Professional Editing by PhD-Editors
Dr. Marquita Hockaday, Senior Academic Consultant
Our Editing Services
D|E offers four levels of editing services:
proofreading, copy editing, line editing and heavy
All our editing services automatically come with our formatting service.
If you are uncertain about how to proceed, contact us and we’ll help you to work out the editing service you require.
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How the Process Works
Get a quote by submitting your document(s) to D|E.
If you have advisor or committee feedback, and university formatting guidelines, send us those too.
After carefully reviewing your documents, we will send you a quote and a turnaround time.
We guarantee our quote price will reflect the work your document requires; nothing more, nothing less.
Turnaround time for a full dissertation is typically 10–12 business days; for a chapter or two it typically takes ~5 business days. We offer expedited services for an additional fee.
We offer discounted editing packages if you want to work with us long-term.
Dr. Lauren Saunders, Vice President of Editing and Research
We Offer a Wide-Range of Editing Services
With our proofreading service, our professional editors will correct typos, spelling mistakes, and objective grammatical errors ($0.02/word–$0.03/word).
This service is ideal for projects that have already been edited and need one final review to ensure 100% accuracy. Proofreading is frequently combined with our formatting services for the final presentation of a completed thesis.
With our copy editing service, our professional editors will correct typos, spelling mistakes, and objective errors, as well as “stylistic” or “rhetorical” errors in academic style, voice, clarity, diction, and sentence-level flow ($0.03/word–$0.04/word).
This service does not include a critical review of the document and constructive feedback that our line editing service offers. This service is ideal for individuals who have well-written papers that require minimal changes.
With line editing, our professional editors will correct for all typos, spelling mistakes, and all objective errors, as well as “stylistic” or “rhetorical” errors in academic style, voice, clarity, diction, and sentence-level flow. They will also critically review your document and provide constructive feedback on argumentation and the structure/organization of your work. While our copy editing service focuses on your work at the sentence level, our line editing service takes into account larger structural issues at the paragraph, section, and chapter levels ($0.04/word–$0.055/word).
Line editing, our most commonly requested editorial service, takes full advantage of the doctoral-level expertise all of our editors have to offer. Our editors are equipped to assist scholars and academics with a variety of projects in need of developmental feedback, including early-stage doctoral proposals, dissertation chapters, or an article in development for publication.
Heavy Developmental Editing
With heavy developmental editing, our professional editors will correct for all typos, spelling mistakes, and all objective errors, as well as “stylistic” or “rhetorical” errors in academic style, voice, clarity, diction, and sentence-level flow. They will also critically review your document and provide constructive feedback on argumentation and the structure/organization of your work. Our heavy developmental editing services is designed for those who either really struggle with writing and/or those who have lots of feedback from reviewers, committee members, or supervisors that they need help addressing fast ($0.055/word–$0.07/word).
We use this service to take a deep dive into your writing!
Our Developmental Review service is ideal for students who are in the early stages of the dissertation process. We will take a deep dive into your writing and any feedback you have received from your faculty to help you organize your ideas and strengthen your argument. We'll be sure to point out where something is missing, areas that need to be further fleshed out, and any repetition we encounter. Importantly, we will not edit your document in any way, or make any changes to your writing at the line level. We will, however, provide extensive feedback in the form of in-text comments, and a one-page letter from your editor that addresses the larger global issues with your document. All our developmental review services are paired with a follow up one hour coaching call via Zoom to go over your feedback with you and to help you develop a plan to move your project forward.
Coaching and Consultation
Use our Coaching and Consultation service to speak directly with one of our PhD-educated editors to receive one-to-one coaching on your academic writing or research. A coach can help you to refine ideas, develop a research plan, or to discuss supervisor feedback on a dissertation draft. Our clients often pair our consultation services with our other editing services to discuss the written feedback provided by, e.g., a line-editing order.
Sessions are conducted via Zoom. The first session costs $130/hour. Each subsequent session costs $110/hour, with discounts also available: 5 consultations = $100/hour ($500); 10 consultations = $90 per hour ($900).
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Samples of each of our editing services
From initial consultation to completion of my dissertation, the team members at Dissertation Editor exceeded my expectations in every regard. Their expertise, professionalism, compassion, and commitment to helping me succeed were exemplary. They helped me refine my dissertation to the highest level of excellence possible. The amount of time they saved me was also incalculable, due in no small part to their always on-point guidance and ability to provide statistical and dissertation editing on an expedited basis. Looking back, engaging Dissertation Editor was one of the smartest decisions I made during my Ph.D. candidacy, and I will be grateful forever that I discovered them when I did.
- Rod M.