Jeff Karon, PHD - Dissertation and Thesis Editor - ESL

Dr. Karon edits theses and dissertations for students in humanities, social science, and business programs.

Dr. Jeff Karon

Jeff Karon, PhD, Editor, Writer, Strategist

Thesis and Dissertation Editor – Copy Editor – Proofreader – MLA, Chicago Manual of Style Formatting – Thesis and Dissertation Development – Defense Preparation 

JEFF KARON, Ph.D. is a former university English professor who has edited over 100 dissertations, books, articles, stories, and poems across a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and business. He is experienced at helping students from around the world for whom English is a second language (ESL) and has taught and trained thousands of traditional and nontraditional students.

He is a published expert on how to help students and teachers prevent plagiarism and academic dishonesty. He has guided a few thousand students in courses including creative writing, technical writing, literature, philosophy, rhetoric, ethics, and logic, among other subjects.

Dr. Karon can guide you in working with your advisors and committee members and understands the challenges you face as a scholar.  Dr. Karon focuses on one-on-one mentoring and has helped students with their entire career trajectory, including dissertations and dissertation defenses, preparation of vitas and application letters, editing of professional articles and books.  His (1) graduate background in English, philosophy, and logic; (2) his undergraduate background in mathematics and philosophy; and (3) his thoroughly strategic approach (based on a lifelong interest in the martial arts) will ensure that your writing reaches excellence.


Specialties include the following:

  • English
  • General humanities
  • Composition theory and practice
  • Rhetoric,
  • Linguistics,
  • Literary criticism
  • Poetry criticism
  • Creative writing (for students pursuing creative writing degrees),
  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences
  • Education


Services include the following:

  • Topic and research proposal selection
  • Content organization and development
  • Editing and revising for development
  • Editing and revising for clarity
  • Proofreading and copyediting
  • Format consistency
  • MLA format
  • Coaching for defenses and presentations
  • Designing and building strong vitas, résumés, and application letters


Sample Thesis and Dissertation Titles:

Healing the Effects of Medical Errors: A Vision of Justice as Wholeness; Burton and Orientalism

Dynamic Mediated Interaction: An Approach to Study the Role of Media Use in Team Interaction

Analysis of the Marketing Efficacy of the Arts: The LG Group

A Study of the Relationship between Teacher Use of Benchmark Assessment Data and Student Math Grades

Reconfiguring the Narrative of Subject Formation in Postwar Korean Fiction

The Liberation Theology of Albert Camus

Interests in Technology: From Marx, Marcuse, Heidegger, and Social Constructivism to Feenberg and the Internet

Out-Tasking: Management and Integration of Private Technical Service Companies in New Product Development

Closing the Gap: Examining Parental Involvement School Improvement Plans and the Effect in Academic Achievement



“Jeff Karon was a real pleasure to work with, and he contributed significantly to the quality of my final draft. He was also very prompt and precise in his communication. I should also say that I chose Jeff as my preferred editor because of his background in philosophy, rhetoric, ethics, and logic (besides being a Ph.D. in English), because my manuscript requires that the editor be able to follow an argument.” – Frank Armstrong

“I contracted Dr. Jeff Karon to copy edit my doctoral dissertation on philosophy and ethics. Not only was the quality of his work outstanding, his enthusiasm about creative writing and his encouragement carried me through very difficult times at the end of my program. I truly appreciated his comments and suggestions, many of which I will continue to work with as I am preparing a manuscript from my dissertation to be published as a book. Without reservation, Dr. Karon has my highest recommendations. He showed me how beautiful written language can be and reinvigorated in me the writing spirit that I had nearly lost in the strategic aspects of the dissertation process. It was a perfect fit both in terms of the topic and personality.” (Contact information on request

“Jeff brought a fresh perspective, was easy to talk to, and is comfortable addressing different types of writing, and different levels of the editing process. Jeff did exactly what I asked him to do to my manuscript, in a timely manner.” – Laura A. Macaluso, PhD Candidate

“Maybe most noteworthy, Jeff clearly understood the content of the article, which is not at all self-evident and was very helpful. I accepted practically all of his changes to the article.” – Professor, Northwestern University

“I am very satisfied with Dr. Karon’s work. Maybe most noteworthy, he clearly understood the content of the article, which is not at all self-evident and was very helpful. I accepted practically all of his changes to the article.” – Professor, Northwestern University