Our academic editors have master’s degrees and PhDs from top universities. We have decades of experience in publishing and certificates in editing from the most renowned programs.
Fellow academics who have worked with us share their experiences.
“I was extremely impressed with the attention my project received, both in written comments and in my one-hour session with my editor! Leslie provided thoughtful, thorough, and actionable feedback. She worked through both the big ideas and the small writing tics, helping me see where I could easily improve my project. She was also very friendly and open, and seemed genuinely interested in my success. I would recommend this service to anyone who needs to get their writing to the next level.”
“The manuscript assessment I received from Katherine was incredibly helpful and so generous. I am grateful to have had someone read my work so closely and to come up with practical paragraph by paragraph strategies for how to make my argument clearer as well as how to address big picture issues. The comments were clearly articulated in such a way that held my own writing accountable to the goals I claimed to put forward. Katherine also showed a breadth of knowledge of theorists like José Esteban Muñoz and was able to help strategize more effect use of theory throughout my text. While this was definitely an investment, the price is fair for the work especially if you are looking to get your writing to a broader audience and better place. I would 100% recommend these services to my friends and colleagues.”
“Wonderful! Working with Cara and her team is such a breeze. Cara is very responsive and Jennifer Farned’s turnaround time was so fast. Having a professional editor copyedit my work gave me the confidence (as a junior scholar) to get my work out the door. It was also especially helpful to be able to utilize these services to keep my writing goals on track while teaching full time.”
Yes! We offer special manuscript editing rates and services, and we also help graduate students with job, grant, and fellowship applications!
More than likely yes! But we do assess rush fees for tight schedules, especially if we have to rearrange other projects to accommodate it.
We ensure full confidentiality for all of our clients’ personal details and the contents of the projects we work on. All of our editors sign strict privacy agreements.
Yes, we perform sample edits on approx. 500-800 words from the middle of the manuscript within the first 48 hours after receipt of the manuscript and after the client has signed an agreement with us. At this time, you can review the editor’s work and give them feedback for the rest of the project, if necessary.
Academic editing is a specialized service for students, researchers, and professors at universities and other scholarly institutions. Academic writers typically produce course papers, journal articles, dissertations and theses, and single- and multi-author books for university presses and scholarly publishers. This work is often distinguished from other types of nonfiction because it undergoes peer review.
Scholars speak a special language and need to convey strong ideas to advance their fields. Whether you need help developing a strong argument or cleaning up a manuscript for publication, we’re here to assist with high-quality editing at a fast turnaround and unlimited availability.
Our academic editors have PhDs in various subject areas, as well as specialized training and/or years of experience as professors at top universities across the United States. Many of our editors are current and former professors; some have even been department chairs.
Our professional editors help authors in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to the following fields:
Developmental editing will help you shape the content of your document so that your contribution takes center stage. Our developmental editors have served as managing editors of academic journals and published widely. We can help you shape the argument, evidence, organization, and flow of your manuscript.
Line editing is used to address the style of your writing so that it has maximal impact. Our line editors are experts at the craft of writing and have published widely themselves. We can help you maintain a consistent tone, improve word choice, identify text to be cut/pruned or expanded upon, and write clear sentences in native English.
Note that the rates for developmental editing do not include front/back matter or citations/bibliographies.
Report + Call
$0.05/word (up to 50k words); $0.04/word (50k words and up)
Full Developmental Edit
Draft markup + Report + Call
$0.07/word (up to 50k words); $0.06/word (50k words and up)
Graduate Student Manuscript Assessment
Report + Call
Note that the rates for line editing do not include front/back matter or citations/bibliographies.
Improve word choice and syntax of sentences; address overall flow of writing; ensure consistent voice and tone
$0.06/word (up to 50k words); $0.05/word (50k words and up)
Short-Form Line Edit (Purchase Online)
For short documents under 2,000 words (e.g., blog posts, short essays)
Graduate Student Line Edit
Proof of enrollment required.
$0.04/word (up to 30k words); $0.03/word (30k words and up)
Correct grammar and punctuation, apply style guide to text and citations
Correct grammar and punctuation; improve word choice or voice; apply style guide to text and correct citations
Correct language, grammar, and punctuation; reformat text; apply style guide to text; overhaul citations
Grad Student Copyedit
Correct grammar and punctuation and apply a style guide to text and citations on dissertations and course papers (only one editorial pass included). Proof of enrollment required.
$0.03/word (up to 30k words); $0.025/word (30k words and up)
Short-Form Copyediting (Purchase Online)
For short documents under 2,000 words (e.g., cover letters, proposals, statements)
$0.025 per word
Apply style to foot/endnotes and/or bibliography (CMoS, APA, MLA, others)
$1.50/citation (not per note)
Convert biblio <-> notes
One of the last stages in publishing academic books, but also the stage requiring special expertise. Priced per indexable page (PDF page proofs only; count includes body text/foot- or endnotes/illustrations/appendices but does not include front/back matter/bibliography)
Correcting layout issues, including front matter, pagination, figures and tables, headings, and page margins according to a style guide (e.g., CMoS, APA, or university guidelines)
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