Submit your writing here for review. When you submit, select the categories of support you would like. Please give us as much information as you can about your specific concerns. To see the guidelines for each category, just click "show guidelines" on the right-hand side.

  The WEX editor examines the full dissertation* and provides line-by-line feedback related to writing structure, style, and clarity. A full copy edit ensures that the development of the material is well-organized and the prose is clear and concise. The editor line edits for syntax, fragments, verbal tenses and word choice as well as proofreads for typos and other errors. All formatting issues are corrected. If you are concerned about writing style, the organization of ideas, and format, this deep editing support is the service for you. Up to 10 hours of editing.
Up to 10 hours of editing for dissertations no longer than 200 pages in length. 

Email WEX for longer dissertations.  

To get started, please upload your current draft of your dissertation. Once you submit your dissertation, you will receive an email from WEX and a WEX editor will edit your work.

Time & Completion of Editing

  • WEX editors will complete your manuscript within 2 weeks, unless the document requires extensive review – at which point, WEX will contact the client. 
  • Should clients want the document edited within a week, we have a rush order option with an additional charge of $40. 

For external clients: Please  click on the arrow next the AU price and scroll to fee for external clients.  Thank you! 

This service is for those interested in transforming their dissertations into other manuscripts; such as, articles or books written for another audience. 

Taking the academic manuscript of the dissertation and creating another document relies on a certain amount of transformation to occur. It certainly requires an ability to copy edit a lengthy manuscript of disparate parts in such a way that it becomes a readable text tailored to a new audience. WEX PhD editors have the editing expertise and breadth of writing exposure to help you meet this goal. 

This service involves a deposit for an initial hour-long consultation and 5 hours of editing. Your WEX editor will keep in touch through regular emails, and you will apprised of the development of the manuscript. Depending on the length of the project, there might be further editing costs, but WEX will keep you apprised throughout the process. 

This is a service available only to the Antioch University community. 

This service is restricted to Antioch University doctoral candidates whose dissertations have been edited for format by the Writers' Exchange. The WEX editor will correct your entire manuscript  with the exception of those areas that only the student can correct; such as, elements of the references and citations. 

We require a deposit for 3 hours and this deposit could satisfy the total cost depending on the amount of corrections and length of the manuscript. Should the dissertation require more time, WEX will contact you about further costs. Generally, WEX editors complete "jobs" within a week.  We also provide a "rush order" should you need your document corrected within 72 hours. 

If interested, please submit your dissertation in both the final Word document and the WEX edited PDF. There's room for you to add any other documents. For example, a Word document listing all missing references.  Once received, WEX will forward your file to the WEX Correction Editor. 


Time & Completion of Editing

  • The WEX Correction Editor will complete your manuscript within 1 week, unless the document requires extensive review – at which point, WEX will contact the client. 
  • Should clients want the document expedited within 72 hours, we have a rush order option with an additional charge of $40. 

This service is a combined coaching and editing that provides AU students with the direct support of a writing coach who will also edit writing for organization, writing style, and sentence level issues. This is a "deep" writing support for writers who want expert, substantive, and individual writing support in order to develop their own writing skills.  

  

AU Dissertation Triage service is a six-week program designed for AU doctoral students in the process of writing their dissertations. The Triage package has been carefully designed to guide success & includes: 

1 initial hour-long Coaching Session 

3 20 minute  Coaching Sessions for ongoing support  

5 hours of Professional Editing 


To get started, please upload your current draft of your dissertation. Once you sign up, you will receive an email from WEX, coordinating you with your WEX Triage Coach. 

Academic Writing Services (by the hour)

You've worked hard, and your work deserves another pair of  eyes to ensure its success. WEX Editors have the expertise to refine your prose, correct your format, and ensure that your document succeeds. We provide all excellent services at a reasonable $40 per-hour rate. 

Services can include:

  • Editing for content to provide feedback on writing elements such as organization, clarity of content, specificity of research  design and methods, sentence-level revisions, and word choice. This is best done before the document is complete.
  •  Format/Style Editing to adjust the formatting of your document according to a specific format and style sheet. This format editing is best accomplished with a final draft of the manuscript. You are  expected to have all content, including in-text citations, in place before  requesting this service. 
  • Combined Proofreading and Format Editing: a manuscript benefits from a complete examination of format and proofreading to ensure that what is submitted is a polished      finalized text. Available only to manuscripts previously edited by WEX. 

Pricing and Payments. Regardless of the services requested, all are charged at the $35 hourly rate. 

  • All WEX services are on a prepaid basis. A deposit must be received before services will rendered. Additional charges will be billed to the student upon completion of the editing.
  • Documents longer than 10 pages require a $80 deposit, which represents two hours of work at $40/hour. 
  • Documents fewer than 10 pages require a $40 deposit. 
  • Clients understand that the deposit is to initiate the editing transaction and that they are responsible for full payment of the contracted work, understanding that documents can consume more than the deposited amount. 
  • Once completed and fully paid, reviews will be returned via email and attached to the submission in Submittable. 
  • In the event that a project takes less time than expected, you will be issued a credit balance that may be applied to future WEX services. Please note that that WEX does not offer refunds for proofreading, editing, or coaching services 

Time & Completion of Editing

  • WEX editors will complete your manuscript within a week, unless the document requires extensive review – at which point, WEX will contact the client. 
  • Should clients want the document edited within 72 hours, we have a rush order option with an additional charge of $30. 


These services are available at the lower rate to Antioch students and alumni only.


You've worked this hard, and your manuscript deserves another pair of  eyes to ensure its success. Whether it's a proposal or the full dissertation/thesis, a chapter, journal article, or book manuscript,  you want a polished manuscript to appeal to your audience. Whatever your writing needs, WEX editors are here to help. WEX editors provide excellent  services at a reasonable $45 per-hour rate. On staff are PhD editors/coaches and professionally certified editors. We offer a variety of services, including: 

  • Deep Editing for content to provide feedback on writing elements such as organization, clarity of content, specificity of research design and methods. You might have been counseled by a faculty member that your writing needs revision. Perhaps you need to go deeper in your analysis or delete repetition.  This is best done before the document is complete or being submitted to the committee. 
  • Copy Editing for writing style, sentence-level revisions, transitions, and word choice. This careful review is best done near the end of the writing process, prior to submission to your chair &/or the final defense.
  • Format/Style Editing to adjust the formatting of your document according to a specific format and style sheet. This format editing is best accomplished with a final draft of the manuscript. You are expected to have all content, including in-text citations, in place before requesting this service. 
  • Combined Proofreading and Format Editing: a completed dissertation/manuscript  benefits from a complete examination of format and proofreading to ensure that what is submitted is a polished finalized text.  Proofreading is a labor intensive project to correct typos, grammar and punctuation, wrong words, and  other minor errors at the sentence level. This is best done on a completed manuscript/dissertation when major revisions are no longer likely. NOTE: Available only to manuscripts previously edited by WEX. 

For each of these, we provide a document with tracked changes for you to review and accept. All of these services are available at $45/hour. 

Since most manuscripts/theses/dissertations consume over 5 hours of review, we ask that you  submit a deposit of $220 for 5 hours. If your dissertation is well over 200 pages and you know it needs substantial edits throughout, please submit for 10 hours. 

When your manuscript is  completed, WEX will  contact you by email should additional payment be required. Once you pay the additional amount, your manuscript will be sent via email. If no additional payment is  required, your dissertation will be sent directly to you. Any balance remaining may be used payment for resubmission or other documents. WEX does not offer refunds of payments for any services.


Time & Completion of Editing

  • WEX editors will complete your manuscript within 2 weeks, unless the document requires extensive review – at which point, WEX will contact the client. 
  • Should clients want the document edited within a week, we have a rush order option with an additional charge of $40. 


You've worked hard, and your work deserves another pair of  eyes to ensure its success. This service is for shorter, academic writing. WEX Editors provide excellent services at a reasonable $45 per-hour rate. This can include:

  • Editing for content to provide feedback on writing elements such as organization, clarity of content, specificity of research design and methods, sentence-level revisions, and word choice. This is best done before the document is complete.
  • Proofreading to correct typos, grammar and punctuation, wrong words, and  other minor errors at the sentence level. This is best done on a  completed document when major revisions are no longer likely.
  • Format/Style Editing to adjust the formatting of your document according to a specific format and style sheet. This format editing is best accomplished with a final draft of the manuscript. You are expected to have all content, including in-text citations, in place before requesting this service. 
  • Combined Proofreading and Format Editing: a completed dissertation  benefits from a complete examination of format and proofreading to  ensure that what is submitted is a polished finalized text.

All of these services are available at $50/hour. With papers under 20 pages, we ask that you submit an initial payment of $100 for 2 hours. If your submission is fewer than 5 pages, one hour satisfies the deposit requirement. 

 When your review is  completed, WEX will  contact you by email should additional payment be required. Once you pay the additional amount, your review will be sent via email and attached to the submission in Submittable. If no additional payment is  required, your review will be sent as soon as it is complete. Any credit balance may be used for future editing services. WEX does not offer refunds of payments for any of it services. 

The WEX Writing Coach provides writers with substantive writing support and  consultation.  This deep editing support guides writers in any stage of  the writing process: from early outlining of ideas to final revision for  readability. The WEX Writing Coach provides support for developing  content, organizing ideas, revising for greater clarity as well as line  editing for correct grammar and conventions. 

WEX Writing Coaches have expertise in multiple writing genres: from academic to business to creative manuscripts. They are here to support you in whatever stage you are in the writing  process. The Writing Coach is especially helpful for those "high stakes" writings; such as, writing that you'd like to "publish": a book manuscript or a dissertation. With doctoral students a coach can help them organize their research and prepare to write the dissertation. 

Submitting a draft of whatever writing you want help with guides the WEX Writing Coach  in understanding your particular writing needs; however, other writers  appreciate the multiple values of consulting with a Writing Coach to  define writing goals and support. 

This option is available to Antioch Students and Alumni only at this discounted rate. You may begin with one hour and take it from there, or you might want to schedule a month of meetings to keep the momentum going. Whatever you decide, we're here to help you. 

Coaching services are available at $55/hour. We ask that you begin your coaching experience with a deposit of $110 for 2 hours. Once received, WEX will contact you and introduce you to your coach.  Should you exceed the 2 hours, WEX will  contact you by email  for additional payment. Any credit balance may be used for future editing. WEX does not offer refunds of payments for any proofreading, editing, or coaching services. 

The WEX Writing Coach will provide substantive writing support and  consultation for the writing of a thesis/dissertation and/or professional material (including websites and journal articles).  This professional writing support guides writers in any stage of  the writing process: from early outlining of ideas to final revision for  readability. The WEX Writing Coach provides support for developing  content, organizing ideas, revising for greater clarity as well as line  editing for format, correct grammar, and conventions. 


WEX Writing Coaches  are experts in writing and have PhDs so they understand intimately the challenges of writing dissertations and academic articles. They are here to support you in whatever stage you are in the writing  process. For many, submitting a draft helps the WEX Writing Coach  understand the particular writing needs; however, other writers  appreciate the multiple values of consulting with a Writing Coach to  define writing goals and support. 


  

You've worked this hard, and your manuscript deserves another pair of eyes to ensure its success. Whether it's a dissertation, journal article, or book manuscript, you want the polish to appeal to your audience. Whatever your writing needs, WEX editors are here to help. WEX editors provide excellent services at a reasonable $60 per-hour rate. On staff are PhD editors/coaches and professionally certified editors. We offer a variety of services, including: 


  • Editing for content to provide feedback on writing elements such as organization, clarity of content,  specificity of research design and methods, sentence-level revisions, and word choice. This is best done before the document is complete.
  • Development Editing to help with structure and content development of your project. Whether it's a novel or an academic project, the editor will provide the critical feedback to tighten the plot structure & characterization or support you in identifying the key components for content development of academic texts. This service is best accompanied with a minimum of 1 hour coaching. 
  • Proofreading to correct typos, grammar and punctuation, wrong words, and other minor errors at the  sentence level. This is best done on a completed manuscript/dissertation when major revisions are no longer likely.
  • Format/Style Editing to adjust the formatting of your document according to a specific format and style  sheet. This format editing is best accomplished with a final draft of the manuscript. You are expected to have all content, including in-text citations, in place before requesting this service. Combined Proofreading and  Format Editing: a completed dissertation/manuscript benefits from a  complete examination of format and proofreading to ensure that what is     submitted is a polished finalized text. 

For each of these, we provide a document with tracked changes for you to review and accept. All of these services are available at $60/hour. 

Since most manuscripts/proposals/theses/dissertations consume over 5 hours of review, we ask that you submit a deposit of $300 for 5 hours. When your manuscript is completed, WEX will contact you by email should additional payment be required. Once you pay the additional amount, your manuscript will be sent via email. If no additional payment is required, your project will be sent directly to you. Any balance remaining may be used for resubmission or for new documents. WEX does not offer refunds of payments for any of its services. 


The WEX Substantive Editor works with your entire document and provides deep writing support for idea development, clarity,  organization, and/or writing clarity and syntax. This is a more involved writing support to help you with development of ideas and control of style as well as with sentence level concerns; such as, syntax, word choice, and punctuation. The Substantive Editor will provide explicit feedback for developing your content, organizing your ideas, revising for greater clarity as well as line edit for correct grammar and conventions. At times, this support can focus on developmental writing needs and English fluency. This is a deep editing experience, and we encourage writers to combine this service with direct consultation with a WEX Writing Coach.   


This service is available to Antioch Students and Alumni only at a discounted rate.

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