Professional Editing of Doctoral Proposals and Dissertations
Instructional Modules for New Dissertation Chairs and New Docs
We are very selective and only employ editors with Ed.Ds or Ph.Ds and who have extensive experience with chairing dissertations. Our editors have taught graduate research courses at Research 1 and 2 universities such as
Who are the Senior Editors?
Dr. Theodore Creighton, Executive Director, and
Ted received his Ed.D. from the
Dr. Sandra Harris,
Sandra received her Ph.D. from the
Dr. John R. Slate, Senior Editor
John received his Ph.D. from the
Dissertation Perfection Senior Editors specialize in the APA Style G
VandenBos, G. R. (Ed). (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
A Comprehensive Description of Our Reviews
1. Mechanics of Style
Punctuation, Spelling, Italics, Abbreviations, Use of Numbers, and Statistical and
2. Writing Clearly and Concisely
Manuscript Structure and
3. Displaying Results
Appropriate Formatting of Tables, Figures, or Other Visual Additions
4. Crediting Sources
Sources, and Cross-checking References in Text with Reference
5. Dissertation Perfection Words Not To Use in Academic Writing
Suggestions for Words Not To Use including Why To Avoid and Replace With
Specific Initial Areas of Review:
Checkthat your work complies with your institutional style guidelines Checkappropriate heading levels and accurate Tableof Contents
tabletitles and figure captions and inclusion of accurate lists of tables and figures
- Ensure page numbers are in the correct
- Inspect proper line spacing and paragraph indentation
- Remove any extra spaces and tabs
Checkblock quotations and other text artifacts according to your style guidelines
- Make certain figures and tables comply with style guidelines
Dissertation Perfection's Two-Tiered Review System
In Tier 1, Dissertation Perfection will conduct a full review of the Dissertation (Chapters 1,2,3,4, and 5) including Front Matter and Reference Section. Expectations are that the candidate will already have a substantive dissertation draft (one that has been through Chair and Committee member review but, lacking in specific APA issues). Tier 1 fee is based on the draft submitted for review, which we will respond with a free quotation in 12-24 hours.
Unlimited Access to Senior Editor
Clients will be provided email and phone contact with their Senior Editor anytime 'after' the contracted review, should there be follow up questions or clarifications desired. The relationship is complementary and ongoing if desired.
In Tier 2, Dissertation Perfection will review any part of the Proposal (Chapter 1, or 2, or 3) or the entire Proposal (Chapters 1, 2, 3). This service is to assist the doctoral candidate in the right APA path early on. We will work closely with the candidate (and the chair) if desired. Our belief (based on years of chairing dissertations) is that the sooner the candidate can become familiar with and develop expertise with the APA guidelines, the better. Our task is to help the candidate transition from a ‘conversational writer/researcher’ to a ‘scholarly writer/researcher.’ In a real sense, waiting until the doctoral dissertation stage to address the intricacies of APA, is not productive in the long run. Many candidates have already established good APA knowledge and habits and would be ready for our Tier 1. Others may need some more time and effort early on. Though our fees are dependent on a timely review of the work desired, we would anticipate a significant reduction in fees compared to our Tier 1.
Clients will be provided
Submission Steps Made Simple
Email us a draft of your Dissertation (Tier 1) or Proposal (Tier 2) and send to: email@example.com
- If your institution or department has dissertation guidelines, we request either a copy or a
link to a website for us to access. This is an important step since as a general rule, the guidelines of the institution that will approve or publish your writing always takes precedence.
- We will review your
draft and provide an estimate of time and fee within 24 hours. Your writing style is a major factor in determining the time required and types of edits we will need to make. We are not a company giving you an estimate based on Page or Word Count - we are committed to providing you an estimate based on a thorough review of your entire dissertation.
- If you decide to proceed with Dissertation Perfection,
confirm by sending us an email and we will then email an invoice that you can pay online using Credit Card with the ( secure) Virtual Terminal here on our website.
- The Senior Editor will complete their edits and email you a final revised Proposal or Dissertation within 1-3 days. We use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word so you can see every change and comment.
- We remain available and you will always have access to our Senior Editors afterward in case you have questions or desire clarifications.
PUBLISH YOUR RESEARCH
Dissertation Perfection: committed to scholarly reviews of your Dissertation and to
Dissertation Perfection Purpose: to disseminate the results of doctoral research in educational leadership and administration. Practical interest is to publish doctoral dissertation research: (a) to provide doctoral students (and their advisors) a specific publishing outlet for the dissemination of their research, (b) to assist doctoral students in successfully publishing their work, and (c) to provide the field at large a significant and specialized database of the most recent studies, findings, and implications. In addition, such a database will continue to serve up and coming doctoral students with a literature review that is most current and dynamic.
No Additional Fee: This 'instructional module' is a complimentary offering and can be accessed by clicking on the New Doc Module from the top menu bar. Your Senior Editor who conducts your dissertation review will also assist with preparing your manuscript for submission to the Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research (ELRDR), published by the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL). This is an optional feature of Dissertation Perfection, and if interested, there is no additional fee beyond the fee for your dissertation review.
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