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Jennifer Eggerling-Boeck, PhD

Affordable academic editing by someone who's been there
Services & Rates
Hourly rates for the following academic services are listed below:
  • Standard academic rate: $50.00/hour (for clients employed full time as professors or post-docs)
  • Student rate: $43.00/hour
Rush rates:
My standard turnaround time is anywhere from 1-4 weeks, depending on the length of your manuscript and my current schedule. However, I understand that sometimes clients have imminent deadlines and I am willing to work with you if that is the case; there is a 50% surcharge for rush jobs.

To estimate the time required to edit your work, use the following guide:
(A note for non-native English speakers)
  • Light editing: 7-10 pages per hour
  • Basic editing: approximately 4 pages per hour
  • Extended editing: 2-3 pages per hour
If you need a more specific estimate for your project, please contact me. If you need to stick to a specific budget, I'll be happy to work with you to keep the project within your budget requirements.

Clients may pay via Money Link (an easy and secure electronic transfer method), check, or PayPal; please make checks payable to Jennifer Eggerling-Boeck.
Light Editing
This level of service includes correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as fixing incorrect word usage and ensuring consistency within the text. I will change wording only when it is awkward enough to confuse the reader. This is the perfect level of service if your work is already extremely polished, you have an imminent deadline, or your budget is very limited.
Basic Editing
This level of service includes performing all the tasks in light editing, as well as helping with sentence structure, correcting awkward or unclear phrasing, and ensuring the continuity of arguments in the text. I will also provide comments on the overall organization and flow of the paper. This is the level of editing I most commonly provide.
Extended Editing
This level of service includes all the aspects of light and basic editing. In addition, I will eliminate wordiness and unnecessary jargon, rearrange text to improve readability, smooth transitions, recommend sections that may be deleted, and suggest additional points you may want to explore in the text. I note and help you clarify any flaws in the logical arguments or any gaps in the literature review. I also provide comments on how to better appeal to your specific audience.
Journal Formatting
This service includes formatting the paper and reference list according to the specifications of the journal of your choice.
A Note for Non-Native English Speakers:
As an ESL writer you face the significant challenge of writing in a non-native language. In most cases, the writing of non-native English speakers requires at least a basic level of editing. If you request light editing due to budget constraints, I will be able to fix many of the errors in your writing and clarify many awkward sections, but will most likely not have time to correct all errors and remove all awkwardness. Please let me know if you have further questions about which level of editing is appropriate for your project. Also, be sure to check out the Resources Page for links to websites that can help you with your writing.