To consult between sessions, please purchase the Material Review and Feedback add-on in the hourly quantity you desire. Your purchased hours work like a debit card would—you may use them all at once, or in increments of your choosing. Material review and feedback focuses on revisions you've made following our previous session. This option provides continued direction and follow-up in lieu of a session. I will notify you when your purchased time is coming to a close.
While I wish I could offer such correspondence free of charge, past experience has proven this untenable. When clients are working on something that matters to them, they tend to want lots of feedback—and a 'quick question' has a way of morphing into an hour-long email exchange.
Kindly provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice should you need to cancel or reschedule your session.
You can call or text at (646) 831-5172 or email at email@example.com. I always acknowledge receipt of your cancellation/rescheduling once I receive it. If you haven’t heard back from me, I have not received your communication.
I travel anywhere that works for you and is within reasonable distance from NYC's Upper West Side. Most clients opt to meet at home. Others prefer virtual sessions, which are held via Google Docs (screen-sharing) and your choice of FaceTime or Skype. I'm also happy to meet in schools, coffee shops, libraries and public spaces.
If it’s a writing task, then absolutely. If it’s one of those tasks better suited to obscure sections of Craigslist, I’m not your person. I’m happy to assist with non-academic writing projects—including all levels of school admission essays, scholarship application essays, creative writing, copywriting for your business, speeches, business letters and toasts.
If you’re new to The Varsity Pen, please complete and submit a New Client Form prior to your first session. You may also upload any documents you’d like to have reviewed before we meet—these can include an assignment page, essay question, draft you’ve written, and an assessment from a teacher or similar professional. You can schedule your session on the Book Session page, or contact me using the form below.
Yes. All services can be booked to accommodate small groups—whether one-time or ongoing. Rates vary; I welcome you to contact me regarding your specific needs. The Varsity Pen is also developing workshops for high schoolers working on their College Admission Essays, and for parents working on their children's Kindergarten Admission Essays.
Absolutely. All online payments are processed through Stripe. When you enter your credit card information it is automatically encrypted and immediately sent directly to Stripe's servers for processing, which means The Varsity Pen does not store any of your payment information. In addition, your card will never be charged unless you issue your authorization.
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