JD portrait by Kento January 2013 crop 4Welcome.

My name is June Scudder Donenfeld and I’m a writing coach and editor specializing in admissions essays for college and graduate school.

These essays can challenge even the best writers.

Fear not. You don’t need to channel your inner Shakespeare, live a life of breathtaking adventure, or make a stunning scientific breakthrough.

But you do need to tell a story only you can tell, in your own powerful voice.

Whether you are…

A high school student on the road to college…

A college student planning to transfer or apply to graduate school…

A non-traditional applicant on the path to higher education…

Just starting your application essays, part way through, or at the finishing stages…

I am here to help.

Maybe you struggle with organizing your thoughts and coming up with the words that will make you come alive on the page.  Or perhaps your prose usually flows easily, but the well seems to dry up when it comes to captivating an admissions committee in only a few short paragraphs.

You may have even finished your essays, but would benefit from a compassionate set of eagle eyes to ensure your work showcases your most compelling voice.

If you are looking for a deeply experienced writing coach and editor who treats each client as an individual with a singular story to tell, I invite you to contact me. I offer both practical and moral support, delivered with integrity, patience, and healthy doses of humor and perspective.

I am committed to your success and giving you the instruments you need to write with clarity, economy, and strength. Without boasting, without boring, and with the kind of detail that will make your work sing.

And at the end of the process, you will have also gained tools of reflection, self-expression, and organization that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

So whether you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country, or half way around the world from me,

I look forward to hearing from you.