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Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by FutureTXDr, May 29, 2008.

  1. FutureTXDr

    FutureTXDr Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Just wondering if anyone out there has used EssayEdge or a similiar service and what you thought? I am considering using the essay service, to try to improve my personal statement. I saw some old posts regarding this topic but they are pretty old. Just wanted to see if there are some people who used it in the 2008 or are currently using it for the 2009 application cycle. Thanks
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  3. ViolaGreene

    ViolaGreene 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    i used their response time was great and it was great to be able to actually talk to them about my essay in detail, not just go back and forth through email. they were running a deal for SDN members. you should see if they're still doing that.
  4. markk


    Jul 28, 2008
    I also wondered about using one of these sites, but then decided against it.
  5. MilkmanAl

    MilkmanAl Al the Ass Mod Physician 7+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Kansas City, MO
    hSDN Alumni
    Use the personal statement readers list.
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    ^=^ S.D.N.'s BATMAN 5+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2006
  7. thewendster

    thewendster Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    I want to give a thumbs up to, one of the editors, Joan, has really helped me with my essays.

    I give two thumbs down to The editor, Brian Valencia, basically took a thesaurus and swapped out some of my words for more ornate language. He did nothing to address my structure issues or help me to flesh out my ideas. I had serious doubts about his editor skills when his comments to me began with (direct quote)

    "This was no easy feat, as I strove to sophisticate your language only to a point; it could not come off as pretentious or purposefully heightened. However, you will find that your finished essays are neither of these two things."

    His revisions were riddled with typos and missing words. I got the impression that he was either just careless or an idiot.
    His wording was clunky and awkward.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  8. dragonfly99

    dragonfly99 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    Hmmm...let the buyer beware.
    I actually tried to use the essay reading service via a few months ago, and they actually never seem to have read my essay or sent me any feedback. It was kind of weird...I am guessing just an oversight since I doubt they are running an outright scam.

    I guess I would favor getting people to do the revisions who will do it for free. Your premed advisor should be helpful as far as content,and an English prof. might be helpful to look at the form/style.
  9. 213965


    Jul 15, 2008
    I used EssayEdge for both my medschool and grad school personal statements and was pleased with the results both times. I guess it also depends who your editors are. Good luck.
  10. ceruleansky

    ceruleansky 5+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    i didn't want to go through with a company since I was paranoid about them following some sort of "essay formula" or make changes too similar to other essays. I actually used an independent editor, HIGHLY recommended. PM me if you want his info.

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