and strategist with an eye for detail, I am passionate about creating and crafting clear, concise, and compelling content that will help you put your best foot forward. Whether you're looking for guidance with college essays, resumes, cover letters — or narrowing down your school list! — it's my job to help you succeed.
Services Provided (a la carte pricing also available)
Drafting School Lists: Compiling your own list of potential colleges can be a daunting, often-overwhelming task. This is where I come into the picture. To learn more about your goals, needs, interests, and requirements, I'll ask you an array of strategically formatted questions, which will help me gather detailed notes. Utilizing this key information, I'll help formulate your very own cohesive and comprehensive list of schools. Personal Statements: Whether you're a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, crafting a clear, compelling, and captivating personal statement can greatly increase your chances of admission. I offer an array of personal statement services — from initial assessments and final edits to brainstorming and content ideation— designed to walk you (and your family!) through each step of the essay writing process. Resumes and Cover Letters: Ensuring your application materials — whether it's for your dream job, internship, or school — can be tricky, and an extra pair of eyes is always helpful. We'll work together to write, edit, shape, and structure your materials so you can feel confident upon submitting your application!Supplemental Essays: Many schools require supplemental essays in addition to the main personal statement. These shorter essays can be challenging when it comes to ideation, word count, and everything in between. I'll work with you to brainstorm, draft, and edit your supplemental essays —ensuring that you're utilizing this space to share captivating, intellectually stimulating, and creative stories.
How It Works
Ideation and Introduction: Tell me what you're passionate about. What are your goals? How can I help? Let the brainstorming begin. Set a Plan in Place: It's time to get moving. We'll set some dates and deadlines, and we'll come up with a strategy to succeed.Tweaks, Touch-Ups, and Back-and-Forths: We'll communicate via email, Zoom, and Google Docs, You'll ask questions and I'll have answers. In the meantime, we'll keep writing and editing together — yes, I'm here every step of the way.
"In an admissions year like never before (2021) Lauren assisted my daughter in perfecting a common app essay (and many supplementals) that got her accepted to 11 schools with considerable merit money. She provided guidance, suggestions and help with revisions. She was organized, available, professional and reasonably priced. I highly recommend her services to HS seniors preparing for college!," — Marie, Parent
"My daughter worked with Lauren on her college common app essay, as well as her supplemental essays and resume. Lauren worked with my daughter to brainstorm thoughts, ideas, and accomplishments to construct a narrative that highlighted her most positive attributes into a concise well thought out essay. She helped her edit and proofread her essays and gave my daughter constructive feedback on creating her resume and showcasing her strongest achievements. I definitely recommend Lauren and would use her again for my younger child when the time comes!" — Heidi, Parent
"As if graduating college wasn’t stressful enough, I also was applying to nursing school with the writing skills of an 8th grader and a resume I hadn’t updated since high school. Lauren did an outstanding job editing my essays and updating my resume. I owe my numerous acceptances and job offers to her, and I couldn’t have done it without all her help!" — Divya, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing '20
"Lauren helped me with my cover letter, and I couldn’t be more grateful! During such a stressful time searching for jobs, it was so great to have Lauren’s support and guidance. She helped me flesh out what I could bring to the table while also taking note of what these jobs were looking for. Lauren went above and beyond to ensure my success and my confidence!" — Tyler, Account Executive
“I am consistently blown away and grateful for Lauren’s help. She always made time to help me with all my essays and papers. I would text Lauren at random points in the day, and she would always get back to me with insightful edits — she’s a lifesaver!" — Ariel, University of Texas at Austin '19
"Applying to college is one of the most stressful things, from the endless supplement questions to the big essay itself. As an engineering major, writing is not my strongest suit. Lauren helped me make my college essay extraordinary and something that would stand out. I'm so thankful for all of her help and guidance!" — Avani, University of Wisconsin, '22
"The college admissions process is stressful enough on its own, but throw in having to write 10+ different supplements to 20 different schools! Lauren helped me craft each and every one to a tee. Ultimately, our hard work paid off, and I was accepted into all of my schools." — Jake, SUNY Binghamton, '22
"As a transfer applicant, I relied on Lauren to help me navigate the college admissions process as a full-time college student. We'd spend weekends and evenings working together, going back and forth with edits, questions, and comments. I'm so happy I finally found my dream school, and I couldn't have done it without her!" — Lindsey, University of Hartford, '22
"Lauren worked alongside me to construct the perfect college essay: it was professional and well-written, but it also showed off my humorous side at the same time. I am so grateful for all of her help throughout this process. She worked to make it as seamless and stress-free as can be. — Josh, The Ohio State University, '22
"Lauren helped me to revise my cover letter when I was applying to summer internships. She was instrumental in helping me convey the proper message to my prospective employers. Without her tutelage and guidance, I am not sure that I would have been accepted into that prestigious position!" — Alex, Indiana University Kelley School of Business '21