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Professional coaching services are available at $65/hour. 

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, and 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 all stages of the writing process. For many, submitting a draft helps the WEX Writing Coach understand your particular writing needs; however, other writers appreciate the value of consulting with a Writing Coach to define writing goals and support. 

Once payment is received, WEX will contact you and introduce you to your coach. WEX does not offer refunds of payments for any proofreading, editing, or coaching services, but any credit balance may be used for future editing. WEX expects clients to notify their coaches before 24 hours for any changes to appointments. Cancellations of scheduled appointments without the required 24 hour notice may incur the hourly charge.

Coaching services are available at $55/hour for Antioch students and alumni. 

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, and 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 all stages of the writing  process. Writing Coaches are especially helpful for those "high stakes" writings, such as  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 value 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. 

Once payment is received, WEX will contact you and introduce you to your coach. Any credit balance may be used for future editing as WEX does not offer refunds of payments for any proofreading, editing, or coaching services. WEX expects clients to notify their coaches before 24 hours for any changes to appointments. Cancellations of scheduled appointments without the required 24 hour notice may incur the hourly charge. 

WEX editors provide excellent services at a reasonable $55 per-hour rate for doctoral students. Since most manuscripts/proposals/theses/dissertations consume over 5 hours of review, we ask that you submit a deposit of $275 for 5 hours.

You've worked 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. We know that other editing services charge by the word, but we've decided that the per hour rate is the most economically sound. 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 and 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. 
  • Light 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. When your manuscript is completed, WEX will contact you by email should additional payment be required. Once any additional payments are received, 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. 


WEX editors provide excellent services at a reasonable $45 per-hour rate. Since most manuscripts/theses/dissertations consume over 5 hours of review, we ask that you submit a deposit of $225 for 5 hours. If your dissertation is well over 200 pages and you know it needs substantial edits throughout, please submit for 10 hours. 

You've worked hard, and your manuscript deserves another pair of eyes to ensure its success. Whether it's a proposal or the full dissertation/thesis, final project paper leading to certification, or a selection of your creative writing, you want a polished manuscript to appeal to your audience. Whatever your writing needs, WEX editors are here to help. On staff are PhD editors/coaches and professionally certified editors. We offer a variety of services, including: 

  • 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 and/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. 

For each of these, we provide a document with tracked changes for you to review and accept. When your manuscript is  completed, WEX will contact you by email should additional payment be required. Once any additional payments are received, 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 as payment for resubmission or other documents. WEX does not offer refunds of payments for any services.

Turnaround Time:

  • WEX editors will complete your requested work in about 10 business days (2 weeks), unless the document requires extensive additional work; in that case, WEX will contact you before proceeding.
  • WEX is closed on weekends. All submissions on weekends are considered submitted on the following business day.
  • Should you need your document edited within a short timeframe, we have an expedited editing option in limited cases for an additional charge of $50 - $100, depending on length of manuscript, for completion within 5 business days (1 week) following the submission date.

Rush Editing Fee:

$50: up to 100 pages

$100: up to 225 pages

WEX Editors provide excellent services at a reasonable $50 per-hour rate. 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. 

Services. You've worked hard, and your work deserves another pair of eyes to ensure its success. This service is for shorter, academic writing and 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 for a completed dissertation benefits from a complete examination of format and proofreading to  ensure that what is submitted is a polished finalized text. 

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

WEX provides all excellent services at a reasonable $40 per-hour rate. 

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. 

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 the same 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 two hour deposit.
  • Documents shorter than 10 pages require a one hour 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. 

Turnaround Time:

  • WEX editors will complete your requested work in about 10 business days (2 weeks), unless the document requires extensive additional work; in that case, WEX will contact you before proceeding.
  • WEX is closed on weekends. All submissions on weekends are considered submitted on the following business day.

This service is available to Antioch Students and Alumni only at a discounted rate. Please contact WEX for further information. 

This combined service provides you with the writing expertise and editing acumen of the PhD Coach. The WEX Dissertation Developmental Coach will help you conceptualize and organize your material for your dissertation. With your initial three chapters from your proposal, the Dissertation Developmental Editor will provide explicit feedback for changing the content for the new purpose of the dissertation and will advise on organizing your ideas, revising for greater clarity as well as provide guidance on format and writing style issues. This is a highly specialized writing support to help you with development of ideas and control of style. This is a highly individualized coaching and deep editing experience for students who have completed their research and are ready to write the dissertation. 

Pricing and Payments. 

  • 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.
  • First-time clients must submit the deposit for 2 hours.
  • 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. 

Turnaround Time:

  • WEX editors will complete your requested work in about 10 business days (2 weeks), unless the document requires extensive additional work; in that case, WEX will contact you before proceeding.
  • WEX is closed on weekends. All submissions on weekends are considered submitted on the following business day.

The hourly rate is $40, and we require a deposit for 5 hours for most manuscripts around 200 pages, and this deposit could satisfy the total cost depending on the amount of corrections.  Should the dissertation require more time, WEX will contact you about further costs. 

This service is restricted to dissertations that 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. Generally, WEX editors complete the full edit 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. Please add any other relevant documents. For example, a Word document listing all missing information identified by the previous editor (citations & references).  Once received, WEX will forward your file to the WEX Correction Editor. 

Turnaround Time:

  • WEX editors will complete your requested work in about 10 business days (2 weeks), unless the document requires extensive additional work; in that case, WEX will contact you before proceeding.
  • WEX is closed on weekends. All submissions on weekends are considered submitted on the following business day.
  • Should you need your document edited within a short timeframe, we have an expedited editing option in limited cases for an additional charge of $50 - $100, depending on length of manuscript, for completion within 5 business days (1 week) following the submission date.

Rush Editing Fee:

$50: up to 100 pages

$100: up to 225 pages

This service is for those interested in transforming their dissertations into other manuscripts such as journal articles or books written for a new audience. 

Taking the academic manuscript of the dissertation and creating another document requires a certain amount of transformation. 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 Coaches have the editing expertise and breadth of writing exposure to help you meet this goal. 

This service includes six hours of support split between coaching and editing, depending on your needs, which can be dispersed however you choose throughout the process. This may include brainstorming sessions to help you decide on your goals, review of resources available, and/or editing of manuscript drafts. You will communicate directly with your editor throughout 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 should your editor recommend additional services.

This service is for writing projects that will be submitted to a professional audience outside the university setting. WEX editors provide excellent services at a reasonable rate of $50/hour for Antioch clients and $65/hour for non-Antioch clients. 

Services. You've invested time to write a manuscript, and now it deserves another pair of  eyes to ensure its success. Whether it's a short story, journal article, book manuscript, or applications for further study or internships, you want a polished manuscript/portfolio to submit to the publisher and/or new audience. Whatever your writing needs, WEX editors are here to help. Our staff are MA and 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, development of character or ideas. You might have been counseled by a publisher 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 or publisher. 
  • 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 and/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. 

Pricing and Payments:

  • Regardless of the services requested, all are charged the same hourly rate.
  • Documents longer than 10 pages require a two hour deposit. Documents shorter than 10 pages require a one hour deposit.

Turnaround Time:

  • WEX editors will complete your requested work in about 10 business days (2 weeks), unless the document requires extensive additional work; in that case, WEX will contact you before proceeding.
  • WEX is closed on weekends. All submissions on weekends are considered submitted on the following business day.

You're ready for the competitive academic job market, and you want to put your best foot forward in ensuring your materials make it to the top. The Curriculum Vitae, or "Course of Life,"  is used in the academy to represent one's academic background and degrees, teaching / researching experience as well as any awards, presentations, and publications. A CV can be a very complicated document to prepare, and you want to submit a polished, professional document that effectively reflects your skills as well as your individualism. You deserve to make a good impression from the very beginning. 

A WEX Academic Editor can help you succeed. Having the PhD along with navigating the job market and the experience of being a faculty member, this editor has the expertise required to guide you in creating a successful CV for the job market. Lower rates are for the package for graduate school entrance materials (coaching & editing for preparing your application).

We have both "Combination Packages" and hourly rates.  The "Combination Packages" provide you with the flexibility of speaking with the "academic editor," getting writing support, and later copy and format editing. (Just click on the "fee" tab to see other options and select the one best for you.)  If you have any questions, contact WEX and we'll be glad to help.

The hourly rate for this service is $55/hour, billed at the conclusion of service. 

With your program's permission, WEX can edit your comprehensive exam responses, and you may submit your comprehensive exams for format editing only. Since it's an exam, it's fundamental that WEX editors respect your writer's voice and knowledge of the material. As a result, WEX editors will focus their edits on polishing the document for typos, errors in syntax, citations, references, and pagination, etc. They will not change the substance of your content nor advise on missing material. 

Students may submit their responses as they write them or submit all at once. There's value in the full document in cross-checking the references section. If you decide to submit as you finish, you might benefit from an additional submission of the full document for this final review. WEX editors will use Track Changes and will send to you two versions of your writing: one with the Track Changes present and the other with all accepted. Comments will appear on the polished document so that they still receive your attention. 

If you decide to submit each response separately, WEX will send you directions on how to submit future answers. Since most writers at this point are at a quick deadline, please email WEX directly should you have any questions. 

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