*~*~*~*~*~*Official Personal Statement Guide and Reader List 2017-2018*~*~*~*~*~*

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READ THE WHOLE OP BEFORE YOU POST. PLEASE. PLEASE? PLEASE. THANKS. :):):)

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This thread is for this year's applicants (for the class of 2021) who are beginning to work on their personal statements. If you're looking for someone to read your PS, check out the list of volunteers below In the most recent post ONLY!!

Link to last year's thread

If you are willing to volunteer, the thread will be self regulated this year. Respond below, following the instructions at the end of this post, with your credentials and specific things you are willing to edit for (content only, grammar only, etc). Please read the full list of rules posted below before you volunteer or contact a reader, and good luck to the 2016 applicants. :thumbup:

Specific comments, questions, or complaints can be addressed to me (@WedgeDawg), @Ismet, @gyngyn, or @Lucca via PM.

Official Personal Statement Guide thread, Alejandro's Personal Statement Advice, and Depakote's Personal Statement Guide/Tips.
  • If you are looking for feedback on your personal statement, it is better to PM individual users here whose strengths are better suited to your needs rather than posting a response in this thread.
  • Once you contact a reader and they agree to read your personal statement, please email it to them as a Word document with your SDN username in the title. Including your SDN username makes it easier for the readers to keep track of who they've already read for and who they still need to read. DO NOT JUST PM YOUR STATEMENT TO A READER.
Rules for Readers:
  • If you would like to be added or deleted from the list, please make sure that you follow the directions below, and add or delete yourself.
  • As a volunteer, you may read as many or as few personal statements as you'd like or have time for. If you will be unavailable for a certain time or have been inundated with requests, simply take yourself off of the list using the instructions below
  • If you receive a request and are unable to fulfill it, please respond to the writer so he/she is not waiting for a response and can request help from elsewhere.
  • For your protection, we will not allow you to post your email addresses here. All email addresses will be edited out of the list and any further posts containing email addresses will be edited to remove them. Writers will contact you via PM and you can exchange email addresses privately.
  • As this is on a volunteer basis, absolutely NO solicitation of money for your services will be tolerated. Volunteers who violate this policy will be removed from the list and subject to further disciplinary action.
  • Obviously don't share someone's PS with anyone else without the writer's permission
Instructions for Readers
  1. Click "quote" on the most recent post.
  2. Add your SDN screen name, your credentials, and specific things you are willing to edit for (content only, grammar only, etc). DO NOT post your email address. If you aren't sure how to write this part, look at the OP from last year's thread for examples.
  3. Delete the quote tags at both the top and the bottom.
  4. If you are unable to read any more personal statements, please come back and move your name into the inactive list

This thread is brought to you by the Pre-Allopathic Volunteer Staff
Please remember that these people are volunteering their time. Be nice to them!

Good luck! Let me know if you have questions!
 
Aug 26, 2016
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37
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes!

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | limited help for grammar/syntax details, will help with general style and flow | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | currently backed up. I'll be back when I get a chance.
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
 
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Neuro25_

2+ Year Member
Nov 7, 2016
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Medical Student

Readers Available:

  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes!
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Please PM a link to a Google Doc

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | limited help for grammar/syntax details, will help with general style and flow | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | currently backed up. I'll be back when I get a chance.
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
 

Neuro25_

2+ Year Member
Nov 7, 2016
101
104
Status
Medical Student

Readers Available:

  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes!
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Please PM me by copy and pasting your statement into SDN message box or send me your statement in a word doc. I am having difficulties with opening google docs at work.

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | limited help for grammar/syntax details, will help with general style and flow | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | currently backed up. I'll be back when I get a chance.
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
 

kitkatter

2+ Year Member
May 19, 2015
3
0
Status
Pre-Medical
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes!
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Please PM a link to a Google Doc

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | limited help for grammar/syntax details, will help with general style and flow | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | currently backed up. I'll be back when I get a chance.
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
 
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Neuro25_

2+ Year Member
Nov 7, 2016
101
104
Status
Medical Student
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes!

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | limited help for grammar/syntax details, will help with general style and flow | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | currently backed up. I'll be back when I get a chance.
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
 

Shirafune

5+ Year Member
Jan 2, 2014
946
733
Status
Medical Student
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes!
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
 

Shirafune

5+ Year Member
Jan 2, 2014
946
733
Status
Medical Student
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes!

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
 
Aug 26, 2016
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Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
 

Ampharos

2+ Year Member
Aug 4, 2016
352
544
Johto
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster

Readers Not Available:
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
 
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Blue96

2+ Year Member
Nov 10, 2015
145
99
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
I am in great need of a review of my personal statement. Anyone available? Ready to submit just need to finalize the PS.
 

Ampharos

2+ Year Member
Aug 4, 2016
352
544
Johto
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants

Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
 
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acutepox

2+ Year Member
Mar 27, 2017
26
14
Status
Medical Student
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts

Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the genuineness of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages | Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM a google doc link. Backlogged for about 2-3 weeks, will be back probably towards the end of the month.
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
 

Nalsjewels

2+ Year Member
Dec 20, 2016
90
198
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to

Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
 

Nalsjewels

2+ Year Member
Dec 20, 2016
90
198
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts

Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
 

nonamesleft

10+ Year Member
Apr 8, 2007
1,168
1,273
wandering down a rabbit hole
Status
MD/PhD Student
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants

Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
 

benmarker

5+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2012
34
4
Status
Readers Available:
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other messages
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants

Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
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pms_testosterone

5+ Year Member
Jul 20, 2014
714
338
Canada
Status
Medical Student
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other messages
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line).
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
 

nonamesleft

10+ Year Member
Apr 8, 2007
1,168
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Status
MD/PhD Student
Readers Available:
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other messages
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line).
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
 

GotIronKnee

2+ Year Member
Nov 12, 2016
156
158
Status
Pre-Medical
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GotIronKnee

2+ Year Member
Nov 12, 2016
156
158
Status
Pre-Medical
Readers Available:
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other messages
  • GotIronKnee/ MD class of 2021/ proofread mainly for content and flow, though I may also proofread for grammar based on a first-come-first-serve basis/ google docs please.
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line).
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
 

GotIronKnee

2+ Year Member
Nov 12, 2016
156
158
Status
Pre-Medical
Readers Available:
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other messages
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line).
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
GotIronKnee/ I'm backed up with requests.
 
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GotIronKnee

2+ Year Member
Nov 12, 2016
156
158
Status
Pre-Medical
MReaders Available:
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other message
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line).
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
GotIronKnee: I'm backed up. (Sorry, typing this on my phone).
 

pms_testosterone

5+ Year Member
Jul 20, 2014
714
338
Canada
Status
Medical Student
Readers Available:
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other message
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • GotIronKnee | I'm backed up with requests.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
 

benmarker

5+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2012
34
4
Status
Readers Available:
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other message Backed up and will try to get to all those who previously messaged me but it may be a while. Sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • GotIronKnee | I'm backed up with requests.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
 

Wagley

2+ Year Member
Feb 17, 2015
32
11
Readers Available:
  • Wagley | Applied this cycle; edited others' | Have some research-writing background | Will edit lines and also comment on general content | Both primaries and secondaries essays are welcome| PM a google doc (make sure it is editable)
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other message Backed up and will try to get to all those who previously messaged me but it may be a while. Sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • GotIronKnee | I'm backed up with requests.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
 
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Nedsson

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Haven't had a lot of interest from medical schools, although I applied relatively late in the cycle. Trying to fix any weak links before having to face next year as a reapplicant. Is anyone still reading personal statements that could give some feedback?
 
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I would truly appreciate if someone would read and critique my personal statement. PM me please, and thanks in advance.
 

Medic741

2+ Year Member
Jan 18, 2017
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Readers Available:
  • Medic741 | MS-1, non-trad, previous paramedic before med school, publications and all that jazz. Have some free time as the semester is kinda light rn
  • Wagley | Applied this cycle; edited others' | Have some research-writing background | Will edit lines and also comment on general content | Both primaries and secondaries essays are welcome| PM a google doc (make sure it is editable)
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other message Backed up and will try to get to all those who previously messaged me but it may be a while. Sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • GotIronKnee | I'm backed up with requests.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
 

Wagley

2+ Year Member
Feb 17, 2015
32
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Readers Available:
  • Medic741 | MS-1, non-trad, previous paramedic before med school, publications and all that jazz. Have some free time as the semester is kinda light rn
  • sat0ri | Applying 2018-19 cycle | Will copyedit for major errors with line edits | Will proofread for overall content on request | prefer using MS Word or Google Docs | PM me to set up expectations regarding deadlines
  • Snakeoilforsale |Not yet applied|English teacher. Have volunteered before and proofread 100s of statements. |Holistic commentary or line edits depending on the writing|Please send Google docs link|You must be an SDN poster--no one with 0 posts
Readers Not Available:
  • Ampharos | Accepted MD class of 2021| Editor for publication, undergrad admissions | Big picture comments mostly | please send me a PM introducing yourself - priority to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants | You must be an SDN poster Full docket -- so sorry!
  • Benmarker | MS3 US MD | big picture edits only | Third cycle reading PS | Send a blurb about yourself and what you are trying to convey, will ignore other message Backed up and will try to get to all those who previously messaged me but it may be a while. Sorry!
  • Pillowsnice | Accepted MD class of 2021| Edited personal statements during college| Willing to edit mostly for content and flow| Will also edit any major grammatical issues, but will not go through every line for grammar problems | Prefer google doc | Already backed up, but will get to those who already sent me a message
  • Yorick | Accepted MD c/o 2021 | Strong writing/literature background and experience editing essays and academic papers, received a lot of compliments on my PS at interviews | Will edit for content, grammar, flow, etc. | Will also read secondaries| Google doc pref but PM is fine | Extremely backed up, may not get to everyone
  • mynamehere | Accepted MD 2018 | I wrote a 100 page grad thesis about sleep, publishing various pieces of writing, and most importantly one med school PS that got me in. | Will edit for overall theme/content. YOU tell me a few key things you want to highlight, maybe some stories you want to use. Send a decent draft with these points at the top! I'll help you weave it together. | Please send the google doc open to edits by anonymous | got backed up - sorry!
  • kittyyy | Accepted MD class of 2021 | Writing minor in undergrad, experienced editor | Will edit for content/style/theme/grammar | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users | Will prioritize PS's up to June | Very backed up -- will try to get to everyone who has messaged me and return!
  • coffeeandcodeine | Accepted entering class of 2017 | happy to edit for content/theme/style | experience as writing tutor and college application editor | I appreciate google docs (as opposed to statements embedded in a PM) | will also read diversity and disadvantaged statements | Inbox currently overflowing; I promise I'll try to edit the statements I've received, it just might take me some time!
  • tinyantibody | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Experienced med school PS editor; avid reader | Will give honest and detailed feedback on the works (content, organization, style, grammar) unless you specify otherwise | PM me with a link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users - this is the only format I will accept (no word documents or plain text please) | Prefer PS only but open to editing interesting secondary essays as well | Handled 100+ PSs so far this cycle... Now backlogged - if you pm'd me before April 10th, I will get back to you sometime
  • TrashPanda | Accepted DVM class of 2021 | Incoming vet student with lots of experience editing AMCAS personal statements. | Will edit for content/flow/organization. I can probably help non-trads the most, but I'm willing to edit for anyone. | Please PM link to a google doc that is editable by anonymous users- no need to ask first as long as I'm listed as available. Backed up and not available. If you PMed when I was listed available, I will get back to you soon.
  • Calculator38| Accepted MD class 2021 | Non-trad career changer, low GPA/high MCAT, number of comments on strength of PS/secondaries | Prefer to focus on content/themes/organization/narrative. Blunt. Also prefer google doc link that is editable by an anonymous user. Also backed-up. They truly flood your inbox. Will be back online soon.
  • patcha | 1st time applicant accepted MD class of 2021 | Avid reader, experienced editor, grammar nazi | Will give honest, detailed feedback on style/ theme/ content ...etc, unless you are looking for something specific, in which case, just let me know | Happy to read the occasional secondary but will prioritize PS's up to June. Backed up with essays at the moment. Will be back when caught up.
  • minicutcarrots | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | Experienced editor, extensive writing experience, many positive remarks on PS and secondaries | Will focus on style/content/flow with minor technical edits (grammar, spelling) and provide forthright and thorough feedback | Need to get through a small backlog before I can commit to more revisions. Be back soon.
  • Sunrider | PGY-1 | Will focus on content and provide forthright and insightful feedback, but will not edit for grammar/spelling. backed up at this time. Busy service. Will be delayed. sorry.
  • hubbsbubbs | Applying this cycle - have read many essays by accepted students | happy to edit for content/flow, especially for non-trads and diversity/disadvantaged. exhausted. be back later
  • PHgeek123 | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021 | Can comment on flow and content for rough drafts, grammar/spelling only for final drafts. Will ONLY read first-gen college/ disadvantaged students and public health-related statements from now on due to time restraint. Behind, back later.
  • wavves | MD PGY-1 (med school is the worst DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU) | Did this from 2011 through 2013, finally have enough free time to get back in the game | Will focus on content and flow/transitions, but will also help with grammar | Google docs > Word doc | Will give preference to those who PM me a cool new band/artist to check out (I don't know what's hot in the streets anymore) Would like to not devote all my free time to SDN, will deal with all requests up to this point.
  • rolliespring | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | First-gen immigrant, lots of unique experiences | Will help with content and flow | Especially if you're ESL since I know this is not an easy process | Will only edit for grammatical issues if I notice it | PM me with google docs | You don't need to tell me what you need help on since I will comment based on 1st impression | I will Only accept SDN members with at least 50 posts | Yo lemme finish the ones I've got first
  • wanderingorion | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Like to focus on content, theme, style, general feel of P.S., up for some editing. PM me with link to google doc w/ editing ability
  • Matthew9Thirtyfive | Accepted to USUHS EMDP2 program | Have experience writing successful PSes; have over 100 publications in non-fiction, fiction, and scholarly work; experienced editor | Willing to edit mostly for content and flow but will address grammatical issues depending on the writing | Please PM a link to a Google Doc that is editable by anonymous users; also, I am only taking requests from SDN users. | Holy crap, backed up already. If you've already PMed me, I will respond soon!
  • DannySCR | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 2 gap years | Will help with general flow, content, and style. I'll do my best to be a grammar hound but I can't guarantee it | Brazilian with a decent amount of overseas experiences. Strong research experience throughout undergrad as well | PM me with a link to google doc where I can edit anonymously | Will do my best to review PS's I get over the next week or so | Also open to answering any questions via PM. Good luck all! Super backed up. I'll come back when I have some more space!
  • Kitkatter | Accepted MD class of 2021 | BioE major, experience in academic writing/editing | Will edit for content, flow, general impression, etc | Google doc preferred | Also happy to answer any questions about my experience applying! Backed up
  • neuro25_ | Accepted MD Entering class of 2017 in OOS private med school|B.S in neuroscience, minor in psych, non traditional, 1 year post bac, | Will edit for overall theme, style, impression, content and offer grammar suggestions for rephrasing for flow| Will edit if you really really want me too, otherwise, there are just too many P.S coming in at once.
  • shirafune | Accepted M.D. Entering Class of 2017 | BS, 1 gap year, UC grad going to OOS public med school | help with grammar/syntax details, also general style and flow assistance | lgbtq (not mentioned in PS or secondaries) + racial minority (not URM) | focus will be on how you want to present yourself and what impression your PS actually gives | please send a google doc via PM where I can edit anonymously | backed up again
  • cheeselover123 | Accepted MD Class of 2021 | BS with 2 gap years doing clinical research | I have read and edited many PS essays from friends, will look for mostly content and flow over grammar and try to give detailed feedback | message me if you would like an extra set of eyes! really behind right now. Will try to keep going this weekend!
  • truflc | MD c/o 2020 | involved with admissions, but not at the application reading process (don't worry) | will give general feedback | send a PM introducing yourself first, priority goes to first-gen/UIM/LGBTQ applicants
  • nalsjewels | Accepted for M.D. Class of 2021| Anthropology minor, lots of experience with academic writing and editing | Can comment on content, flow, organization, clarity and the "genuineness" of your PS | Prefer to edit PS in their later draft stages/please already have answered the following in your PS: a clear why medicine and qualities that make you a good candidate| Can especially comment on PS tying medicine to public health, social justice, global health, etc. | PM me to get my email to send it to Backed up
  • nonamesleft| MD/PhD student starting MS3 in a few weeks | Proofread for major errors and flow | Google docs link for anonymous edit please |Preference for MD/PhD applicants If you already PM'd me, I will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • GotIronKnee | I'm backed up with requests.
  • pms_testosterone | Pharmacy student | Previously volunteered (and briefly did paid work) as an editor | Willing to read applications to any health profession | Prefer to receive essays in my inbox here | Will comment on content & structure and give general tips on grammar & style (i.e. I won't edit every line). Well, time for me to study! Will respond to every message I've received up till now.
    Wagley |
    Applied this cycle; edited others' | Have some research-writing background | Will edit lines and also comment on general content | Both primaries and secondaries essays are welcome| PM a google doc (make sure it is editable)
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