Multiple price options

Due to the Covid Pandemic, WEX is now offering these lower rates to all clients. 

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 1 week (up to 10 days in May & June) , unless the document requires extensive review – at which point, WEX will contact the client. 
  • Should clients want the document edited in less than a week, we have an expedited editing option for an additional charge of $40 - $100, depending on length of manuscript. Weekends aren't included in this timeline. 

Expedited Editing Fees:

$35: up to 50 pages

$50: up to 100 pages

$75: up to 200 pages

$100: up to 300 pages


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