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Any good professional editing service out there? [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 23:49
I finished my drafting for all essays and also had my friends looked at them already and i got feedbacks on story telling and other stuff... But i know i do need some polishing on grammar and writing. I do have friends who are native English speakers but I hope i can get some professional editing service (with pay of course) mainly for polishing up my writing as well.

I searched online and found a couple, for example the harvard sq essays. But before i throw in a couple of hundred bucks in this, does anyone know of any good professional MBA essays editing services? any recommendations out there? I have totally no clues at this point on which one has better reviews.

I would much appreciate any inputs here. Thank you for your time replying!
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Re: Any good professional editing service out there? [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 05:37
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I finished my drafting for all essays and also had my friends looked at them already and i got feedbacks on story telling and other stuff... But i know i do need some polishing on grammar and writing. I do have friends who are native English speakers but I hope i can get some professional editing service (with pay of course) mainly for polishing up my writing as well.

I searched online and found a couple, for example the harvard sq essays. But before i throw in a couple of hundred bucks in this, does anyone know of any good professional MBA essays editing services? any recommendations out there? I have totally no clues at this point on which one has better reviews.

I would much appreciate any inputs here. Thank you for your time replying!


Essay Snark does a good job, but I wouldn't use them unless you are thick-skinned and have some time. They tend to rip apart essays (and usually with good reason) but that type of editing may not be for everyone. Inside MBA Admissions is also pretty good. I've had experience with both (strictly for editing purposes). I know some of the other companies (Amerasia for one) are also good but I'm not sure if it'd be easy to get their attention as R2 deadlines are coming up and they are focused on 'full package' candidates. Hope this helps!
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Re: Any good professional editing service out there? [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 10:54
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Re: Any good professional editing service out there? [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 12:06
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maxawei wrote:
I finished my drafting for all essays and also had my friends looked at them already and i got feedbacks on story telling and other stuff... But i know i do need some polishing on grammar and writing. I do have friends who are native English speakers but I hope i can get some professional editing service (with pay of course) mainly for polishing up my writing as well.

I searched online and found a couple, for example the harvard sq essays. But before i throw in a couple of hundred bucks in this, does anyone know of any good professional MBA essays editing services? any recommendations out there? I have totally no clues at this point on which one has better reviews.

I would much appreciate any inputs here. Thank you for your time replying!


Essay Snark does a good job, but I wouldn't use them unless you are thick-skinned and have some time. They tend to rip apart essays (and usually with good reason) but that type of editing may not be for everyone. Inside MBA Admissions is also pretty good. I've had experience with both (strictly for editing purposes). I know some of the other companies (Amerasia for one) are also good but I'm not sure if it'd be easy to get their attention as R2 deadlines are coming up and they are focused on 'full package' candidates. Hope this helps!


Lala10, thank you for your reply. I will look into the ones you recommended.
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Re: Any good professional editing service out there? [#permalink] New post 23 May 2012, 02:07
I’m a native English speaker. I majored in Finance and I need professional help too. I used this service UniEdit. http://www.uni-edit.net/content/view/3/ ... nglish_us/
These are people who have advanced academic English writing skills because they’re academics, people who spent years obtaining those skills, or whatever.
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Re: Any good professional editing service out there? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2015, 21:30
It seems like this thread has not received any new reply for a while. I basically opted out from hiring a big consulting firm, and instead did my own applications with the editing services from various professional writers/companies. And here are reviews.

1. Essayedge.com - A complete waste of money. Their supposedly MBA essay experts generally don't have much experience in editing the MBA essays. They may have some WE in finance, but they are mostly just professional editors who may be good at general writing, but not specifically for the MBA admissions essays. I was so displeased with the service that I filed a complaint, not to ask for a refund, but just to let them know that they suck. I get an email response from a college student who works at their front desk, stating that she has reviewed the edited version and found it to be impressive. I mean… seriously??? A second year local college student is gonna make a decision on the quality of my MBA essays?? I even asked the kid what was the qualification for my editor. She basically ignored my question, and repeated that there was nothing wrong with the editing. If anyone is interested, I'd be willing to send you my original essay and the edited one to show how ridiculous it was.
2. Local university writing center: I happen to live by a top 10 college with a very good writing program. It was FREE! But while the editors were all talented writers (mostly graduate students), they just made my essays stylistically fancier. I felt like their writing styles buried my voice and character as a unique applicant.
3. Gurufi.com: I've only used Brian so far. But man… he is awesome. He not only polished my writing with a style, but also made my voice more clear and easily understandable. He made any further editing or proofreading pointless. His fee was reasonable, and he was also very quick in responding to my msgs. I'd highly recommend Brian. If I end up using any other editor besides Brian, I will update this post with that info as well.
4. Essaysnark: My co-worker who is also applying for MBA used Essaysnark. They usually offer the service per school or as a four school package. He really liked their editing. I took a look at his final essay, and I was pretty impressed too.
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