FourthWrite was founded in 2015 by Brain Fobi and Christopher Darby in order to help applicants improve their writing and support them through college and university admissions processes. Brian and Christopher have over fifteen years of essay editing and admissions support experience between them, having revised well over 10,000 essays in the process. They are excited to bring their experience to bear to improve your writing and admissions positioning.
Brian Fobi co-founded FourthWrite in order to provide clients with admissions assistance that is ethical, true to clients voices, and highly effective. Brian brings 11 years of experience working in the admissions industry. In this time, working both for a university and as an independent consultant, he has developed a nuanced understanding of the admissions process and, by extension, how applicants can best position themselves. He has helped more than 7,000 clients navigate the admissions process, and along the way has recorded a satisfaction rate of over 99%. The reason is simple: he strives to maintain clients’ voices, remain true to their experiences, and reflect their life in the most positive manner possible. Brian has taught writing at Duke, Yale, and Harvard and has extensive background working with clients of all skill levels, including non-native English speakers.
Washington & Lee University
– Ph.D. in History
– Master’s in History
University of Michigan Law School
– Juris Doctorate
Christopher Darby comes to FourthWrite with a passion for helping people express themselves effectively through their writing. Christopher brings 15 years of experience as an educator and writer to his work, along with the distinction of having been accepted into some of the most selective universities in the world, including Harvard, Columbia, and U.C. Berkeley. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Columbia in 2009, Christopher returned to his native Berkeley, California where he has since worked with hundreds of students to improve their writing. Christopher is particularly adept at identifying compelling narratives, strengthening students’ command of their writing process, and helping writers express themselves authentically in a way that resonates with their target audience. Christopher is excited to bring his experience as a writer, educator, and editor to bear at FourthWrite. With his deep understanding of academic conventions and writing styles, Christopher is well positioned to assist writers who want to produce work that both allows their authentic voice to shine through and meets the rigorous standards of the most selective academic institutions.
– B.A. in History
Harvard Graduate School of Education
– Master’s in Education
FourthWrite provides writing support rooted in our experience producing high-quality writing at some of the most well-regarded universities in the world. Our technical proficiency is complimented by our attention to the needs of clients who are navigating admissions processes that are often daunting and stressful.
We support our clients in effectively using writing as a form of personal expression. Ethically, that means we strive to bring out the best voice from each writer we work with, and never ghostwrite or plagiarize.
Writing is a process, one that can always be improved through thoughtful practice. FourthWrite cultivates better writers by providing insights and guidance that help our clients engage with and improve their own writing process.