JEFF KARON, Ph.D. is a former English professor, writer, editor, poet, teacher, and technical writing consultant with over 25 years of experience working with writers of all skill levels. While part of this editing network, he has edited over 100 books, articles, stories, and poems across a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and business. His specialties include general fiction, biography/memoir, literary criticism, philosophy, poetry criticism, creative writing (including poetry), business writing (including reports, web content, résumés, and cover letters), journal articles, and scholarly books.

Jeff holds a Ph.D. in English and has been a college professor and owner of an academic tutoring service. He has worked as a private freelance editor and consultant for seven years, and for over twenty-five years has guided a few thousand students in courses including creative writing, technical writing, literature, philosophy, rhetoric, ethics, and logic, among other subjects. He is a website designer and webmaster for two literary presses and a published writer, poet, and scholar in subjects such as literary criticism, linguistics, and ethics. He is a published expert on how to help students and teachers prevent plagiarism and academic dishonesty. One writer he worked with summed up Jeff Karon’s mission: “He showed me how beautiful written language can be and reinvigorated in me the writing spirit I had nearly lost.” He has used his life-long interest in the martial arts when collaborating with clients to increase the power, effectiveness, and beauty of their work.

English Dissertation Editor

Areas of Assistance:

  • Guide, develop, revise, proofread, and copyedit manuscripts through all writing stages;
  • Understand you as a writer and thus ensure that you will be proud of our collaboration;
  • Provide a detailed critique/evaluation of your manuscript;
  • Help you develop a topic;
  • Organize content;
  • Edit and revise for development;
  • Edit and revise for clarity;
  • Increase the economy, precision, action, and rhythm of your writing;
  • Proofread and copyedit;
  • Ensure format consistency;
  • Develop blogs, website, and general web content;
  • Collaborate and mentor as both editor-to-writer and writer-to-writer.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry Editing

Selected titles he has edited include fiction such as AlfonsoFat TamDance of the Paper LanternsThe Tin Alamo; self-help such as Intrigue Theory: Love Dynamics and Chasing the Artificial Rainbow; history such as The Legacy of Women Yiddish Writers and Celebrations in New Haven: 375 Years of Elm City History; textbooks such as Homeschooling: Critical Thinking, Reading, Writing, Math, and Other Challenges and Human Rights, Human Value: Volume IA Semi-quantitative Model and Methodology; philosophy such as Contesting Nietszche and Hume and Hutton: The Intersection that Inaugurated Modern Science and Detached Religion; memoir such as Shakespeare Just for Fun: Some Old-Timers Revisit the Bard; and theses and dissertations such as Dynamic Mediated Interaction: An Approach To Study The Role Of Media Use In Team InteractionHealing the Effects of Medical Errors: A Vision of Justice as WholenessBurton and OrientalismAnalysis Of The Marketing Efficacy of the Arts: The LG GroupA Study of the Relationship between Teacher Use of Benchmark Assessment Data and Student Math Grades, and Reconfiguring the Narrative of Subject Formation in Postwar Korean Fiction.

Technical Writing and Editing

Jeff Karon has 20 years of experience as a technical writer and editor, improving and polishing professional documents in the sciences, academics, and business. His technical writing and editing credentials include technical reports, proposals, manuals, articles, books, dissertations, theses, websites, and product descriptions. His clients are individuals and organizations from around the world that seek help refining and polishing their projects while maintaining professional and disciplinary standards.

His extensive work as a technical communication teacher and trainer ensures that he understands and articulate his clients’ needs. He is also an expert in document design as well as web and learning design standards, knowledge which is essential for effective 21st century technical writing and editing.

My clients’ success stories include accepted dissertations, model university accreditation reports, quality enhancement plans put into place, published articles and books, and successful government contracts awarded based on complex RFPs. I am a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals and a contributor to APMP’s professional journal.

Editing Specialties

Thesis and Dissertation Editor and Proofreader

Dr. Karon is a published expert on how to help students and teachers prevent plagiarism and academic dishonesty. He has guided a few thousand students in courses including creative writing, technical writing, literature, philosophy, rhetoric, ethics, and logic, among other subjects.

He can guide you in working with your advisors and committee members and understands the challenges you face as a scholar.  Dr. Karon focuses on one-on-one mentoring and has helped students with their entire career trajectory, including dissertations and dissertation defenses, preparation of vitas and application letters, editing of professional articles and books.  His (1) graduate background in English, philosophy, and logic; (2) his undergraduate background in mathematics and philosophy; and (3) his thoroughly strategic approach (based on a lifelong interest in the martial arts) will ensure that your writing reaches excellence.

Specialties include the following:

  • English
  • General Humanities
  • Composition Theory And Practice
  • Rhetoric,
  • Linguistics,
  • Literary Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Creative Writing (For Students Pursuing Creative Writing Degrees),
  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences
  • Education

Services include the following:

  • Topic And Research Proposal Selection
  • Content Organization And Development
  • Editing And Revising For Development
  • Editing And Revising For Clarity
  • Proofreading And Copyediting
  • Format Consistency
  • MLA Format
  • Coaching For Defenses And Presentations
  • Designing And Building Strong Vitas, Résumés, And Application Letters

Sample Thesis and Dissertation Titles:

Healing the Effects of Medical Errors: A Vision of Justice as WholenessBurton and Orientalism

Dynamic Mediated Interaction: An Approach to Study the Role of Media Use in Team Interaction

Analysis of the Marketing Efficacy of the Arts: The LG Group

A Study of the Relationship between Teacher Use of Benchmark Assessment Data and Student Math Grades

Reconfiguring the Narrative of Subject Formation in Postwar Korean Fiction

The Liberation Theology of Albert Camus

Interests in Technology: From Marx, Marcuse, Heidegger, and Social Constructivism to Feenberg and the Internet

Out-Tasking: Management and Integration of Private Technical Service Companies in New Product Development

Closing the Gap: Examining Parental Involvement School Improvement Plans and the Effect in Academic Achievement

 

Client Reviews

 

“Jeff Karon was a real pleasure to work with, and he contributed significantly to the quality of my final draft. He was also very prompt and precise in his communication. I should also say that I chose Jeff as my preferred editor because of his background in philosophy, rhetoric, ethics, and logic (besides being a Ph.D. in English), because my manuscript requires that the editor be able to follow an argument.” – Frank Armstrong

“Jeff brought a fresh perspective, was easy to talk to, and is comfortable addressing different types of writing, and different levels of the editing process. Jeff did exactly what I asked him to do to my manuscript, in a timely manner.” – Laura A. Macaluso, PhD Candidate

“I am very satisfied with Dr. Karon’s work. Maybe most noteworthy, he clearly understood the content of the article, which is not at all self-evident and was very helpful. I accepted practically all of his changes to the article.” – Professor, Northwestern University

“I contracted Dr. Jeff Karon to copy edit my doctoral dissertation on philosophy and ethics. Not only was the quality of his work outstanding, his enthusiasm about creative writing and his encouragement carried me through very difficult times at the end of my program. I truly appreciated his comments and suggestions, many of which I will continue to work with as I am preparing a manuscript from my dissertation to be published as a book. Without reservation, Dr. Karon has my highest recommendations. He showed me how beautiful written language can be and reinvigorated in me the writing spirit that I had nearly lost in the strategic aspects of the dissertation process. It was a perfect fit both in terms of the topic and personality.”