When Accepted.com started in 1994, it was one of only a few companies offering professional editing services to graduate applicants. Today, admissions editing and consulting services have multiplied like mushrooms after a hard rain. Their prices vary widely, as do their skills and experience. Some hire students to "tidy up" essays. Others employ recent grads who claim special insight because they managed to gain admission to and graduate from their particular program. Former admissions staff members even run a few.
So with all these choices, how do you pick the editing service that's right for you?
Accepted.com hires only seasoned writers and editors. Just as you wouldn't hire an art student or art critic over a portrait painter to paint your portrait, Accepted.com will not hire grad students or even former adcom members -- unless they first meet the professional writing standards that disqualify more than 90% of applicants for Accepted.com's editing positions. We're so proud of our staff that we publish the bios for each of our editors so that you can know your editor's background and qualifications before you start work. No vague claims. No surprises.
At Accepted.com, we know that cookie-cutter applications don't work. We combine our extensive understanding of the applications process with what you know best -- your own story -- to help you produce a truly unique application that shows you in the best possible light.
Our website is a valuable resource for all applicants.and a demonstration of our insight into the admissions process. We don't merely make claims about our familiarity with admissions. We prove it with every article, tip, monthly newsletter, and chat.
Accepted.com's editors are familiar with all the top programs -- not just one or two. This means you benefit from a wide-ranging perspective and new insights into the entire admissions process. To obtain this perspective, each new editor undergoes rigorous training, including extensive reading, scouring the Internet, and reviewing proprietary information available only on Accepted.com's intranet. Linda Abraham, Accepted.com's founder, personally trains each new editor to ensure that all maintain Accepted.com's high standards and benefit from her vast experience.
You don't rest on your laurels, and we don't either. Accepted.com has a rigorous peer review program so that approximately 10% of all drafts are reviewed by another editor and some of those are also reviewed by Linda Abraham, Accepted.com's founder and president. The purpose of our peer review program is to:
Benefit from additional expert opinions. All at no additional cost to you.
At Accepted.com, you'll work with one editor who mentors you as you develop a winning strategy and craft your best essays. You won't be shunted around among staff members, and the person who advises you on content and strategy will also edit your essays so he or she will be thoroughly familiar with your goals and approach. Your editor will be your chief critic and coach, fan and reviewer.
Accepted.com guarantees that we will return every draft within two business days, and we are usually faster. Accepted.com editors even schedule weekend and evening appointments to make the process as convenient as possible. In those rare cases when an editor has to stop work, another qualified editor is always available to step in.
The Accepted.com staff has over 40 years of collective experience in admissions editing and Accepted.com's infrastructure ensures that best practices, knowledge and experience are shared. With an intranet containing information and insights about the schools, periodic editor meetings, our established peer review system, and a mailing list where editors discuss information, share concerns, and obtain input from peers, you'll benefit not just from your own personal editor's experience and skill, but from the entire Accepted.com team's depth and breadth.
Let us help you get Accepted.