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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Contact us for a free 10-minute consultation. We can chat by phone or we'll send you a Zoom link.

If you choose to work with us, all sessions take place over Zoom and are capped at one hour. To accommodate your busy schedule, we're available in the afternoon, evening, and on weekends.

For more on what we offer, visit our services page.

What are the benefits of working with Alterman College Essay Consultants?

We have decades of professional writing and editing experience. As parents, we know this is an exciting but stressful time. With that in mind, we strive to make the essay-writing experience as painless as possible for students and parents alike.

Regardless of what field students hope to enter, communication skills are crucial. Looking beyond the personal statement and supplemental essays, we strive to impart writing and editing techniques that make students stronger communicators.

Will I work with Liz or Rich? 

It’s your choice! While we often consult with each other, we recognize that some students may align more with Liz and others with Rich. If you’d prefer an arrangement like working with Rich on brainstorming and Liz on essay writing, that’s perfectly fine. We are flexible and will review your preferences during our initial consultation.

Do students need a minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA to work with Liz and Rich?

Absolutely not! We work with students from a variety of academic backgrounds on a first-come, first-served basis. 

What are your rates?

We charge $150 per one-hour session. A package of four one-hour sessions is available for $500. 

How does payment work?

We require a 50% deposit to secure your first session. The balance is due 15 days from the time we begin.

Do you offer any other writing services?

Yes, thanks for asking! 

Rich works with businesses to develop website copy and marketing materials. He also helps executives create thought-leadership pieces and speeches.

Liz helps professionals write their bios and website copy. She also assists fellow writers with query and pitch letters as they prepare to reach out to agents and editors.

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