I consult with each student over the telephone, Skype, Whataspp, and in-person meetings (where possible), and I do not outsource any of my work. I do not accept a large number of students as I believe it takes in-depth attention to equip the student with the skills to deliver a compelling essay. Please note that I only edit college essays for institutions in the United States.

I offer the 3 service packages listed below, but I'm very flexible. The student and the writing drive the service! You can also book my time by the hour, if you would prefer.

PAckage 1: UC Applications

 

I work with the student to understand the culture of UC,  who is reading the essay, and what the admissions committee is looking for in a student. Together, we understand the prompts, brainstorm to generate ideas, and choose 4 prompts. The student will then write drafts for which I'll provide detailed feedback. There is no limit on the number of drafts or revisions that I will read--we will work together to produce the strongest, most compelling essays possible. I will proof-read all the material before the final submission.

Package 2: Common app

I work with the student to understand who is reading the essay, and what institutions of higher education are looking for in a student. Together, we understand how to arrive at an essay idea that will work for ALL the universities the applicant is applying to via the Common Application. Some  issues and themes will speak more to certain institutions than others, and hence, the subject of the essay is of crucial importance.  

Together, we understand the Common App prompts, brainstorm to generate ideas, and choose 1 or 2 prompts. The student will then write drafts for which I'll provide detailed feedback. There is no limit on the number of drafts or revisions that I will read--we will work together to produce the strongest, most compelling essay. I will proof-read all the material before the final submission.

The supplemental questions are very important, as the answers must provide evidence of the applicant's interest in the institution, and demonstrate that the student will be a good fit with that particular institution's ethos.  

The cost of the Common App package varies depending on the number of institutions, i.e., number of supplementals you wish to edit. I charge a flat fee for the main essay; the student can customize the rest of the package (within reason).

the complete package: UCs, common app + any others 

This package includes the services offered for both the Common App as well as UC, plus essays for any other institutions (such as MIT, UT Austin,Rutgers etc.) that require an individual application. This package works as a retainer, and works best if you are considering a wide pool of colleges. As always, there is no limit on the number of drafts or revisions that I will read--we will work together to produce the strongest, most compelling essays. I will proof-read all the material before the final submission.

Please email me at thecompellingstory at gmail dot com for more details about each service package and rates.