JD portrait by Kento January 2013 crop 4Welcome.

My name is June Scudder Donenfeld and I’m an internationally experienced writing coach, editor, and writer. I specialize in admissions essays, academic writing, and web content, bringing deep skill, patience, and perspective to helping clients navigate the choppy waters of the written word. 

Need help with college or graduate school applications? Take heart. You don’t need to channel your inner Shakespeare, have lived a life of breathtaking adventure, or made a stunning scientific breakthrough to write wonderful essays–and I am here to show you how. 

Bogged down in the brainstorming phase? I have concrete tools that will give you rich possibilities to explore –and help you narrow them down to ones which will enable you to craft a story only you can tell, in your own powerful voice.

Don’t know where to begin or end your essay? I’ll help you dig deep and organize your thoughts to present your story in the most compelling way, so that what appears on the two-dimensional page will come alive in your reader’s mind.

Or perhaps you’ve already finished your first version(s) of your essay(s) but want a set of objective, eagle eyes to ensure that they really hit the mark. Look no further. 

But no matter where you are in your writing, when you work with me you will sharpen your skills in all ways–and also gain tools of reflection, self-expression, and organization that will serve you well whatever your path may be. 

I have worked with people near and far, 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.