Billy in Chicago

billy lombardo

writer, teacher, editor.
big-hearted & deeply chicago.

Award-winning writer of multiple genres,
Experienced editor and ghostwriter,
Master college essay coach.
Billy in Chicago
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Know someone applying to college?

In The C.A.P.E. Crusade: Your Guide to a Great College Application Personal Essay, author Billy Lombardo offers high school seniors a refreshing new take on the Common App Essay. Hailed by current admissions officers as “an invaluable asset in a student’s application process,” The C.A.P.E. Crusade provides a balance of broad guidance and fundamental craft tips to help young writers compose meaningful college admissions essays in response to what can feel like an impersonal process.

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