Admissions, Academic, Personal, and Business Writing

Writing Coaching

Boston-area writing coaching services and rates.


Get Your Writing in Shape

Whatever you're writing, I'm here to help. Hire me for fast, professional assistance with:

  • Brainstorming, writing, and editing college, graduate, and professional school admission essays.
  • Getting your novel or memoir started, unstuck, or ready for publication.
  • Helping your whole team to write clearly, concisely, and correctly.
  • Getting that big speech or presentation ready.
  • Fastidious proofreading and copy editing.
  • Beta reading for your novel or memoir.
  • Academic, business, or personal writing.

Face-to-Face or Online Coaching

If you're located in Greater Boston, I can meet you for face-to-face coaching or feedback. If you're not located in Boston, I can meet you via Skype or Google Hangouts. And, of course, if you just want editing and/or proofreading services, you can just email me your work and I'll go from there.

For more information, email me.

"Brendan provides clear, useful feedback and suggestions on my writing. He has an editor's eye for what works in fiction and a storyteller's empathy for what is intended and also the experience to guide writers in bringing the two together. Brendan also provides outstanding advice on the grammatical and spelling level of a story. I don't submit stories to editors or self-publish work without Brendan's review."

Gregory Adams

"I loved working with Brendan.  His thorough review of my work, and his thoughtful, professional, and sometimes humorous insights helped me to hone my stories, making them more credible, engaging, and satisfying to the reader.  I hope to work with him again soon!"

Mary Norris



Tell me what you need, and I'll give you a couple of options for how to proceed. 

I usually bill by the hour: my typical rate is $50/hour, billable by the quarter hour. I do not require any commitment; pay as you go and stop whenever you like. 

I also offer discounted package deals for your entire project: college essays, novels, and memoirs. For packages, I request half payment up front and half when the project is complete.

Discounted rates for Boston Public Schools students and anyone applying to a program to become a teacher or librarian.

Email me to get started!