Unless officially required by your program, the use of dissertation editors is entirely the option of the student, Alliant does not officially recommend or sponsor any particular dissertation editor. This list was compiled based on suggestions from former students; Alliant claims no knowledge of the effectiveness of any editor. It is ultimately the responsibility of the student who decides to work with an editor to ensure that that editor is competent, and aware of APA and Alliant style guide standards. Neither the Alliant Library nor Alliant International University will be responsible for any dissatisfaction a student might have with an editor, whether issues are content related, monetary, or otherwise.
Editors listed are independent consultants. Alliant International University is not liable for outside editor services. Rates are subject to change; please contact editors directly for current rates.
Specializes in formatting dissertations and doctoral projects, offers two service levels:
Editing for structure, grammar, and content (includes formatting), 3 pg/hour @ $40/hr
APA Formatting for Alliant program requirements (CSPP, CSFS, HSOE, OP), 10 pg/hour @ $40/hr
$40/hr for regular service time (4-5 business days) $70/hr for rush and/or weekend service
Free estimate upon request
Sharon Lynn Bear, Ph.D. BearWrite@AOL.com
32 years of experience in editing of proposals, research papers, journal articles, and books;
Contact for a free estimate; $105 for the initial hour (a one-time-only fee) and $75 an hour thereafter.
Dissertation/proposal editing, including sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, conformance to APA, Alliant, and CSPP standards; formatting of tables.
Rate is $110/hr, 15-35 pages of text per hour, depending on the amount and type of edits needed
Editing and cross-checking approximately 10 pages of references per hour
Editing for text (grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation, clarity, cohesion, etc.), 6th edition APA style (references, citations, levels of heading), and Alliant-specific formatting requirements
Edits made using MS Word's reviewing function
Free estimates provided: I require a sample of the writing (best if from the literature review), an approximate page count (text only), and the reference list
Generally need at least 1 week lead time, 2 in peak seasons
Dissertation formatting, tailored to school guidelines. Expertise in APA, Turabian, MLA, etc.
Editing for grammar, punctuation, spelling, subject/verb agreement, usage, etc. Does not rewrite or offer content input.
$55/hour for editing; free estimate upon request
Turnaround time depends on current workload and student response to questions
Requires contract to be signed prior to commencement of work
Requires deposit of $550, applied to first 10 hours of work. Payable by check, money order, or PayPal (credit cards)
Dr. Becca Barnett
Dr. Melba L. Garland
Dr. Melissa Guariglia
Dr. Lina Weissmanlinaweissman@yahoo.com
Dr. Paul Weisser
Dr. Aurora Chang Consulting
Editors listed are independent consultants. Alliant International University is not liable for outside editor services.
Rates are subject to change; please contact editors directly for current rates.
Sharon Lynn Bear, Ph.D. Bear's Research, Writing & Editing Service www.Bear-Write.com
Janice J. Baskin Director, Graduate Publications 626-815-6000 ext. 3274 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Miyake Azusa Pacific University email@example.com (~$40/hr)
Phyllis J. Parmet Thesis/Dissertation Editor Los Alamitos, Ca. 562-430-6945