"To say that Ardell was an excellent resource to me during the finalization of my dissertation is an understatement. Two of my cohort members recommended Ardell as efficient, thorough, and professional. When I reached out to Ardell for assistance, rather than try to 'sell' me on her services she focused on what I was in need of. Ardell's services were well worth the cost. She even found a methodological error that my advisor had missed, which my advisor agreed was necessary to change. Although I'm a tenured professor, I needed an expert in APA. After my final defense, I submitted my dissertation to the APA review committee and after one review I was approved to submit and publish. Should anyone have any questions about my review, feel free to reach out to me: dalia1575 @ gmail.com."
- Dalia Juarez, EdD, Associate Professor of English at Compton College.
Average Editing Costs for Proposals, Theses, and Dissertations
You may use these tables to estimate your cost of editing based on your document type and what type of editing you require. These costs are based on use of standard 1-inch margins and Times New Roman 12-point font. Add the costs from the bullet points below to arrive at an approximate total cost for your document.
Alternately, you may request that I do a light review of your document to make an estimate based on your page count, your described needs, your current APA adherence, and specific issues I might notice. However, I do require a pre-paid non-refundable $25 fee for this service, in an effort to avoid wasting time on casual or merely curious parties that may not be serious about using professional editing services. However, for those that become clients, I will apply the fee as a $25 credit towards your project. Thank you for your understanding.
It is also helpful for me to know your preference between these two approaches:
This estimate does not include edit time for references pages, nor does it include read-thru of text. The APA-only editing tasks require visual scanning for APA issues and auto-searches.
Note. Each document varies in its writing quality and adherence to APA style, so these amounts should be considered estimates, not firm quotes. Again, you are welcome to establish with me a budgeted amount that I should not exceed. I will prioritize the tasks as you choose, and we can discuss any remaining tasks after I’ve worked the time allotted for the budgeted amount.
Editing for the tasks below are offered cafeteria style for those who only need specific upgrades to their work. Generally these tasks are included in the APA edit and comprehensive edit described above, if and to the extent they are needed, with the exception of the two optional checks as described in the bulleted list above, for doi numbers and URLs in the references and the reference-to-citation matching check. The averages are calculated based on a typical 100-page dissertation.