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.

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. In the past, I've worked on statements for Masters programs, Medical School, Law School, and Ph.D.'s. 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. Your success and growth are why I love education coaching, and to get you started, here is my free downloadable Graduate School Application spreadsheet.

If you are interested in working with me on both written and non-written aspects of your graduate school journey, please go to my Education Coaching section.

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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

Rates

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.