During my time as a writer, some of the elements of style have changed, and certainly Google Docs seems like a long way from banging term papers out on a typewriter (I actually did that!), but this has remained the same: writing is an essential skill, whether you’re in school, applying for college, embarking on a career, or looking to polish your existing skills and get a fresh perspective from an experienced professional.

Many people — kids and adults alike — feel that they “can’t write” or “hate writing.” Writing skills can be acquired, but something even more valuable can be attained in the process: a love of writing, an ease with it, the ability to utilize the writing process to express thoughts, opinions, and feelings or to communicate statistics, facts, and other forms of information. My unique understanding of the writing process involves nuts and bolts like grammar and spelling, as well as editing and revising, using text to support ideas, and how to approach any subject.

Personal essays can be a wonderful opportunity to express yourself with the written word, whether it’s a class assignment or college essay. What are you trying to communicate, and how? I can help you shape your thoughts into words and create a well-rounded piece, as well as help you polish your essay in ways both big and small, so that’s it’s completely you: your words, at their best.