My name is Lindy King …
About six years ago I started offering UC admissions consulting services to transfer students hoping to transfer to one of the nine UCs. I wrote my book, How to Transfer to a UC from a California Community College with one aim in mind: to fill a void and help students transfer to the University of California. It has been the best-selling book on Amazon and went through 4 editions.
I eventually branched out to include essay writing for Ivy league and top universities, and soon expanded to application planning for freshmen applicants. Perhaps I offered too much. I found myself increasingly inundated with clients — either finding me on the web or from word of mouth. I love all my students but I was just getting stretched too thin.
I have decided to revert to my initial love and what I truly do best — essays!
Thus, moving forward, my focus is solely on application/scholarship essays – open to freshmen applicants, transfer applicants and grad students. I specialize in the hard to get into campuses, and have multiple years experience working with students to craft compelling and successful essays for the Ivy leagues and top UCs.
I can truly say –at the risk of sounding like an egotistical blowhard — that I am one of the best at overall structure, detailed editing, in-depth university research, and engaging content.
You won’t find a cookie-cutter approach here — each client works with me one-on-one and I am a perfectionist. As far as I can tell there, is no student who has worked with me to completion who is not thrilled. I relentlessly strive for the best. The devil, as they say, is in the details.
I was a journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle and a contributing writer for the L.A. Times. I spent a dozen-plus years writing marketing collateral for corporations and non-profits. I am also a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (English/Journalism) and a volunteer reader of UC Berkeley Alumni scholarship essays. I recently secured a publisher for my first novel and have started my second.