MBA or EMBA Recommendation Editing

$30 per 100 words

Recommendation Editing gives your recommender the opportunity to have his/her recommendation edited/commented. Editing gives you peace of mind knowing that your recommender is communicating clearly in written English, accurately conveying his/her ideas and avoiding inadvertently divulging something that could adversely affect your application.
Another service I offer,  Recommendation Talking Points, usually precedes the Recommendation Editing service. The Recommendation Talking Points service creates a detailed outline that defines topics and supporting examples that your recommender can use to structure his/her recommendation.

Pricing is simple: $30 per 100 words reviewed. You decide what portion of your content you’d like reviewed.

Enter your document’s word count in the quantity field to the left of the ADD > button.


Deliverable: I will read through the recommendation. The main purpose of this service is to clean up the document – making sure an outside reader clearly understands what your recommender is talking about and that the English is clear. My goal is to maintain your recommender’s voice while tightening up the writing. If there are major oversights that I think the recommender should address, I will comment those areas of the document. Not providing examples or specific-enough examples and failing to compare the candidate to his/her peers are common issues I see.

Process: You’ll purchase the service online and either upload the recommendation as you’re going through the checkout process or ask your recommender to directly email me your recommendation → I’ll edit/comment the document and return it to you/them within 2 working days.

Turnaround Time: Each service contains several deliverables. The turnaround time for any one deliverable (like new edits to a document based on client feedback) is a maximum of two business days (see the FAQs for more information). Total turnaround time is a function of a) the client’s availability to schedule calls and b) the amount of time the client requires to provide feedback on drafts. A typical timeline follows.

  • Day 1: Client or recommender emails me the recommendation draft.
  • Day 3: I return the recommendation with edits and/or comments.
Document submitted or call concluded by 18:00 EST on: Deliverable returned by midnight EST on:
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American Holiday Closures: Memorial Day (last Monday of May); Independence Day (July 4th); Labor Day (May 1); Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November); Christmas (December 24th and 25th); New Year (December 31st and January 1st


  • Client places order for content review for an MBA essay at 16:00/4pm EST on Monday, the submission day is Monday and a newly edited resume will be returned to the client by Wednesday at midnight EST.
  • Client places order for content review for an MBA essay at 22:00/10pm EST on Monday, the submission day is Tuesday and a newly edited resume will be returned to the client by Thursday at midnight EST.

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