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College Essay Editing


Wondering how to write a winning college application essay or graduate school personal statement?

With acceptance rates for many top US undergraduate programs falling below 25%, and rates for grad programs ranging between 2-15%, application essays play an increasingly vital role in admissions decisions. At Texas Essay Editors we guide US students through the writing process with inspired Online Google Docs and 1-on-1 instruction in time-tested narrative essay techniques. Each client consults directly with Scott Gleeson, a Dallas native and internationally respected art critic, curator, publisher and professor who has edited hundreds of personal statements for students and creative professionals. Scott’s method of adventurous self-reflection has guaranteed his own acceptance to elite institutions. Now you may leverage these same techniques to craft an unforgettable Personal Statement that will get you one step closer to admission at the college of your choice.

Get help with:

Personal Statement · Supplemental Essay · Scholarship Essay · Transfer Essay

Apply Texas Essay (A-C, E) · Apply Texas Essay (D: Art & Design)

Common Application Essay · UC System Essay

Graduate Personal Statement / Statement of Purpose

Medical School Essay · Law School Essay · Business School Essay


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Call (505) 603-9404 for a free consultation.

We offer 3 Admissions Essay Editing Services to meet any budget!

College Essay Coaching

This is a comprehensive service for students seeking guidance through all stages of the admissions essay writing process for the undergraduate Personal Statement & Supplemental Essays, Transfer & Scholarship Essays as well as Graduate Admissions Personal Statements. Scott tailors coaching to the needs and skill level of each student, combining online Google Docs support with Phone and SMS Text consultations.

Time needed to complete essays varies between students, but averages 5-7 hours for the Personal Statement. Supplemental Essays average 1 - 2 hrs each.

Online, Phone & SMS Text support is available nationally.


Undergraduate Admissions: $175/hr billed in 15 minute intervals.

Graduate Admissions: $125/hr.

College Essay Crash Course™

Need a crash course in the college essay writing process?

This 3-hour editing package is perfect for students who like to work independently, but want expert editorial advice along the way. Includes Scott’s 12-page College Essay Writing Guide™, containing 4 self-guided lessons, plus 3 hours of Online, Phone amd SMS Text editing for up to 3 drafts of the personal statement.

RATE: $399 (On Sale from $525 - You Save $125)

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College Essay Draft Review™

Need advice on an existing draft?

Submit a draft of your Personal Statement or Supplemental Essay to receive detailed online editorial feedback about its topic, tone, structure, and effectiveness. Draft Review includes one round of Google Docs support and one 20-minute phone consultation for each document.

RATE: $99 (Personal Statement), $35 (Supplemental Essay)

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FREE College Essay Writing Guide™

No time to read all those college essay How-To books?

No worries! Enter your email address and Scott will send you his FREE 12-page guide to writing an unforgettable personal statement.

Includes a $10-off coupon for College Essay Draft Review™!!

Who we are

Writing impactful application essays is an art form and, like any craft, there are fundamental techniques to storytelling that anyone can acquire. With inspired mentorship from publisher and art historian Scott Gleeson, every student can captivate admissions officers with expressive narrative essays revealing each author’s unique self.

Scott has written successful personal statements for every stage of his own academic career, including vivid essays for graduate and undergraduate programs at Yale, SMU, Bates, Bowdoin and Colorado College as well as granting organizations like The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He holds a BA from Colorado College and an MA in Art History from Southern Methodist University. Scott possesses a decade of college level teaching and tutoring experience and maintains an active record of scholarly talks and curatorial projects on the intersection of art and urban experience. Scott is also the Founding Editor and Publisher of Peripheral Vision, an interdisciplinary journal specializing in long-form art criticism. In his role as a publisher, Scott has edited hundreds of artist personal statements, interviews and essays for America’s most sophisticated practitioners.

Our Clients

Great service by great people, 5+ Stars! -Chris

Outstanding services!! An extremely knowledgable tutor who knows how to connect with students one-on-one. I highly recommend! -Claudine

We serve clients throughout the US.

Many of our clients attend top public schools in Texas, including Highland Park High, Carroll Senior High and Lovejoy, as well as the finest private high schools, including St. Mark’s School of Texas, Hockaday School, Jesuit College Prep of Dallas, Greenhill School, Episcopal School of Dallas, Ursuline Academy, and Fort Worth Country Day.

Recent writing clients have gained admission to Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Duke University, University of Texas, Trinity University, UCLA and University of Houston.

Why private consulting matters

College admissions professionals agree that application essays remain a vital part of the review process, outweighing grades and test scores in some instances. Applicants to selective private universities may be required to draft additional essays for each institution, producing as many as 25-30 separate documents. Private essay editing is designed to help students highlight their strengths and avoid common essay pitfalls.

Writing tutoring augments the limited editorial support available at even the most prestigious preparatory schools and compliments private test prep services and more general college admissions consulting.


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