No matter your reasons for pursuing graduate school, the personal statement can be a powerful tool to prove your readiness for the field you hope to excel in.


If writing isn't your thing, or you haven't done much of it since your first year in college, I can provide personal statement help for a wide variety of programs. I've done one-on-one statement coaching with applicants for Masters and Ph.D. programs in the humanities, arts, sciences, data science, and business. 

Using both my time as an Assistant Director in undergraduate admissions and working in a University Writing Center to give graduate application writing help that brings confidence and clarity to your story and avoids common pitfalls. 

The personal statement can be a powerful tool to prove your readiness for the field you hope to excel in. Let me turn a painful process into a helpful one as you clarify why you are applying and what you hope to get out of the graduate school experience. 


Take the first step towards an empowering writing experience by filling out the New Client Form.

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Jackie’s comments on my personal statement were very thorough and spot on. She was able to distil what I was trying to say and give me great advice on how to make it even better. She also took into account my specific concerns and goals for the statement. I’m so glad I enlisted Jackie’s help for my personal statement!

2017 Fiction MFA applicant


My rates start at $100/hour. For 24-hour rush turn-around on feedback, I charge an additional $50 per feedback round. The hourly rate can apply to specific projects, or if you want to continue working past an initial package by a hour-by-hour basis.

One-time informative interview

$75Perfect for: Someone confident in their writing skills, but wanting an expert plan
  • Discuss potential topics and structures
  • Discuss editing techniques
  • Create a writing plan
  • 1 hour chat

Editing, Feedback, Repeat

$100-$200 per roundPerfect for: Someone who only wants written feedback and editing, perhaps with a solid draft or topic already selected.
  • Intensive editing
  • Instructional comments
  • 1-2 page letter capturing my initial reactions to the draft, further explaining some of the in-doc comments
  • Suggestions for re-ordering, expansion, cutting, and next steps

If you are applying to MFA's in Creative Writing, please click here for more details.