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Dissertation & Doctoral Project Formatting & Clearance: Editors

After you successfully defend your dissertation or doctoral project, what happens? This is a guide to submitting your dissertation or doctoral project for the formatting check and final copy.

Disclaimer

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.

If you could do one thing differently, what would you do?

If you could do one thing differently, what would you do?
Select a different field: 2 votes (2.67%)
Select a different advisor: 10 votes (13.33%)
Select a different university: 41 votes (54.67%)
Select a different dissertation topic: 8 votes (10.67%)
Take time off before starting graduate school: 4 votes (5.33%)
Not have taken time off before starting graduate school: 6 votes (8%)
Not go to graduate school: 4 votes (5.33%)
Total Votes: 75

San Diego Editors

Polished Editing
Dissertation, Thesis, Manuscript Editing & Translation Services.
Contact Angela at: polishededitingpro@gmail.com

Margaret Carr
margaretmcarr@aol.com – www.doctoralpolishing.com
520-265-1160

Los Angeles Editors

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.

 

The Mighty Pen Editing & Research Services mightypen9@gmail.com / (626) 656-3593 / http://mightypenediting.weebly.com

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.

 

Rebekka Helford
http://www.rhedits.com
editor@rhedits.com
310-927-3957 cell

Rate is $125/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

 

Wood Editing Services+
www.wwdis.com
woodtyper@aol.com
(909) 624-2068

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)

 

Sherry Mohr
sherrymohrediting@gmail.com
310-428-9958 cell

Rate is $55/hr for regular turnaround (2-3 weeks); $125/hr for immediate turnaround (weekend/1 week)

Editing for text (grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation, clarity, cohesion, etc.), APA/MLA styles, and school-specific formatting requirements

Edits made using MS Word's reviewing function

I will provide free estimate upon request. I require a contract agreement prior to start of project.

Irvine Editors

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 jbaskin@apu.edu

Stephanie Miyake Azusa Pacific University smiyake@apu.edu (~$40/hr)       

Phyllis J. Parmet Thesis/Dissertation Editor Los Alamitos, Ca. 562-430-6945

The Write Quill - Susanne Strauss, MSW thewritequill@sbcglobal.net OR strauss.edit@att.net 714-996-3941

The Mighty Pen Editing & Research Services mightypen9@gmail.com / (626) 656-3593 / http://mightypenediting.weebly.com

Sherry Mohr, sherrymohrediting@gmail.com / 310-428-9958

 

Fresno/Sacramento Editors

Mary Jane Cavanaugh
559-227-7356

Linda Weller
559-297-8985

Cambridge Professional Editing Service
info@cambridgeprofessionaleditingservices.com 

Suk Brar
559-974-2290
sukbrar@gmail.com

 

San Francisco Editors

TRANSCRIPTION

Transcription, Fast!
bartshulman@gmail.com
415-816-8711

Carol Guariglia
CarolTranscribe@gmail.com
925-736-8215

EDITING

Dr. Becca Barnett
bfbarnett@sbcglobal.net

Dr. Melba L. Garland
mgarland@ureach.com
877-835-0089

Dr. Melissa Guariglia
melissa.guariglia@gmail.com
650-489-5645

Sidney Hollister
shollister@mindspring.com
415-722-8903

Elitza Kotzeva

elitza@paperboatwriting.com

828-719-1030

Dr. Lina Weissman
linaweissman@yahoo.com

Dr. Paul Weisser
editinggg@gmail.com
510-710-2249

RESEARCH DESIGN

Dr. Aurora Chang Consulting
draaurorachang@yahoo.com

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.