College Application Essay Editing Expertise

Hourly Personal Statement Plans

Do you already have a personal statement or supplemental essays drafted, but you’re not feeling 100% confident about it? Then our hourly plan is perfect for you. This efficient service gets right to the business of fine-tuning your essay, and it’s priced by the hour, so you’ll only pay for what you need.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Broad Review

You’ll send the personal statement draft you’ve already created to your consultant. They will give it a once over, focusing primarily on readability and coherence. 

They’ll also be looking to ensure that you have: 

  • Fully answered the question.
  • Presented yourself in a unique and distinctive way.
  • Organized your personal statement(s) supplemental essays logically.
  • Developed engaging openings and effective conclusions.

Step 2: Detailed Edit

Now that your consultant has helped you shape your story on a macro level, it’s time to drill down. In this second round, your consultant will focus on the microelements. They’ll pay special attention to things like clarity, grammar, style, spelling, and word usage. Once they’ve finely combed through your draft, they’ll shoot it back to you with suggested corrections.

Step 3: Submit Your Awesome Essay

After you’ve made all the corrections, your essay should be in good shape for you to do a final read through and send it on its way. It’s that easy. If you’re wondering how many hours to buy, consider the number of drafts you want reviewed. Then think about the general quality of your writing and how close your current draft is to being application-ready.

You can use the estimate guidelines in the chart below to determine your needs and move forward with purchasing some time ASAP. Or, if you need further assistance in making the decision, you can obtain a free estimate before purchasing.

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How Many Hours Do I Need?

Essay Brainstorming
Essay Review/Editing
0.5-2 per essay
Resume Review/Editing
Interview Coaching
1-2 per interview
Waitlist Update
Re-applicant Analysis

Choose How Many Hours You Want to Start:

Our rates provide prompt two-business-day turnaround.

2 Hours


Minimum required purchase

5 Hours


Save $100

10 Hours


Save $400

1 Hour (add-on)


Existing clients only

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Initial Personal Statement Package

When you purchase our Personal Statement Package, you’ll receive:

  1. Up-front guidance and advising to save you “churn time.”

    Your initial introduction to your consultant will be through a questionnaire. They’ll look over your answers and then schedule time to meet with you via video conference or phone call. This 'face-to-face' meeting will provide them with the opportunity to get better acquainted with you. You’ll brainstorm together in real time and determine how to best present yourself and your unique qualifications in your personal statement. In this session, you’ll go over the core idea behind your essay and how to approach structuring it, as well as any important life experiences you might want to include.
  2. An outline for your personal statement. 

    Based on your questionnaire responses and the ensuing discussion you had on the brainstorming call, your consultant will create an outline for your personal statement that provides structure and direction. It consists of bullet points and prompts and is not a full draft. Applicant feedback has been that between the meeting and the outline, our clients have the confidence and direction they need to start writing. This initial step saves them time in creating their first draft and ultimately helps to produce a superior final result.
  3. Personal statement editing. 

    Once you’ve completed a strong first draft, your consultant will dig into the copy and begin editing. They’ll be focusing primarily on clarity, word usage, style, grammar, and spelling. From there, you’ll receive a draft with suggested corrections and changes. You’ll revise it based on those recommendations and then shoot it back to them. At this point, you’ll likely do a bit of back-and-forth with your consultant, fine tuning and editing until you have a personal statement you’re 100% happy with. Note that most personal statements benefit best from 2-4 rounds of review, but there is no clock ticking.

Our thorough and individualized Personal Statement Package gives you the confidence of knowing you are submitting the strongest personal statement possible.

Personal Statement Package


Our regular rates provide prompt two-business-day turnaround. Our rush rates provide maximum one-business-day turnaround.

  • One Personal Statement Package provides all the editing and consulting you need for ONE essay at ONE school. Using our assistance in modifying this essay for other schools will incur additional charges.
  • Packages must be entirely used in one application year.
  • If you request to change consultants or work with a second consultant, you will incur additional charges.

Have a question? Not sure if a package is right for you?

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Boring But Important Stuff

  • All rates are expressed and billed in U.S. dollars.
  • Our regular rates provide two-business-day turnaround for each round of editing. 
  • Services are subject to availability.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice.