I was interviewed by 3 out of 5 schools I applied to! I am going to Tippie.
Poonam has provided extensive reviews on my essays, recommendations and resume. When I compared final version with the first draft of my essay, I was really surprised to see the sheer change in the story building. I liked her approach of review and suggestions. When I finished first college essays, looking at the quality of the final versions, I extended my contract for other 4 colleges as well. I got interview calls from Tippie, Mays, and Kelley and am accepted by Kelley on 70% scholarship, but this is all Poonam's effort that made me think through about my past experiences and cultural backgrounds and to work hard to meet the deadlines of schools. Her turnaround time is the most outstanding part of the application package. Many a times, I forgot to send the drafts of the essays, but she always reminded me for the deadlines and sent feedback to me on or before the time.
Poonam has always provided the feedback to make the content story like. She always emphasized to bridge the gaps on the story and helped me think through my past experiences and cultural background. Her review comments on the recommendations were to the points and compelled my recommenders to think more about my work experience.
She always emphasized to make flow in the chronological order of the events and to build the essays story like. She always asked me to put the content relevant to the questions asked. Many a times, when I deviated from the main question, she asked me to focus on the specific details questions asked and provide relevant details after cutting fluff in the essay. Also, she helped me analyze my past experience and even the goals in the career, something that I never thought about seriously before and that is very important before applying to any B school. It was an excellent experience; she always asked me to put full story first without worrying about the word limit. Then she helped in trimming the essays and put only relevant and structured sentences in the essays. This really helped me building an efficient story in the end.
She always emphasized on precise sentences and made sure that story is not becoming monotonous. I generally use normal vocabulary in my writing; she made my stories great by adding good and more meaningful vocabulary in the story. She always made sure that my essays are grammatically correct and that there were no disconnected elements in the story.
Thanks Poonam for all your support in my applications! I would strongly recommend your application services to other applicants. I am sure that had I not availed your services, I would not have been able to apply to so many colleges in such a less time.
Poonam has provided extensive reviews on my essays, recommendations and resume. When I compared final version with the first draft of my essay, I was really surprised to see the sheer change in the story building. I liked her approach......Rajeev Kumar- 2013 applicant, interviewed by Tippie, Mays & Kelley, and accepted by Tippie with 70% scholarship
I worked with Poonam on 4 colleges and every single one of them invited me ($70K+ Scholarships)
First of all, Poonam is a wonderful coach. She started by putting a lot of effort into digging out my best stories in order to get a good selection for typical themes (leadership, setback, goals, etc.). The editing process is pretty structured: she uses the first couple of edits to get the right content (without concerning with word count) and the last couple of edits to make the essays comply with the word count limits
The one-hour initial call was really helpful in identifying my best stories and reasons for applying to MBA. After that, the sample essays were essential to get me into the right “mood” (especially on Emory’s cultural shock essay). Although my recommenders kept making the same mistakes over and over, you kept reviewing the LORs to get them as best as possible. The concrete suggestions (e.g. sense of humor in Kellogg’s LORs) were essential to guide my recommenders.
I can’t thank you enough for all the effort you put in editing my essays. When everything seemed lost (such as a word count twice of the limit), your edits kept me focused in what was essential and what was fluff. You’ve operated some miracles in word count trimming.
Sometimes you’ve made some changes in the sentence order in paragraphs that enhanced the “readability” a lot. It’s my understanding that most of your word count miracles were due to changes in word choice to keep the meaning while reducing word counts (and it worked!). Well, I don’t know how I got a V41 in GMAT with my punctuation skills, but you certainly helped me with punctuation. Part of my application strategy was to get my essays perfect in grammar (due to low AWA score) and I feel that your edits helped me in achieving that.
Regarding timelines, you were more professional than I expected on following deadlines. This helped a lot, especially in crafting Emory’s essays in a couple of days. During the whole process you kept me very motivated, especially when I needed some wake-up calls.
Yes, Poonam, thank you (again) for all the support during this process. I couldn’t get there without your help. I feel that words aren't enough to thank you for all your support. I can’t wait to join Cornell in fall, 2014.
First of all, Poonam is a wonderful coach. She started by putting a lot of effort into digging out my best stories in order to get a good selection for typical themes (leadership, setback, goals, etc.). The editing process is pretty......Carlos Jose- 2014 applicant accepted by Emory, Ivy Richards and Cornell. (Adding to more than US$70k in scholarships); interviewed by Kellogg
High quality consulting service with unbelievably quick turnaround time
My main reasons for asking for help were the lack of native English reviewers and my doubts in quality of my essays at that time. I signed up for myessayreview services only a couple of days before the application deadlines of 3 UK schools: LBS, Cambridge, and Oxford. I am thrilled to say that I have received admits from all of three of them. I will be attending Cambridge that has also offered me scholarship. I couldn't be happier.
To begin with, Poonam's recommendations, guidelines and sample essays helped me to understand the missing elements in my essays and rephrase unclear parts. She recommended removing some unnecessary details of my draft essays and adding other relevant details which helped me organize and structure my essays effectively. Throughout the one week process, she satisfactorily addressed all of my questions and doubts. I must say her help with trimming down my essays was invaluable. She able to shorten 750 word essay by a third which is incredible. Her excellent knowledge of English language has immensely helped me in writing, proofreading, and finalizing my essays.
The turnaround time was unbelievably quick. We managed to complete five essays and a resume in just one week. Understanding the tight deadlines, she prioritized my application and managed to edit the essays and resume several times per day including weekend. I am very grateful for such effort and am sure it would have been hard to come by if I had worked with other consultants.
Poonam, I just want to say thank you so much for all your help and incredible pace of your work. It was a pleasure working with you. I am sure your other clients will be as happy with your services as I am!
My main reasons for asking for help were the lack of native English reviewers and my doubts in quality of my essays at that time. I signed up for myessayreview services only a couple of days before the application deadlines......Andrew- 2014 applicant, accepted by Oxford, LBS & Cambridge (with scholarship), chose Cambridge
I will be joining MiF program of the LBS in August. Thank you Poonam!
I was looking for a consultant to help me organize my thought process and provide me a constructive feedback on my ‘story’ to make my essays the strongest part of the application.
I was impressed with Great reviews of myEssayReview services by GMAT club members, so I signed up for my application for MiF program of the LBS.
After Poonam reviewed first drafts of my essays, she claimed that my story already sounded impressive. But she suggested several very important spins and additions to the existing content, allowing for more clear vision of my long-term goals.
Poonam effectively helped me to highlight key points of the story and colorfully illustrate my strongest areas. My essays’ structure significantly improved following Poonam’s recommendations and reviews. Poonam trimmed them down the word count by c. 20% beyond my expectations without compromising on key statements.
The turnaround was extremely effective – average turn-around time was even lower than 24 hour as stipulated on the website.
I have got an offer from LBS, my dream school, and I will be joining the program in August! Thank you so much for your help; it was truly amazing.
I would recommend Poonam’s services to anyone who is targeting to make the most out of the essay part of the application. Amazing experience worth its money.
I was looking for a consultant to help me organize my thought process and provide me a constructive feedback on my ‘story’ to make my essays the strongest part of the application. I was impressed with Great reviews of myEssayReview......Vladimir- 2015, accepted into MiF program at LBS.
I would recommend ‘myessayreview’ for anyone who wants to get admission from top business school.
I would recommend ‘myessayreview’ for anyone who wants to get admission from top business school.
As you all know, after giving the GMAT, the next important step for any B-school admission is the school essays. I initially tried writing some sample essays, and after reading them, I realized I have pretty bad writing skills. I zeroed in on 'myessayreview' after reading all the reviews on the Gmat club. Poonam is excellent at editing the essays. I had applied to 7 schools, I got interview invites from 5 schools, and converted two of them into admits (ISB, UW Foster).
We started off by building a resume. Her initial guidelines/ template helped me compose a decent first draft before we started refining/ polishing the resume. I really liked the way she used different action verbs for each bullet point and focused on the impact I made on my organization. This helped us create a strong resume that effectively showcased my profile.
We then picked up essays. From the beginning, Poonam’s recommendations helped me to answer exactly what the essay prompt was asking. All her inputs helped me to select the right story for each essay. After working with her, I understood that even though the essay prompts of different schools look similar, they are not. As a first-time applicant, I didn’t think about the flow of the essay. Thanks to her edits/ guidelines, all my essays looked great after her final review.
She is excellent at reducing the word limit of the essay without losing the impact. For some essays, she amazed me by trimming down more than 100 words without sacrificing any essential elements of the story. The turnaround time was always less than 24 hours. I even remember that she refunded part of the fee for one essay as she finalized the essay in only one edit.
Don't expect her to write your essays, but she will guide you at every step of the way and help you submit the best essay. The other advantages of working with Poonam/myessayreview are you will work directly with her and the price for the services is inexpensive compared to all the other admission consulting companies.
I was very happy with her services and the results. Along the way, I improved my writing skills. Thanks for everything, Poonam!!
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I would recommend ‘myessayreview’ for anyone who wants to get admission from top business school. As you all know, after giving the GMAT, the next important step for any B-school admission is the school essays. I initially tried writing some......Sathish- 2016 applicant, accepted into UW Foster and ISB.
Great essay review service! Highly recommend!
I, like most MBA applicants, was in the market for an admissions consultant. I explored another consulting service, which was great in its own right, but was over my budget especially for the service I was looking for, which was strictly essay review.
I stumbled upon myEssayReview by reading reviews on GMATClub. Based on all the good reviews, I figured I'd give myEssayReview a try. I contacted Poonam to schedule an initial assessment. During our assessment, she gathered information about my profile and gave me some recommendations on the schools I should work on first. After our assessment, I decided to go with the 2 essay review package.
One of my main takeaways from my interactions with Poonam was how quickly she reviewed and returned my essay back to me. It typically would take her 24-48 hours to follow up with me. Her edits were very thorough, helping me with my syntax, fixing grammatical errors, and helping me choose the most powerful stories and connections based on the essay prompt.
She reviewed each of my essays about three times each, each time tidying up my story and tweaking a little here and there to make sure the final draft was as perfect as possible. She carefully made sure the organization and structure of my essays flowed in a logical manner and trimmed the superfluous "fat" to make them fit the 750 word limit.
Overall, I highly recommend working with Poonam. I can only speak for her essay review services, which was exactly what I was looking for: affordable pricing and high-touch, personalized consultation.
I, like most MBA applicants, was in the market for an admissions consultant. I explored another consulting service, which was great in its own right, but was over my budget especially for the service I was looking for, which was......Richard Chiang- 2016 applicant, Admitted into UCLA Anderson
I worked with Poonam on my essays for Kellogg and Booth and I was accepted into both. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Poonam’s suggestions and comments played a very important role in shaping my essays. I was not conscious that I was not communicating certain qualities through the essays until I got her feedback. Her editing definitely helped to improve the flow of the essays. The structure and framework were well defined and easy to follow. She is skilled at pruning the essays to the allowed word-limit; she proved that in many of my essays. The key is to be able to trim the words without losing the message, which was achieved. The edited content was grammatically accurate, the choice of words was apt, and the sentence structure was simplified to keep the flow and make it more readable. The turnaround time was very good. Most of the edits were turned around in less than 24 hours.
I was very happy with Poonam’s service. The service suited me well because she truly stuck to the task of editing the essay and not rewriting it, which many of the other competing essay editing services do. Keeping the content original and just refining the structure and grammar helps to keep the identity of the essay.
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Poonam’s suggestions and comments played a very important role in shaping my essays. I was not conscious that I was not communicating certain qualities through the essays until I got her feedback. Her editing definitely helped to improve the flow......Sriram- (2014 applicant, accepted into both Kellogg and Booth)
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My husband a Kellogg grad had previously used Poonam's essay review service with success and on his recommendation I decided to also work with Poonam on my essays.
Poonam is extremely organized, professional and knows what this is about. I'm a new mom and Poonam was quite accommodating to my schedule and my limitations. At the same time, she was forceful enough and pushed me to complete the essays within certain deadlines. The best thing about Poonam's service is that she does not "make up" stuff for you. She is highly ethical and helps you write "your" story beautifully, but it is still "yours".
The process was also highly efficient: Poonam sets up an initial call to understand your background and professional history, and then worked via e-mails on the essay drafts. I liked that Poonam made an effort to get to know my background, rather than slot me into a particular profile.
Poonam makes this quite clear, but just wanted to say that this is the right service for you, if you are willing to put in the work. Poonam will not generate the content for you, which is what I liked about her.
Poonam was highly supportive and offered some great insight even though I didn't sign up for the admissions package. I got into both schools I applied to- Kellogg and Berkeley Haas. Thank you Poonam for all your hard work, support and encouragement and sorry about driving you a little mad with my tardiness in keeping to a schedule.
My husband a Kellogg grad had previously used Poonam's essay review service with success and on his recommendation I decided to also work with Poonam on my essays. Poonam is extremely organized, professional and knows what this is about. I'm......Paru- 2016 applicant, admitted to Kellogg and Haas.
I really appreciate your work efficiency; it is an important lesson for me to learn. A role Model in this aspect.
I decided to sign up for your essay review services after reading your blogs. I believed that you were not only an expert in editing, but also have expertise in the APPLICATION of B- School. With your guidelines, I observed that the both stories I firstly chose might be conflicted with each other, making each other less convincing. This was a key point in the correction. You helped me to connect the link between my passion, my past and current achievements, the MBA and Post MBA Goals, making them more systematical rather than fragmented.
You downsized my stories so quickly and so effectively that I was impressed. I really appreciate your work efficiency; it is an important lesson for me to learn. A role Model in this aspect. Thank you so much. Your work attitude, your principle of time management really encouraged me. I often forgot that you are a grandma, because you are still hard-working, helping students to attend their dream-schools.
I decided to sign up for your essay review services after reading your blogs. I believed that you were not only an expert in editing, but also have expertise in the APPLICATION of B- School. With your guidelines, I observed......Hanna - 2014 applicant, accepted into St Allen University
I am accepted by the MBA @UNC. I began my classes last month and am really enjoying it!
I found Poonam on the web and checked out her sample essays. I typed grad school sample essays online and sample essays on myEssayReview were the first ones that showed up. It was very kind of her to show on website how the applicants should structure their essays. The sample essays made me decide to use Poonam's service. I read one sample and found it very structured and easy to read.
Communication is the key to understand a candidate. The one hour initial skype call met my expectation and helped me think as a writer. Poonam patiently listened to my story to understand my background. She was very quick to response and always in a professional manner. It was very easy to understand her note. She was willing to listen to my feedback and edit until we both were satisfied. I knew there was a problem with my essays but couldn’t figure out quite right. Poonam’s suggestions guided me through my thinking process and helped me with the flow of my essay. Her suggestion of presenting my story in chorological order worked very well.
Despite the fact that we had only five days to meet the deadline, and she was travelling, Poonam really pushed me to finish the application before my deadline. My overall experience of working with her was great. Thank you Poonam for helping me to get into an MBA program ! Best of luck!
I found Poonam on the web and checked out her sample essays. I typed grad school sample essays online and sample essays on myEssayReview were the first ones that showed up. It was very kind of her to show on......Colin- 2016 applicant, admitted into MBA @UNC.