PS Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Professional Dissertation Advisor

PS RosenbaumMIT-trained (PhD in Linguistics, Prof. Noam Chomsky, Advisor), Dr. Rosenbaum edits dissertations, theses, and articles for graduate students and researchers. He has over 40 years of scholarly editing experience (in academia, in publishing, and freelance) and is a Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). Extensively published and a former associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Rosenbaum has edited manuscripts for more than two thousand students and scholars worldwide in a broad range of disciplines. He is easy to talk to and work with. He takes great pride in never having missed a deadline.

Dr. Rosenbaum is an expert in the use of APA, CMOS, CMOS (Turabian), MLA, AMA, and Harvard styles. Most recently, he has edited manuscripts for graduate students at Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Teachers College, Columbia University. He is equally comfortable with the stylistic requirements of the major online universities (e.g., Walden, Capella, and Phoenix), for which he has edited hundreds of dissertations and of many peer-reviewed journals (print and online).

What he can do for you

Scholarly writings that are poorly thought through and littered with grammatical errors and inconsistencies are embarrassing to their authors. They cost money, time, and professional reputation. Dr. Rosenbaum will proofread, edit, stylize, or rewrite your material to achieve your purpose and give you the scholarly credibility you seek.

Academic institutions and publishers confront graduate students with rubrics, templates, style requirements, and spec sheets to which they are expected to adhere with absolute and unforgiving accuracy. Dr. Rosenbaum is an expert in these requirements, and your manuscript will mirror his expertise.

Understanding your problems

You may be experiencing the uncertainties of writing a thesis, dissertation, or journal article for the first time. Dr. Rosenbaum understands your misgivings exactly and will be there to guide you every step of the way. As one of his clients recently wrote, “The most meaningful aspect of the one-on-one editing experience was your personal interest in and respect for me and my work.”

Academic Qualifications

Editorial and Academic Appointments:

Short List of Publications

Portfolio of Master’s Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, and Journal Articles (2015)


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Economics & Finance

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Social Work

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… very prompt with communication

“Dr. Rosenbaum was fantastic.  He was very prompt with communication from the very beginning.  His editing was helpful with constructive feedback, corrections, and suggestions.  He was thorough, respectful, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.  His fee is very reasonable.  I plan to approach Dr. Rosenbaum again for more editing on other manuscripts, and am definitely happy to recommend others to the service.”

… genuinely appreciate all your help
“Thank you very much for being so thorough and thoughtful in editing and giving recommendation.  The points you made are very practical, logical and constructive.  I genuinely appreciate all your help!”

… really happy with result
“Thank you very much for your email. I have received my result of the report, and I am really happy with it. It is a HD, and I have attached the feedback with this email.

Thank you very much, and without your help, I couldn’t have this achievement. I would like to have contact with you for your editing help in the future.”

… a team trying to achieve something together

“Am still working with my professor and I will keep you posted. He is slow in communicating at times. I would like to say the following:

  1. You are always available when I need to talk about my paper.
  2. You are knowledgeable on APA format.
  3. You are familiar with many schools format.
  4. And I found you very passionate about my paper and at times I felt as though we were a team trying to achieve something together.

Thanks a lot.”

… the great value of your personal interest in my work
“It may seem painfully obvious but the most valuable and important aspects of the editor writer experience for me so far has been the great personal value of your interest in my work. I guess I wasn’t clear in undertaking the process originally that you would be providing a combination of technical and theoretical feedback and this has been hugely valuable.”

… I could not have made a better choice
“I was a complete novice and writing my first thesis for the first time. I really needed someone who knew the ropes and could walk me through the process. I could not have made a better choice.”

… near immediate response
“Thank you for your near immediate response as the timeline was obviously really important even if it ended up being a hurry up and wait experience.”

… efficient and professional editing
“Thank you very much for telling me about the format and interlinear spacing of my thesis are different from the APA format. I would like to use the APA format. Could you please check those for me as well please?

Thanks again for your efficient and professional editing! I shall send my other chapters later on.”

Student Feedback

To University Colleagues,

I am a Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on intelligent Robotics systems, specifically those for use as autonomous vehicles. I wrote a proposal to apply for research funding this year and used the professional editing service of Dr. Rosenbaum.

Before getting in touch with Dr. Rosenbaum, I was a kind of skeptical of whether a professional editor could understand the topic I discussed in my proposal because it falls into a specific engineering area with lots of technical details. Surprisingly, during the process of editing, Dr. Rosenbaum not only made great comments on how to modify the technical parts, but also gave me suggestions from the perspective of social science. As you might expect, the reviewers appreciated the novel thoughts I put in my resume. In particular, they love the ideas of taking a broad view by incorporating principles from policy, economics, and management research (in addition to engineering) into the project in order to make the research contribution more scalable to today’s Socio-Technical systems. Eventually, I got the funding thanks to Dr. Rosenbaum’s help.

I would strongly recommend Dr. Rosenbaum’s professional services to other Ph.D. students who are applying for research funding/fellowships and wrestling with research proposals and dissertations. In addition to helping you build strong arguments using succinct language in your proposal, he can bring new insights from other domain that can make your research proposal more persuasive.


Dijiang Suo
A graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dear Colleagues in Academia,

My work is situated in a unique sphere. My scholarship focuses on the physical and quantitative sciences yet my audience is based in the humanities and social sciences. This placement designates me as an interpreter in-between two academic communities that communicate through incredibly different methodologies and frameworks. Writing and demonstrating a unique voice under such parameters is challenging during the best of times. I recognized that I needed assistance.

After a lengthy search, I was referred to Dr. Rosenbaum upon the recommendation of another editor. Dr. Rosenbaum quickly demonstrated an aptitude in understanding scientific and technical writing and the ability to convey it in a digestible manner. His advisement has contributed dividends to my work. Without exception, each work that I have collaborated on with Dr. Rosenbaum has received publication. It is with this background that I recommend Dr. Rosenbaum without qualification to any student or professional scholar trying to find an editor for sciences or humanities manuscripts that must achieve recognition at the highest level of scholarly credibility.


A UC Berkeley Doctoral Candidate

Dear Dr. Rosenbaum,

Just wanted to send you a short note letting you know that I completed my masters program and received a 99/100 on my monograph. The A+ I received on my monograph helped me to earn top academic honors (top 20% in my class of 139 students). I cannot thank you enough for keeping my thoughts on track and turning my writing into publishable material.

Thank you and it truly was a pleasure working with you.

Very Respectfully,
Maj. Jacob Teplesky
U.S. Army Command College

Dear Dr. Rosenbaum:

Thinking back to the days after you were referred to me but before we actually spoke together, I had considerable uncertainty as to whether I was doing the right thing, especially since my dissertation was a long one and a professional editor was bound to be expensive. I think I was a pretty “solid” writer, but I knew that formatting was not my strength. More importantly, this dissertation was the culmination to date of a large part of my life’s work and it had to be “just right.” I was very anxious about my ability to submit not just a “passing” manuscript, but one of the highest scholarly quality.

Talking with you that first time put me immediately at ease. You understood the process (emotional, physical, intellectual….) of a doctoral student’s journey. Your easygoing manner and a “we can tackle anything” attitude from the outset made me feel that I had indeed picked the right person to trust with this task of completing my dissertation. In addition to your manner, your knowledge of the English language and writing rules went way beyond my expectations. I knew you knew what you were talking about. But could I afford you?

Your affordability was a wonderful surprise. The small grant that I received would cover all of the services that you rendered (although sometimes I think that you must have “thrown in” many of those post-submission hours spent on perfecting the manuscript for publication). Financial worries can take up so much “brain space” and thus get in the way of doing what needs to be done. However, since you addressed this issue clearly and immediately, I was able to spend the past year concentrating on completing my manuscript.

From the day we started, you were always easily accessible. As you are a professional editor, I know you had multiple projects; however, you always made me feel as if MY project was your ONLY project. You took the time not just to make whatever changes you deemed necessary but, more importantly, you explained your rationale for doing so…in essence, your editing of my manuscript turned out to be an academic writing seminar for me (free of charge, I might add now). In working with you, I learned that, in writing, “less is more,” that choice and placement of a single word can make the difference between “hinting” at what you know and intelligently “stating” what you know. As can be the case with large documents—the dissertation was 300+ pages—even when we ran into formatting headaches, you stood the course with me…until the very end—again, a reflection of your commitment to your clients’ success. Moreover, as my doctoral committee at Teachers College, Columbia University confirmed, the end result was a class A, topnotch manuscript worthy of publication in any scholarly journal in my field.

I would unequivocally recommend your professional services to any doctoral candidate or member of the academic community who is not willing to settle for any result less than scholarly perfection. You possess a rare blend of warmth, patience, sense of humor, unmatched knowledge, and professional expertise…the perfect combination to help anyone face the daunting task that dissertation-level academic writing can be.

Cordially, and with the deepest of thanks,

A graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University