The right process
Your writing will showcase the best of you, but this endeavor takes a great deal of introspection and hard work. I will guide you every step of the way.
Step one: Hello! We talk goals, packages, and timeline over the phone.
Step two: Brainstorming. I send you a custom questionnaire on google docs, which you will fill out before our first meeting.
Step three: Topic and Outline. We meet, ideally in person, to accomplish two goals: choosing a topic and structuring the essay.
Step four: The "Down Draft."* Follow the outline, but allow yourself to improvise. Write, write, write. Word count worries are not allowed here :)
Step five: Editing and more editing. We pass the essay back and forth electronically--I give you notes and you decide how to incorporate them. You can take as many drafts as you need.
Step six: Polishing. You started with a big chunk of marble and now you've whittled it down to an intricate, well-crafted sculpture. We make sure the writing is perfect, down to every word and punctuation mark.
This process works for ANY piece of writing, whether it's a personal essay for college or grad school, a cover letter for a job application, or a speech for a special occasion. We tweak the approach slightly depending on your end goals, but we will always highlight your specific strengths. With The Right Essay, you'll tell your story and show off your impeccable writing skills at the same time.
*Borrowed from Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird