I'm occasionally asked why I charge hourly for most jobs. Some clients would very much prefer a flat fee or to pay by the word, both of which are common payment models for writers and editors. The short explanation is that each project is unique and requires its own special touch. At the end of the day, an hourly charge ensures I get paid fairly for the work I've done to provide what the client has requested.
With the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) going live for programs on September 15, we are rapidly approaching the point where all application materials need to be ready to upload.
It's a simple truth that we aren't all equally good at putting words on the page. Writing and editing are highly skilled tasks that require time and effort to acquire and maintain.
If you're considering my developmental critique service, and are curious how this works, here's an outline of the three-step approach I follow for most critiques.
Critique is more productive when the editor tempers their criticism with compassion and a genuine goal to be constructive.
If you look up curriculum vitae (CV) online, you're going to get a lot of results for resumes, as if they are the same thing. The same is true when you start looking for templates and formatting suggestions, most of the web returns are for resumes. So what's the difference and how do you know which to use?
The application process for nearly every master's or doctoral program in the US requires a personal statement. Medical, dental, and veterinary schools, and residency programs need one, as do some bachelor's (aka: four-year) degree programs and schools. Sometimes these are called application essays or letters of intent, and while the format may vary a little,… Continue reading What is a Personal Statement?