A great first impression

You only get one shot at a first impression. Our editors polish your text to help you convey your personality and motivation in a clear, convincing way.

Personalized writing tips

Since your application is only the beginning, your editor will provide you with personalized writing tips that you can use throughout your entire career.

100% happiness guaranteed

We aim to make all our customers happy. In the unlikely event that you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll refund your money or edit your document again for free.

More than just a spell check

Scribbr editors correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors using track changes, but that’s not all. To take your personal statement to the next level, they also give feedback and ensure

  • Clear sentence structure
  • Concise, coherent phrasing
  • Consistent tone and style
  • and more…

Rest assured, we make sure your voice remains dominant throughout your personal statement.

Structure Check personal statement editing

Tell a powerful story

With this service, you can be sure your personal statement tells a complete, convincing story. Your editor gives feedback on

  • Strengthening your structure
  • Tailoring your personal statement to the school or program
  • Presenting your motivation and qualifications

We can also help you reduce your word count by up to 25% and make sure that every word adds value.

Pricing

For the Personal Statement Editing & Coaching service, you’ll pay a flat fee of $150 and be matched with a personal statement editor, who will review your draft and help you strengthen your writing.

You’ll receive…

  • A professionally edited personal statement
  • Advice on how to tell a clear and compelling story
  • Assurance that you’ve made a strong case for your admission
  • Suggestions to help you meet your word count

You’ll receive your feedback in 12 hours or less. Get peace of mind knowing your personal statement is the best it can be, and boost your chances of getting accepted at your top schools.

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Meet your experienced personal statement editor

Our editors have improved hundreds of personal statements. They know what’s important to admissions committees, and they use that knowledge to provide you with valuable feedback.

All our editors are native English speakers who passed the Scribbr Academy and are specialized in personal statement coaching.

Thanks to our editors’ passion and high standards, students give Scribbr an excellent 4.9 score on Trustpilot.

Customers rate our proofreading service excellent!

Scribbr’s editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,451 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.9
Myri Hertoghs 13 August 2022

Excellent professional review

Excellent professional review! Detailed with great advice!

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Heather A 13 August 2022

AMAZING!!!

I am so glad that I found Scribbr citation generator.. I would not have gotten through my degree without it. It is very easy to use and creates a proper APA citation in seconds! Thank you Scribbr!!

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Angel 10 August 2022

Great experience

I needed urgently proofreading for my scientific paper so I decided to submit it to Scribbr (never had before). I ordered Proofreading and Editing as well as Structure check and chose a turnaround time of 24 hours. I received the revised manuscript in 6 hours. The editor's corrections and suggestions were very helpful. I am happy with the service. I also received a certificate of the revision after requesting It.

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Arnold Bomans 9 August 2022

Amazing acuity and rapid response.

Amazing acuity and rapid response.

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ORO, Alpha Deomeg 9 August 2022

great help when I didn't know what I was doing.

This really helped me especially when I still did know how references and citation works by practice, even up until now that I am used with research works and assignments, it saves up a great amount of time.

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Jeff D 8 August 2022

PhD Dissertation Life Saving Service

Edited my 275 page dissertation in one week. Incredibly detailed grammatical corrections, but most valuable were the comments. Challenging my ideas - where my argument was weak and not understood. A copy edit with these folks is a life saver, from confused and stumped to ready for final committee review - that's a huge leap for all of us that are ABD. Considering what you've already invested, the cost is minimal and worth every penny.

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Pieter 8 August 2022

good work

Clear website, clear pricing, excellent corrections. The editor did more than only correct the document; she added valuable suggestions and tips that helped me to improve the quality of my manuscript.

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Jennifer Louise Stokstad 8 August 2022

Very professional service!

I needed a very specific German personal statement corrected, a service which they don't usually provide, but they did their best and it turned out so perfect! So thankful for that! Been using this service for a couple of years for my german studies, and it is so super practical! And successful!

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Tiger 6 August 2022

I had my reflections edited same high quality despite it being a rush job

I had my reflections edited by Scribbr and I requested Neshika again as I felt comfortable with her proofreading. As expected, she did not disappoint me with the same high quality despite it being a rush job in 24 hours. Thanks Scribbr again.

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Chelsea James 5 August 2022

Capitalization Issue - Otherwise Great

Mostly great, but there is a discrepancy between APA guidelines and the capitalization choices. In APA 7 you are only supposed to capitalize the first letter of the first word and the first letter of proper nouns, but Scribbr capitalizes the first letter of almost every word. I actually got points counted off on my assignment for this, so I hope they can fix this. Otherwise, it is great and easy to use when citing articles or web pages.

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Sara 4 August 2022

I was so happy

I was so happy that you could correct my thesis so fast. The correction was amazing and also a few personal comments where in it - I really appreciated.

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atieh kheirabi 4 August 2022

So Happy

We are so happy that Scribbr team checked our Thesis before delivering because of their best job including explanations, comments in details. Thank you so much Scribbr

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Joel 1 August 2022

Proofreading

Very competent editors. I highly recommend Scribbr's proofreading services.

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Wenting Meng 31 July 2022

The editors gave very helpful…

The editors gave very helpful suggestions on the structure and logic. More importantly, they polished the article and made it clear and concise, which is highly appreciated!

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candie express 30 July 2022

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK…

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK BROUGHT CLARITY TO MY WRITING STYLE.

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Daniela Heldstab 30 July 2022

Keep up the good work!

Johanna's proofreading work was great. She gave me valuable recommendations on how to improve my bachelor's thesis. Her feedback was always critical but very constructive - exactly what I expected from a professional proofreading service. Keep up the good work!

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HH 28 July 2022

I sent in the essay version that I…

I sent in the essay version that I thought it was fine and it turned out to be needing some major editing. Hat off to Scribbr for their valuable feedback and recommendations. I feel more confident when submitting the final version for college application.

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Kristine Fulayi 27 July 2022

I just want to let you know that this…

I just want to let you know that this article really helped me understand what Theoretical framework is. I can't express how grateful I am, but I guess a Thank you will do. Thank you so much for the clear explanations you give on the platform. As well as the examples. 👏👏

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QKey 26 July 2022

Worth spending money for Scribbr's…

Worth spending money for Scribbr's service. You will also learn to improve your writing.

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Benjamin Nobel 26 July 2022

Everything I hoped for

Everything I hoped for, quality proofreading and quick too

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The editing process in a nutshell

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1. Upload your draft

Send us your draft. Share important information, including your prompt and any questions you have for your editor.

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2. Feedback from an expert

Your editor reviews your work. You’ll receive a polished personal statement along with in-depth content advice.

3. Apply with confidence

The application process can be stressful, but with the help of your personal statement editor, you can apply with confidence.

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Can you help me meet my word count limit?

Yes! Our personal statement editors can help you reduce your word count by up to 25%. You can choose to receive this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – just select your choice when you upload your personal statement.

What is Scribbr’s 100% happiness guarantee?

At Scribbr, we promise to make every customer 100% happy with the service we offer. Our philosophy: Your complaint is always justified – no denial, no doubts.

Our customer support team is here to find the solution that helps you the most, whether that’s a free new edit or a refund for the service.