Tell your story, attend your dream school.

80% of valedictorians don’t get into their first choice schools. 75% of qualified applicants are rejected from top-tier universities.


Their essays fail to distinguish them.

Will your essay get you where you want to be?

Writing is an art;

the college essay is a science. 

I help you master both. 


Working with The Writing Sage was amazing! She taught me more than any of my English teachers did. We worked together to plan and revise my college essays and supplements. I'm now enrolling at Trinity, Dublin!

—  Leah, Student

Students, you feel like your entire future is hinging on 650 words. 

You have a story to tell, but you can't figure out the right angle. You're ready to run off and join the circus just to avoid this painful process. (Psst! It doesn't have to be painful! Also, circuses are cool.) 

Parents, I'm guessing it's been a minute since you applied to college? 
It's overwhelming for families to navigate such a rapidly changing landscape, and this is an especially unusual and competitive year. Don't let the process take over your life or put a strain on your relationship with your child. Let me do the dirty work.
Enter moi, your college essay coach & new best friend.
I'm Lianne, a Yale alum who's helped hundreds of students gain admission to their top choice schools over the last decade. (Yes, including the Ivies.) 
I can help you, too.  
Why hire an essay consultant?
Students who work with a qualified consultant are guaranteed to outperform their competition. I make sure students avoid common mistakes that lead to rejection, choose essay topics that skyrocket them to the top of the admissions list, and stay ahead of deadlines without the typical stress and burnout. 
Why work with me?
I bring humor and compassion into a process that can otherwise feel demoralizing. I make it fun and teach students to embrace the process as an opportunity for self-reflection and growth. I provide insider tips from my ongoing participation in admissions panels. And I have a damn good track record. 
The skills students gain serve them throughout their lives.
It's an investment not only in your child's future, but also in his or her abilities as a writer. The ability to express oneself with eloquence and precision is an invaluable skill, yet most students struggle to get their thoughts on the page. I teach them invaluable techniques guaranteed to make them thrive. 
Back to School
Register by September 25th
to get 10% off.


Strategic planning of all supplements

& personal statements

Organizational support & time-management

Weekly coaching calls & progress reports

Unlimited line edits & revisions

Customizable packages to meet each student's needs

Deadlines are fast approaching.


530. 430. 7037