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Expert CV & Resume Editing & Proofreading Services

Whether for a master, PhD or other graduate or undergraduate program or a new or coveted career change or promotion, nothing is more valuable to securing or enhancing your future than how you craft your CV or resume. You need a team of smart, career-focused professionals who can ensure your CV or resume distinguishes what makes you a coveted candidate.

Our expert editors:

  • Possess 50+ years’ combined application editing experience
  • Interview employers, program directors and admission committee members to know what they want—and don't want—to see in a CV or resume
  • Are full-time employees of DLA (no freelancers)

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CV/Resume Editing & Feedback

This exceptionally valuable service sets us apart. It includes all CV/Resume Proofreading and adds in-depth editing along with detailed, objective feedback on issues that impact the success of your medical school application.

The in-depth editing covers:

  • Consistency, Engagement and Clarity of Your Descriptions
  • Voice, Style and Tone
  • Structure and Organization
  • Pacing and Flow
  • Syntax and Phrasing
  • Repetition and Redundancy
  • Formatting and Layout
  • Advanced Word Choice (Connotation and Rhythm)

In our feedback, we will tell you what specific improvements to make related to:

  • Missing Information
  • Points of Confusion
  • Underdevelopment
  • Any Other Weaknesses

  • This service also includes a free 2nd edit.

CV/Resume Proofreading

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


The proofreading covers:

  • Punctuation and Grammar
  • Spelling and Typographical Errors
  • Singular vs Plural
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Verb Tense
  • Basic Word Choice (Denotation)


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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CV AND A RESUME?

While "CV" (or "curriculum vitae") and "resume" are often used interchangeably, and do have some overlap between them, there are a few characteristics that distinguish them.

A "CV" (or "curriculum vitae") is "a brief account of one's life: a brief statement including biographical data" (source: Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary). It includes the "brief account of one's education and professional experience" of a resume and adds biographical data. Examples of the biographical data included in a CV are date of birth, nationality, country of residence and a professional headshot, in addition to your address (or at least your city and state), telephone number and email address.

A resume includes a "brief account of one's education and professional experience" only, without, generally, any biographical data (source: Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary). There is an exception to this norm about biographical data. Commonly included in a resume are your address (or at least your city and state), telephone number and email address.

Both CVs and resumes may include your hobbies and interests. This is generally encouraged, particularly in the United States, where hobbies and interests communicated in a CV or resume offer an opportunity for the interviewer to establish a personal connection with the interviewee.

WHAT LEVELS OF CV OR RESUME EDITING DO YOU OFFER?

Editing & Feedback: This professional editing service provides a comprehensive, detailed edit and proofread of your CV or resume together with equally comprehensive, detailed feedback.

The editing includes streamlining experience descriptions to ensure they are compelling and engage whoever is reading your CV or resume. The feedback identifies any item needing improvement that goes beyond the scope of editing, covering both writing and content, and including any details to be added to make your CV or resume more successful. It also includes formatting and layout recommendations where appropriate.

The Editing & Feedback service for CVs and resumes includes two rounds of review.

Proofreading: Our Proofreading service provides detailed proofreading only (e.g., spelling and typographical errors). It does not include editing or feedback.

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CAN YOU EDIT MY CV FOR MY ERAS APPLICATION FOR MEDICAL RESIDENCY OR FELLOWSHIP?

Yes! See our specialized ERAS Application editing services for your medical residency or fellowship application.

WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME OF YOUR CV OR RESUME EDITING & PROOFREADING SERVICES?

Our turnaround times are two business days with Normal Delivery and one business day with Rush Delivery. Turnaround times are per round of review.

WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PROFESSIONALLY WRITTEN RESUME?

Two features characterize a professionally written resume: form and content.

"Form" means using a professional formatting and layout for your CV. It includes the size of the page margins; the typeface and size of the font used (Arial 11 pt is preferred); the spacing, capitalization and stylization (e.g., ALL CAPS vs Title Case vs Sentence case, bold vs italics) of headings; and the correct use and consistency of punctuation (e.g., consistently using an en dash for date ranges instead of sometimes using a hyphen and sometimes using an en dash).

"Content" means all the information communicated in the resume. It means ensuring all the right details are communicated in a clear, concise manner. It also means ensuring no unnecessary or unwanted details are included.

DLA's editors are well experienced at ensuring both the form and content meet the standards of a professionally written resume.

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DO YOU PROVIDE CV AND RESUME TEMPLATES?

Our approach is to work with whatever CV or resume template you have selected as a starting point. With our CV/Resume Editing & Feedback service, we will then make whatever recommendations we see need to be made to adjust the formatting and layout of your CV or resume to meet the standards of the position you are seeking.

If you elect CV/Resume Proofreading, we will ensure there are no proofreading errors (e.g., punctuation and capitalization errors) in your use of the template.

DO YOU HELP WITH COVER LETTERS IN ADDITION TO CVS AND RESUMES?

Absolutely! We offer both Cover Letter Editing & Feedback and Cover Letter Proofreading services.

DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR EDITING?

Yes! We guarantee that we will provide you with high-quality, affordable editing and proofreading services, and that we will finish our work by the due date and time we've promised.

See our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for additional details.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?

We've been in business since 2008.

How Our Service Works

Step 1: Get Started

Whether you’re just looking for a free instant quote or are ready to purchase our services, start with Get Started, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  1. Under Select Your Category, choose CVs/Resumes.

  2. Next, select your project type (CV/Resume) and service (e.g., CV/Resume Editing & Feedback).

  3. Now upload your file to be edited, or skip uploading a file if you would like only a quote. The fee is a flat fee and the turnaround time displayed is for one round of the service.

    To purchase a service, upload your file to be edited, if you have not already done so. We accept MS Word and PDF file types for the CV/Resume file to be edited.

  4. To finalize your quote, select Normal Delivery or Rush Delivery for your delivery option.

  5. Confirm your quote. To order the service, ensure you have uploaded a file to be edited, add any comments, enter a project nickname and click Add to Cart.

    If you would like to purchase additional services (e.g., for your personal statement), repeat the above for each service you wish to add to the cart.

Step 2: Check out

Once you have added all the services you wish to purchase to the cart in Step 1, proceed with clicking Checkout.

In the checkout process, you will:

  1. Log in to your account or create an account if you do not already have one.

  2. Enter your goals for the service(s) you are purchasing.

  3. Verify the delivery dates for the service(s) in your order. If you are purchasing multiple services, you can customize the order in which we complete them.

  4. Complete your payment for the deposit, which is the total order amount. We must receive the total fee up front before we begin our work. We accept credit/debit cards and PayPal.

Step 3: Track Your Order in My Account

As soon as we receive your deposit, we will start working on your order. While we are working on your order, the status will display as In Progress in My Account.

Step 4: Receive Your Edited CV/Resume

As soon as we have completed our editing, you will receive an email notification, and the status of your service will be updated in My Account. If there is a remainder due, your next step will be to pay it to receive your edited CV/Resume.

Edited documents are released once the total fee for the service(s) in your order has been paid. Edited documents are both sent by email and made available for download directly from My Account.

The email containing your CV/Resume will provide the name and contact information of the editor who completed the service for you. It will provide a link to instructions on how to review our edits, including how to accept and reject track changes and to remove sidebar comments.

The email will also provide a link for submitting your edited CV/Resume for a free or discounted second edit, depending on the service you have selected.

Editor name and contact information along with the second edit link will also be posted in My Account.

Step 5: Follow up With Any Questions

If after reviewing the edits made to your CV/Resume you have questions about our recommendations, please contact your editor directly by email. You may expect to receive a response to your email within 1 business day.

If after following up with your editor, you still have questions your editor is unable to answer, feel free to email our editor in chief, David Lombardino.

Step 6: Leave Us a Review

We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals, and hope through our editing and answering any follow-up questions we will have helped you get one more step closer to doing so. We are proud of the work we do and would love it if you shared your honest experiences, positive or negative, for future clients to see.

We partner with TrustPilot, a third-party review service that sends email invitations to leave a review to all verified customers a few days following completion of the service. We hope that if you have any concern remaining when you receive this invitation, you reach out to us first so we can address your concern, prior to leaving a review.

Our goal is a five-star experience for every customer, and we look forward to achieving this for you.

Tips for Preparing a Successful CV or Resume

Your CV/resume communicates to potential employers or programs the kind of employee or participant you would be. Would you skip over details, for example, or would you be professional in your work?

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When it comes to ensuring your CV or resume is fully developed, concise and engaging, we know what it takes to get every detail right—and your CV or resume ready for excel in your application.

Still have questions? See a list of our frequently asked questions or give us a call at 877-454-4957.

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