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Cherie Gough

Freelance Journalist | College Admissions Writing Coach

About Cherie

Hi, I’m Cherie Gough, a freelance writer specializing in food and the people who make its journey to the table possible. I focus on solutions-based journalism reporting on innovators and practical solutions to every day problems. Bylines in HuffPost, Edible San Diego, San Diego Family Magazine, Gluten-Free Forever. 


Before turning my attention toward a freelance career, I spent 14 years teaching English and AVID in CA public schools. It’s a pleasure to pair my love for working with young people and practical knowledge of writing to help future leaders tell their stories on college applications using their authentic voices. I enjoy building relationships with my clients through active listening.


Life isn’t all about work.  When I’m not at my writer’s desk, I’m likely on the trail or beach, in my garden, or cooking up some family fun.

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Your Writing


Kyla, Sarah Lawrence College

"Cherie is such an incredible help in the college essay writing process.  Through working with Cherie I was able to get helpful, honest, encouraging feedback. There was never a time where I felt like I couldn’t go to Cherie. I knew she was always there to help me whenever I got stuck.Cherie’s aid helped me get into 5 of my top schools. Not only did I receive amazing help, I also have come out on the other side of the college essay writing process as a stronger, more confident writer. What I have learned through working with Cherie will impact me in my college years and beyond."

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