Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Help – Thesis and Dissertation Editing – APA Formatting
APA Editing Services
DAVID HENDERSON, Academic editing and formatting: APA Manual of Style
David has built up a distinguished career as an APA editor and academic writing consultant for dissertations and theses.
After earning his master’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University, he spent five years working for an academic press and later for a major publishing house.
He has worked with over a hundred graduate students at all stages of the thesis and dissertation writing process and in a wide range of academic disciplines, including education, history, literature, medicine, biology, sociology, and business. This experience has also made him a specialist in APA formatting, which is another service he offers to graduate students who are writing theses, dissertations, or capstone projects.
CAROL LEVINE, Writer, Editor, English Instructor, Writing Coach, APA Format Expert
Carol has B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and more than 25 years of experience as a writer, editor, English instructor, writing coach, and APA format expert. As the Writing Specialist for the University of Phoenix for 17 years, she worked extensively with students in the Master of Counseling, Master of Education, and MBA programs. Carol also developed and conducted numerous workshops on the use of APA format for University of Phoenix students and faculty members (e.g., The ABCs of APA; APA Formatting: From Soup to Nuts; APA: Changes in the Fifth Edition Manual) and earned the unofficial title of “APA Queen.”
Carol is not only an APA format expert. She is also a meticulous proofreader who takes pride in spotting errors that are overlooked by spell check programs, as well as a skilled editor with a vocabulary that enables her to complete the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle. She is highly efficient, never misses a deadline, and is comfortable doing either paper or electronic editing.
HOLLY MONTY, MA, MAC, ELS | APA Format, Chicago Manual of Style, LaTeX (tables, figures, equations)
Since operating as a freelance editor and writer, Ms. Monty, a Microsoft Word and LaTeX expert, has worked on books and articles published by many of the world’s leading publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, W. W. Norton, Sage, John Wiley, Springer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Praeger, Greenwood, Blackwell, and other top names in academic and nonfiction publishing. To date, she has edited more than 2,000 published journal articles, more than 150 nonfiction books, and a wealth of dissertations and theses. Ms. Monty is proud to have worked with a diversity of students and academics from a broad range of our nation’s universities. Given her wealth of experience, she is adept at working within the precise terms of your university’s thesis/dissertation guidelines or with the publication guidelines of any peer-reviewed journal.
Holly graduated with honors from the prestigious Writing Seminars program of the Johns Hopkins University, ranked second in the United States, with a concentration in nonfiction writing. She also holds two master’s degrees: one a master of arts degree in linguistics from Rice University, and the other a master of arts degree in communication from Johns Hopkins (with honors). In 2010, she became certified as an editor in the life sciences with the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS). Holly is currently pursuing a PhD in technical communication and rhetoric.
An expert working with non-native speakers of English, Ms. Monty helps to transform nonfluently written medical text into stylistically and grammatically correct medical prose. She can work with any journal’s author guidelines to ensure that your submission meets expectations and requirements.
JAMES POWELL, Literary Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Contemporary-Mainstream-Trade, APA Editor
APA editing services: Proofreading for correct seriation (lists of items in a series), smoothness of expression, continuity of presentation of ideas, tone, wordiness, redundancy, word choice, colloquial expressions and jargon, use of pronouns, illogical or ambiguous comparisons, anthropomorphism, bias (gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic identity, age), verb usage such as passive voice, agreement of subject and verb, pronouns, misplaced and dangling modifiers, relative pronouns, parallel construction, periods, commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, quotation marks, parentheses, slashes, hyphenation, spelling, capitalization, italics, abbreviations, statistical symbols, and numbers.
James works with authors worldwide and his editing is informed by his background as a student of comparative world literature and comparative world literary theory, as a story consultant to the film industry, and as an internationally published author whose books have been issued by major houses worldwide: William Morrow, Prentice Hall, Hosei University Press (Japan), Chongqing University Press (China), Pensamento (Brazil), Thassalia (Spain), Hans-Ulrich Möhring (Germany), and Orient Longman (India). He wrote the most successful titles in the For Beginners series, and his Energy and Eros, ignited a sexual revolution in its Japanese translation.
GINNY ROGERS, Publication Analysis, Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Page and Book Design
Polish provides luster, adds richness, and enhances beauty. It works on fingernails, shoes, furniture, even your car. Ginny specializes in polishing your writing, whether a book manuscript, a dissertation, or a business manual.
With experience in nonfiction, academic, business, and technical editing, Ginny targets word choice, style, tone, organization, flow, and development in addition to essential grammar, spelling, and punctuation. For fiction, she also addresses character motivation and growth, plot development, action, and consistency.
Ginny’s outside perspective frees you to focus on your ideas and follow your inspiration while she takes care of the details.
LINDA TROLLINGER, Copy Editor, APA Editor, Technical Editor, Fiction Editor, Developmental Editor, Proofreader
Linda has been a writer and editor for nearly 30 years and has edited thousands of documents for clients around the world. She is a versatile award-winning copy editor with a diverse array of experience:
- Business and marketing collateral for Kelly Services, Citibank, Bayer, and Fortune 500 companies
- Technical documentation for IBM, Symantec, Dell, Adobe, Seicor, Sybex, and Ventana
- Fiction and nonfiction for published authors, including novels, short stories, poetry, religion, and philosophy
- Academic editing, master’s theses, and dissertations
- Website content, business plans, corporate overviews, and resumes
- Developmental editing, substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading