Essays are almost everything in your application.
Our Editing Service makes sure your resume and essays portray your story, accomplishments, and goals in a clear, concise and compelling way.
When applying to ultra-competitive programs, you want the Admissions Committee members to feel like they know, like, and trust you. You want them to fall in love with your story and your potential.
For 12+ years, we have helped 1000+ paying clients successfully gain admission to their dream schools with millions of dollars in scholarships.
Let us help you tell your story and put your best self forward.
Our editing services are very flexible. You purchase the number of words you need edited, and you can use them to have our team edit essays, resumes, letters of recommendation, cover letters, and even email correspondence.
You can submit a mixture of various schools and scholarships in one order. However, you must submit all materials for an Editing Service order at the same time.
What makes us different:
Your materials will be edited by top graduates of your target schools.
Your materials will be edited by our team of consultants who have attended top graduate schools such as Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Medical School, UC Berkeley School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Wharton, Columbia Business School, Yale School of Management, and more!
We edit with admissions success in mind.
Because we are an admissions consulting firm, and your materials are being edited by top graduates of your target schools, we are not just editing your materials for strong writing. We edit your materials to make sure that you are making the best case possible for your admission to the school or scholarship to which you are applying.
Our edits and comments are strategic with the goal of helping you get in—not just submit a well-written essay.
Who this is for:
- applicants who have at least 5 days until their school deadline
Note: If you have fewer than 5 days until your school deadline, you need to sign up for an Application Intervention®.
- applicants who know what they want to say — but want our help in how to say it in the best way
- so-so or mediocre writers who want their essays, resumes, letters of recommendation, short answer responses, and/or cover letters polished to perfection
- applicants who are primarily doing the application process on their own and want expert help with their written application materials
Who this is NOT for:
- applicants who have fewer than 5 days until their school or scholarship deadline. Sign up for an Application Intervention® instead.
- applicants who want to be able to ask about and receive detailed, strategic advice on their application process
(Detailed, strategic advice is available in Application Accelerator® or Hourly Coaching, both of which are fully booked for 2022.)
- applicants who need help deciding what to write about to address an essay prompt
When to purchase this service:
Purchase this service as soon as you have a written draft you want edited by our team.
The earlier you have a sense of how strong and “on point” your writing is in regards to what Admissions Committees are looking for, the better idea you will have of how many rounds of editing your materials will need to be ready for submission to your schools.
Video Example of Editing Service
Want to see how our team edits your essays?
Sometimes, it’s difficult to visualize the kind of feedback you will receive on your materials. Watch this video as an example of the type of thorough edits and comments you will receive on your application materials with our Editing Service.
And yes! The applicant was admitted to Harvard Kennedy School, attended, and has since graduated. We’d love for you to be our next success story!
Dec 20, 2022 – Jan 3, 2023
Between the busy submission period of Dec. 20 – Jan 3, 2023, we have one main submission date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 5 pm Central Time.
December 27, 2022 Submission Date & Turnaround Time:
Submit by Dec 27 at 5 pm Central Time.
Materials will be returned by Jan. 3 at 8 pm Central Time.
Blackout Dates for Editing
We will not be accepting materials for editing Dec 20 – Dec 26, nor Dec 28, 2022 – Jan 3, 2023.
Regular Turnaround Time
With the exception of Dec 28, 2022 – Jan 3, 2023, materials returned Monday – Friday by 5 pm Central Time will be returned 3 business days later by 5 pm Central Time.
Step 1: Count your total # of words for editing.
Exclude the essay prompts.
Make sure to purchase the right package.
Step 2: Submit payment for your package.
You can purchase the package you want at the link below.
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You can pay using Paypal, bank account, debit card, or credit card.
By making this purchase, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service of The Art of Applying®.
Step 3: Submit your materials for editing.
We will return your materials by the deadlines above..
Refund Policy & Term
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a limit on the number of schools or scholarship applications I can get help on?
There is no limit! Apply to as many schools or scholarships as you want with our help. You are only limited by the amount of words of editing you purchase.
What is the editing like? Is it just grammar and punctuation? Or more in-depth?
Your consultant will edit your materials for syntax, grammar, punctuation, and flow and they will edit your materials to make sure you are avoiding cliches and common pitfalls.
Your consultant will use Suggested Edits / Tracked Changes to show all the changes they have made to your essay and/or resume so you can decide which changes you want to keep.
Your consultant will leave you lots of comments on what you are doing well and what you could to do to improve your essay.
What happens after I purchase Editing Services?
Within 1 business day of your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to your client folder and the name of your assigned consultant.
Can I choose the consultant that I work with?
Yes! As long as your consultant is available to work with you, you can choose your consultant. We’re also happy to pair you with a consultant based on who we think is the best fit. Most clients trust us to pair them with the best fit consultant.
Read bios of our consultant team at on our team page.
Can I work with multiple consultants?
You are welcome to work with multiple consultants throughout your application process. However, we recommend working with one dedicated consultant throughout your application process so that you maintain consistency and momentum.
Can I switch to a different consultant?
Yes, if you would like to switch to a different consultant, you can do that. We’d love your feedback on why you want to switch, and just know we use the feedback to improve; nobody will be in trouble if you switch from one consultant to another.
If I purchase a smaller Essay & Resume Editing package and then realize I need more words, can I get the bulk purchase rate?
In order to get the bulk purchase rate for purchasing a larger number of words, you need to purchase the package words all at the same time.
For example, if you want the 5000 word editing rate, you need to purchase the 5000-word editing package. You can’t purchase 1000 words and then later purchase 4000 hours and receive the 5000 words of editing at the 5000-word rate.
What if I purchase more words than I need? What if I don’t use all my words?
We do not provide full refunds nor do we provide partial refunds on unused Editing Service purchases. Only purchase what you are ready to use immediately.
How long do I have to use my Essay & Resume Editing?
When you purchase an Editing Service package, you should submit your materials for editing at the same time. If you purchase an Editing Service package and do not submit your materials for editing within 3 business days (or by the submission deadlines listed), then you forfeit the purchased package without a refund.