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Experts in thesis and manuscript proofreading and editing

About DrO

DrO (Dr Steve O'Shea) is a highly regarded English editor, with more than 30 years of experience in science and education, and with the writing and editing of large and complex documents. In addition to being research active (having published more than 50 papers in biological sciences), he has edited more than 500 publications for ESL authors, and over 30 Masters and PhD theses for native-English-speaking and ESL graduates. He has also supervised numerous PhD and Masters theses in biological, environmental, health, education, and computer sciences.

What does an edit cost?

Everyone asks this question. There is no simple answer. An editor does not just check for double spaces or correct capitalization. Oftentimes editing involves rewriting sections or significant restructuring of a document, reformatting it and/or removing corrupted text and figures, fact and continuity checking, removing redundancy, and tightening up the language. Word count can be reduced by up to 30%.

Costs depend on how much editing is required (proof, copy, or substantive). Estimated costs for substantive edits based on word count can be found in this table, but please understand that word count is only an indication of cost. It can be more. It can be considerably less.

For editing of standard commercial reports, CVs, manuscripts, conference presentations, and assignments, DrO offers Express (24h), Business (48h) and Standard (72h) rates, subject to word count, availability, and how well something is written. For Theses, DrO offers Crisis (4 day), Thesis (7 day) and Chill (10 day) rates, but he prefers working with someone over many months. He has a 100% success rate with students getting their desired degrees. All editing work comes with a free 2nd-round clarification service, which means we go back and forth until you are happy with the final product. This takes more time.

For all other information, please click Rates.

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