Mary did an amazing work with our daughter. As parents who’d attended college in the 1980s, we were completely lost as to how to approach the essay process – what topics were appropriate, expected word count, etc. Mary’s an expert on all things college essay and guided our daughter through applications at eight colleges. Our daughter found Mary really easy to work with. She’d post drafts to Google docs, Mary would review and suggest edits, and it all went as smooth as could be hoped for. The most important thing from our perspective is that Mary provided the kind of editorial guidance that enabled our daughter’s voice to shine through. Our daughter’s essays were all her ideas and her work, and it showed. We’ve suggested to Mary to friends who are going through the application process and will continue to do so.


Parents of senior, Northern California, 2018