College The Write Way helps high school students craft college application essays that often lead to acceptance by top universities. My three-part process includes online or telephone consulting to help each student choose and develop a topic, extensive editing of first and subsequent drafts, and proofing and polishing of the final product. Although I live in the Houston area and work with students primarily in Spring and The Woodlands, I can help students anywhere in the world using Zoom or Skype.
Writer, Editor, and Essay Coach
I am a former newspaper reporter for a top 10 paper and a former associate magazine editor. I have extensive experience writing feature stories and columns, as well as editing and proofing. I was twice nominated for a Pulitzer prize. I have also been a public school teacher, as well as a home school teacher of five. I have been editing college application essays since 2014.
THREE PARTS OF THE ESSAY PROCESS
Personalized Attention Every Step of the Way
CHOOSING A TOPIC
From Idea to Outline
Through discussions by email, text, Zoom or telephone, I help each student explore personal stories, interests and activities to identify an appropriate topic for their essay. We discuss the essay prompts, if applicable, select the topic and develop a plan to set the student on the path to a rough draft.
THE ROUGH DRAFT
Finding the Hook, Developing the Body and Coming Full Circle
This stage involves taking the rough draft and developing a strong opening anecdote, ensuring body paragraphs support and develop the topic, and finding an ending that leaves a lasting impression. This stage usually requires at least two revisions to fully develop the narrative.
Cleaning and Polishing
Finally, the draft is cleaned and polished and the language refined. Spelling, grammar and punctuation is corrected. The essay is titled and edited for length, often creating two or three copies of different word counts to be used for different applications.
Full service editing, from topic development to a final product: $700.
Already have a topic and a plan? I will edit the draft (twice, if necessary) and provide a final proof: $500
Have a well-developed rough draft? I will provide one extensive edit and proof: $300
Need a few shorter application responses edited and proofed? Let me help: $100 per hour.
Every client gets a FREE introductory 15-minute consultation to assess essay writing needs.
** For every five paid clients, I award a full scholarship for services to a promising underprivileged student from the Houston area.
Top Colleges Where My Clients Have Been Accepted
University of Chicago
Washington University in St. Louis
Johns Hopkins University
University of Texas, Austin
I’m here to make the writing process easier. Contact me by email, text or telephone to see how my services can help. I work with a limited number of students at a time, so reserve your time slots today.