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About Write Strong Consulting
Write Strong Consulting empowers clients to reach a range of personal, academic, and professional goals through writing, with an emphasis on the art of the personal narrative — writing that’s directly about YOUR life experience. Your consultant can expertly guide you in writing everything from distinctive personal statements for university admissions to memoir and brand stories. She can also help you learn how to use journal writing for personal growth.
About Your Consultant, Rachel B. Levin
Rachel B. Levin has been a writing teacher and consultant for over two decades and has helped hundreds of individuals along their writing journeys. She’s an honors graduate of Stanford University in Psychology and earned master’s degrees in both English and Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of Southern California (USC). She’s taught writing courses at USC, California State University Los Angeles, and Los Angeles City College, and is also an accomplished journalist.
– Umberto Eco
“I worked with Rachel on my personal statement for medical school and found her work to be impeccable. She helped me craft a powerful, cohesive narrative that captured my uniqueness. I gained admission and was so pleased that I later requested her help with my statement for residencies in dermatology — and, again, was extremely satisfied with the results. Her thoughtful and personalized work earns my highest recommendation.”
“Rachel is a great listener who really understood my story. She took time and effort to understand my life as a whole while finding my story’s central theme and turning it into the best written work possible. She was very responsive and caring which, during stressful times, can be a great relief. I gained admission to my first-choice school, U.C. Berkeley, and was so satisfied with her services that I will continue to use them when I apply to graduate school.”
“Rachel is an empathetic listener and a great storyteller who understands how to connect with her audiences. The short bio she prepared for my online portfolio made a huge difference. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking to convey their career journey to potential employers.”
“Rachel is absolutely just terrific. She is versatile, meticulous, and caring. I worked with Rachel on law school and business school personal statements and applications and was extremely happy with the final product. I highly recommend Rachel for any project involving writing as she truly is determined to deliver results to her clients.”
“I worked with Rachel on editing my memoir. She’s a superb proofreader with an eagle eye for errors, but Rachel also went above and beyond to smooth over rough patches in the narrative, offer keen suggestions for punching up thematic connections, and give valuable ideas for a stronger finish to the entire book. I recommend her services highly to anyone yearning to get their book out into the world.”
“I absolutely loved working with Rachel on my undergraduate application essays and again on my applications to master’s programs in speech-language pathology. She was a great listener, gave me insightful tips, and was very resourceful if I had any questions. She was very encouraging every step of the way and made the daunting process of writing application essays an enjoyable one. Best of all, I was accepted to my top-choice schools!”
— Emily S.
“The personal statement and diversity statement Rachel helped me write for law school expressed my life experiences and thoughts perfectly. I was accepted to a number of top-ranked law schools and received an outstanding scholarship. Working with Rachel was instrumental in getting me to my goal. I am so glad that I found her!”
– Elizabeth M.
Write Strong Consulting offers one-on-one consultations both in person in the Los Angeles area and remotely via email, phone, and Skype. Whether you need a quick copyedit of a document or in-depth guidance on a longer narrative, Write Strong Consulting’s rates and packages are designed to fit every project and budget.
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