Essay Review

“All the world is not a stage; it’s an audience, and it dearly loves a story.”
Harry Bauld, On Writing the College Application Essay

Do you have a draft completed but not sure that it is a winning essay? Does it capture who you are and what you want to convey to college admissions readers?

New Bridge provides a comprehensive essay review that critiques storyline and elements of writing within the context of admissions. Each essay is evaluated to exacting standards, resulting in precise, knowledgeable, and individualized feedback on style, voice, clarity, and story logic that you can use to strengthen your subsequent revisions.

Get the peace of mind that you’re submitting your best essay and positioning yourself for admissions success with the insight of a New Bridge Essay Review.

Submit your essay and receive feedback within the timeframe of your choice.

Essay ReviewerTurn-around TimeCostAdd-on Review of Revised EssaySupplemental Essay Review
Linda Lowen and Stephanie Bartling8-14 days$500$300$300
Harry Bauld8-14 days$750$400$400

New Bridge also offers expedited turn-around times of
7 days, 72 hours, and 24 hours


Linda Lowen
Stephanie Bartling

Essay specialist Linda Lowen applies her expertise as a professional writer and veteran book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Stephanie Bartling, New Bridge Founder and Lead Counselor, shares her perspective as a 30-year education and admissions professional (The Putney School, Wellesley College, MIT, Harvard) on how the essay will be considered by admissions and to ensure that your essay stands out to the reader.

Harry Bauld
On Writing the College Application Essay

Author Harry Bauld of “On Writing the College Application Essay,” the longest-running book on the admission essay, provides his feedback on your essay using his 30 years of experience as a professional writer and White House-recognized expert teacher (Horace Mann, The Putney School).

Harry is also a fiction writer and an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals and anthologies in the U.S and the U.K., and he has published two poetry collections. His experience and his own continuing writing practice inform his essay coaching especially in helping students work through revision, compression, and attention to voice and language.

Add-on Reviews

  • Main Essay Revision:
    This service provides subsequent feedback on revisions resulting from the initial New Bridge essay review. It meets the same quality standards and covers the same elements as the original essay review.
  • Supplemental Essay Review:
    Supplemental essays are so easy to get wrong. Most students write generic essays that reveal little about their unique traits, thoughts, or experiences. With standardized tests being optional and grade inflation becoming more prevalent, admissions is placing more emphasis on supplemental essays.

    Our comprehensive review will help you strengthen your application by creating unique supplemental essays. This review covers the same elements as the main essay review.

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