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Frequently Asked Questions 2019-03-03T03:14:03+00:00

You do not need a Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose already written before signing up for editing with us. If you don’t already have a written personal statement (SOP), you can choose to meet with your new editor and strategize the contents of your personal statement with them to give you a more solid place to start writing from.

Each essay we work on is unique to each candidate. We strive to help you express a highly unique and differentiated version of yourself through your documents, not one that looks like your competitors. Plagiarism is not only unethical, it’s a foolish and risky practice.

No, we don’t and we really shouldn’t be doing that anyway. Our role is to help present you as the best possible candidate you can be. It’s crucial that your essays convey your own voice in them, which isn’t possible with ghost-writing. We understand that writing essays is a daunting task – try writing your first draft without worrying about whether this is good or not, but rather just let it come out as if you’re telling your story to a friend – you can always edit it. It helps the creativity going.

Editing your documents is a joint effort between you and your editor. Most documents are done after 2-3 rounds of edits (depending upon your selected package), that is, you write, editor edits, you make more changes, editor touches it up again, and this end result usually ends up satisfying both the editor and you. The reason it can take a few rounds is because your editor won’t be doing just light editing, but instead striving to produce high quality revisions.

Each round of edits requires a minimum of 5 days per document, so it’s in your best interest to inform us of any work you’d like edited way ahead of its due date.

While your editor will absolutely strive to send you a revision of your documents as soon as possible (and often much quicker than the expected time frame) we do put out this time frame out there as a clear expectation of how long it can take to complete a revision, especially during busy times.

The following table is a more thorough explanation of the expected wait times that you can expect, especially when things are busy for us:

Number of Documents
(Submitted Simultaneously)
Turnaround Time
1 Up to 5 days
2-5 Up to 15 days
6-8 Up to 23 days
9+ Up to 30 days (ask for estimate)

What we effectively say is that for a single document, expect the process to take anywhere from 2-4 weeks (including revisions).

Writing is a creative process, and to bring out the best story possible the results are better when revisited several times over a period of a few days rather than sitting down and writing out everything at once. Don’t you do that sometimes? Maybe you have a difficult conversation you need to have with someone and you think about how to approach it for a few days? And while you take your few days to think about it you come up with the best way to approach it? It’s best to give your editor the time to go have that kind of time, it’s your applications and you want it to be good, don’t you?

We will try our best to accommodate you, we definitely don’t want you to miss a deadline. Though we secretly hope you’ll signup with us far ahead of any deadlines you have so that we can best accommodate your schedule.

If you really need things turned around faster, we do offer an optional rush service at an additional rate. Shoot us a message to get the current rush rates, making sure to let us know which projects they’re for.

This is what the process looks like simplified. You and your editor will stay in close touch during this process.

Once clients get started, most get help with everything, and this is what we recommend for several reasons:

1. It doesn’t look good to submit an awesome personal statement and not-so-good CV or digital application. The application lacks consistency and errors in your digital application or CV will lower the quality of your overall application. The way things are worded and described are important.

2. Your editor knows your situation now, so it’s easy to continue on. It will also streamline your application to build a strong and consistent persona to present to the committee.

3. All of our past clients who did so were happy they did.

Sign-up for a free 15 minute consult session to discuss your current situation and application documents, and get all of your questions answered.

If you haven’t heard back within about 2 business days (Mon-Fri), consider reaching out to other editors that may be able to assist you with your application documents. If you need help finding an available editor, just send us a message and we’d be happy to let you know which editors are available to take on new projects!

We understand that not all personalities fit together perfectly all the time. However, the earlier you tell us about any concerns you have about your editor, the better for everyone and the more we can do to assist you in finding someone who’s a better fit for you. If you meet with your editor and feel they’re not someone you’d like to work with, let us know immediately before having them spend their time and energy working on your documents. If you let us know early enough in the process, we’ll likely be able to offer you to move your project to another editor. If on the other hand, you end up waiting too long until you’re deep into the project with your editor and have already gone through several revisions with them, this makes things more challenging.

Our policy is to provide one 15 minute free session per client overall. If you’ve already done a 15 minute free consult with us and would like to have another consultation with us, please contact us and let us know so that we can provide you a link to signup for a  paid 1 hour consult with us.