Personalized writing and editing services
for students and professionals

Durham Editors

Durham Editors is different from most editing services you will find online because of our personalized approach. Send us an email describing your project, and we will figure out the most efficient and convenient way to meet your writing goals.


Our focus is assisting native English speakers and international students, from high school juniors to doctoral candidates, to improve their writing voice. Although we handle many types of projects, our specialty is application essays and statements of purpose for college, graduate school, grant/fellowship, and job applications. Let us help you at any stage of the process, whether it is formulating a thesis statement, improving the draft composition, or proofreading your manuscript.

Thank you so much. ... I got accepted to Harvard, UNC, and a few other schools. ... I believe your help was key to my acceptances.

— Hannah Y., Dental School Applicant

Durham Editors ... carefully proofread, gently correcting my errors and asking astute questions that lead to more coherent and lucid writing.

— Mitya P., Postdoc

Antoinette’s help provided me with the tools that I needed to turn in graduate pieces that I was proud of.

— Tuesday G., Graduate Student

... I am very grateful for you help! It was such a pleasant experience working with you. ...

— Y. F., Business School Applicant

I ended up getting an excellent grade on my paper and couldn't be more thankful for [the] help.

— Rachel Y., Graduate Student

[Durham Editors] helped me to organize my thoughts and made the writing process feel fun and easy.

— Rebecca T., Graduate School Applicant

Thank you for your help [on my personal statement.] I got accepted to every school!

— Emily S., Graduate School Applicant

My editor was extremely insightful and concise, giving me constructive notes that really gave my story the structure it needed.

— Ansley C., Young Adult Novelist

So glad you've gone into business so I can contact you about a new brochure and other marketing pieces for my lavender business.

— Santa Fe Lavender, Inc.

Durham Editors helped me tremendously by editing business promotions, ads and consultation forms.

— Kelly G., Owner of GKG Construction

Very talented, versatile and experienced editor and writer! Thanks for your advice and help.

— Danya L., Owner of Trosclair Print, Inc.

Great service, highly recommended!

— Breeeth, LLC