Expert Help to Make Your Essay Shine!

Avoid problems with punctuation
Remove all grammatical errors
Get rid of wordiness and redundancy
Identify awkward language
Reveal your interests and passions
Make sure your tone is appropriate
Improve your style to engage your reader
Avoid passive voice and weak verbs
Tighten your essay’s organization
Craft an engaging opening paragraph
Engage your reader with concrete details
Avoid cliché language and topics

Get Expert Help With Your Application Essay!

All highly selective colleges and universities in the United States have holistic admissions–the admissions folks want to get to know their applicants as individuals, not as a list of grades and standardized test scores. The essay is your most powerful tool for introducing yourself to the college. Make the most of the opportunity!

About Allen Grove

  • 25 years experience helping students with their writing

  • 10 years experience in the college admissions field

  • BS degrees in Materials Engineering and Literature from MIT

  • PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania

If you order the “Complete Critique” below, you’ll receive three types of feedback on your essay. Click the tabs to learn more:

Dr. Grove will help you make sure your essay is free of these grammar and punctuation problems:

  • sentence fragments
  • comma splices
  • run-on sentences
  • dangling modifiers
  • subject/verb agreement errors
  • misplaced or missing commas
  • misused apostrophes, colons, semicolons and dashes
  • misspellings and homonym errors
  • and more…

Dr. Grove will help you strengthen your essay’s style and organization by identifying…

  • vague language
  • weak and passive verbs
  • wordiness and redundancy
  • faulty or weak word choices
  • poor paragraph structure
  • weak transitions that hurt the flow of the essay
  • any problems with tone that might strike the wrong chord
  • any problems with the essay’s “voice”
  • and more…

Dr. Grove will help you assess the overall content and impact of your essay by considering questions such as these:

  • Does the essay capture something unique about you?
  • Have you focused on something meaningful?
  • Have you avoided tired, overused essay topics?
  • Have you succeeded in bringing your topic to life?
  • Will your essay significantly strengthen your college application?
  • and more…

Choose Your Editing Service

Proofreading Only

$75
  • Select this option if you are happy with the content of your essay but want to make sure it is free of writing errors
  • You’ll receive a detailed report that identifies all problems with grammar and punctuation so that your essay can be free of errors (see the left tab above for more info)
  • Price is for essays up to 700 words 
    (650 words is the maximum length for the Common Application); you are welcome to submit multiple short essays together
  • 72-hour or less turn-around time;
    24-hour rush service available

Complete Critique

$185
  • Choose this option if you want detailed feedback on all aspects of your admissions essay
  • You’ll receive three types of feedback: grammar and punctuation, style and organization, and content and impact (see the tabs above for more info)
  • Price is for essays up to 700 words
    (650 words is the maximum length for the Common Application); you are welcome to submit multiple short essays together
  • 72-hour or less turn-around time;
    24-hour rush service available

Complete Critique + Revision

$265
  • Choose this option if you want the Complete Critique plus a discounted second reading of your essay after you make revisions
  • You’ll get feedback on grammar and punctuation, style and organization, and content and impact. You’ll also get detailed feedback on a revised version of your essay
  • Price is for essays up to 700 words
    (650 words is the maximum length for the Common Application); you are welcome to submit multiple short essays together
  • 72-hour or less turn-around time;
    24-hour rush service available