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Creative Applications:
Coaching & Editing for Applicants

Applying to college? For a fellowship? A grant?

Let's make it fun & get it done.

 

For over 15 years, I've helped hundreds of applicants nail their

 

Personal statements

Autobiographical essays

Statements of purpose

Diversity statements

USC-style film prompts

Film treatments & loglines

And anything else you can find on an application.

 

You don't need to turn off your wild, inventive, story-loving brain to get 'er done.

 

And you don't need to do it alone.

By the end of our one-on-one video call or email consult (your choice!), you'll have:

Comprehensive line edits

We'll hit that word count & polish your essays to a shine

A strengths list

To reclaim your confidence & showcase your skills

An action plan

Your easiest next steps so you can get your app done & out the door

 
 

Selected university & specialized high school admissions:

USC Film Producing Program

Yale University

Princeton University

Columbia University

Brown University

Duke University

Northwestern University

Georgia Tech

UVA

SUNY Binghamton

Stuyvesant High School

Hunter College High School

Success Stories

Seth was thorough, thoughtful, and encouraging. His edits and insights were incredibly comprehensive and made writing the final draft of my personal statement so much less daunting than it would have been otherwise.

Allison Taaffe (Emerson College, MA in Theater Education & Applied Theater)

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Seth was a huge help in getting my MFA application materials together. He had a super quick turnaround and was genuinely supportive of my creative vision.

Felicity LuHill (USC Film Producing Program)

Your suggestions for my writing were incredible. Even when I thought my essays were "perfect," you found new avenues for me to explore in my writing -- and helped me learn a little more about myself.

Kevin H. (Yale University)

Seth's edits and comments were insightful and on point. My daughter applied to 16 colleges and was accepted by all of them. Many of her acceptance letters made reference to her well written essay. Overall, working with Seth was an outstanding experience.

Karen Gartenberg

Seth's advice gave me all the necessary tools that I needed for my essay to reach its full potential.

Alana G. (Binghamton University)

Working with Seth on my MFA personal statements was incredibly helpful. He is encouraging and honest about how to improve.

I've truly learned a lot! Your feedback really inspired me, and I can't wait to edit my essay.

Rebekah Won

Seth's advice gave me all the necessary tools that I needed for my essay to reach its full potential.

Alana G. (Binghamton University)

Working with Seth on my MFA personal statements was incredibly helpful. He is encouraging and honest about how to improve.

Simply put, Seth is amazing. The guidance he provided to my daughter was invaluable and so spot on. I am truly grateful for the insight, ideas, and gentle nudging he provides her.

Catherine O

AS OF AUGUST 2021: I now offer a 15% discount for BIPOC, trans & nonbinary applicants. You don't need to disclose your specific identity -- just ask about the discount and it's yours!

 

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