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Re: Paying Someone to Review my SOP? (Accounting PhD)
My advice is to get a second opinion from another professor. It sounds like some of his preferences are just that - stylistic preferences. You certainly want to convey your passion in a believable way without getting too creative in your descriptions (it's all about balance), and you want to ensure your writing is professional and error- free, but your professor isn't your only (or even primary) audience. If his feedback doesn't seem right or isn't clear, see if someone else is willing to give you feedback and what common input you receive. I would not pay for a service. I am in the process of revising my own statements and tailoring for each program, and I've only asked for feedback from those who know me. Remember that you don't need to drive yourself crazy including *all* of the advice you receive, as the statement should still represent *you* in the end.