Writing

writingWe are experienced, driven writers who are published authors and freelance copy-editors. We offer in-person and online consultations, depending on your project and needs!

Applications & personal statements

Testing is only part of the battle to get into the college or graduate school of your choice – application essays and personal statements are where you let your personality shine! We’ve seen hundreds of statements of purpose, personal statements, descriptions of career goals, scholarship essays, and other sections of applications. We know the tropes and common obstacles, and use this knowledge to help you bypass clichéd and generic sentences and instead make your essay stand out as descriptive, succinct, and true to the your personality! Using the same techniques, we successfully formatted our own applications and got into our first-choice undergraduate and graduate institutions!

Resumes, CVs & cover letters

Don’t be stressed by the strict length and formatting guidelines of resumes – they are great opportunities to make your experience and qualifications known!  We will help you format your resumes and CVs in eye-catching, succinct ways and use your cover letters to “fill in the blanks” in your resumes and expand upon important background and motivation.

Lab reports

We have have written many lab reports and papers in our time as students.  We’re adept at working within the “IMRAD” format required by lab reports, and can help you choose appropriate background information, format your hypotheses, provide data in an easily understandable way, thoughtfully discuss your results, and summarize your work in the abstract.

Technical papers

As published research scientists, we are familiar with the language and structure of conference papers and journal articles.  We’ll work with you to make your purposes and hypotheses clear, integrate figures and tables into your results and discussion, and state your conclusions and implications, all while navigating the guidelines of your field.

Business writing

Business writing is a unique combination of clear, matter-of-fact language and swagger.  Business writings include longer documents such as business plans, reports, summaries, and proposals, and smaller documents such as memos and emails. Professionalism is key!

 

Writing samples are available upon request.

Writing Rates & Scheduling

Rates and scheduling depend upon the length and nature of your request. Proofreading and copy editing are $4 per 250 words. Content editing is $5 per 250 words, and also necessitates meetings online or in-person at the Level 1 rate of $40/hr to go carefully through requirements, brainstorm, and discuss your writing’s direction and evolution. Please email Amanda at amanda@ak-tutoring.com to discuss your writing!