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

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