• Essays Only

    • Application essays
    • 3 “Edit-Revision-Rewrite” cycles
    • Privately assigned consultants
    • Initial Face-to-Face consultants
    • Email/phone support

    $750 per school
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  • Full Service

    • Application essays
    • 3 “Edit-Revision-Rewrite” cycles
    • Privately assigned consultants
    • Initial Face-to-Face consultants
    • Email/phone support
    • LOR Editing
    • Resume editing
    • School selection
    • Mock interview consulting

    $975 $1250 per school
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  • Premium

    • Application essays
    • 3 “Edit-Revision-Rewrite” cycles
    • Privately assigned consultants
    • Initial Face-to-Face consultants
    • Email/phone support
    • LOR Editing
    • Resume editing
    • School selection
    • Mock interview consulting
    • GMAT/GRE Course

    $2500
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Personal Statement Packages

Essays Only

This service includes all phases of the three-step edit-revise-rewrite process, with particular emphasis on Substance during the first draft overview, Style during the second, and Sizzle during the last.

Substance

During the first read, your consultant will pick apart every facet of your story. We know that penning a personal statement can be overwhelming. What stories should I use for leadership experiences? What personal traits should I highlight? How do I answer questions about life-changing experiences I’ve had? Of all my achievements, how do I know which three to pick? I’ve bounced around, is there a specific way I should present my career arc? It can be overwhelming to revisit and present the past 10 years of your life. This package is designed to help ease the burden, and make sense of it all.

Style

The hard work complete, we largely take over now. Here, we look for opportunities to reword, rephrase and reshape the substance of the story into the most compelling read possible. We tighten up for word limits and take a closer look at flow between sentences and paragraphs, logical progression of the essay, add transitions where necessary and reposition the elements to create impact.

Sizzle

Your work is done. This last phase is all us. Here, our former professional journalists and story editors take one last read and add sparkle to word choice and force to story progression.

The process looks something like this:

Step 1: Client Questionnaire
Step 2: Follow-up call with your Twainstein Consultant
Step 3: An outline is emailed to you by your consultant. Here, you will find your story has been branded, with highlights of strengths and selections of stories to include in the first draft
Step 4: Client submits Draft 1
Step 5: Draft 1 returned to client three days later with thorough notes for revision. In short, we uncover every missed opportunity to strengthen the foundation of your pitch.
Step 6: Client submits Draft II
Step 7: Draft II returned to client: After we receive your cleaned-up revision, we rinse and repeat. Here we’re creating a showroom for prospective readers.
Step 8: Client has pristine essays that are send-ready.

Full-Service Package

This package is geared for those still early enough in the process to benefit from all of the additional services provided:

Letters of Recommendation:

Here we work with you to create mini-outlines of your as-yet incomplete personal statement and coach you on how to approach your recommenders to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Resume Overhaul:

First we go after content. We will review every single bulletpoint and word of your resume with a microscope and interrogate you for specificity, help you identify redundant detail, and help you reorganize all the elements toward a more powerful overall effect. On the second edit, we switch gears and help you beef up the look and feel, so that everything looks tight and you can let the strength of the content advance to the stage and be the star of the show.

Interview Prep:

Two preliminary phone calls and two live sessions is how we prep you. We’ll make some general comments about your application, outline, and approach at first and ask you to start considering some questions: interview trends, classic pitfalls to avoid, stories to have cocked-and-loaded, and all of our general do’s and don’ts. Then comes mock interview #1. After thorough evaluation, one final mock interview is conducted.

Premiere Package

The Premiere Package includes everything that the Full-Service Package does with the added benefit of Twainstein’s GMAT/GRE course for those who haven’t yet acheived their desired score.