Editing/Proofreading

The Writing Center provides writing support for students at all levels in all programs at the University. However, our focus is on one-to-one writing instruction, not editing (proofreading). For doctoral students who wish to hire an editor for dissertations, the Writing Center maintains a list of editors who are available under private contract.

Some of the editors on our list were selected for their reputations as academic writing professionals in the Twin Cities area. Others were located through Internet searches. You will hire your editor as an independent contractor, not as an employee of this University. The University is not responsible for any agreements made between student and editors or for the quality of the editing work.

Editing can be expensive. You will find significant differences in fees, however, depending on the experience and expertise of the editor and on the kinds of services he or she performs. You will need to select an editor who provides the kind of editing service you need and then come to an agreement with him or her on expectations and price.

You will save yourself time, money, and heartbreak if you (a) make sure your paper is ready for editing before you submit it to an editor and (b) provide the editor with your program's style guidelines, especially as they differ from the APA manual. The campus Writing Center will be glad to answer your writing questions, but only your dissertation advisor can determine whether your paper is ready for editing. Dissertation layout guidelines are found on Blackboard (My SMU> EDD student pages>Dissertation Info) and on the Writing Center Web page (Style Manuals>APA Templates>Education Leadership Doctorate). Check for updates before you give instructions to your editor.

If you employ an editor, you must name him or her in the Acknowledgements section of your dissertation.

List of Editors

Name

Experience

Contact

Rate

DANAE CLARK, Ph.D.

Former Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh; currently a Lecturer at Chatham University; have directed numerous theses and dissertations; strong background in theory; specializing in organization,conceptual framing, and sound presentation.

danae7@gmail.com
412-244-3435

Initial consultation free, then $60/hour

JEFF ZUCKERMAN, MA Former lecturer, Dept. of English, U of M; former director of writing services, Walden University zucke002@umn.edu Upon request

PAMELA SISKA, MA

Lecturer, Writing & Humanistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Teaches "Graduate Technical Writing Workshop" at MIT. Freelance editor since 1994. Doctorate in progress. Resume

pjsiska@mit.edu

Upon request

TRACY HIATT GRICE Editor and proofreader since 2001, including Format Editor for Capella and contract work with Saint Mary's, St. Thomas, St. Paul, and others.  International students are welcome; have extensive experience editing for non-native writers of English and can advise on grammar and idiom.  tracyhiattgrice@yahoo.com/tracyhiattgrice@gmail.com/715-247-2118 $40/hour
KATHLEEN CANNON, EdD Fun, fast, and competent dissertation editor/partner/coach. Helping make the dissertation process a little less stressful one APA serial comma at a time. More at www.thecannonagency.com 612-381-0452
kcannon@visi.com 
or 
kcannon@thecannonagency.com
Initial consult free, then $40/hour.

LISA WHALEN, MA

Director, Writing Center; professor, Department of English & Modern Languages, Concordia University-Saint Paul; PhD in progress

whalen@csp.edu

Upon request

MARJORIE METTS, MAPW

M.A. in professional writing, Carnegie Mellon University; professional certification in editing, EEI Communications, Alexandria, VA; dissertation APA format editor and proofreader since 2002; freelance editor since 1990; telecommuter since 1996; academic, medical, and high-tech corporate experience

majormetts@netscape.net
majormetts@hotmail.com

Upon request

KENDRA PERRY, MA, MLIS

Background in Education, English Literature & Composition, German, and TESOL; extensive experience with APA as student and writing center consultants; editing experience with APA dissertations in Adult Education. Dissertation references available upon request.

kendra.perry@gmail.com

1 cent/word (2.50/page); 2 cents/word for rush rate (less than 1 week)

MICHELLE ANDREW

Freelance editor and proofreader.

612-730-7790
mandrew5@comcast.net

Upon Request

TIMOTHY MCINDOO, MA

Experience: APA dissertation editor, healthcare research (bioethics), translator (German), technical editor, copyeditor, acquisitions editor, page design; published author; client list available upon request.

612-722-5109
mcindoo@comcast.net

Upon request

JILL S. EASTWOOD

Experience [provided by editor]: Full-time dissertation and thesis editor for 20 years, supporting graduate students, publishing faculty, and other researchers across the United States including those within Saint Mary's University. Jill is widely known for her APA expertise and commitment to excellence. See site testimonials: www.jeastwood.com editor@jeastwood.com 
Toll Free: 1-888-610-1717

Upon request

MICHAEL DICKEL, PhD.

Former Director, Macalester College Academic Excellence Center
Resume

Michael_Dickel@mac.com

Upon request

NICOLE SAVANT, EdD Editor and author, Wolfscholar Editing: dissertations (proposal & final), theses. Instructional designer. Adjunct assistant professor, Saint Mary's University of MN. Read testimonials. Facebook page. 612-812-4310
nsavant@smumn.edu
1st consultation free, thereafter $50/hour for SMU students.