Application Writing Coaching & Personal Consulting for all your high-stakes goals.

Undergrad Applications

Whether you are a high school student looking at a direct path to an undergraduate degree, or someone leaving the workforce to begin (or continue) a college education, let my expertise of the college essay guide you to a more confident application.

Graduate School Applications

Graduate school, as they say, is a whole new level. Whether you have been out of school for a while and are planning to return for a professional degree, or you are looking at staying in academia, I offer personal statement coaching for a wide variety of programs.

Artist Statements & Grants

Why do I create? What am I trying to say in my art? Spending time getting to know yourself and your work can bring clarity to the written elements of your story. Artist statements curate your “story” while grant applications convince others of your potential and vision.

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New Client Form

Jackie’s help and suggestions guided me in putting together brilliant applications. Applications I sent with confidence, confidence I never would have envisioned. Her advice and knowledge did wonders more than any book or website could hope... she molded a miserable time into an acceptance letter from my first-choice University.

Eric, Carnegie Mellon University ’15 (B.S. Engineering)

My statement still feels like something I've written, but it represents me so much more clearly and positively than it did. I can't recommend this service highly enough.

Eleanor Poetry MFA applicant, Melbourne, Australia

I had almost resigned myself to that merely "decent" statement when I decided to reach out to Jackie. The in-depth feedback and edits I received reinvigorated an application process that can be so daunting and draining.

Shannon Fiction MFA applicant

Beyond just critiquing the mechanics of my essay, Jackie pushed me to examine and state my objectives more clearly. As someone who knows how an admissions department works, she was able to offer very specific feedback. Jackie also communicated clearly about her timeline and gave her feedback very quickly, which I appreciated very much!

Rebekah MFA Applicant 2017

Workshops & Speaking

I am available for workshops and guest lectures on higher education, high-stakes writing, and the intersection of creative and academic issues. Whether you are looking for a one-time talk or a long-term workshop, I can create an ideal event to fit your needs.

"Her material and guidance was fantastic. In fact, some of the best insight I have learned all year. Her presentation revealed key strategies for discovering your core values as a writer and using them to effectively engage and motivate people."

Jonathan Howdeshell Program Director and Business Counselor, Wyoming Women’s Business Center

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Professional Membership in

National Association for College Admission Counselors