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! *Please note that I am not the best person to help you with crafting a college list. I am focused on helping students make their essays better!

Subha helped students get into:
University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Irvine
University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Indiana University BloomingtonUniversity of Washington
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of Pennsylvania
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Northwestern University
University of Southern California
Indiana University Bloomington
University of Washington
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

Live Common App Essay help (4 hours)

5 hours

For families looking for Live Common App essay help for one 500+ word essay. Includes unlimited offline revisions of the initial draft till we are both satisfied with the final draft.
$1,000($200/hr)

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.


Pay as you go (live hourly help)

$125.00 / 60 min

Sign up for live essay help by the hour.

Essay review

Common App Review - Unlimited Offline Revisions

$700.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

If you need to craft your best common app essay with unlimited offline back and forth, use this package. I will provide feedback on your topic, the structure of the essay, conceptual ideas, transitions between paragraphs and share advice for a strong beginning and ending. Of course, we will cover any issues with general proofreading as well.


Proofreading - short essay (< 500 words)

$25.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Make sure your essay shines, with sentences that are clear, and support the overall points of your essay. Space is limited, so make sure every word pulls its weight. Lose or loose? It's or its? I can help review your essay so there are no typos and your ideas are not lost somewhere in the mix. Proofreading suggestions only. One round of with comprehensive feedback and edits.


Proofreading - long essay (> 500 words)

$50.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Make sure your essay shines, with sentences that are clear, and support the overall points of your essay. Space is limited, so make sure every word pulls its weight. Lose or loose? It's or its? I can help review your essay so there are no typos and your ideas are not lost somewhere in the mix. Proofreading suggestions only. One round of with comprehensive feedback and edits.


Single long essay review - unlimited offline edits

$175.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Use this for unlimited revisions for your longer essays (> 500 words). You can submit your essay via a doc (share with the link), and we can revisit that doc with unlimited edits until we are both satisfied. I will offer conceptual comments and specific editorial suggestions. Not for common app essay.


Per School Package

$300.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Review of draft (via docs) for all additional essays that are less than 500 words for a school, with unlimited offline feedback. I will offer brainstorming help, conceptual help, and specific editorial comments. This option is great for "Why this major", "Why this college" questions for schools that you are particularly interested in. Not for UC PIQ or longer essays targeted at a specific program offered by the school. One package per school.


UC package: Common app + 4 UC essays (offline)

$1,000.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

If you need help with your common app essays and UC essays (with unlimited offline edits), pick this package. I will help you with conceptual comments, structure of your essays, "show, don't tell" and specific editorial suggestions until we are both happy with the result. Note: all the work is done offline with lots of back and forth with comments via Google docs.


Common app + 4 essays (< 500 words, offline)

$900.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

If you are looking for unlimited offline help with your common app essay as well as 4 other (non-UC) essays that are less than 500 words in length, sign up for this package. I will help with conceptual comments and specific editorial suggestions until we are both happy with the result. This works well for essays that include "why this major" and "why this college" type of questions, with hints to reuse these essays for other colleges as well.


Short Essay Review - less than 500 words

$125.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Unlimited rounds of comprehensive offline reviews of your shorter essays (less than 500 words).


The 12-essay package (< 500 words)

$1,100.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Get unlimited rounds of edits with comprehensive feedback for any 12 essays. If you have your Common App essay ready and need to review supplemental essays, this is the package for you. Note: UC PIQ and essays > 500 words are not covered by this package.


UC PIQ package

$400.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

If you need help with your UC PIQ essays, pick this package. Essays are a critical part of your UC application, and we will work on making your essays reflect your personality in a way that's engaging and authentic.


Common App + 10 non-UC essays

$2,000.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Get unlimited rounds of edits with comprehensive feedback for the Common App + 10 essays. If you are ready to start applying and need to make sure everything looks good, this is the package for you. Note: UC PIQ and essays > 500 words are not covered by this package.


The 20-essay package (< 500 words)

$1,750.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Get unlimited rounds of edits with comprehensive feedback for any 17 essays. If you have your Common App essay ready and need to review supplemental essays, this is the package for you. Note: UC PIQ and essays > 500 words are not covered by this package.


The 5-essay Package (< 500 words)

$500.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$50.00

Description

Get unlimited rounds of edits with comprehensive feedback for any 5 essays. If you have your Common App essay ready and need to review supplemental essays, this is the package for you. Note: UC PIQ and essays > 500 words are not covered by this package.

Recent reviews

4.8(45 reviews)

“Super fast response was unexpected and appreciated. Lots of great advice."

Holli G.

“I appreciated the positive feedback I received, but the reviewer made a total of one correction to my essay, and overall I received 0 feedback on how to move forward or how to improve what I had. "

Divya A.

“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"

Andrew W.
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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
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)
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