Consultant Profile: Rebecca Lippman
The confidence that I’ve developed as a writing consultant, in knowing that I can connect emotionally with individuals and encourage a positive approach towards written communication, has transformed my own work as both a writer and a teacher. More often than not, I find that my role as a writing consultant is also one of mentorship, and that is where I truly find my stride. I greatly enjoy helping individuals articulate and achieve their goals.
Since I joined Accepted in 2018, my clients have been accepted to competitive graduate programs at universities like Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, and Georgetown. Prior to joining Accepted, I guided students to acceptance at top law, grad, and business schools while also helping them earn more than $1 million in scholarships, fellowships, and grants as a Student Affairs Advisor at the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center. Familiar with graduate fellowships like Fulbright, Stanford Knight-Hennessey, Cambridge Gates and the National Science Foundation, I have coached diverse individuals as they write statements regarding a range of topics in humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. Having also counseled many applicants for identity-based opportunities such as Ford and Soros, I have a profound understanding of how to prepare more personalized materials for these types of applications.
My coaching style centers on conversation and dialogue. I want my clients to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts with me, repeating themselves, and "making mistakes" as they develop their written work. As a writing teacher and consultant, I guide people through a process-oriented approach to brainstorming, drafting, re-drafting, and editing. I love the editorial phase of any writing project because the act of taking a step back puts me in the perfect position to bring the strongest arguments to the surface. At heart, I find joy in enabling people to articulate complex perceptions of personal and professional fulfillment in their application materials. I look forward to being in dialogue with you!