About DrO

Steve with a rainbow lorikeet, rescued from the road after being hit by a car. Several hours later, after being nursed better, it flew off
Steve with a rainbow lorikeet, rescued from the road after being hit by a car. Several hours later, after being nursed better, it flew off

Whenever possible, DrO (Dr Steve O'Shea) escapes the city and its stresses to immerse himself in nature in the magnificent Australian bush, photographing birds, bugs, snakes, reptiles and frogs

DrO (Dr Steve O'Shea) has more than 30 years  professional experience in science and academia, and over 15 years editing academic documents. He has supervised many postgraduates to successful, timely and scholarly completion, and edited numerous theses in biological, health, education, and computer sciences, and more than 200 publications for others, mainly ESL authors

Steve has personally published over 50 papers in biological sciences (about 1000 peer-reviewed published pages), in addition to having written numerous commercial reports. He still researches today, and is presently describing several new deep-sea species of octopus. He is a world-expert in his field

Though best known for research on giant and colossal squids that has seen him profiled in over a dozen documentaries for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, NHK and the BBC, he is first and foremost a conservationist and lover of all nature, whether land, sea, freshwater, or air

 Personalized service

Whether you're an executive, academic or an entrepreneur, Dr O can help you better articulate your message for your target audience

If you are having problems with your thesis, or simply struggling to commit words to paper, DrO can both assist you, and if needed, help with motivating you too

DrO's reputation depends on his providing you with the highest quality, competitively priced, and reliable service possible. You will deal directly with Steve, rather than having your work dispatched to some subcontracted editor

Steve is happy to meet with you to discuss your particular needs 

— People have said some very nice things —

Without my mentor and friend [Dr O], this project would never have started, continued or finished

This thesis would not have been possible without [Dr O], who assisted and supported me in every way. Thank you for all the time you spent discussing issues with me, correcting my English, responding to thousands of mails (per day), and overall, for trusting me

I would like to sincerely thank [Dr O], for his dedicated effort in assisting, guiding and encouraging me through the duration of my thesis

Firstly, a big thanks to [Dr O], who had to put up with me asking a million questions every day, when I was supposedly allowed one, and for all his encouragement and guidance over this last year

Don't just take these people's word for it. The scientific community has also said some nice things about DrO. An impressive six species have even been named after him to honor his contribution to science:

  • Awhiowhio osheai (a sponge)
  • Brucerolis osheai (an isopod)
  • Calvetia osheai (a bryozoan)
  • Gonodactylellus osheai (a mantis shrimp)
  • Magnoteuthis osheai (a deep-sea squid)
  • Vulcanolepas osheai (a deep-sea barnacle)

Dr O (Dr Steve O'Shea) is highly regarded

Contact him to see how he can help you

— Rates

For editing of commercial reports, CVs, manuscripts, conference presentations, and assignments, DrO offers Express (24h), Business (48h) and Standard (72h) rates, all subject to word count and his availability. For large and complex academic documents (like Theses), three additional rates are offered: Crisis (4 days), Thesis (7 days) and Chill (10 days) rates. For theses it is most important that you check DrO's availability in advance, because it can be hard to assist if you contact us the night before something is due. We prefer to avoid last-minute panics at all costs

All editing work comes with a free 2nd-round clarification service

You can be charged by the hour, or by word count, whichever proves cheapest for you, depending on the level of editing required (proof, copy or substantive). For example, if you send 10,000 words, but it takes only three hours to edit (because what you wrote was beautiful) then you would be charged at the cheaper hourly rate (three hours) rather than a set rate for a 10,000 word edit. Estimates of cost based on word count can be found in this table (scroll to the bottom of the page), but keep in mind the fact that these are estimates only. Word count is just an indication of cost, but not the final determinant

For all other information, please click Rates 

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