Do you need writing, editing, or consulting services for your scholarly project?

I love assisting writers, researchers, and scholars with their projects. I especially love working closely with clients, giving them feedback, and helping them with crafting their written work and ideas for clarity, consistency, and accuracy.

My content areas of expertise are:

  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Spirituality
  • Religious Studies
  • Wellness
  • Qualitative Research Methods

The style/type of work that I specialize in is:

  • Non-fiction
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • Conference pieces
  • Blog posts
  • Web content related to specialty areas

 

Here is a break-down of my services and rates:

 

Writing and Editing Services

Copy editing and proofreading

  • Level 1: Light copy editing/proofreading
    • For this type of service, I will proofread written documents that are already polished but need a second eye to look over details that you might have missed, such as the misuse of “you’re” and “your.” For a light copy edit, I will correct the following:
    1. Spelling
    2. Grammar
    3. Capitalization
    4. Punctuation
    5. Tables and lists
  • Level 2: Medium copy editing
    • This service is for written documents that require additional copy editing revisions.  In addition to all of the services listed in level 1, I will make suggestions to correct the following common issues:
    1. Abbreviations
    2. Subject-verb agreement
    3. Verb tense agreement
    4. Basic content and style
  • Level 3: Heavy copy editing
    • Heavy copy editing requires a substantive reading of your written document.  In addition to the services listed under level 1 and level 2, I will review your writing for clarity and organization.  This service will include a specific focus on the following issues:
    1. Wordiness
    2. Vagueness
    3. Weak sentence structure
    4. Organization and structure
    5. Redundancy and inconsistency
    6. Clarity
    7. Tone
    8. Style and flow
    9. Word Choice
    10. Audience

 

Developmental and Content Editing

  • I really enjoy working with individuals with developmental and content editing of their work. If you need assistance or consultation in any of the broad areas listed above, I will work with you directly to think-through and develop complex data and ideas.

 

Consultation and Research

  • If you just need an expert to consult or someone to do some of the heavy-lifting around researching a topic or data collection, I can help in this area as well. As a professor of psychology and someone steeped in several areas including philosophy, religious studies, spirituality, metaphysics, and wellness topics, I can give you informal or formal information, depending on your particular needs. Usually clients needs these services as an add-on to the traditional editing work but I will work with clients on a case-by-case basis.

 

Rates:

Free consultation for new clients.  Feel free to send me a 2-3 page sample of your writing with a message listing what type of editing you would like me to do.  We can discuss your editing needs and rates as part of our initial consultation. Please note, I do not provide free editing services - i.e. I do not edit samples.

Hourly rates start at $50/hr - a one hour minimum rate will apply to most copy editing/proofreading jobs.

10% Discount applies to advance purchase of 6+ hours of editing services.

10% Discount for repeat customers.

An example of estimated prices on academic documents is as follows:

    Article, Essay, Conference Paper, or other Short-Form Work: $100-$500
    Thesis (M.A., M.S., or M.F.A.): $500-$1,500
    Dissertation, Book, Essay Collection, or other Long-Form Work: $700-$3,000

My fee depends on your project’s length, timeline, and level of editing required. Documents that require Level 1 edits take substantially less time than documents requiring a Level 3 service.

Rush rates of $50 per document apply to any service that requires a turnaround of less than 24 hours for a level 1 edit; or 72 hours for a level 2 or 3 edit.