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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 was the best-selling transfer book on Amazon and went through 4 editions. However, it became too time-consuming to continue with yearly updates so I was forced to discontinue it.

How to transfer to a UC 4th edition

I eventually branched out to include essay writing for Ivy league and top universities, and soon expanded to application planning for freshmen applicants.

My course planning is very detailed and focused. I ensure no stone is left unturned and no miniscule item is overlooked that might cause a later problem. My essay support includes application and 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.

At t the risk of sounding like a blowhard, I believe I can say with assurance 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 to essays — 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.

Why My Services Stand Out

Marketing Know-How

Marketing collateral might not be the first thing to come to mind when drafting a college application essay, but for my money, that’s exactly what they are.  Whether you like it or not you’re marketing yourself as a commodity, something you are hoping the university will purchase. I understand marketing. I did it for years, perfecting the pitch, the desire, the emotional undertones, crafting the story. This is what I work on with my clients.


Stories are as old as time, they’re ingrained in our psyche, word of mouth stories handed down by our ancestors without access to pen and paper, handed down from parents and grandparents ,  disseminated over and over in movies, songs and books. The best application essays come together as a mental picture, with a texture and syncopated tone that creates an emotional response in the reader. Years ago, I had two screenplays optioned in Los Angeles, I worked in screenplay development for two major motion picture studios. I understand and embrace the relevance of story-telling.

Thinking Outside the Box

I strive to ensure that every essay is unique and captures voice of the student.  In other words, I work hard to create a 3-D version on a flat surface.


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.

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