Essay Coach

Your Story. Your Voice. My Counsel.

College Admission. Graduate School. Transfer Essays. Medical Residency. Resumes. CVs. Interview Prep.


I’m Denise Shekerjian, a writer, a lawyer, and an essay coach.

As a writer, I am skilled in the art of storytelling and have published books, literary essays, and other narrative nonfiction. As a lawyer, I know a thing or two about persuasion. The math is simple:

Storytelling ability + Persuasive skills = Winning application materials. 

Need to tell your story?  No matter where you are in the world or where you want to go, I am here for you start to finish and together we get it done.

I’m a good listener, a ruthless questioner, and have a knack for uncovering your best narrative. I work with existing material or help you face a blank page. It’s your story, your voice, your work, but I counsel you every step of the way.

Prices range according to the help you need.  No one is ever turned away on cost, so feel free to be in touch and let’s get this going.




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Photo of Denise by Michael Metz.  Other photos: Google images.