MBA Essay Editing
Phase 1: We Talk
If you're serious about attending a top business school and would like to work with an editor to improve your chances of being admitted, send us a message. We'll communicate by e-mail and then by phone to determine what kind of MBA essay editing services you need.
Phase 2: Your Strategy
Once we've decided to work together, our first job is to determine which schools are appropriate and what experience — both personal and professional — should be emphasized in your applications. We begin with a detailed analysis of your academic record, your work experience, your GMAT scores, and the schools you hope to attend.
We then begin hashing out your strategy. There is no sense in writing the essays until we've agreed on what you should be writing about.
Phase 3: The Drudgery
Writing the MBA essays is hard work; and, of course, we don't write them for you. If you think about it you'll realize that we could no more write your essays than you could write ours. The nature of the questions is such that only the applicant can answer them. Our job is to act as editors, helping our writers choose the most appropriate content, drawing out of them what we believe to be important to business schools, providing constant feedback on their works-in-progress, and editing their drafts for grammar, style and structure.
Essays will often go back and forth many times before both we and you are happy with the content, so we don't want you to spend days fine-tuning an essay before sending it to us for the first time. We may end up cutting it to pieces or trashing the whole idea because we don't feel it's a good reflection of your talents or the experience you have to offer a business school. (Remember, our first concern is your strategy, not your writing skills.)
Send us a rough draft that we can critique and ask questions about. The questioning helps us pull from the writer information that may become a valuable part of his strategy but that he often ignores as insignificant.
Our editing work is essentially an intensive private course in how to write. And I have never had a student who wasn't a vastly improved writer by the time we were done with his applications. I'm amazed by how much the graduates of even the best universities improve after four weeks of working with an editor. (Of course, I'm even more amazed by how poorly those grads write, but that's another story.)
We'll set a timetable for your applications to help you make the earliest possible deadlines; and we believe our experience with the top schools will help you portray your candidacy in the best possible light.
Phase 4: Follow Through
We patrol our applicants and the schools they apply to, constantly looking for trends and feedback. You're always welcome to contact us if you have questions and we frequently contact you. In fact, we keep in touch with all of our students throughout the application process so we can track our success rate.
We also work with our students who get wait-listed. There's a certain etiquette to being admitted from the list, and we don't want our students being dropped simply because they didn't know how to follow up with their schools.
(Yes, that's the Queen of England.)
Rule No. 1
Retain Your Sense of Humor.
The MBA application process can be a nightmare. The only way to preserve your sanity and excel at the game is to avoid taking yourself too seriously. Outwork your opponent, but don't sabotage your candidacy by losing perspective.
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We charge flat fees for comprehensive packages because we don't want our students cutting corners — which is what happens with hourly fees. Skimping on the essays decreases an applicant's chances of being admitted to top programs and lowers our success rate, neither of which we like.
We charge $1945 to help you develop your strategy and to edit everything you submit to any single business school you select. That includes your essays (typically 4 or 5), your resume and all other materials you submit to that program. We even want to read your recommendations if you can get your hands on them (to make sure your recommender isn't inadvertently saying something that will hurt your chances). Seeing the entire package helps us determine where to use specific information. It also ensures that your application will be consistent from top to bottom, which keeps our success rate high.
Once we have completed your first application — where most of the hard work exists — each subsequent school is half price. You can also use the branding strategy we have developed together when interviewing with schools. That way your story will be both consistent and appealing to the admissions officers.