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randomuser17

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Shoot, I edited my post. Was I not supposed to use a personal statement editor? I see so many posts on here about it
 

blackroses

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This is the exact kind of thing that makes adcoms put no stock in PS's. :rolleyes:
 
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randomuser17

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Sorry, I didn't mean to phrase it that way! He definitely edited it; writing it for me would be unethical.

For example, if I wrote about dolphins and I discussed their ideologies, he could send a message saying, "When you meant ideologies, were you referencing religion or the culture?"

That's fine, right?
 

blackroses

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:( I thought everyone gets their statements edited by friends, professors, etc. I had many people look over mine
Your original post made it quite clear he wrote at least parts of it for you. It really doesn't matter. A lot of people do that. It just means that PS's have very little (if any) weight to most adcom members, which is annoying for people who don't pay someone else to write it, but not exactly the end of the world for anyone involved.
 

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Curious what this post was about. It's funny, I have done a lot of editing for medical student personal statements over the years that had good personal statement cores but just godawful abilities to write in a manner that was interesting or had flow. Keeping the original author's voice intact is key to proper editing- you don't write the thing for them, you help them say what they meant to say to begin with.
 
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