Theses, Dissertations, Journal Articles, & Academic Essays
Copyediting and proofreading for theses, dissertations, journal articles, application materials, and even short reflective or analytical papers.
When you book my services, you’ll tell me what you need help with:
- clarity and readability,
- title pages and tables of contents,
- MLA, APA, or Chicago styles, or
- specific feedback from a professor.
I offer a cut-rate to students. I usually charge $35 per hour, but if you’re a student paying for your own academic project, I charge $30 per hour. I edit between 2000 and 3500 words an hour, depending on what your paper needs. Before beginning, I’ll ask for a sample of your paper and a to-do list from you. With that, I’ll give you a price quote. The price quote includes how long I expect to spend on your paper in addition to the absolute maximum amount I’ll charge you.
Plan one week for every 35,000 words, or approximately every 100 pages. In other words, if your paper is 150 pages, you can expect it back in your inbox within 10 days.
If your paper is very short (less than 20 pages), I can have it back to you within two days!
I can probably help you! If you need your paper edited more quickly than is typical (see “When should I expect my paper back?”), please specify your deadline in your contact form. Rush editing costs $40 per hour.
Note that I charge rush editing rates if my schedule is full and your paper requires me to work overtime. Booking ahead can solve that problem, though I understand that advance notice isn’t always possible.
Sometimes the most difficult part of an academic paper is formatting it per university and formatting manual guidelines. I can create the front matter for dissertations (including the title page and table of contents), or I can proofread your citations, references page, or both.
This usually costs between $90 and $300, depending on what you’d like done.
Of course! Academic papers can be overwhelming.
If you’d like more one-on-one help from me, please check out my Live Sessions. Or, book an appointment with your university writing center. Writing tutors are trained to help you with big-picture edits–for free!
If it’s a really big project, please give us as much advance notice as possible.
If you’d like me to edit a chapter at a time, that’s doable! Just let me know. Or, if you’d like me to read the same paper multiple times, I can do that, too! I enjoy working with a paper from start to finish.
Areas We've Worked With:
- Higher Education
- Social Work
- Interior Design
- Art History
- Leadership & Management
- Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
- Freshman English
- College Personal Statements
- Law School Personal Statements and Applications
- Med School Personal Statements and Applications