What we recommend to our clients is quite simple: forget about the limits. Put out of your mind any thoughts you have about word count or any assumptions about what you think programs will want to read, and simply write from the heart. If you are having trouble getting started, do not worry. Trust that the personal statement editing service you send it to will be able to help with the rest. While the result will not be perfect, honest, straightforward writing—free of any tricks or gimmicks—is the kind that will succeed the most once submitted to a personal statement editing service.
Before you start to write, think about what makes you unique and what details of your life’s story have shaped who you are today. Go back to the beginning, keeping in mind that program directors and admissions committees will be looking at not only how you see yourself but also at the details that set you apart from all the other candidates. At a minimum you will want to be specific regarding why you have chosen to pursue this particular field, events in your life that have guided your decision, and any obstacles you overcame along the way. A professional personal statement editing service can then shape what you have written into your most successful essay.
The best personal statement editing services—like those provided by DLA Editors and Proofers—have the ability to read the story behind the story and to make this come through brilliantly in your personal statement. They will also have the expertise and experience to tailor your particular story in the most engaging manner possible to the program you are applying for. The more personal detail you can give them in the draft you submit for review, therefore, the more successful the result will be.