My name is Abigail, and I'm going to help make your application essay unforgettable

Where to start?

I don't know where to start.

It happens to the best of us. I offer video-chat consultations to help you brainstorm, outline, and get started writing your draft.

Help with draft

I have a draft already ... but I want it to sparkle.

No problem. My editing service includes proofreading, editing for higher-order issues like clarity and organization, and written feedback on your content.

Full Service

This entire process is overwhelming. Help!

For clients who want expert support from start to finish, I offer a full-service package that includes unlimited edits and consultations.


Why Work With Me?


My writing career started when I graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2012, where I concentrated in English.

I completed my MFA in nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2018, and I've spent a total of seven years helping clients get into their top-choice schools.


I believe in storytelling's power to move admissions officers and help them see your story in the best possible light.

That belief is based on results: My clients have earned admission to Yale, Stanford, UChicago, Columbia, Brown, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and other top universities.


I have been accepted to my dream school, Yale, with the help of Abigail Lind. She is like a mind reader who edits your paper to write it in your own voice, but better. Sometimes I feel she knows what I meant to say better than I ever did. With full certification from Harvard, she is easily reached and readily available for you. If I were ever to apply to anything serious again, and I am sure I will, I will ask for her help.

- Jaeyeon Y., Yale University




Frequently Asked Questions


Will you write my essay for me?

This is not a ghostwriting service. I offer professional support and insight that will make the writing process much easier for you—but you'll still need to be an active participant and write your own drafts.

Can I see samples of essays you've edited for former clients?

For confidentiality reasons, I don't share my former clients' work. However, you can get a sense of my style by checking out my publications at Slate and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

I'm applying to 10 schools. Can I have a discount on your services?

I offer bulk discounts on a case-by-case basis. To discuss it further, please email me with details about your situation, including your materials' approximate word count.

You might also consider my all-inclusive service, which includes unlimited edits, consultations, and advice on as many applications as you care to submit.

Do you edit resumes and cover letters? What about scholarship / fellowship essays?

Yes! Shoot me an email to discuss rates.

What about other content not related to admissions?

I have experience with content marketing, dissertation editing, web copy writing, business proposals, and much more. Check out my LinkedIn profile for a complete run-down of my background.

I don't see my question here.

Reach out at editor.abigail@gmail.com.


Services

Skype Consultation

My rate for Skype consultations is $125/hour. What we do in the consultation is up to you, but most often, people hire me to help:
Break through writer's block and come up with a topicDetermine which life experiences will make the best materialBoil down a long set of thoughts into a concise, powerful narrativeProduce an outlineGet their first paragraphs onto paper

Personal Statement / Statement of Purpose Editing

My service includes:
Proofreading for spelling, grammar, and punctuationEditing for organization, clarity, and content A written critique with suggestions for further improvementA free review of a second draft
My rate is $200 for the first single-spaced page (12pt type, Arial or Times New Roman, 1-inch margins) and $100 for each additional page.

Resume and Cover Letter Review

My base rate for editing existing resumes is $80 for resumes up to one page, and $40 for each page thereafter.

If you want me to make a resume for you from scratch, I would charge $150 for that. We would talk on Skype about your experience and goals, and then I would write the resume. My rates for editing / ghostwriting cover letters are the same.

I use a different pricing structure for senior- and executive-level clients. If this describes you, please inquire with me directly about rates.

Privacy Policy

For a better experience while using my service, I may require you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, city and/or zip code, and email address. The information that I collect will be used to contact you.