“Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure.”
“Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea.”
“Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve.”
Great answers to these questions reveal, inspire, and entertain. They tell the vivid stories that transcripts can’t. They convey that the writer is a thoughtful work-in-progress.
- Maybe you’re overwhelmed by the idea of even finding the time.
- Maybe you freeze when faced with a blank screen, or English is your second language.
- Perhaps you love writing so much that you overdo it with impressive-but-not-necessarily-clarifying words or unconsciously overuse clichés that college admissions officers, needless to say, have seen a million times with only minutes to spare prefer you omit.
- Or maybe you just need feedback from someone who isn’t your mom.
Finish before Thanksgiving
Seriously. You’ve got this. Start it now before college application deadlines start competing with your final exams. Take it from a practiced procrastinator: even cranking out an epic, rotten first draft can ease the pressure and help you focus.
If you’re ready to dig deep, write honestly, and re-write gracefully; you can reach me, Katie Pierson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. My services are discounted or free to families that qualify (please ask your guidance counselor for a referral or just email me to set up a call).
I have twenty years of professional experience in writing and editing, a bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in American history from the University of Minnesota, and a communications strategy business that serves local non-profits. I’m an award-winning author of young adult fiction (’89 Walls, 2015), and a mother of two teenage daughters. Find me on LinkedIn or check out my website at www.katiepierson.net.
You bring me your best work, ideas, and full attention (no electronic devices), stick to our mutually-agreed-upon deadlines, and secure my time commitment with a 50% deposit.
I do not rewrite or ghostwrite other people’s work, nor do I know any admissions officers or guarantee your acceptance at First Choice U. I do, however, treat you like a fellow writer. My coaching and editing style is firm but warm and supportive.
- Final Edit (1-2 hours, $100)
You email me your polished essay. I deliver a friendly verbal critique, plus detailed written feedback on its content, structure, tone, and grammar. You revise. You’re done.
- Developmental and Final Edits (2-3 hours, $250)
You and I discuss your existing draft at the coffee shop of your choice. You revise. I email detailed written feedback on your essay’s content, structure, tone, and grammar. You revise. You’re done.
- Coaching, Developmental, and Final Edits (4-6 hours, $400)
In the coffee shop of your choice, you answer my thoughtful-but-not-scary questions about the person behind the GPA. We pinpoint unifying themes and the stories that only you can tell. You compose a rough draft. We meet again to discuss it. You revise. I email detailed written feedback on your essay’s content, structure, tone, and grammar. You revise and run it by me as many times as you need to. You’re done.
Tell your best story.
Contact me at Katiepierson58@gmail.com.