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Papers, application essays, personal statements: writing, editing. (Gramercy)

Students: Do you need help with college papers or essays?

Personal statements/application essays for graduate or professional school due soon?

Is English a second language but you want your papers or essays to read as if it were your first?

Contact Gram at I graduated from an elite liberal arts college and a top 10 law school. (For nearly two decades, I was a corporate bankruptcy lawyer and commercial litigator, although I no longer practice law.)

I will proofread and edit your written work, paying attention to organization, sentence structure, grammar and word choices. I spot, and fix, the writing problems common to most students, but especially to ESL/foreign nationals. I'll turn your first draft into a polished, finished product, ready to submit to your professor.

I'm skilled at all kinds of essays: shorter "think" pieces; essays requiring close textual and critical analysis (especially in history, politics, philosophy and law); longer papers (10-15 pages), including those requiring outside research.

I do much more than check for errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. (Do you know when to use "its" and when to use "it's"?
What about "there," "their," and "they're"? Don't worry: I do, and I'll fix any mistakes.) Using my legal background, I read your entire paper closely for factual or logical inconsistencies, weaknesses in your argument and sentences that -- whether due to deficiencies in language or gaps in logic -- don't hold up to careful review. I clean up any awkward transitions so that your paragraphs follow naturally, and your final draft reads smoothly.

Price for editing and proofreading depends on how much work and time is necessary, but starts at $20 per double-spaced page for papers. Major rewrites -- including total overhauls for ESL students -- and rush jobs will cost more.

(Please note: the foregoing price per page DOES NOT APPLY to personal statements. Those are priced according to the amount of work and time required to make your prose shine. If you want me to write a personal statement for you for graduate or professional school from scratch -- as opposed to working from a draft you have prepared -- the average essay costs $750 or so, depending on length and complexity.)

Please e-mail (at with your name, contact info and a short description of the project (subject, # of pages, due date) and I'll get back to you promptly. Thanks! Gram at
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