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We provide professional proofreading and editing services for writers, thesis and dissertation help for graduate students, and data analysis and statistics help for researchers.

 
 
 

Our professional services network includes over 60 editors, indexers, book packagers, dissertation writing and editing consultants, and statisticians.

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  • Steps in Writing a Science Thesis or Dissertation

    Steps in Writing a Science Thesis or Dissertation

    Val Gerard, Ph.D. | Science and Medical Editor You’ve completed your coursework, conducted your research, and you’re ready to write your master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Completing such a large writing project (anywhere from 30 to over 300 pages) is a daunting task, perhaps the highest hurdle of graduate education. …Read More »
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    Struggling With Statistics?

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    Reference Books for Novelists

    By Caroline Hiley Fiction Editor Writing a story is tough; making it credible and preparing the manuscript for editing add more challenge. Savvy novelists have a well-stocked home library, containing (for Americans) at least these reference works:   Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. This is the traditional-publishing industry standard, followed …Read More »
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    by Richard Pollard, PhD Earning a PhD is typically an arduous process. When I started my doctorate at Harvard, a 7th year doctoral student told me that the difference between undergraduate and doctorate education was like the difference between a prison term and a life sentence. As an undergraduate you …Read More »

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Fiction and Nonfiction Editing Services

Vetted, tested, and published fiction and nonfiction editors and proofreaders with verifiable feedback.

100,000+ published books, articles, stories, poems, scripts, and screenplays edited.

 
 

Our professional editing and proofreading services focus on strengthening your fiction or nonfiction draft and producing well written, error-free, and properly formatted manuscripts ready for printing or publisher submission.

The book editors and professional proofreaders posted on this site specialize in numerous fiction genres and nonfiction topics. Their credentials include Amazon and New York Times bestselling authors. Have your book manuscript, short story, or article professionally edited before submitting to a literary agent, publisher, or book printer. Although our quality and ethical standards are among the highest in the business, our prices are not. Our goal is the best possible service at a reasonable price.

From idea to publication, our book editors and book publishing specialists offer proofreading, developmental content editing, copyediting, rewriting, indexing, and book packaging services. Our clients include New York Times and Amazon bestselling authors, publishing houses, first-time writers, and multi-published pros.

Specialties span across a wide range of genres and topics, editing styles, and mediums (novels, short stories, screenplays, academic). We are likely to have an editor, proofreader, copy writer, or book packager who can meet your needs.

No gatekeeper. Once you select an editor you receive a personalized, one-on-one experience focused on the success of your work.

Free quote. Figuring out where to start can be difficult. If you’re unsure, feel free to submit a sample of your work for a quote. Our published, experienced editors, proofreaders, and copy writers will contact you with recommendations on the type and depth of editing or publishing assistance needed to advance your work.

Click here to search through the profiles of our fiction and nonfiction editing, indexing, and publishing consultants.

Developmental Editing – Content Development
Content Editing – Structure and Style

There’s a story here somewhere …
Our published authors and professional book editors can help you develop or revise your copy to fit publisher and editorial requirements. If your manuscript is complete, but it doesn’t fit the guidelines of a particular publishing house, or if you have the interest of an agent who suggests fine-tuning of your manuscript, or if you’re just not happy with the manuscript you’ve produced, our writers and editors are available to offer you substantive editing, content development, and rewriting or revision assistance.

Fiction: Your developmental fiction editor will focus on the overall theme, the characters, and the story line itself. It may involve rewrites to parts of the story that don’t strengthen the whole.

Nonfiction: A developmental editor will help you with presentation, clarity, headings, and documentation.

If you want your fiction or nonfiction book to go before literary agents and acquisition editors with the best chance of being read and considered seriously—and you are open to educated opinions about your work—we’ll be glad to help you accomplish that goal.

If you plan to self-publish, a developmental editor will help you avoid the “gotcha” reviews that highlight a book’s deficiencies. With the ease of self-publishing, readers are flooded with choices, and the unedited free expression of every wannabe writer gives self-publishing a tarnished reputation. Polishing isn’t just for publishers and agents—it’s also for the readers. The solid stories that have been polished with an editor’s expertise will rise to the top through word of mouth and reviews over those that suffer from common writing mistakes. Before self-publishing, hire an experienced hands-on book editor who will engage in direct back-and-forth communication with you and not rush through your project. This is the only way to ensure a quality product that you are proud to release to the world.

Meet Our Developmental Editors

Copyediting | Proofreading

Copyediting and proofreading are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

Copy editors, also called line editors, focus on grammar, word usage, capitalization, tone, and format. A copy editor may develop a style sheet to assure that certain words and styles are used consistently throughout a document. Copy editors also may apply a publisher’s house style to a manuscript.

Meet our Copy Editors

Proofreaders are your last line of defense before a manuscript is sent to a publisher or printer. They focus on the identification and correction of typographical errors, punctuation errors, misspellings, and formatting inconsistencies. Traditionally, proofreaders also compare two documents for uniformity. Only 2% of applicants pass our proofreading test and can offer proofreading services through this network.

Meet our Proofreaders

Our vetting process ensures that the editor, writer, or proofreader you work with is credited with at least five published books for that genre. Feedback is monitored and posted on all bio pages.

Self-Publishing Consultants

Guidance for the maze of options and around the many pitfalls you may encounter on the road to publishing your work. Get answers to questions about copyright, ISBN numbers, choosing printers, getting distribution, and marketing your work.

Book Indexers

Indexes do sell books. But beware: all indexes are not the same. A good index contains all the important topics, subtopics and cross references in a meaningful order. A good index is also an indication that a book is meant to be taken seriously by reviewers.

Meet our Book Indexers

 


 

 
 

Thesis and Dissertation Editing Services

Dissertation Coaching – Dissertation Consultants

 
 
 

We work with masters and doctoral candidates, helping you get from an idea to an approved proposal and on to a completed thesis or dissertation. We provide affordable, customized service to help you overcome hurdles, meet your graduate school’s requirements, pass your defense, graduate on time, and move ahead with your life and career.

Our dissertation services include helping you with topic selection and the development of your literature review, and working with you on formulating your hypotheses and research questions as well as designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis.   Our dissertation editors are experts in APA formatting and editing and can help you prepare your defense, including working with you on PowerPoint presentations. We are experienced in helping candidates satisfy the revisions required by thesis and dissertation chairs and committees.

Our thesis and dissertation writing consultants and editors have decades of experience serving as graduate committee members and chairs. These consultants and editors have read, critiqued, evaluated, and edited thousands of theses, dissertations, research papers, and capstone projects.

We subscribe to the same principles of academic integrity that your institution mandates. That means that we cannot perform your research, fabricate your data, or ghostwrite any part of your manuscript. What you do receive is one-on-one, personalized thesis, dissertation, and capstone consulting services to help you produce a research proposal, thesis, dissertation, or capstone project that conforms to scholarly writing standards and that is earned legitimately.

We work with master’s and doctoral students attending campus-based or online universities.  Recent clients include candidates at Argosy, Tulane, Capella, Pepperdine, University of Phoenix, University of Michigan, Walden, Nova Southeastern and Bristol (UK). Our dissertation topic specialists include faculty members in the fields of psychology, sociology, theology, organizational behavior, organization development, nursing, business, leadership, and education.

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Meet our Thesis and Dissertation Writing Consultants

 
 

Statistics Consulting and Data Analysis Services

Professional Statistics Services for Students, Researchers, and Business

 
 
 

Our statistics consultants are experts in a wide range of topics. Our goal is to match you with a statistics consultant who can help you with your data gathering, management, analysis, reporting, and presenting. Specialties include psychometrics, biostatistics, statistical power analysis to estimate your optimal sample size, qualitative and quantitative analysis to arrive at better operational definitions of your study variables and improve procedures to increase the internal and/or external validity of your study, mixed methods studies, research methodology, non-parametric statistics, structural equation modeling, and statistical software tutoring (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, AMOS)

Statistics Services for Graduate Students

We will help you formulate your hypotheses, identify your dependent and independent variables, and develop a full data analytic plan to test those hypotheses. We can assist you in designing a survey that answers your research questions and can help create a suitable online survey via Survey Monkey or set up a template to enter data directly into Excel or SPSS. We can run statistical analyses for you, including helping you determine a justifiable sample size utilizing power analysis, and can provide you with APA formatted tables and graphs. We will help you interpret the results of your statistical analyses and can assist you in formulating conclusions based on your findings.

We can also help you with your methods chapter and IRB forms, providing statistical writing oversight, editing, and verifying the accuracy of your technical writing, including the use of italics and proper spacing: t(38) = 3.98, p = .032. We will help you understand and respond to your committee’s comments and questions, and make sure that you feel confident about your results in preparation for your final orals.

Graduate students who work with us find that they are done with their projects sooner, which saves them time, tuition costs, hassle, and sanity. After consulting with us, our clients are better prepared and more confident when they meet with their advisors and committee members, and their committees have them make fewer revisions. Our clients more clearly understand their findings so they are able to write better conclusions and recommendations for future research. Ultimately, they are more confident when presenting their studies at their final oral examinations.

More info about our Statistics Services

Our Statisticians

 
 

APA Editing Services

Professional 6th Edition APA Editing Help

 
 
 

Our professional APA format editors work with graduate students to perfect and polish their research papers, theses, or dissertations. In addition to APA 6th edition formatting and editing, our editors ensure that your project conforms to your university’s style guides.

No tiers. No levels of service.

Our APA editors thoroughly edit research papers, theses, and dissertations for content, clarity, and APA format. Only those proven perfectionists who pass our APA format tests are offered entry into this academic editing network. Our editors have a 100% success rate. Your research proposal, thesis, dissertation, or capstone research project will not be rejected for APA issues.

You work directly with the APA editor you select. There is no online form for monitored communications and no “gatekeeper” who blocks contact with your APA editor.

Each editor’s feedback is posted, and the students’ names are real. We don’t post anonymous feedback or use initials.

Without the help of an APA expert, the majority of master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and research papers include scores of errors related to headings, citations, references, tables, number-related formatting (when to use numerals and when to spell-out), page numbers, punctuation, capitalization, and in-text and block quotations.

Don’t agonize over what to italicize or how to correctly punctuate sentences. Instead, use your time to research, collect data, and prepare a working draft of your paper, and let your APA editor attend to the nitty-gritty details of polishing your paper.

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APA editors

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Ethical Limitations: Our editors will not perform research or write original content for students, and our statisticians will not answer homework or test questions.