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Struggling with a writing project?

I can help.



“Any writer would benefit from Shane’s exquisite sensibilities and deep knowledge of the craft."

Sebastian Junger
Best-Selling Author, The Perfect Storm


“Shane’s teaching was among the best I’ve observed in my 16 years at this institution.”

Dan Raeburn
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago


“Shane is that rare combo — a great writer who’s also a great editor and writing teacher.” 

Alex Blumberg
Gimlet Media, Planet Money, This American Life

Savvy Editing
Supportive Coaching
& College Essay Magic

Whether you're a high school Senior dreading your college essays or a busy adult working on a book, article, academic paper, blog post, or business proposal, I can help you gain skills, build confidence, and complete almost any kind of writing project. I know because, for years, I’ve honed my craft as a writer  (New York Times, National Geographic), teacher  (University of Chicago, Columbia College), editor, and writing coach for clients in high school, college, grad school, and the world of working writers, content creators, and media professionals.

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College Essay Guru
"Shane is a college essay guru. He helped my daughter with her application essays and was perfect for the job. He is knowledgeable about the college application process and how the essays should fit in. Even more importantly, he was wonderful at connecting with my daughter. We were impressed with his patience and empathy, which were key in helping her discover her story. We could not have been happier. If you have a high school student facing the dreaded college essay, or any kind of writing project, call Shane."  — Pablo Decastro  (UC Lab HS student parent)

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