We proofread and edit doctoral dissertations of all types and match them to the appropriate writing editor.
If not, we'll refund the full amount paid, no questions asked. We're proud to say, in 19 years, we have never needed to provide a refund! We are here to manage the editing process and to help secure committee approval for you.
We make sure to accommodate your needs at National Louis University. We use APA citation style format and can handle all deviations required by NLU. We can also assist you in formatting the front matter (e.g., title page, signature page, table of contents) and back matter (e.g., references and appendices) to meet the requirements of National Louis University and your department.
Our National Louis University certified editor is a teaching and research professional who has 19 years of experience editing for doctoral students. Dan has earned his own doctorate and inherently understands the process of becoming a PhD. Dan is a top academic with the evaluative aptitude, critical knowledge, analytical proficiency, and NLU-APA citation style expertise to get you through the process. He is a specialists in critical thinking, and superior research design and development. He's here to help you assess each section of your manuscript resulting in a well-crafted dissertation that is ready for proposal and final PhD defense.
The combination of services below satisfies National Louis University requirements at a 20% discount!
Please identify yourself as a National Louis University student to assure this discount.
#1 Grammar and proofreading includes the proofreading and checking of grammar and mechanics. Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, verb tense, word choice, pronoun referents, passive voice, and clarity are checked for accuracy and corrected if errors are found. Vague terminology is amended. Run-on sentences and fragments are corrected. Suggestions are made for structural coherence, transitions, and document flow.
(~1 cent per word)
#2 Style and format editing of the dissertation is reviewed. Consistency, in-text citations, parenthetical documentation, margins, headings, spacing, numbered or bulleted lists, figures and tables, appendices, and reference list formatting are corrected. Formatting is completed using APA sixth edition guidelines.
(½ cent per word)
#3 Citation to reference verification is made and noted when citations are not in the reference section and references are not in the body of the dissertation as in-text citations.
#4 University-specific formatting is included. Our editor is familiar with NLU's doctoral research guidelines.
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Determine the number of words in your dissertation using the word count feature in your word processor. Enter that number below to calculate your total cost for services #1, #2, #3, and #4 including the 20% discount.
We proofread and edit doctoral dissertations of all types and match them to the appropriate writing editor.
Yes! We correct grammar as part of our doctoral dissertation proofreading service.
Doctoral dissertation proofreading and editing
Grammar, typographical errors, misspellings, punctuation, clarity, comma splices, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, subject-verb disagreement, verb tense, idioms, colloquialisms, academic language, flow, transition, phrasing ambiguities, audience appropriateness, organization, structure, theme, rhetorical consistency, levels of diction, and lexical register. See here for a complete list of what's involved in our proofreading and editing service.
Doctoral dissertation formatting
Specific to your school and citation style.
If you send your doctoral dissertation in Microsoft Word format, we can return two copies to you when finished. One is the original with changes highlighted. The other is the final version.
All of our doctoral dissertation editors have doctoral degrees and years of training as teachers, published authors, and professionals in various disciplines. We provide the right editor for your needs. We default to American English, APA publication style, and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. We’re happy to use other styles and conventions. However, any deviations from these rules must be noted by the author beforehand to avoid re-editing.
No. The editing function has been a long-time feature and the files we send you are for a PC or Mac.
We much prefer Microsoft Word because of its Track Changes feature. However, if you check with us first, we support digital texts in a range of formats (e.g., Microsoft Word, Works, AppleWorks, Pages, Rich Text, and Open Office).
Our editors ensure that your doctoral dissertation editing complies with your style requirements. Specify whether you are using APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE, either of the Canadian styles, Harvard, Turabian, International English, ASA, Australian, Vancouver, Oxford Style, or another citation style of your choosing.
A member of our doctoral dissertation editing staff can usually respond within two to three hours. We complete most dissertations within a few business days. An editor and proofreader will accept it only if we can have the finished doctoral dissertation editing back to you before your deadline.
Proofreading and editing are ~1 cent per word; the exact price can be determined using our cost calculator. Formatting is ½ cent per word.
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The proofreading and editing rate is based on word count and your choice between proofreading and editing or formatting too. Unlike other doctoral dissertation editing companies, we do not have confusing editing rates per page or vague quotes. We provide exact figures for editing services. Send us your file and specify editing and proofreading and whether you want formatting too.
MS Word has a feature that you can use to obtain a word count. Alternatively, send it to us. We will calculate the amount and send you an email with a link to your invoice and payment options. If you want to calculate it yourself, multiply the number of words in your doctoral dissertation times 0.012 for proofreading and editing or times 0.017 for proofreading, editing, and formatting. For instance: 30,000 x 0.012 = $360 [USD].
Our smallest charge is $50 [USD]. If you have a project with a word count that is shorter than the minimum, we may be able to work on it for you, but the charge would be $50 USD.
We reword individual sentences. We may rearrange sentences. We may offer suggestions to improve the organization of paragraphs and sections within your doctoral dissertation. Complete rewriting would constitute plagiarism and is not an option.
We make use of the most powerful and updated security measures including the industry standard in encryption (128-bit secure socket layer). This is the highest level of security commercially available and is the same standard of security used in cash machines (ATMs) and by many retail stores. To protect your credit card information, we have partnered with PayPal and SquareUp to offer you the most trusted financial transaction systems on the Internet. The entire payment process is conducted through one of their secure websites. No banking information or credit card data is ever collected or stored by us.
You always maintain ownership and copyright. We make no claim on your copyright, and we do not require credit or acknowledgment beyond the fees for the services rendered. It is a commonly accepted practice for some writers to credit us as their editor and this is always appreciated.
All of our editors and proofreaders must, at a minimum: (a) be native speakers of English; (b) have at least five years of professional experience as a writing editor; (c) have a doctoral degree; and (d) provide samples of their writing, proofreading and editing. A typical editor has more than fifteen years of professional experience and is published in his or her chosen field.
We are confident that our doctoral dissertation proofreading services are among the best in the industry. We are a professional company focused on you providing the best service possible. Each doctoral dissertation is proofread twice before returning it to you. If you are not completely satisfied, you can resubmit your doctoral dissertation for further editing/proofreading. We are committed to your satisfaction.
Yes, although we can nearly always tell when we read something, please specify which form of English you need when you place your order.
Doctoral dissertation editors are available nearly twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Our administrative staff is available between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST (GMT −6); we typically answer messages within a few hours.
Our global headquarters is based in the United States in Chicago, Illinois. Your communications are channeled through this office.
After looking at our FAQ, if you still have a question, its best to contact Client Services by email.
Even the best writers benefit from an impartial, professional and thorough look at their doctoral dissertation. Our editors recognize things in your doctoral dissertation that become unnoticeable to you. After you have done several drafts, reviewing and revising, that familiarity with the doctoral dissertation results in your filling in missing text and skipping over errors when you read.
Your doctoral dissertation will be print-ready subject to the state of the project when submitted to us and subject to individual specifications from your school.
No. We edit all sorts of styles, dialects, special kinds of formatting and other types of creativity. If there is something you do not want us to edit, mention this when you email the doctoral dissertation.
Certainly you may explain things to your doctoral dissertation editor. Once it arrives, your doctoral dissertation is quickly routed directly to a chief editor who is familiar with, and appreciates, your type of doctoral dissertation. A client services representative will be happy to relay your comments and queries to your doctoral dissertation editor and then send the answers back.
Any feedback you receive from your doctoral dissertation editor is for the purpose of improving your work.
For greater parsimony, clarity, and flow; we reword individual sentences, may rearrange sentences, may offer suggestions to improve the organization of paragraphs and sections within your doctoral dissertation, and may make other suggestions for you. Additionally, we protect you from plagiarism by not altering the content of your dissertation; that's the domain of you and your committee. Along these lines, we do not look up reference material for you; we tell you when references and citations are missing and we format the material you provide.
Contact us directly with your doctoral dissertation editing questions. One of our chief editors will be more than happy to discuss your doctoral dissertation with you and provide any additional information you may require.