Are you dreading writing your college application essays?  Are you uncertain what to write about or how to get started? Let an experienced college essay coach help you to stop worrying and get the job done.

Students write standout essays when they are passionate about their topic and feel empowered as writers.  I will help you find a compelling story you want to tell that expresses the best of who you are, and I will teach you strategies that put you in control of each stage of the writing process—from prewriting to final polish.  My goal is to give you the tools and confidence you need to craft a meaningful piece you are proud of, in a voice that is distinctively your own, that reveals the individual behind the grades and test scores.

As a professional editor and former writing teacher, I know how to minimize stress by breaking the job down into a series of manageable steps with realistic deadlines.  As an experienced essay coach, I also know what college admissions officers are looking for and what common pitfalls to avoid.

In writing the application essay, you have a chance to show an admissions committee that you are a more than a list of numbers and extracurricular activities.  I can help you to make the most of this opportunity.


I tailor my services to fit your needs.  While many of the students I work with choose the comprehensive Common Application Essay Package, those who need help at a particular stage of the writing process—such as finding a topic or revising a draft—prefer to meet with me on an hourly basis.

Common Application Essay Package: $750

  • Free Introductory Conversation
  • Finding a Topic Session (90 minutes)
  • Three Drafting and Revising Sessions (60-90 minutes each)
  • Editing and Proofreading Session (60 minutes)
  • Online support and communication between sessions

It takes students at least three drafts to produce a final essay.  We set a schedule at our initial meeting, you email drafts to me before each session, and I provide feedback.  You should expect to do hands-on drafting, revising, and editing at each session.

Hourly Rate: $150

I am happy to step in at any stage of the writing process.  If you tell me what you need, I can tell you how long it will take me.  I work quickly, and will never charge more than we have agreed to.  I also work with students on their supplemental essays for individual schools.

I never write any part of a student’s essay. Instead, I use a variety of strategies to guide students through the process of planning, drafting, and revising their narratives.