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25 per session - Virtual OK

Applying for undergraduate or graduate programs can feel like a high-stakes endeavor. That's why it's important to have a second set of eyes read over your work for grammar, clarity, and originality. Whether you're applying to your dream college or medical school, I can help you brainstorm different approaches to telling your personal story that will make you stand out to the admissions committee. Alternatively, I can help you polish a draft and ensure that your essay captures your core strengths and unique voice.

Scholarship applications are another specialty of mine, as I was awarded four different scholarships during my undergraduate career. The best way to impress your readers is to tell a good story that reveals your genuine self; I'd love to help you achieve that goal.

Training & Qualifications


I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English and psychology, wth minors in professional writing and creative writing. In my five years as a writing consultant and tutor, I have hosted personal statement critique groups and presented on the topic at a regional conference. In addition, as an application reader for a large public university, I have reviewed over 1,000 personal statements to date. Thus, I am highly familiar with the clichés of the genre and how to avoid them.

Availability & Preferences


Weekdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Diane


Sara received session of College Personal Statements from Diane
Nov 24, 2018
Diane provided wonderfully detailed, specific feedback that was very useful.
Sara received session of College Personal Statements from Diane
Aug 25, 2018
Diane provided very thoughtful, constructive feedback in a timely manner.
Amber received session of College Personal Statements from Diane
May 24, 2017
Great feedback
Amar received session of College Personal Statements from Diane
May 19, 2017
Diane did an absolutely phenomenal job! She knows what she's doing and she's really good at it.
Josh received visit of U.S. Road Trip Travel Planning from Diane
Mar 01, 2019
Diane is very positive and helpful, a great person to work with!
Jaymes provided unit of Short Story or Story Excerpt Eval for Diane
Feb 26, 2019
I always love brainstorming and critiquing with Diane!
Katherine provided unit of Feedback: 1000 Words, Fiction for Diane
Jan 30, 2019
Always a pleasure to work with Diane! Thanks for trusting me with your writing. ;)
Jaymes provided unit of Short Story or Story Excerpt Eval for Diane
Jan 29, 2019
Can't wait to help Diane with future stories! :D
Jaymes provided unit of Short Story or Story Excerpt Eval for Diane
Jan 29, 2019
It's always a pleasure to work with Diane on her stories. She has a brilliant talent and is excellent at collaboration!
Sean provided session of Creative Writing Help for Diane
Jan 29, 2019
A pleasure as always. :)


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About Diane Callahan

Hi there! My name is Diane, and writing is my life's passion. I received my B.A. in Honors English and psychology with minors in creative writing and professional writing from THE Ohio State Universit...y. I hope to someday obtain an M.F.A. in Creative Fiction. I'm a full-time freelancer, with my responsibilities split between being a developmental editor of fantasy novels, an online writing and psychology tutor, and a university application reader. In my free time, I write fantasy and sci-fi stories, and my dream is to become a prolific author. Like all writers, I'm an avid reader, and I aim to read at least 70 books per year in a variety of genres, including the classics, fantasy/sci-fi, thrillers, YA, contemporary fiction, psychology, memoirs, and comic books/manga. You can see how I analyze popular fiction and the writing craft on my YouTube channel, Quotidian Writer.show more

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