Hi, I’m Jordan.
I teach Master’s and PhD applicants step-by-step formulas for writing persuasive SOPs that build confidence, save time and stress, and make admissions committees say “yes!”
Since 2005, thousands of heroic students like you (yes, thousands) have earned admission using my editing and essay guides. They’ve come from all over the world, and they’ve enrolled at every elite US university you can think of (not to mention a few in Europe). Harvard, Stanford, MIT. Engineering, Biology, Studio Art, you name it.
And you can achieve the same results.
All you have to do is tell your story…but tell it in the right way.
Let me teach you how.
“Like many others, I vastly underestimated the graduate application process. I didn’t realize how much effort, research, and introspection was needed to provide a strong application. Every time I tried to work on my statement of purpose or personal statements, I didn’t know which direction I should take. The first few iterations of my statement of purpose were bland, dry, and list-like.
Although I thought my initial SOP was good, Jordan helped me improve it beyond what I thought was possible. Jordan helped restructure my essay by making it more descriptive and organized. With each revision we worked through, I felt more confident in being accepted by the universities I applied to. He left comments, edits, and questions that helped me write a strong SOP in my own words. Now that I look back at the initial draft that I submitted to Jordan, I am glad I reached out to him for his help.”
–Jeffery (MS. Engineering, Univ. of California)
If you're preparing an SOP for graduate programs, I can edit and evaluate your materials and suggest improvements to drastically increase your chances of admission. I can't guarantee you'll get admitted, but I can guarantee that committees will think: "Now, THIS is an A+ essay."
What you can expect from my editing process:
For most clients, I end up starting from scratch with development and brainstorming, or restructuring and revising their entire essays. Most essays require three editing rounds before we get it right.
This is a collaborative relationship and engagement. I work as your editor and adviser rather than a writer-for-hire. I can't write in your style or voice, nor will I have your luminous intelligence and academic background. However, I can help ensure that your essays capture your potential for brilliance, and do their best to sway admissions committees' hearts. I'll need your guidance and hands-on involvement to do that.
I usually have lots of questions and will certainly require your feedback to produce the best results - you'll find those questions in my famously detailed margin comments. Likewise, I always welcome your input and insight on what's missing or what you're hoping to achieve. If I know what concerns you, I can better address it in my edits and questions.
For your essays, I will correct structure, content, logical flow, grammar, and spelling if needed, but I always recommend you do a final proofread with Grammarly and/or the Hemingway Editor before sending off your materials.
I will apply formatting and styling that is expected and consistent with standards at the most elite American universities.
I can also provide insight and advice on any other issues raised by your application (Bad GPA? Lack of work experience? Researching other suitable programs?).
My goal is to help you tailor your SOP with deadly precision for specifically targeted programs. After the editing work is finished, I'm available to answer your follow-up questions via email at no charge. You're also welcome to get in touch as questions arise during the submissions process. I want you to feel confident and less anxious as you submit your applications—to know that there's someone you can trust and communicate with whenever you encounter doubt or frustration. What I provide goes beyond a transaction: it's a relationship that requires communication and trust.
My credentials: I have 16 years of experience in the private college counseling industry. My students have been admitted to every single Top-30 university in the US News rankings, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in virtually every academic field from Machine Learning to Physical Therapy to Studio Art. (I particularly love arts students). I’ve been featured in the New York Times Chronicle of Higher Education as well as The Writer’s Chronicle, I’ve guest lectured for the University of Virginia, and been a featured speaker for the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China on application issues unique to international students. In my spare time, I’m an award-winning short-story writer.
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Is your Statement of Purpose running too long? Is it just not as convincing as you want it to be, but you don't know what to fix? I’ve helped hundreds of students write stellar SOPs that earned them awesome admissions, and I'm 100% certain I can help turn yours into an essay you'll be confident and thrilled to submit.
Together we'll draft a unique SOP you can easily recycle for multiple schools. We’ll go through three powerful rounds of editing. In the first, we'll deep dive into theme, structure, and the clarity of your "academic goal." This round can get intense. I may have to research your target program to make sure you're making the most compelling argument for admission.
In the second and third rounds, we'll tweak, prod, and perfect your language. We'll make sure you fit the word count, and ensure your writing sounds elegant and clear. This is where I take out my trusty writer's scalpel and carve away all the fluff.
In the end, you'll feel confident, even amazed that you've written something so powerful and convincing. Then, when you finally hit "submit," you'll know you've given yourself the absolute best chances possible at admission.
(Note: If your first-draft SOP exceeds 1,200 words, I may not accept it for editing until you shorten it.)
Are you feeling overwhelmed the sheer volume of SOPs ahead of you? Not even sure if your first draft is good? The prospect of writing two, four, or eight is nerve-wracking?
Worry no more, friend. We've got this.
It may take us three weeks. It may take us two months. We'll work at whatever pace you need to produce the absolute best writing possible for all the schools on your list.
Our goal is clear: to drastically increase your chance of admission for as many as eight graduate programs. We're going to be thorough. I'll even have to study myself to understand the nuances of your research proposal. But...I can't wait to start. I told you, we've got this.
Have other essays you need help with? A Personal History or Research Statement? (Those UC schools like making us write, don't they?) No worries at all. For applicants who choose the Comprehensive package, I'll help with any kind of essay you need to write.
This extensive, fully customized service is only available to a small group of applicants who seek to enhance their chances of admission as much as possible. This service takes approximately one year, and may include the following and more:
- Hands-on assistance with researching and selecting graduate schools
- Statistical analysis to target programs with the highest likelihood of admission
- Scheduling and tracking all aspects of the application/revision/deadline process
- Assistance with all emailing and communications to target universities
- Pre-submission review of all application forms and materials
- Guidance on choosing and generating optimal recommendation letters
“To say I was lost with the whole graduate application process is an understatement. It also did not help that I underestimated the amount of time and effort required for a strong application. Looking for guidance/tips on how to approach my personal statement I turned to reddit. There, I stumbled on a post from Jordan which led me to purchase the Structure is Magic guide. This guide helped quite a bit with demystifying the SOP, but I was still not 100% confident, so I contacted WriteIvy and purchased the Comprehensive Master’s/PhD Editing service. I wanted someone to go over my SOP and point out flaws/refine it, but wanted the SOP to be in my words, Jordan went above and beyond. Quite literally blew me away with his edits. It was like he was reading my mind. I was definitely nervous about spending the money, but from looking at the night and day difference between my first SOP and the final one I submitted to the schools, I can truly say the service is worth every penny. My only regret is not starting the process sooner. Thankfully, throughout this whole process Jordan responded quickly and even reminded me of extra application requirements that needed to be completed. At the start of this process, I wanted to be able to say that I did my best. Now that all my applications are submitted, that is exactly what I can say and that is largely due to Jordan’s help.”
Ready to start?
I know I’m ready. I want you to feel WAY more confident about your applications.
No more Googling “successful SOPs.” No more scratching your head as you sort through vague brainstorming exercises.
In fact…no more stress.
Soon, you’ll have absolute clarity and focus as we look at your essay from a writer’s perspective, and figure out how to make you shine like the very best applicants do.
It’ll only take 2-3 days to see how drastically your chances of admission will improve.
You’re already a great student. Hard working. Dedicated.
Now let’s make you a brilliant writer too.