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Personal Narrative Specialist

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Email me at kristie@kristieschmidt.com

Book a free 30 min consult at https://calendly.com/kristie-54

Writing Coaching
 

I help writers shape their ideas into pieces with distinct voices known for precision, meaning, resonance, and skill. Learn to silence the inner critic to generate work with ease, receive empathetic and compassionate guidance and feedback, and meet your goals. I help infuse joy and confidence

into the writing process by using the Gateless methodology, a mix of neuroscience and the tradition of Eastern nonduality designed to quiet the inner critic and increase generative output.

College Counseling and
Essay Coaching

I help students design an application narrative (story) appropriate to their goalfrom art school to the Ivy League​. 

Mentored by the former director of admissions for Cornell, my research-based process empowers students, and teaches them how to craft their life experiences into a compelling showcase while reducing stress. I know what admissions readers look for, from topic to tone to level of sophistication. 

No more procrastinating.

No more frustration. No more pain.

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Where My Students Have Been Accepted

Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn, MIT, Dartmouth, Brown

CalTech, Johns Hopkins, Rice

 University of Michigan, Georgetown 

Swarthmore, Smith, Wellesley 

Carleton, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Emory, Macalester, Bucknell

Colorado College, University of Florida 

Georgia Tech, NYU, Boston College 

Boston University, Emerson, Fordham 

George Washington, SUNY Stonybrook 

SUNY New Paltz, Tulane, Northeastern

 UCONN, Penn State, UMass, Indiana U, U Illinois Chicago, Wheaton

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WHAT  PEOPLE  SAY

 Glenn H.

There is no one I trust more to provide helpful and clear feedback and edits to make my writing concise, personal, and persuasive.

Kristie helped craft my college admissions essay, my graduate school admissions essay, and my law school admission essay. I have also consulted her on other major writing assignments. She has proven to be a godsend to my writing products time and time again, and

I endorse her wholeheartedly.

Max H.

She's generous, caring, and has an incredible talent for helping you be aware of your own mistakes, while helping you promote your own writing style.

I was a student of Kristie’s many years ago and to this day use the writing and editing techniques she taught me in my personal and professional life.

Danielle E.

When I needed someone to read over a professional letter I was writing, Kristie was the first person I thought to contact. Kristie makes writing enjoyable, even when it's for something generally uninteresting. I had lost that spark of creativity that I once had, and struggled to piece together the simplest sentences.

I would choose Kristie for writing assistance every time.

The Blog

My Book Pick Of The Month

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January 

by Alix E. Harrow.

 

"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . ."

 

If you need to escape, this is the book. 

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.

Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. 

About Me

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I love words. I've loved words ever since I learned to read and probably even before that. When we went to the library when I was 5, we needed to take out at least 15 books because I would read one on the way home.

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