Expert Application Essay Editing Services

Whether it's for a master's, PhD or other graduate program, both how and what you write in your application essays are critical to your success as an applicant. They will distiguish you, and they will tell the program whether you are ready to join them.

The DLA Difference

From the conciseness and clarity of your writing to ensuring you have answered every aspect of every question completely and effectively, we know what it means to get every detail right—and what it takes to make your application essay ready for submission.

Master's- and PhD-Level Editors

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

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Possess 50+ years' combined editing experience

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Bear a broad range of application expertise

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Will ensure every word in your application essay counts

Where Our Expertise Comes From

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Interviews With Admissions Committees: We interview program directors and admission committee members to know exactly what they want—and don't want—to see in an application essay.

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

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

Our Clients Get Accepted

100%: The only clients who have used our application essay services and were not accepted either ignored our suggestions or did not meet the program's minimum requirements.

What Is an Application Essay?

An "application essay" is a response of any length to a question or prompt on or for an application. Our prices for our application essay services are per question/prompt.

Our Services

Application Essay Editing & Feedback

This exceptionally valuable service sets us apart. It includes all Application Essay Proofreading services, and adds in-depth editing along with detailed, objective feedback on issues that impact the success of your application essay.

The in-depth editing covers:

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Style and Tone

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Clarity of Writing and Concepts

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Conciseness

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Flow and Transitions

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Modifier Use

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Advanced Word Choice

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Passive Voice

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Syntax and Structure

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Essay Word Count

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Repetition and Redundancy

Our feedback comes in the form of in-line comments and an overall document analysis that address:

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Points of Confusion

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Underdevelopment

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Missing Information

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Irrelevant Information

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Overall Strengths

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Overall Weaknesses

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Any Other Insight to Enhance Your Application Essay

Application Essay Proofreading

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

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Punctuation

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Spelling Errors

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Grammar

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Typographical Errors

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Verb Tense

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Subject-Verb Agreement

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Singular vs Plural

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Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

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Basic Word Choice (Denotation)

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Get to Know Us!

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

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Feedback We've Received

"This company far exceeded my expectations. From start to finish they were very professional and took a genuine interest in my project ... Not only did my editor make the necessary grammatical changes, but she also gave commendation for my work, which really encouraged me. Also, the turnaround time was incredible; I received a response in less than 24 hours. In my opinion, their rate is too low compared to the level of service offered!"

Shana W., Frisco, TX

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