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Should I get my college essay professionally edited?

Hey guys, I'm considering getting my college essay professionally edited to make sure it's polished and error-free. Is it worth the investment, or should I just rely on feedback from friends and family? I want to make sure my essay is as strong as possible, but I'm not sure if professional editing is necessary. Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's natural to want your college essay to be as strong as possible. I faced a similar decision when my own child was applying to college. We ultimately decided to get professional editing, and it was a good choice for us. The editor provided valuable insights that we hadn't considered, and the essay ended up being much stronger as a result.

That said, every student's situation is different. If you feel confident in your writing abilities and have access to friends or family members who can provide constructive feedback, it might not be necessary for you to invest in professional editing. Additionally, some schools offer free resources or workshops to help students with their essays.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what's best for your situation. If you do choose to go with a professional editor, I would recommend looking for one who has experience with college admissions essays specifically. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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