College Application Essay and Editing Services:

The Common Application Essay

Coaching assistance with your personal essay, from an initial brainstorming session through the final polishing phase, with ample stress-reducing advice on drafting, shaping and revising. Learn how to use your personal essay to express who you really are in a way that will bring the facts and figures of your application to life.

Supplemental Essay Work

Coaching assistance on how to think strategically about crafting supplemental essays for individual colleges that will enhance and complement your personal essay. Coaching at an hourly rate on additional essays that will be submitted with the personal essay, including long supplements (500 words and up) and short supplements (450 words or fewer).

Scholarship and Grant Essays

Experienced coaching on scholarship applications including National Merit, Presidential Scholars, and a variety of other merit-based award applications requiring essays. Quotes are available upon request and depend on essay length and deadlines.

Transfer and Graduate Application Essays

Quotes are available upon request and depend on essay length and deadlines.

Information Session: “The New Common App and You”

A 45 minute presentation on the CA4 (the new Common Application writing section) and its implications for student writers, along with a discussion of typical problems students face when writing their application essays. Followed by a Q&A session. [Inquire about dates and locations.]

Workshops: “Write Here. Write Now.”

For procrastinating perfectionists and students who thrive in group writing environments, this workshop invites students to transfer their good ideas into actual first drafts. [Inquire about dates and locations.]

Experience working with International, Multicultural and Nontraditional applicants.

I’ve worked with students who live around the corner, around New England, and around the country. Though I enjoy working with writers in person whenever possible, I have also worked successfully with students using Skype, phone conferences, and the Internet.

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