Dissertation Services: Rates

We understand that everyone’s dissertation and budget is unique. The rates below reflect a range of services that we offer and some general pricing guidelines.

If our pricing or service offerings don’t suit your needs, please grant us the opportunity to customize them accordingly. We’re happy to be flexible and work with you to provide the service you require at a price you can afford.

Call us at any time for a free consultation and a no-obligation price quote.

Discounts are available for high-volume orders (150+ pages)
Payment plans available upon request

Standard Rates

Note: The rates listed below are provided as a general guideline. Since every order is unique, we will need to review the specifics of your project before determining the cost.

Proofreading: Corrects only typos, spelling mistakes, and objective grammatical errors. This service is for dissertations that have already been edited and need one final review to ensure 100% accuracy.
-Standard Rate: $0.016/word–$0.025/word (approx. $4.00/page–$6.25)

Copy editing: Includes proofreading and basic style formatting, as well as improvements to language, syntax, flow, diction, and clarity. This service is for well-written dissertations that require minimal adjustments.
-Standard Rate: $0.025/word–$0.035/word (approx. $6.25/page–$8.75)

Line editing: Includes copy editing, as well as improvements to phrasing, transition, flow, scholarly tone, and style formatting (such as APA 6th, Chicago, etc.). Also includes detailed critical analysis and consultation on the content and organization of your dissertation. Line editing is our most popular order and is suitable for most rough drafts.
-Standard Rate: $0.035/word–$0.045/word (approx. $8.75/page–$11.35/page)

Heavy/developmental editing and consultation: This level of service is ideal for PhD students who are early in the writing process and require substantive help organizing and structuring their arguments and/or addressing their advisor’s feedback, as well as ESL students or others who require extra assistance rephrasing and reformulating their sentences and paragraphs for coherence, clarity, and scholarly tone.
-Standard Rate: $0.05/word–$0.075/word (approx. $12.50/page–$19.00/page), though fees vary per order

Formatting: Includes all necessary adjustments to margins, citations, fonts, tables, table of contents, line spacing, layout, figures, and other typographical issues pertaining to a particular manual of style. Our team includes specialists in APA 6th Edition, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, AMA, ASA, AP, Vancouver, and Bluebook manuals of style. We can also adjust your document per any university formatting requirements, as long as you provide the style guide. This service is included with most line editing orders.
-Prices vary per order; please contact us for an exact quote.

Consultancy and coaching: Written critical analysis and consultation are included with many of our editing services at no additional cost. You may also call our office at any time to discuss your project with our lead consultant free of charge. We offer phone or Skype consultation directly with your editor or dissertation consultant for $110.00 per hour as a follow up to any previous editing order (discounts available for packages of 5 hours or more).

Custom Orders: We understand that every project is unique. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and determine a price quote and payment plan that work for you. Feel free to call or email us at any time.

Is your order unique?

Sometimes what you need is not easily described or categorized by a rates sheet. Please call us to discuss your needs and we’ll be happy to accommodate them and provide an instant price quote.

Need a “budget” option?

While quality services do not come cheaply, we are happy to try and match your budget. You can also save money by taking advantage of our generous referral rewards program.

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