Premier Writing & Media Consultants


Nationally acclaimed experts are here to help
with your college applications and other media projects


Our Services

With nearly a century of combined experience, the leaders of Matthew 56 Consulting, LLC, aim to help you with your project, whether it's a writing assignment, college planning, strategic media counseling--or something else altogether.

Perhaps you're faced with writing application essays for colleges, boarding schools, or graduate programs. Maybe you want to write a book, or you're assigned to draft a corporate presentation. Or you need help with media strategy.

Whatever the project, we're here to guide you through the process, from the point of conception until completion. It doesn't matter where you are. We work with you via video Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, phone, email and/or in person.



Looking for help crafting application essays for colleges, boarding schools or graduate programs? We will help you find your voice and tell your story in a compelling way.

Need help planning for the rigors of the college application process? With our patented 7 Pillars of Strategic College Planning, we prepare you, beginning as early as your freshman year of high school.

Want to improve your interview skills for college admissions? We acclimate you to the process until you are ready to put your best foot forward.

We have helped many students gain admissions to the top colleges, including the Ivy Leagues, and the best boarding schools, such as Choate Rosemary Hall.

We also offer an online college admissions boot camp with a flexible schedule in the summer. It's a five-day program personalized with one-on-one coaching to get you ahead of the process and enhance your prospects of getting into the college of your choice.




Looking to position yourself in the public eye, enhance your profile or address a media issue? We will help you effectively convey your message.

Seeking a way to reposition yourself? We offer creative solutions through our 7 Pillars of Strategic Media Planning.




Seeking assistance with a corporate presentation, scheduled emails, website content, speech writing or something else?

We help you develop and create the right corporate content to meet your needs.




Looking for a book doctor? We will help you transform an idea into a fully realized manuscript.

Want help creating a powerful book proposal? We work with you, so you are ready to pitch your proposal to literary agents and publishers. 

Seeking compelling content for your blog, or company site, as a way to keep clients coming back? We are the wordsmiths who can make that happen.


The Team


Edward Klein


Edward Klein is a well-known editor, public speaker and a #1 New York Times bestselling author with a distinguished career in American journalism.

Klein won admission to Stanford University before transferring to Columbia University, where he earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees. After graduating, he traveled throughout Asia as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. Upon his return to New York, he joined Newsweek, where he became foreign editor and then assistant managing editor with jurisdiction over foreign and military affairs.

From Newsweek, he joined The New York Times. As editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, he led this flagship publication of the Sunday Times to new heights of public interest and editorial excellence. During his editorship, The New York Times Magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history.

Since leaving The Times, Klein has written many articles for Vanity Fair and other national magazines. For Parade, he wrote “Walter Scott’s Personality Parade,” the most widely read column in the English language.

His eleven nonfiction books have all appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List. They include: All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy;  Just Jackie: Her Private Years; The Kennedy Curse; Farewell Jackie;  The Truth About Hillary;  Katie: The Real Story; Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died; The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House; Blood Feud: The Clintons Vs. The Obamas;  Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary; and All Out War: The Plot Against Trump.

Klein is also a novelist. He is the co-author of If Israel Lost the War and the author of The Parachutists.


Alec Klein


Alec Klein, the founder of Matthew 56 Consulting, LLC, is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author.

 Klein, who graduated from Stuyvesant High School and earned a Phi Beta Kappa key from Brown University, began his career as a journalist, working at the Virginian-Pilot, the Baltimore Sun, the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post, where he was an investigative reporter for several years. His investigative reporting led to significant reforms, congressional hearings, federal law, criminal convictions and more than half a billion dollars in government fines. Klein won a number of national awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honor.

His first book, Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner, was a national bestseller published by Simon & Schuster. The book was translated into Japanese and Chinese, excerpted in Great Britain and selected as one of the “Best Business Books” by Library Journal and Strategy + Business.

His second book of nonfiction, A Class Apart: Prodigies, Pressure, and Passion Inside One of America’s Best High Schools, also published by Simon & Schuster, was named “One of the Best Education Books of the Year” by the American School Board Journal and translated into Chinese, where it went through several printings.

  Klein taught at American and Georgetown universities until leaving the Washington Post to become a full, tenured professor at Northwestern University, where he was named director of The Medill Justice Project. Klein led investigations that helped to set free prisoners who had been wrongfully convicted.

 Under Klein’s leadership, The Medill Justice Project rose to become a national center, earning widespread recognition for its investigations, including a national Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the first in Medill’s history.

After a decade at Northwestern, Klein worked to create a system that, so far, has helped dozens of excessively sentenced women gain their freedom through parole and commutation.

Klein is the author of several staged plays, a novel and the foreword to an edition of Show Me The Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication, a textbook adopted at universities across the nation. A frequent guest speaker on television, he has also conducted workshops and given speeches throughout the country and world about his work.


How do I get started?

Finding the right words.


How do I contact Matthew 56 consulting?

Visit the Contact Us page or email us directly at, explain what you are looking for, and we will respond promptly.


How do you help me with my project?

We will assess your needs, via video Skype, FaceTime, phone and/or email. We will then establish agreed upon expectations, a plan of action and goals for your project.


How much will this cost?

The initial consultation is free. Please contact us for information about rates.


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