Attentive reading, thorough comments, a text you feel confident about.

In addition to working as an ESL instructor at the K-12, university and continuing education levels, I have developed and taught my own writing skills classes for both non-native English speaking and native English speaking university students in both Turkey and the United States.

Whether you have an academic text, web content or a project description, you need an attentive eye that doesn’t just see your text on the level of the sentence, but that takes your prose into consideration as a whole. Finding an editor who can do this, and who is familiar with a variety of linguistic registers and lexicons especially related to Creative Writing, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, isn’t as straightforward as it seems. I work with you from beginning to end—from speaking with you about your prose style to how you want your final text to come across. I work on three different levels of editing: 1) from proofreading for grammar and correcting awkward syntax, to 2) elevating the sophistication of your vocabulary and making prose flow more naturally, to 3) providing more in-depth comments and suggestions regarding your argumentation and content. The type of editing you’d like is up to you; it’s my goal for you to be satisfied with your final text!

  • Literary Texts (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Academic abstracts & articles
  • Job & PhD applications
  • MA theses & PhD dissertations
  • Book manuscripts
  • Grant & Project Proposals
  • Web content

Editing Tiers

Different texts need different kinds of attention. Let me know, or we can decide together, from which type of editing your text would benefit most. Prices work along a sliding scale,* depending on what kind of editing is needed and the length of the text.** The prices below are quoted for a text of 8,000+ words, with a turn-around time of approx. 10 days. Administrative fees apply for payment via third-party vendors. See below for itemized rates.

1) Proofreading: Corrections for consistency and accuracy in grammar, punctuation, and syntax (this type of editing does not necessarily make the text stylistically flow better in English; it is concerned that your grammar, punctuation and syntax is used properly). Up to 3 revisions. [8,000+ words @ .035 USD/Euro cents per word]

2) Standard Editing: Corrections for consistency and accuracy in grammar, punctuation, syntax, style, and form; elevating the sophistication of your vocabulary and making prose flow more naturally (in the case of non-native English speakers, to make it read or flow more “naturally” in English); occasional re-wording or re-organization of sentences and passages. No marginal comments. Up to 3 revisions. [8,000+ words @ .045 USD/Euro cents per word]

3) Academic Editing: Corrections for grammar, punctuation, style, form; elevating the sophistication of your vocabulary and making prose flow more naturally; re-wording or re-organization of sentences, passages, and/or arguments; providing comments and suggestions regarding your form, argumentation, and content. Up to 3 revisions. [8,000+ words @ .05 USD/Euro cents per word]

*Sliding scale: The above price by word is according to a text of 8,000 words or longer. The cost by word count will vary depending on: the editing tier, the length of the text (texts between 4,000 and 7,999 words will be charged at approximately .005 cents USD/Euro a word more, or on an hourly basis for 3,999 words or less). Short texts (e.g., web-content, CVs, etc.) will be considered on an hourly basis of $40/37€ per hour. Academic abstracts have a flat fee of 50 USD/ 45 Euro per abstract. Write me for a quote.

**Longer texts (book chapter, thesis, dissertation or book manuscript) of approx. 50,000+ words will be taken on a case-by-case basis depending on our time frames. I enjoy learning from my writers, and am always happy to consider taking on longer pieces. Drop me a line and let’s talk!

See PDF below for fees chart for June 2023 – June 2024.

Compare Prices to:

Best Edit & Proof international editing services

American Journal Experts (as advertised by peer-reviewed US-based journals)

How does it work?

I use the track changes function on Microsoft Word (.docx) so that you can follow and accept the changes made. Usually, a text that gets edited will take about 1 – 2 rounds of back and forth between us.

  1. Send an email along with your text (or a large portion of it). Drop me a line about what it’s about, what kind of editing you’d like, and your timeframe for a free consultation (dmcachoian@gmail.com).
  2. You, or we, decide from which kind of editing your text would most benefit.
  3. I send you back a sample of the editing work, price quote, and estimated finish time.
  4. If you think we can work together based on the edits, our timeframes match up and we’re on the same page with the kind of editing you want/need, we get to work!
  5. I send you back edits in track changes. If your text is just being proofread, we will most likely only need to exchange the text once between us. If your text requires more in-depth editing, I need to ask for clarification and/or you’d like me to provide comments regarding your content or argument, it is likely we will read over and exchange your text 2 – 3 times between us so that we address your needs thoroughly and make sure we get it right.

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