"By the time I was in the last phase of my dissertation revisions, I couldn't even see the typos, repetitive word use, and awkward sentences. Lisa made the final revision process painless. She found my typos, highlighted sentences that needed a little editing love, and made helpful suggestions for smoothing out the rough spots. I trust and value her writing advice."  --K.G., PhD

My mission: I want to help you be the best writer you can be.

No matter what your skill level, working with an academic editor will improve your writing.  Writing is a skill, just like learning how to knit a scarf, make an omelet, or build a computer.  Very few among us are naturally gifted writers, but with sufficient time, help, and practice, I believe that anyone can learn to be an effective writer.

Starting at the most basic level, I can proofread your work for typos, grammar errors, and punctuation problems.  More extensive editing work involves helping you learn to write more effectively.  I can help you tackle bigger writing problems, like clarity, organization, and sentence structure.  I can also help you make your prose sharper, clearer, and more engaging.  On a macro level, I can help you with developmental editing, which involves more extensive restructuring and revision of your text. 

I can help you recompose the arguments that fall apart, write conclusions that conclude something, and help you make it sound awesome in the process.

My greatest goal is to help you learn to write clear, concise, and compelling academic prose with confidence.

Questions about my editing services? Get more information here.


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Not sure you're ready to work with an editor? Send me 750 words of your writing and I'll send you a FREE sample edit!

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2018 ACADEMIC EDITING RATES

$60 USD/hour

Projects with deadlines less than 72 hours may be subject to rush pricing at $75/hour. I regret to say that I am no longer able to give student discounts.

I work with 50% of the estimated cost up front and 50% upon completion. Payment plans may be available for larger projects with chapters, such as books and dissertations.

 

 

My editing schedule often fills up a month in advance. To ensure that you receive the best possible service, please plan accordingly and schedule ahead for big projects, such as books and dissertations.  A 50% deposit of the estimated cost may be required to reserve and hold a place on the schedule.

 

Typical project costs:

  • Journal or book chapter article (5,000-10,000 words): $160-$320
  • Book manuscript: (65,000-75,000 words): $2000-$2400

 

 

 

 

Editing, editor

"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft."

H.G. Wells

 
 

LINKS I LIKE

Chicago Manual of Style

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary