Subha Subramanian
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Subha Subramanian
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It’s essay season!

Subha will review your essay and offer detailed feedback and suggestions—get started now!
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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
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

Activity List

1 hours

Polish your activity list and add compelling information around each activity so that your impact shines through.
$50($50/hr)
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Starter

3 hours

For families looking for Live Common App essay help (5 hours) with unlimited offline revisions
$500($150/hr)

Per School Package

8 hours

For support across the common app essay as well as 4 additional essays for a single school with unlimited feedback.
$800($96/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

$125.00 / 60 min

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


Full review + unlimited offline edits

$200.00 / 60 min

Get unlimited off-line edits via your document.

Essay review

Full Review - Unlimited Revisions

$200.00 + 0 cents per word
Estimated return time: 2 hours

Description

Use this for unlimited revisions. You can submit your essay via a doc (share to anyone with the link) in the email, and we can revisit that doc with unlimited edits until we are both satisfied.


Short Essay Review - less than 500 words

$40.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 2 hours

Description

A comprehensive review of your essay draft for smaller essays (less than 500 words).


Full Review - 500+ words

$100.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 2 hours

Description

Use this package for your Common App essay or other essays that are 500+ words.

Recent reviews

4.8(41 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
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.