Shake that essay stress off your back.

Let me be your guide.

I am Tara Kaprowy, founder of Sway Essay. I received my master’s degree in literature from American University and have been writing professionally since. I’ve been published in magazines and newspapers both in Canada and the U.S., receiving several journalism awards along the way. My short stories have been featured in Blackbird Literary JournalGulf Stream MagazineNorth Dakota QuarterlyStraylight Magazine and Toasted Cheese Literary Journal. I host my blog, The Toasted Tomato, on a weekly basis, which features stories about life’s minutiae. And I just finished writing my second novel, To Stop a River.

Why should you choose Sway Essay?

• I am a professional writer.

I know how to help you carve out an insightful, unique personal statement.

• I am here for you.

I respond to emails within hours, if not immediately. If you’re stuck, I’m open to talking on the phone or through Zoom. I do whatever it takes to get you on the right track.

• I work it ’til it’s perfect.

I go through as many rounds of edits as is necessary to make sure your final draft is spotless.

• I know what they want.

On a daily basis, I research admissions trends, read essays that worked, analyze what admissions officers are (and definitely aren’t) looking for.

• I have resources to help you.

My blog contains tips, advice and resources to guide you through your writing and application process.

• I love story.

I binge-listen to This American Life, read novels on the subway, and have had a subscription to The New Yorker for years. I do anything to access beautiful, quality stories, which means I have passion for yours.

“Thank you so much for your help (and encouragement). I was complimented by literally every place on my personal statement. Several program directors said it was the first statement that made them laugh in years. You have seriously amazing skill here. I will certainly spread the word and I will be a returning customer if I decide on a fellowship!”

— Trent Roberts, client

“Writing a personal statement was not something I was looking forward to. Tara encouraged me to enjoy the process, and she helped guide my scattered ideas into a well-flowing essay that I was proud to submit.”

— Ali Daher, client