Kim Lifton

Kim Lifton

Kim Lifton is President and Cofounder of Wow Writing Workshop, a strategic communication company specializing in college admission and grad school application essay writing and professional training. She leads a team of writers and teachers who understand the writing process inside and out. Wow’s team teaches students how to write application essays, and provides expert training on their unique approach to professionals who want to improve their essay coaching practices. Kim blogs regularly about the college essay’s role in the admission process for multiple industry publications and websites. In 2019, she was named a LinkedIn Top Voice in Education.

Before co-founding Wow, Kim worked as a reporter and communication consultant. Highlights include: Co-producing a PBS documentary about teens and depression, No Ordinary Joe: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness; writing “First Class,” a weekly lifestyle column about the area’s most successful businessmen and women for the Detroit Free Press; creating “A Small Business Adventure,” a 12-part monthly series about the perils and pitfalls of running a small business for the Detroiter Magazine; supervising a public relations campaign and accompanying print materials that attracted local and national print, radio, and TV media coverage for the National Council of Jewish Women’s annual convention in celebrating its 100th anniversary.

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Advice for Writing Your Grad School Personal Statement

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Should You Write Your College Essay Now?

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Busting the Worst Admission Essay Myths

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A Look at College Admission From a Top Official

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Now Is the Time to Start Your College Essay

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The Best Transfer Essay Advice From Admission Insiders

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Top College Essay Tips From Admission Insiders

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Changes to the 2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

The Common Application is changing up its essay prompts for the 2017-2018 college admission cycle. But what do these changes mean for you?read more

5 Easy Ways to Trim Your College Application Essay

It's important to stick to the given word count for your college application essays. If you're having trouble doing that, follow these tips!read more

How to Read a College Application Essay Prompt

To write a good application essay, you need to know how to read your college essay prompts so you truly understand the question your college of your choice is asking. Here, an essay-writing expert explains how.read more