Essay and Resume Editing

We can help you tell your story.

Our wildly popular essay and resume editing services will give you confidence and clarity in crafting your story and presenting your work experience in a way that shows the ambitious, high-potential person you really are.

 Essay & Resume Editing – Regular Rate:

We will return your edited essays and/or resume 3 business days after submission.

Click here to order regular rate essay & resume editing

Deadlines: Regular Rate Editing ends several weeks before each school and/or fellowship application deadline. Please see the submission deadlines table below for when you need to submit your materials in order to avoid rush fees.

Cut-Off Time: Materials must be submitted by 5 pm CST on a business day to count as having been submitted that day. Materials submitted on Friday after 5 pm CST will count as being submitted on Monday. Example: An essay or resume submitted by 5 pm CST on Monday will be returned by 5 pm CST on Thursday.

 Note: Regular Rate Editing ends a few weeks before each school or fellowship deadline.

Check the table below to see the final date by which you need to submit your materials for them to count as Regular Rate, and when you’ll get them back from us.

If you submit your materials for a certain school or fellowship on the deadlines in the table below, you will receive your materials back by the date indicated in the table.

Important dates and deadlines
for Regular Rate Essay & Resume Editing:

School or Fellowship Application DeadlineSubmit materials to us on:Receive materials back from us on:
March 1-10, 2017Wednesday, February 15, 2017
at 5 pm Central Time
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
at 5 pm Central Time
March 11-31, 2017Wednesday, March 1, 2017
at 5 pm Central time
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
at 5 pm Central Time
April 1-12, 2017Wednesday, March 22, 2017
at 5 pm Central Time
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
at 5 pm Central Time
April 13-30, 2017Wednesday, March 29, 2017
at 5 pm Central Time
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
at 5 pm Central Time

Missed the submission deadline for Regular Rate editing?
You can still get Rush Editing.

Click here to purchase Rush Rate editing

Who is Essay & Resume Editing for?

1) smart but worried writers who want 1-3 rounds of essay editing before submitting

2) applicants on a tight budget who want to take advantage of a lower-priced offering to get their writing cleaned up before working with us in a more intensive way

3) applicants with wordy essays who need help getting their full story to fit into the word limit without losing their unique voice or the core message of the essay

Take advantage of my Word Limit Guarantee: Give me any essay or resume with a word count that is up to double the required word limit (or your preferred length) and my editing team can edit it down to the requested word limit while still maintaining your writing style, story, and voice. We will get your materials edited into your requested word limit within one round of editing.

Will your team really edit my essays—or just check for spelling and commas?

When we edit, we review for two things: what you say and how you say it. Like an English teacher, we will review for grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation. More importantly, we will also be editing through our admission consultant expertise lenses for persuasiveness, flow, adherence to the essay prompt, and clarity.

Our essay editing service does not include an assessment of your overall candidacy; we will definitely tell you if your essays are going in the right direction but we aren’t going to give you a grade or a percentage chance of admission. For a clear prediction of your chances at a school, you should sign up for a Deep Dive session with Kaneisha.

Watch this video to see how we will edit your essays:

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Testimonial from a happy client who used a la carte Essay Editing for his HKS application and then had a mock interview session:

Note: The Gleitsman is a full scholarship to Harvard Kennedy School valued at $40,000+.

Testimonial from Editing ClientContact us about essay and resume editing

Order Essay & Resume Editing

Submit your materials and payment by 5 pm CST.
Materials will be returned 3 business days later by 5 pm CST.

a la Carte Essay & Resume Editing: $.33/word

Purchase a la carte essay & resume editing

There is a minimum purchase requirement of $1000 for up to 3000 words of regular rate editing. If you don’t use all the editing at once, you can use the rest later. Your editing purchase expires May 1, 2018.

Editing Bundle of 10,000 words: $3000 (save $300)

Purchase an Editing Bundle if you want to save on the price of the service by purchasing in bulk. You can submit materials now and/or later. Your editing purchase expires May 1, 2018.

The Editing Bundle is great for one or multiple rounds of editing for essays, resumes, Quantitative Resumes / Analytical Resumes / Language Resumes (applicable to HKS & Columbia SIPA only), and/or letters of recommendation.

Purchase a regular rate editing bundle for 10,000 words

Order a la carte Essay & Resume Editing

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Important Information about Essay & Resume Editing

Essay and resume editing is charged by the total number of words you submit. We will send your edited essay and/or resume back 3 business days after submission.

Second draft edits: Due to the extensive nature of the edits and comments we make to client essays and resumes, second draft edits are treated the same as first draft edits. There is no discount for sending in essays and/or resumes for a second (or third, fourth, etc.) round of edits. We recommend purchasing the Editing Bundle or the Good to Great package for lower priced editing and multiple rounds of editing.

What happens after you purchase: Within 1 business day of purchasing Essay & Resume Editing, you will gain access to your private client portal where you can submit your materials for editing over time and track how many words you have remaining in your package throughout your engagement with us.

Note for Editing Bundle Clients: Editing Bundle clients do not need to use the order form below. Contact us with any questions after purchasing your Editing Bundle.

Refund Policy:

The Art of Applying is a no-refund company. We do not offer refunds for essay and resume editing. We strive to make sure that you are delighted with the quality of service you receive. If you are unhappy with the quality of the essay and resume editing you receive, we will enthusiastically re-edit your materials at no additional fee.