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MICHAEL NOLTEMEYER is the founder, president, and editor-in-chief of North Star Editing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University, where he spent four years working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Then he spent a year in a dual-degree M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine before leaving to focus on writing and teaching instead. In 2015, he completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico, where he served as an award-winning teacher of composition, creative writing, technical writing, and literature. He now teaches writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Over the past ten-plus years, Michael has gained a substantial following through word-of-mouth recommendations while specializing in application essays, resumes, and corporate communications. 

Michael's experience and expertise includes:

  • Application essays and other admissions materials for students admitted to top colleges, business schools, law schools, medical schools, and graduate and professional programs of all kinds. 
  • Resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles for college students and CEOs alike.
  • Marketing and sales copy for national and international companies, in which capacity his writing was published (and continues to appear) in almost every liquor store in the country. 
  • Press releases, including the announcement of a multimillion-dollar exit for a startup that retained his services. 
  • Interview coaching and specific answer preparation, drawing on his experience as a Yale interviewer. 
  • Preparation for the reading and writing sections of the SAT, ACT, MCAT, and GRE, drawing on his experience as a test preparation tutor for Kaplan and The Princeton Review.
  • In-person and online workshops for personal branding, resume writing, admissions, interviewing, and more.

At North Star, Michael brings together all of these various skills and experiences to offer what he honestly believes to be the best editing service that money can buy. By drawing on his experience as a teacher, he aims to make sustainable improvements in his clients’ writing skills while offering step-by-step guidance through the many frustrations of the writing process. By drawing on his experience as an editor, he can work with you to brainstorm, identify your best ideas, and then present that content as effectively as possible. No matter what you’re writing or where you are in the process, he can help you.

Michael has provided these same editing services for thousands of delighted clients already, and he looks forward to helping you with whatever you’re trying to write—providing stellar guidance to help you get wherever you’re trying to go next. 





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