"...Made the college application process unbelievably smooth and surprisingly enjoyable."
As immigrant parents who grew up with exams as the sole means of college entrance, the American college admissions process was a seemingly daunting task. We were startled by the personal anecdotes and countless supplemental essays that our son had to write, and faced with a journey of unfamiliar territory in expressive, active, and vocal writing.
Lynne and Deborah are two amazing individuals who made the college application process unbelievably smooth and surprisingly enjoyable. Their suggestions were thorough, timely, and insightful, and their skills in and experience with writing truly helped our son bring his essays to life in his own voice.
We are so proud of our son for his acceptance to a top Computer Science program, and sincerely grateful for the writing guidance we received. We cannot speak highly enough of Blue Pencil Essays.
"She was supportive, kind and very patient."
Deborah helped me find my own voice in my college essay. She guided me to feel more comforatble writing like myself, as well as expressing my thoughts in a more cohesive manner. She was supportive, kind, and very patient, during my college application process and for this, I feel very grateful. For anyone looking for support in crafting a written work of any sort, I whole heartily recommend working with Blue Pencil Essays. It has been a great pleasure to be able to work and collaborate with them!
"He now has a choice of colleges to attend, and...his essay was a big part of that outcome."
My son had several sessions with the wonderful team at Blue Pencil Essays. Through this process, he was able to craft and refine a college essay that fully reflects his goals, abilities, and experiences — and is authentically in his voice. He now has a choice of colleges to attend, and I’m certain that his essay was a big part of that outcome. I was impressed with the time and care that both Deborah and Lynne put into the process, and I think that my son benefited from their team approach. I am pleased to recommend them wholeheartedly.
"We will definitely be back in two years with our youngest."
Having worked with other consultants for our other children, Blue Pencil was the best! You were extremely responsive and the questions you asked really helped Patrick to uncover the essence of his personality and write a great essay. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back in two years with our youngest.
Rich, Donna and Patrick
"Blue Pencil made an immense difference in the quality of my college essay."
Blue Pencil Essays was a necessary and crucial step in my college essay process. When Blue Pencil stepped in, I thought I only needed minor edits, however their input completely transformed my essay while maintaining my ideas. Blue Pencil made an immense difference in the quality of my college essay. I would not have been as confident in my work without their help.
"the result was an essay that my child's college counselor said was one of the best they'd ever read"
I can't recommend Blue Pencil Essays highly enough. Deborah has a gift of drawing out your child's singular story, and translating that into an essay. My daughter's essay was so authentic and captured vividly the essence of who she is.
Given how stressful the college process has become, it's great to have someone like Deborah who is "chill" (my daughter's words) and fun to work with. Blue Pencil made the whole process seamless, and the result was an essay that my child's college counselor said was one of the best they'd ever read.