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We bet you're thinking, "Well they sound good, but what do their clients say?" Do they think Accepted.com's editors improved their essays and their chances of acceptance?

Accepted.com's clients are talking about the unique services provided by our editing and consulting team! To read more about Accepted.com's experienced professional editors, please select from the links below. We encourage you to share your thoughts and always welcome your comments!

Alicia McNease Nimonkar
The mock interviews (MMI) I conducted with Alicia were incredibly helpful! Her feedback was very thorough and individualized, and this preparation enabled me to go into my interviews with composure and confidence!” FD


Alicia McNease Nimonkar
My personal statement sounds amazing in no small part due to your efforts! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn't have done it without your guidance and support. You really know your stuff and have an amazing talent for turning ideas into concise and eloquent sentences! You have turned this into one of the greatest writing experiences for me. Your kind and caring personality made it so easy to work with you and your responses were always timely. I really can't thank you enough! I will definitely be seeking your services again in the future and recommend you to friends. --Liza


Cydney Foote
Cydney had very insightful suggestions that helped to make my application interesting and captivating for readers. People who had read the application after the edits were amazed and told me the stories kept them engaged the whole way through while showcasing my abilities, insights, and experiences. I would definitely recommend a professional editor to anyone looking to undertake a major step in their life like [applying to medical school]. I wish I had thought about it sooner. Initially I worried that using a professional would make my application sound cheesy or fabricated but I think that Cydney took what I had written and brought it to the next level while maintaining my own voice.


Alicia McNease Nimonkar
It was a true pleasure working with Alicia. She was extremely thoughtful and supportive throughout the entire process. She takes the time to actually get to know her clients in order to provide authentic advice. As a former student adviser at one of the University of California medical schools, Alicia's knowledge of the medical process was proven throughout my AMCAS application. Personally this was the best investment in my pursuit of a medical degree, I wish I would have found her sooner. -EmmaJay


Alicia McNease Nimonkar
Alicia was a excellent editor; she was able to bring my personal statement to the next level. She was very kind, encouraging, and I would recommend her to family members and close friends for help with their personal statements.


Cydney Foote
I am very happy to report some great news-- I was accepted today from the waitlist at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, my first choice medical school. It's absolutely a dream come true! I am extremely happy that I chose to contact you and especially grateful for Cydney's help. Cydney was always wonderful to work with. She was not only professional but very warm and kind, and I felt that she was on my side. She was usually way faster with the work than she had to be, and she helped me to write waitlist letters that helped me better express my thoughts and highlight my strengths. I felt confident sending my letters, and I would have been completely happy, feeling that I had put my best foot forward, no matter what the outcome. However, Cydney also helped me achieve my dream! attending Columbia is a gift that I can never take for granted. I had such a discouraging spring that I didn't think this day could come, but here it is. I am so very grateful for Cydney's help and support in getting here. Thank you for doing what you do and for connecting me with Cydney.


Cydney Foote
Wow Cydney, you helped so much to shape my ideas and get across what I was trying to say! this looks great, and best of all, it also still feels like me. I feel really happy with this letter now and ready to send after doing a few rounds of careful rereading. Thank you so, so much for your help! I am very happy that I chose to work with you.


Jennifer Bloom
I got through new York medical college at Westchester medical center. It was my top choice and am excited to start.Thank you so much for your help. And would love to keep in touch with you.


Rebecca Blustein
The personal statement & resume you helped me with did well during the admissions process. I received a lot of positive feedback on both and many described my personal statement as strong and excellent. Of the programs I applied to approximately half offered me an interview. The mock interview I did with you was a big help as well. I was able to fine tune my answers and skills which served me well during the interviews. I was offered a position in my second choice program, which I'm very happy with! I'll be starting with UNM in a few weeks.


Sheryl Neuman
…amazingly prompt and efficient! Your services were really helpful and calming in the craziness of the application process. 


Rebecca Blustein
Rebecca's editing was great on all levels! All services were exceptional and timely. I have already recommended this service to several people and would highly recommend Rebecca as well!


Rebecca Blustein
That was the last secondary. I would like to thank you for all your help, you have made this experience go very smoothly. You found ways to cut down the secondaries without sacrificing any of the things I was trying to get across. You really helped me navigate through this application maze!


Cydney Foote
" I only have positive feedback to provide: I started with a draft, so the majority of the content was already there, but Cydney pointed out some gaps and gave excellent suggestions for ameliorating them. She always responded promptly. I very much appreciated the 2-day turnaround commitment. "


Cydney Foote
I have reviewed your comments about John’s interview with his academic advisor and his personal statement. You obviously know your subject matter and have a genuine gift for editing. We are grateful to have found you and welcome your continued support.


Cydney Foote
"Cydney was a great help during the entire application process, I really can't imagine having done it without her! –Accepted to 6 medical schools (and waiting to hear from others) "


Cydney Foote
"It was a great pleasure to work with Cydney. She is very professional, reliable and supportive. I really appreciate that she finished her editing before the date I asked for. I had a wonderful experience with your service. Thank you a lot! "


Cydney Foote
"Dear Cydney,I just wanted to write and let you know how amazing I think the work you have done for me is...every single interview I go to I get nothing but the best feedback in regards to my personal statement!!!!!!! I had a doctor today tell me in over 15 years of serving on the admissions committee that they enjoyed reading my essay more than any other...ever! That's all thanks to you so I just wanted to write and tell you how grateful I am for everything you've done. You're amazing and I know for a fact I would not have the interview line up that is starting to develop had I not had your guidance. Thank you SO much. You're awesome. "


Cydney Foote
"Cydney, Thank you so much for your help. I can believe now I have an essay that is readable. All thanks to you. I was truly hopeless about this essay until I consulted you. "


Cydney Foote
"Everything is a blur since I submitted those residency applications in November that you helped to polish into masterpieces! As it turns out, I matched at ... my first choice overall, so I am very happy. Thanks again for all your hard work - I really couldn't have done it without you. "


Cydney Foote
Like always, I am tremendously impressed by your [editing] skills and how you convey qualities in such a concise and eloquent way. Above all, the way you guide, encourage throughout each process of application. Moreover, I am fascinated by your abilities to distill information and produce amazing results.


Cydney Foote
I am obviously quite impressed with your work. I have gotten over 20 interviews so far.


Cydney Foote
Cydney was EXCELLENT at molding my statement to capture exactly what I was trying to say. I really like the Med School Essay Package. The outline was really helpful – it allowed me to target the information that was needed for my personal statement instead of the fluff. Cydney was WONDERFUL with turnarounds. I was very happy with her understanding of my time constraints. She provided criticism where needed, in a respectful way, and she knew what information to use to make me shine in my personal statement. I think I’ll use the services again for the residency process.


Cydney Foote
Hi Cydney, I do not have words to thank you, I am grateful for your remarkable ability and above all your tremendous capacity to make my essay work AND I AM TRULY DELIGHTED AND SATISFIED. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH. I will keep you posted.


Cydney Foote
Nice to hear from you again! I apologize for not updating you on how the process went for me, but I've got some great news! I had gotten interviews at nearly every school I applied to, including Harvard, Hopkins, Yale, Columbia, WashU, and Michigan. I was accepted to Hopkins, Michigan, UChicago, UPittsburgh, and Wayne State, with Michigan and Chicago giving me full or near-full tuition scholarships. However, I've decided to attend Hopkins next fall. I really think the essay added flavor to an otherwise solid application, and I don't doubt that the essay certainly opened some doors. Thank you so much for working with me last summer, I ended up being real happy with the end result and I don't think I would be at the same place today without your help. So out of 20 secondaries, I received 18 interviews, I went to 11, accepted to 5, waitlisted to 4, and rejected post-interview to 2.


Cydney Foote
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your help with my essay. I am remiss in not having emailed you back, but I assure you I have been singing your praises constantly over an amazing edit of my personal statement. My mom said she cried when she read it and I admit I was pretty moved by the way it came together too. Thank you for bringing out the best version of my story.


Cydney Foote
I have received a bunch of acceptances: University of West Virginia, UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School, Michigan State University, Temple University, and Drexel University. I'm also on the high priority alternate lists at UMDNJ: Robert Wood Johnson, and Wake Forest. Accepted.com's name certainly rings true; I remain convinced that your help really made a difference in terms of the number of acceptances and interviews I received. One of my interviewers at West Virginia even congratulated me on a "very impressive personal statement." I have recommended accepted.com to about five of my friends that are applying to medical school, and would recommend it to anyone else that is serious about getting the most acceptances possible out of their application.


Cindy Tokumitsu
Thank you again for your help with my essays.  Several of my interviewers commented on how polished they were and I think they really helped to off-set my lower score in the MCAT verbal.  I have been recommending you to others! I hope all is well! --Accepted to Penn State, SUNY Downstate, SUNY Upstate, Stonybrook, George Washington University and NYU.


Cydney Foote
WOW - this is great! I really feel it’s developed into exactly what I want to portray about myself. With each draft, I really feel what I wanted to come across in my essay has definitely come through! Thanks so much for your time and patience.


Cydney Foote
I will certainly spread the word about accepted.com. I have nothing but high praises for your fine editor, Cydney. She is excellent at her craft! She is incredibly knowledgeable, insightful, and prompt. And it is because of this that I am hoping I could work with her for my secondaries.


Cydney Foote

1) On a macro (content) level, how would you rate your editor`s input?

Absolutely amazing. I was having a hard time figuring out what experiences would sell me best. Plus, they all sounded good as separate anecdotes, but I had no idea how to weave all of them together in a coherent story. My final challenge was my prose--I tend to write in a lawyer`s cut and dry style, whereas the statement needs to be more narrative and engaging. Cydney helped me address all those problems and more, by talking to me over the phone to flesh out my questionnaire and by creating a very clear outline to follow.

2) On a micro level, how would you rate your editor`s editing?

Unbelievable. Within an hour, she would have a 10000 word draft I did pared down to 6000 characters, without losing an ounce of the emotion I was trying to convey.

3) How would you rate Accepted.com`s service? Did your editor keep to our two-business-day turnaround commitment?

Good lord yes. Sometimes even less than two days. She could get things back to me within hours.

4) How would you rate your editor on presenting criticism constructively? Was he or she supportive while helping you present yourself in the best possible light?

Absolutely. I had several "difficult" conversations with her--e.g. advice my dean or others had given me that didn`t seem to jive with her advice. But each time, she clearly and concisely articulated her rational, logical viewpoint. Every time, it made perfect sense. The few times where I was dead set on doing something a particular way, she made it work without compromising the writing. She was, simply put, phenomenal.

5) What is the one thing Accepted.com or your editor should do to really improve the quality of our service?

Honestly? I really don`t think you can. I`d say the prices are a bit high for poor students, but then again, every dollar is absolutely worth it. I think you guys could market yourselves better--you guys provide a really valuable service, and more people need to be aware of it. Because of Cydney`s quick turnaround time, I`m as early as I could be in this application cycle. That`s a HUGE advantage, and something prospective clients need to be aware of. I guess I`d also tell your clients that the outline may not make sense at first, but to have faith. When Cydney first gave me my outline, I felt like she was emphasizing experiences (law school) that I didn`t want to emphasize. She told me to have faith in the process, so I did--and it turned out brilliantly, just as she assured me. Since most people coming to you are not strong writers, I think you have to assure them that if they keep the faith in the process, they will not be disappointed. I hope that makes sense.

6) On a scale of 1-10, where 10 is Most Likely and 1is Never in a Million Years, how likely are you to recommend Accepted.com to friends and colleagues?

Are you kidding? Is this a real question? A 10, most definitely. I came back to Cydney after my statement for help with my postgrad experiences, and I`ll be back for secondaries too.

Cydney is like this godsend from Canada that appeared out of nowhere, just when I was getting so frustrated with my applications because of the writing. Because of her, I was able to not only finish my primary but also to devote time to another huge priority... I can`t thank her enough.



Cydney Foote
Thank you so much for all of your help, and your amazingly fast turnaround. I feel that my application will be immeasurably stronger thanks to your help. I will definitely recommend you and accepted.com to all of my friends, and will consider using you guys again for secondary applications. You are the greatest.


Cydney Foote
I will rank my editor (Cydney Foote) number 10 [on a scale of 1-10 where 10 is "Outstanding") . Input 10. editing 10. fast within 2 days, yes. Construction, composition is excellent. The way she helps me to express my idea, the way she asked [me to be] clearer in my essay.

I will recommend your site to anyone who [is] looking for editor.


Cydney Foote
I love my statement! You really have a gift for allowing someone to express themselves accurately!


Cydney Foote
Wow, you did a fantastic job on this Columbia essay! I feel very confident about how it fits in so nicely with the other essays in this application and with the personal statement!"


Cydney Foote
Thank you for all your help. The essay is amazing and I know it would not be at the level that it is without your help. Have a wonderful summer and once again Thank you.


Cindy Tokumitsu
Thank you so much for your help on my essays. I've already [early November] received an acceptance from University of Virginia. I received a compliment from one of my interviewers about my personal essay. The help you have given me has definitely made a difference…Thanks again!


Cydney Foote
I was very skeptical about the whole accepted.com package. My Mom and Dad were wise enough to know that with my limited time I would need help. They persuaded me to buy the support. I do not know how I could have gotten my application done on time without Cydney Foote. It is amazing how quickly and efficiently she works. I was humbled to see how messy my essay was and how much time I had spent on my other essay (weeks) only to discard it. It did not describe me at all. I had been advised not to use the cliche' of I have always wanted to go to medical school. Cydney gave me the courage to be myself in the essay and say things like that in a way that did not come across as boring. I will continue to use the program and I will recommend it to others.


Cindy Tokumitsu
How are you? It has been a while since I have been in touch, but that has been for a good reason. Medical school interviews have been keeping me very busy and I wanted to let you know of my progress, as I`ve finished the process.

I was offered 16 interviews and completed 12 of them - 9 were at top 25 schools. I`ve been offered seats at Vanderbilt, UNC, and Georgetown. I`ll wait until May 15 to make a final decision, after all post-interview decisions arrive!

Thanks for your help. You don`t know how much I appreciate your input and suggestions!


Cydney Foote
I am very HAPPY that I found you guys to help me out with my essay. Cydney was great. Each of my interviewers were very impressed with my essay. Again, thanks for your service. Hopefully, in a couple of years you will hear from me again when it is time for me to apply for my residency. (Accepted to 3 medical schools)


Cydney Foote
I just wanted to let you know that I was accepted at Wayne State University-School of Medicine, Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), and Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine (MD). I had help on my AMCAS personal statement from Linda Abraham at an AMSA conference and from the examples on the accepted.com website. I also received help from Cyd (editor) on my secondary for MSU-CHM. She did a wonderful job!


Cydney Foote
...work of art is all that I can say, thank you very much for a great job [editing residency essay]. It truly shows how professional you are.


Cindy Tokumitsu
The initial interview allowed me to probe my motivations and reasons for choosing to pursue a medical education. The outline was very helpful and provided a very detailed road map for my writing …

Cindy was a great asset and worked with me over the course of seven drafts before I cranked out a final essay. All of my drafts were returned within two days and were accompanied by comments and suggestions.



Cindy Tokumitsu
I have been meaning to write a little note to express my thanks and appreciation. I was very pleased with the 2 essays that you helped me with for my med school application. You were able to find the right words to capture my feelings and my "story". I also wanted to let you know that our hard work paid off. Within a day of dropping off my completed secondary application I was called for an interview. Then within 2 weeks of my interview I was accepted at Wright State University . I had applied early decision so it was my first choice. I ... am anxiously awaiting the first day of class. I'm not sure I could have done it without your help.


Cindy Tokumitsu
I've been thinking about this whole crazy process [after being accepted to 3 medical schools] and I know that I wouldn't have had a prayer if it weren't for your substantial help. They say the essays are one of the most important aspects of the application, especially for someone like me whose numbers are a little below average. So I can't express my appreciation to you enough. You have helped me immeasurably... ...you greatly de-stressed an important part of this process that was making me quite anxious. I felt much more confident in my essays after working with you.


Linda Abraham
To answer your question, YES! I have been accepted into five medical schools -- Temple, SUNY-Buffalo, BU, Penn State, and U of Alabama at Birmingham. I have decided to attend the Medical Scientist Training Program I have received a full tuition waiver and a stipend. I can't tell you how pleased I am. Many interviewers commented about the quality of my essay, which I owe you a great deal of gratitude for.


Linda Abraham
Thanks to your help my essay was concise and at least 1000 times more interesting to read than the one I wrote for the [previous year's] admissions. You provide a great service, thanks again!


Linda Abraham
Thank you for sending the revisions. I love it! It reads better, but is still very much my own writing. I will be certain to contact you in the future if I need help on my secondary application essays.


Linda Abraham
Linda Abraham improved my essay's organization, clarity, flow, and grammar in addition to providing some original thoughts. She improved my chances of acceptance to medical school.


Linda Abraham
I came to Mrs. Abraham to edit my personal statement for medical school. I've found that Mrs. Abraham was a tremendous help in not only enabling me to recognize my grammatical flaws, but more importantly she helped me to present my thoughts in a much clearer manner. I would recommend her not only to non-native Americans like myself, but also to native Americans so that they too can gain valuable 'enlightenment' about their writing skills.


Linda Abraham
I would like to thank you for your help. Currently, I have been invited to fourteen interviews from schools which include UCLA, UCSD, UCI, Baylor, Vanderbilt, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas Southwestern, Tulane, and George Washington Schools of Medicine. Throughout these interviews, I was complimented on my personal statement and supplementary essays, which you so patiently helped me edit. I have also been accepted to two of the above schools. Considering it's only October 22, I couldn't be happier with my progress.