Essays * research papers * dissertations

High School


College application essays or the AP English exam:  Are you (and your parents) stressing out?  You know these essays are important, but you don't know how to organize your writing or find that "authentic voice". And grammar is not your strongpoint. 



A research paper due in two weeks: APA, MLA, IEEE style?  What's the difference? What are in-text citations?  How can I paraphrase this better so it's not plagiarized? 

Grad School


A 150 page dissertation on quantum physics: The equations are correct, but what about the grammar and punctuation? And my writing is too wordy; I need to get to the point.

I'm applying to competitive engineering schools. How can I make my Statement  of Purpose stand out from all the others?  

Deirdre was patient and supportive and made sound recommendations that helped me develop clear essay

I liked working with Deirdre because she was patient and supportive while brainstorming with me to choose topics for my essays, and made sound recommendations that helped me develop clear essays that brought out the best in me... Quite an exciting outcome – I was accepted ED to one of the top research universities in the country!

 Lisa P.

            Vanderbilt University, class of 2023

AFI, Brown, Columbia, USC...


My clients have gotten into many of the top tier colleges and universities, but most importantly, they have found the right school that suits them holistically, as well as academically:  NYU, Washington University in St. Louis, AFI, Brown, Northwestern, UCLA, University of Michigan, Rice, Vanderbilt, USC, Columbia University, Berkeley...