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Meet Liz & Rich Alterman

Our combined creative writing, journalism, and marketing experience makes us ideal partners in your essay-writing journey.

As a journalist and essayist, Liz has written about everything from real estate and the Real Housewives to personal finance and parenting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post,, Bloomberg, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and numerous other outlets.


Liz is also the author of a memoir, Sad Sacked, a young adult novel, He'll Be Waiting, and the suspense novel, The Perfect Neighborhood.


For more on Liz’s publishing adventures, visit her website

Liz's philosophy:

"I believe everyone has a story, but knowing where to begin and how to tell it well are challenges even the most seasoned writers face. In working with students, I take a patient, collaborative approach that removes the stress from the writing process. I also share editing techniques teens will use in college and beyond." 

Rich is a former Bloomberg reporter and multimedia producer. After 15+ years in the newsroom, he pivoted to marketing and public relations where he pitched story ideas, developed campaigns, and ghostwrote articles for executives across the financial services and healthcare industries. 

Rich's philosophy:

"College essays present an opportunity to showcase personality and creativity. With that, I like to keep things light and seek out unusual connections that make writing fun. For example, while consulting for a healthcare startup, I once linked a country-music-loving executive’s admiration for Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley songs with cutting-edge software innovation."

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