Subha Subramanian
She/Her
Subha Subramanian

About

I have been reviewing and editing essays and other writing for friends and family as long back as I can remember, including helping edit 3 books. I have also have been credited in "Web Redesign 2.0 | Workflow That Works" for my contribution. I have been published in Parenting magazine and the SF Chronicle and have had several greeting card submissions accepted by Andrews McMeal. I had the distinct pleasure of reading my "Story Behind the Picture" on NPR (All Things Considered). I founded and edited the gotoreport - a web based usability magazine, and created content for a recipe blog called TasteBuds, in the early days of the internet. I am an avid reader, as you might expect. I have a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston. I look forward to working with you!

Subha helped students get into:
University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Irvine
University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Southern California
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of Pennsylvania
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Northwestern University
University of Southern California
Subha helps with…
College Interviews
Common App
College Applications & Essays
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
San Francisco Bay Area
7 years of experience
University of Houston – MS | Masters in Computer Science
Business
Computer Science
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

My process

Essay writing can be fun! I help students find their voice and style, and let their personality shine through their essays. Colleges want to learn more about you - the student - and I help you craft your essay so you can tell a compelling story that feels true to you. My approach is customized to each student, and their specific needs and goals. I have advised both graduate and undergraduate students on their essays, leading to acceptance at schools such as UPenn, UC Berkeley etc.

Packages

Starter

5 hours

For families looking for help on the Common App essay with unlimited revisions
$1,000($200/hr)

Plus

25 hours

For families looking for support across the common app essay as well as 4 additional essays. Perfect for those looking for help with UC essays.
$2,250($90/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$125.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Brainstorming session

$100.00 / 60 min

Come up with 3-5 ideas for your Common App essay with a recommended essay topic.


Live first session + unlimited offline edits

$175.00 / 60 min

Sign up to a live session, and then receive unlimited off-line edits via your document.


Live short essay editing

$60.00 / 45 min

If you want to go over a short essay draft and get live feedback, this is the right option for you.


Pay as you go (live hourly help)

$125.00 / 60 min

Sign up for live essay help by the hour.

Essay review

Full Review - 500+ words

$100.00 + 5 cents per word
Estimated return time: 3 hours

    Full Review

    $30.00 + 10 cents per word
    Estimated return time: 3 hours
    • Review your profile and the information provided
    • Review your essay draft
    • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
    • Leave in-document feedback and changes
    • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
    • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps

    Recent reviews

    4.9(27 reviews)

    “So worth the money we spent on essay review! I can tell that Subha really understands the college process and helped me become self-aware of how I might be viewed as an applicant. This helped make hard decisions about if certain details should be put in or not. She is so much more than an editor. I feel like I have made a friend through this excruciatingly painful process"

    Shandra W.

    “She gave specific feedback within the essay and follow up questions that helped my daughter focus her narrative while keeping her voice "

    Catherine J.

    “Extremely helpful "

    Sunny E.
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    Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
    Join a quick meeting
    Let’s chat
    Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
    San Francisco Bay Area
    7 years of experience
    University of Houston – MS | Masters in Computer Science
    Business
    Computer Science
    Next available sessions
    According to your time zone (CUT)
    Tips for success
    1. Prepare for your first session
    Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.