Graduate Students

Graduate Students


Stylistic/Line Editing: $25 per 1000 words (minimum 1000 words)

Developmental Editing: $35 per 1000 words (minimum 1000 words)

Description of Services

Stylistic/Line Editing

Stylistic editing focuses on line-by-line revision.

  • Clarity, style, and flow
  • Punctuation, spelling, redundancies, and wordiness

A sample edit available here and here. I also include memo responses with edits that provide an overview of possible changes. 

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing addresses the structure of your article or book.

You’re struggling with the flow of your argument, use of evidence, or identifying an audience. You’ve finished a draft of your article, but are feeling stuck about how to proceed. You’ve read your article one hundred times and have lost all perspective on whether it is ready for submission.

If any of these scenarios resonate, developmental editing might be for you.

I can also help you identify concrete tasks to help you move forward in your writing if you find this hands-on approach helpful. My goal is to support you in publishing your best work—with warm and constructive feedback.

Dissertation Editing

Due to the length of dissertations, I offer a 10% discount on the rates above. I am familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and APA.

Additional services: 

  • Formatting: $200
  • Reference check (ensure the in-text citations or footnotes are correct and match your references/bibliography): $200

Sample Types of Projects 

  • Articles
  • Book manuscripts
  • Book Proposals
  • Cover letters (beginning July 2019)
  • Dissertations 
  • Fellowship Applications
  • Institutional Review Board Applications

Not sure which type of editing you need? I’d be happy to chat about your project before you decide. 

Turnaround time: 

Most articles and chapters take two weeks to edit. I need at least a week advance notice (assuming I have room in my calendar). If I can fit you into my calendar, then a 10% rush fee applies to anything that requires less than two weeks to complete.

I can edit your dissertation within 30 days. A rush fee of $300 is added if I have to edit it within a 15- to 29-day period, assuming I have availability. 

*Changing deadlines: We all know how difficult it is to estimate how long a project will take. As an editor, however, I have to juggle a number of time-sensitive projects. In most cases, I can accommodate a change in schedule, though a significant delay may incur a 10% late fee. Thanks for understanding!