Dissertation Editor Fees

Dissertation Services: Rates

We understand that everyone’s dissertation and budget is unique. The rates below reflect a range of services that we offer and some general pricing guidelines.

If our pricing or service offerings don’t suit your needs, please grant us the opportunity to customize them accordingly. We’re happy to be flexible and work with you to provide the service you require at a price you can afford.

Call us at any time for a free consultation and a no-obligation price quote.

Discounts are available for high-volume orders (150+ pages)

Payment plans available upon request

Standard Rates

Note: The rates listed below are provided as a general guideline. Since every order is unique, we will need to review the specifics of your project before determining the cost.

Proofreading: Corrects only typos, spelling mistakes, and objective grammatical errors. This service is for dissertations that have already been edited and need one final review to ensure 100% accuracy.
-Standard Rate: $0.016/word–$0.025/word (approx. $4.00/page–$6.25)

Copy editing: Includes proofreading and basic style formatting, as well as improvements to language, syntax, flow, diction, and clarity. This service is for well-written dissertations that require minimal adjustments.
-Standard Rate: $0.025/word–$0.035/word (approx. $6.25/page–$8.75)

Line editing: Includes copy editing, as well as improvements to phrasing, transition, flow, scholarly tone, and style formatting (such as APA 6th, Chicago, etc.). Also includes detailed critical analysis and consultation on the content and organization of your dissertation. Line editing is our most popular order and is suitable for most rough drafts.
-Standard Rate: $0.035/word–$0.045/word (approx. $8.75/page–$11.35/page)

Heavy/developmental editing and consultation: This level of service is ideal for PhD students who are early in the writing process and require substantive help organizing and structuring their arguments and/or addressing their advisor’s feedback, as well as ESL students or others who require extra assistance rephrasing and reformulating their sentences and paragraphs for coherence, clarity, and scholarly tone.
-Standard Rate: $0.05/word–$0.075/word (approx. $12.50/page–$19.00/page), though fees vary per order

Formatting: Includes all necessary adjustments to margins, citations, fonts, tables, table of contents, line spacing, layout, figures, and other typographical issues pertaining to a particular manual of style. Our team includes specialists in APA 6th Edition, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, AMA, ASA, AP, Vancouver, and Bluebook manuals of style. We can also adjust your document per any university formatting requirements, as long as you provide the style guide. This service is included with most line editing orders.
-Prices vary per order; please contact us for an exact quote.

Consultancy and coaching: Written critical analysis and consultation are included with many of our editing services at no additional cost. You may also call our office at any time to discuss your project with our lead consultant free of charge. We offer phone or Skype consultation directly with your editor or dissertation consultant for $110.00 per hour as a follow up to any previous editing order (discounts available for packages of 5 hours or more).

Custom Orders: We understand that every project is unique. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and determine a price quote and payment plan that work for you. Feel free to call or email us at any time.

Is your order unique?

Sometimes what you need is not easily described or categorized by a rates sheet. Please call us to discuss your needs and we’ll be happy to accommodate them and provide an instant price quote.

Need a “budget” option?

While quality services do not come cheaply, we are happy to try and match your budget. You can also save money by taking advantage of our generous referral rewards program.

Have Questions? Visit our FAQ page

If you are looking for a cheap, basic and rushed thesis/dissertation proofreading service, we suggest you stop reading now and look elsewhere – though we advise you be vigilant of scam websites.

If, however, you are looking for a premium quality review and improvement of your writing at a fair price, we can help.

Having a second-set of eyes go over your dissertation or thesis can be of tremendous value. Often, supervisors are unable to provide the amount of time required to substantially correct language, style, and clarity issues. In such cases, our experienced academic editors can be of assistance – 24/7, year-round.

The goal of our service is simple: through a careful review, we aim to eliminate errors while also improving the language and academic tone of your dissertation/thesis. We also look to provide suggestions on how you can improve or develop the content/argument to achieve a better grade.

The final result will be an improved document that reads with clarity and academic style.

Are you an ESL student or academic?

Writing in a second language is difficult. However, writing in a second language to an academic standard is even more challenging. There are so many obscure stylistic conventions that it is hard even for many educated native speakers.

Fortunately, as current and former university staff members and academics, our editors know exactly what grading professors do, and do not, want to see in a dissertation or thesis.

Hire the experts to help

Nothing influences your final degree classification more than the mark you receive from your dissertation or thesis.

If you choose to hire Cambridge to review and improve your dissertation or thesis, you are not simply purchasing a basic online proofreading service; you are making an investment in your education and the result of your degree or doctorate. Our previous clients will attest to this.

 


How we will proofread and edit your dissertation or thesis

Abbreviated from the How we will improve your writing section.

Cambridge Proofreading’s experienced editors are available 24/7 to provide your dissertation or thesis with a rigorous review and comprehensive improvement of your writing. We utilise the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word so you will see all of the amendments that we have made.

  • We check your document for language, grammar, syntax, logic and flow.
  • We will fix awkward phrasing and improve logic.
  • We will improve lexical choice and academic tone.
  • Our revisions are highlighted for you to check.

An editor with the right qualifications and experience relevant to your subject

You will be assigned an editor with the most appropriate qualifications, experience and skill set relevant to your topic. This ensures accurate editing and compliance with your disciplines’s stylistic conventions.


Over 140 experienced editing professionals

All the editors in our network hold advanced qualifications (first degrees, master’s degrees, and PhDs) from leading American and British universities. Many also are members of leading industry bodies, such as the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE).

Less than 1% of editors who apply to Cambridge make it through our rigorous selection process.

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Dr. Odom, Ph.D

United Kinddom

7Years
Experience

208Papers
Edited

97%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise

Ph.D. English (Old Dominion University)
M.A. English (VA Commonwealth University)
B.A. Political Science (Old Dominion University).
Subjects: English Studies, Communication/Media Studies, Gender Studies.

L. Trego, B.S.E.E.

United States

32Years
Experience

127Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise

B.S. Electrical Engineering (Penn State University)
32 years in Electrical and Aerospace Engineering industries.
Subjects: Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mobility Engineering (Automotive, Aerospace, Off-Highway Industries).

Dr. Eckler, Ph.D

United States

6Years
Experience

355Papers
Edited

96%Satisfaction
rating

Areas of expertise

Psy.D Clinical Psychology (Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology)
B.A. (Hons) Psychology and Plan II Honors Program (University of Texas at Austin).
Subjects: Psychology, Sociology, Psychiatry, Social Work.

“Substantial improvement”

“I sent each of my chapters individually over a period of a few months. Each time they sent a chapter back, it was improved. I particularly liked the suggestions for better words in a scientific-academic style. ”

– Marc, University of Illinois.

“Fixed my organization issues”

“I have a wide vocabulary, but my organization reflects that English is a second language to me. My thesis editor has been very helpful in fixing this problem in my thesis and, for that, I would recommend you.”

– Olga, Universität Freiburg.

“Dissertation editing – excellent”

“A very good dissertation editing service. I had two editors review my file, so there were a great deal of changes made. I accepted almost all of them and I think my dissertation is much better for it.”

– Tabhita, Boston University.

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