Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

“It’s fine to seek some help [with the college essay] if you feel you need it. But look for it from a writing teacher, or a teacher with a strong writing background.” —Robin Mamlet & Christine Vandevelde, College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step

There is an inordinate amount of information out there on writing the college essay. It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

At Project Write Now, we keep it simple: we help you find a story in your life that no one else can tell. Then we help you craft your essay using narrative techniques, such as character, voice, description, setting & structure.

We never write the essay or change your words; instead we make suggestions to help bring out the best in your writing. We also help you edit your essay to keep it within the word limit and for grammar & mechanics.

Please note: We do not guarantee admission into any college.

Mentorship Program

One-hour session: $150/hour
Three-hour package: $405 ($135/hr)
Working one-on-one, we guide you through the college essay writing process. In our first session, we spend time getting to know you so we can help you select a topic that best reflects your personality, experience, and aspirations. We also help you develop a strategic approach by surveying which of your desired schools accept the Common App, which require supplemental essays, and which schools have their own.

We also offer constructive feedback as you work through your drafts. We then help you edit your essay for word count and grammar & mechanics. The end result is a polished essay ready for submission.

Or if you already have an idea or most of your essay written …

Our instructor spends time carefully reviewing and evaluating your essay. You can choose to do this with the instructor or have the instructor do it before an meeting. Then your instructor spends time working with you to improve your essay, and depending on where you are in your writing process, he/she will help you edit it for word count and grammar & mechanics.