Editing, Proofreading, and Translation Services

The following list of editors is made available for students seeking assistance with editing their thesis. The Thesis and Dissertation Office does not endorse any names or companies on this list. Any arrangements for work are made between the student and the editor and we strongly recommend that the student request references from the editor before entering into an agreement. 


Email: jmiller@editbureau.com.au
Website: editbureau.com.au

My experience is primarily academic, with a background in psychology and philosophy, and previous roles in psychology and education.

I am a published author in the fields of public health, education, and medicine, and have produced work for academic journals, the Cancer Council, Cancer Australia, and the Cochrane Collaboration. I have also acted as a visiting scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, a reviewer for the Medical Journal of Australia, and an editor and proofreader for numerous students and academics. 

I offer an extensive range of editing services, depending on your requirements, budget, and level of English. At the most basic level, I provide assistance with proofreading, incorporating spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. At a more advanced level, I can provide general advice on writing style, tone, paragraph structure, referencing, formatting, and statistics (within the guidelines set by your institution).

For a free quote, please contact me with a sample of your work, a word count, and a deadline.

Specialist academic areas: business, computer science, education, health sciences, philosophy and psychology.

Email: Contact form

Our team of caring and supportive editors strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in our work with students, faculty, and academic and career professionals. We present ourselves and our work ethically and compassionately, bringing the two elements together to build a responsible and productive editing and coaching experience. 

Our doctorate-educated academic coaches and editors work in full-time professional roles in addition to their roles as coaches and editors, giving them the combined academic and professional expertise to guide students and faculty toward the successful completion of their project. 

We're happy to talk with you directly about our services or answer any questions! Our website also includes our rates and testimonials from students and faculty.  

Phone: 303-651-9967
Email: lstephe3@gmail.com

After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts English I began my career as a technical writer for corporations involved in design and production of aircraft training equipment, air monitoring equipment, and medical software. I wrote and updated hardware and software user manuals and corporate procedures, tested and documented new features for medical software, and compiled and maintained medical indexes for pharmacology software products.

I transitioned from technical writing to technical editing and worked in the consulting engineering field. Significant contributions for my employers included reducing publication costs by discontinuing print vendor services and assuming in-house responsibility for all aspects of technical manual reproduction, assembly, and distribution. I also designed and applied document templates for hardware and software technical manuals, reports, and corporate procedures.

In search of a change from the corporate world, I signed on as a front desk volunteer for a local public radio station and was eventually hired as staff. Initially my duties involved revising underwriting copy and promos for broadcast, as well as assisting with website content and database records. I was ultimately assigned the position of radio traffic coordinator, responsible for all scheduling of radio traffic orders and inventory management. I retired from broadcasting in 2015.

In the mid-2000s I secured my first freelance assignment, applying publisher’s styles to a draft book manuscript in preparation for submittal. Since then I’ve worked steadily as a dissertation/thesis editor, proofreading, editing, and formatting academic papers for doctoral students. I’ve completed more than 60 projects for students at more than 20 schools across the country.

My volunteer activities in the last 20 years have included billing and data entry for a community radio station, collection management assistance for an independent radio producer and a postgraduate educational institution, and music library assistant/cataloger for various nonprofit groups and public schools.

Phone: 734-476-5149
Email:  joyajhoward@gmail.com
Website: http://www.joyajhoward.com

Joy A. J. Howard is a writing coach, editor, and academic writing consultant for faculty and graduate students. She has over 15 years of professional writing, coaching, editing, and publishing experience. Dr. Howard specializes in editing for the humanities, but she also has experience editing science writing especially ecology and environmental studies (excluding genetics and engineering). Dr. Howard offers writing coaching, job market coaching, copyediting, and developmental editing.  Fees depends on the project, timeframe, and student needs. Editing fees begin at 4¢ per word; coaching begins at $150 per hour. Students should email and explain what they need and how quickly they need it. 

Email: rose@roseernst.net
Website: https://roseernst.net

Let me support you in producing coherent, elegant, and persuasive research papers, journal articles, and books. As a developmental editor, writing consultant, and coach, I specialize in the social sciences, history, law, interdisciplinary social sciences/humanities, and research ethics. I've worked in academia for over 18 years.

My favorite writing topics include ways to improve writing routines, dance with writing resistance, and support scholars in producing and publishing their best work. Together, we will make sure your work finds a publication home and reflects your voice in the process.

See my website for current editing rates. A full stylistic edit for a dissertation runs from $1200-2500, depending on a variety of factors. Send me an email and we'll arrange a flat rate for the entire dissertation.

Email: info@editing.press
Website: https://editing.press

Editing Press is a small company of published academics from Oxford and Cambridge Universities who provide editing, proofreading, and translation services of the highest standard to postgraduates and fellow academics. Clients vary from professors with major book projects to master's and doctoral students who are looking for bespoke editing services for their dissertations and theses. All work is covered by an Infinite Revisions Policy, which guarantees as many rounds of editing and proofreading as necessary to take the manuscript to its final and polished form. This policy is particularly useful if, for instance, thesis examiners or journal referees require changes to a manuscript. References available upon request.

Email: cronehistoricalconsulting@gmail.com 

My name is Rachel Crone, and I am a dissertation writing coach and editor. Over the past two years, I have worked with several Organizational Leadership graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertations.  I hope to expand my coaching business, and I would love to create a relationship with Purdue’s graduate programs. Would it be possible to add my name to your list of editing services?

While my background is in History, I have extensive copy-editing experience. I have worked with multiple academic journals as both a peer reviewer and editor, honing my critical thinking skills as well as my attention to grammatical detail. I specialize in the Chicago Manual of Style, but I have also learned APA in-text requirements while working with previous clients. As a coach, I ask writers questions that help them consider how to communicate effectively to diverse audiences.

I specialize in early dissertation work, making sure that the quality of the written document is readable before it gets to the advisor so that the advisor can concentrate on the deeper field-related questions. I have found that this method of coaching also allows the writer to feel more confident about the work that they send to their advisors. As I work through the early drafts, I not only point out grammar and syntax errors but also ask questions as a general reader about the argument and its structure. While I can do proofreading edits, I prefer to work with the writer over multiple drafts to create a trusting relationship and lay the groundwork for a more grammatically and syntactically solid document.

Email: meghanwoolley@gmail.com
Website: meghanwoolley.com/writing-and-editing

I am a writing consultant and editor who loves helping others to communicate their ideas clearly. I have over eight years of experience working as a freelance writer and editor, plus four years of experience working as an academic writing tutor. I specialize in the humanities and social sciences and have my own Ph.D. in history, but I also have experience working in other fields. I welcome writing projects from multilingual writers.

I offer both developmental editing to help with ideas and organization and copyediting for line-by-line corrections. If you would like to make sure your article, dissertation, or manuscript is clear and polished, I’m here to help. Copyediting begins at 4¢ per word, and the rate for developmental editing will vary based on the individual project. If you’re interested in working together, please email me with a description of what you’re looking for, a timeline, and a sample of the writing, if you have it.

Email: ktanemur@purdue.edu 

Certifications: PhD Second Language Studies/ESL

Subjects: Oral English, Conversation, Vocabulary, Writing, Language, Testing

Fees: $20/hour

Email: mmb@purdue.edu

Phone: 765-743-1030

Certifications: Fluent Spanish, German, Dutch, BA English, and MA Medieval Literature, English Writing, Instructor, Speech and accent reduction trainer

Subjects: Pronunciation, Conversation, Sentence structure, Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Fees: $25/hr--Students, $30/hr Employed Professionals

Email: amb004@gmail.com

Phone: 512-925-7971

Certifications: Teaching Certificate K-9, Some Chinese

Subjects: Oral English, Conversation, Vocabulary

Fees: $30/hour

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