Karen Propp is a gem! I have worked with Karen for several years on different writing projects. Karen helped me put together a book proposal and after I sold it, was there at every stage of the book writing and editorial process. She began as a consultant/editor and helped me to create and sustain a vision. I am grateful for her support, guidance, and talents. She has become my collaborator and friend. A treasure!
--Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Befriending Your Ex After Divorce: How To Make Life Better For You, Your Kids, and Yes, Your Ex

"I so appreciated the process and rapport Karen and I established working together. It was almost like we had been waiting to work together. I am so pleased with all that she suggested and the shaping of the material. This has been an incredibly exhilarating experience and I deem myself so very lucky to have the opportunity to be collaborating with Karen. Her immediate comprehension and vision is just everything I could possibly ask for as I forge ahead."
--Rick Manning, You Are A Classic


As a writing coach, I help you to sort through your material, structure your project, and break the work down into manageable tasks with set goals and deadlines. I provide careful guidance and detailed feedback for your work-in-progress. Wherever you are in your writing, I can take you to the next level.

College Essay Coaching

As a professional writer I set high standards for craft, originality, and style. I bring to high school essayists an abiding love for the art and tradition of the personal essay – from Montaigne’s conversational rapport to contemporary practitioners' confessionals. The personal essay is a vehicle for the evolving self to speak directly to the reader about his or her experiences, thoughts, and beliefs. For this reason it's the perfect form for teens, especially at this crucial juncture in their lives, to genuinely communicate who they are. Skype and google docs available as well as home visits in the Boston area. Students I have coached have been accepted by Harvard, Yale, Wesleyan, University of Miami, Lehigh, and many other schools.

If you are interested in working with me, please send an email. Please also include a phone number and the best times to reach you. I will get back to you shortly.