Services

What types of documents can I edit?

 

I can copyedit any written material, from a simple advertisement to a Ph.D. thesis. Here are examples of text I can help you with:

  • Academic conference papers and journal articles

  • Theses/dissertations

  • Essays

  • Newsletters

  • Blog posts

  • Website content

  • Emails and letters

  • Advertisements

  • Announcements

  • Manuals

  • Menus

  • Manuscripts

 

What will I do when I edit your document?

 

Copyediting is so much more than checking for typos! I’ll carefully read and edit your text to make your writing clear, consistent, and free of grammatical mistakes—without altering your intended meaning. If you’d also like help with your document’s overall style, tone, and organization, just let me know. I’m here for you.

 

When I edit your document, I can make improvements in the following areas:

  • Grammar

  • Word usage

  • Capitalization

  • Punctuation

  • Spelling

  • Consistency

  • Clarity

  • Brevity

  • Style

  • Organization

  • Formatting

  • Adherence to citation style guide, if applicable

 

What won't I do when I edit your document?

 

As your editor, my purpose is to improve the quality of your text without changing the meanings and nuances of your writing. Even though I'm making edits, the voice of your text will remain your own (unless you specifically ask me to change the tone or style).

 

You are the subject-matter expert on the content of your document. It's my job to notice inconsistencies and either correct them or bring them to your attention. But it's your job to do good research, check your facts, and make sure your conclusions are valid. 

 

After all, you're the writer. I'm the editor who works behind the scenes to transform your draft into your writing at its best. 

Rates

Free estimate and sample edit of your text

 

If you send me your document and describe what types of editing services you'd like, I'll provide a free estimate and sample edit of an excerpt of your text.

 

If your draft isn't ready but you're curious how much editing would cost, I can give you a rough estimate after we discuss the nature and expected length of your document.

 

Please contact me well in advance of when you need me to begin editing and inform me of any deadlines. I will then check my availability and let you know if it's possible to complete your edit in time.     

 

How much will it cost?

 

My prices are customized based on your text and editing needs. The following are some examples of what I may charge for various types of documents. I offer a 25% discount for students!  

  • Light edit of scientific/technical conference paper (8 double-column pages, single spaced)

    • $100; $75 with student discount​

  • Undergraduate essay for humanities or other non-technical field (8-10 pages, double spaced)

    • ​$55 (with student discount)

  • Graduate thesis

    • ​$60 per 10 pages (with student discount)

 

The actual price for editing your document will depend on several factors, including:

  • Length of the document and words per page

  • Degree of editing you request

  • Type of document

  • Quality of your draft

  • Proximity of deadline*

 

*I normally work on weekdays during regular business hours. If I agree to do an editing job whose deadline requires evening/weekend work or a rush job, I will charge a higher rate. 

What payment methods are accepted?

 

I will send you an invoice through PayPal, which you can pay either with a credit card or your PayPal account.