Multiple price options

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 the full dissertation/thesis, a chapter, 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 $40 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. This is best done before the document is complete.
  • 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.
  • 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. NOTE: Since proofreading requires a dedicated effort, WEX requires previous editing of any document to  exclusively proofread a final draft.
  • 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 $40/hour. 

Since most  manuscripts/theses/dissertations consume over 5 hours of review, we ask that you  submit a deposit of $200 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 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.