About Esther Shein Wishnow


Not only do I have a passion for working with high school students on their college essays, but I’m also a longtime freelance editor and writer. My work has appeared in several online and print newspapers and publications including Inc. magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, Computerworld, InformationWeek, CFO and CIO magazines, to name a few. Previously I was the editor-in-chief of Datamation, an online technology magazine. I was also a senior writer at eWeek (formerly PC Week) magazine and have worked as a journalism instructor. I have a degree in journalism with a minor in English from Boston University.

I’m also a parent who has recently gone through the college admissions process myself, so I intimately understand other people’s pain. It’s no secret that kids generally work better with a third party, and they open up to me because I put them at ease and am a good listener. I also help them articulate their thoughts and stay motivated.