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About Carrie

Owner and Creator, Essay Owl

Carrie Tobias

I take the time to get to know each student - learn what makes them tick - and help develop that into a well-organized, insightful essay that will reflect their unique voice. My background in communications and marketing gives me insight into helping students identify and convey their strengths and personality. 

I worked professionally as a proofreader and advertising copywriter specializing in direct mail, print ads and catalog writing. My clients included Procter & Gamble, Merrill Lynch, Chrysler, Valvoline and Tyco Toys.

I have a BA in English from Bucknell University and an MBA from Boston University.

I love great books, great writing and challenging crossword puzzles. If you’re looking for my faults, I’m something of a neat freak and grammar tyrant. I love spotting typos!

I’ve lived in Wilton, CT for 18 years and have raised two daughters here.

Praise from College Consultant Bill Dennett on the creation of Essay Owl:

"I know you will be successful - you have all the attributes it will take to allow kids to use their essays to show off parts of themselves the admission folks won't otherwise see. And you understand how language works. Add to that combination your personal experience and your clients will have a rich and productive time of it."

Read my articles about essay writing and college admissions featured in GOOD Morning Wilton:

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