Expert Bio Editing Services

The bio is essential to the success of any application for employment or for a master's, PhD or other graduate program. It is your first impression. And it should be a lasting one.

The DLA Difference

When it comes to ensuring your bio is concise, fully developed and engaging, crafting a compelling narrative presents a unique and critical challenge. We'll help you get every detail right—and your bio ready for submission.

Master's- and PhD-Level Editors

Our editors are professional master's- and PhD-level editors who:

green bullet

Possess 50+ years' combined editing experience

green bullet

Bear a broad range of application expertise

green bullet

Will ensure every word in your bio counts

Where Our Expertise Comes From

green bullet

Interviews With Admissions Committees and Employers: We interview program directors, admission committee members and employers to know exactly what they want—and don't want—to see in an applicant's bio.

green bullet

1,000+ Applications Every Year: We critique, edit and proofread 1,000+ application essays, bios and personal statements annually. From this volume alone, we know what it takes to stand out.

green bullet

In-House, Highly Trained Experts: We do not use freelancers or students. And our editors undergo rigorous training to work on application documents.

Our Clients Get Accepted

100%: The only clients who have used our editing services for their applications and were not accepted for the job or program they were applying to either ignored our suggestions or did not meet the minimum requirements for the position or program.

Our Services

Applicant Bio Editing & Feedback

This exceptionally valuable service sets us apart. It includes all Applicant Bio Editing and Applicant Bio Proofreading services and adds detailed, objective feedback on issues that impact the success of your bio.

We provide in-line comments and an overall document analysis that address:

green bullet

Points of Confusion

green bullet

Underdevelopment

green bullet

Missing Information

green bullet

Irrelevant Information

green bullet

Overall Strengths

green bullet

Overall Weaknesses

green bullet

Any Other Insight to Enhance Your Bio

Applicant Bio Editing

This service includes all Applicant Bio Proofreading services. With it, we will also make or indicate the specific corrections to be made relating to:

green bullet

Style and Tone

green bullet

Clarity of Writing and Concepts

green bullet

Conciseness

green bullet

Flow and Transitions

green bullet

Modifier Use

green bullet

Advanced Word Choice

green bullet

Passive Voice

green bullet

Syntax and Sentence Structure

green bullet

Paragraph Structure

green bullet

Repetition and Redundancy

Applicant Bio Proofreading

With this service, we identify and correct mistakes in basic English usage. It covers:

green bullet

Punctuation

green bullet

Spelling Errors

green bullet

Grammar

green bullet

Typographical Errors

green bullet

Verb Tense

green bullet

Subject-Verb Agreement

green bullet

Singular vs Plural

green bullet

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

green bullet

Basic Word Choice (Denotation)

Submit Your Bio for Editing

Get to Know Us!

We are a team of dedicated, in-house editors with 50+ years' combined experience.

Meet Your DLA Team cta arrow

Employers and Programs Accepting Our Clients





Feedback We've Received

“When I came to DLA for help with my personal statement, the application period had already opened, and I knew I was behind. I signed up for the consultation service and cannot be happier with the results. I just had an interview, and the interviewer said my personal statement was one of the best she had ever read, that it clearly presented who I was and the journey I have been on to reach this point. Hearing that made it totally worth the cost!”

Alessandra B., Biddeford, ME

green horizontal rule