I work individually or in small groups, and remotely via FaceTime or Skype. Lessons are personalized to fit the particular needs of the client, and address the specific problems. Writing is meticulously critiqued for grammar, syntax, organization, and punctuation errors. Clients will come away with something that is not only thoughtful, concise, and well organized, but with a clear understanding of how to transform an uninspired piece of writing into one that is uniquely their own.
Deirdre is wonderful! I could not recommend her more highly. She has worked with my kids on high school papers and college application essays. She is a kind and smart mentor for young people who are looking to convey their unique thoughts on their applications for college or graduate school and she is a mom of teens. Plus, she is a skilled writer herself.
Darby Bayliss, parent of Maeve, University of Michigan, class of 2021
My experience with Deirdre was like no other. She supported me through the entire writing process for my Common Application essay. By pinpointing the exact components of my essay that were lacking, she helped me make strides towards crafting a cohesive narrative. She was able to help me strengthen the fundamental message of my essay and find my unique writing voice in the process. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking guidance on their college application essays!
University of California, Berkeley, class of 2023
I used WriteWell when I was working on my Statement of Purpose Essay for Grad School. Deirdre Higgins was particularly helpful in brainstorming with me because I wasn’t sure what to say or what the most effective way to say it might be. My SOP turned out beautifully, rich with details; it fully expressed who I am.
Columbia University School of Social Work, 2019
Deirdre has been wonderful helping me with my grad school application essays. She is very patient and returns comments on the essays in a very timely manner. She really helped me out with restructuring my essay and with grammar checking. I felt much more confident with submitting my application. I have actually gotten into my dream school. I truly believe Deirdre is one of the main reasons I stood out as an applicant. I definitely recommend her with the utmost of confidence that you will be satisfied!
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology