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Dissertations

Empowering Doctoral Writers

At the final stages of doctoral study, you’ll be required to write intensively and at length to prove your knowledge and research expertise. As this writing is complicated and complex, it’s wise to have support from experts. At WEX, our doctoral writing coaches and editors appreciate the complexities of this intellectual enterprise and can help you at any stage of your writing process: from articulating your ideas to correcting the format. WEX Editors & PhD Coaches will ensure that your manuscripts are properly formatted, that your research proposal effectively impresses your reader of your capabilities and readiness to take on the research study, that the individual chapters of your dissertation are well-written and developed, and that all comply with the program’s style sheet. We offer packages and hourly rates. Whatever your needs, WEX is here to help.

At affordable hourly rates, we strive to support you with a multiple services:

Deep Editing:

  • Feedback on writing elements such as organization, clarity of content, specificity of research design and methods
  • 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 Editing:

  • Adjusts the formatting of your document according to a specific format and style sheet
  • Compliance with major professional formats (APA, Chicago, MLA) and program handbook
  • 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.

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Your dissertation is complete and approved by your committee, pending some changes. This package helps you through the feedback from your committee to generate a final and more polished manuscript.

With the Post-defense Dissertation Editing Package, the WEX editor meets with you initially for an hour to to discuss the requested changes; edits the document with special attention to revised areas; and meets with you again for an hour to discuss any additional revisions you may need to make. The package includes:

  • 1 hour initial coaching meeting
  • Up to 8 hours of focused editing on revised sections, and cursory review of the whole document for general textual concerns (checking for redundancy, typos, misspellings, etc.)
  • 1 hour summary coaching meeting to discuss any further revisions

This package provides a discounted price for 10 hours of work with a completed dissertation. Additional services may be discussed if appropriate, in which case WEX will bill you for any additional hours. 

To get started, please upload the final draft of your dissertation, as well as the most recent version with committee feedback (if applicable). Once you submit, a WEX editor will contact you to arrange an initial meeting. If the revisions requested by your committee are extensive, this package may not be not enough and there could be need for continued editing. You may discuss this with your editor if appropriate.

Time & Completion of Editing

  • 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 package does not include reference cross-checking for citations. If you’d like reference cross-checking, or other services not mentioned here, please email us at wex@antioch.edu.

Dissertations are challenging – potentially the most complex piece of writing any academic will write – so it’s natural to need extra support. WEX’s Dissertation Triage is a six-week program designed to support you in writing your dissertation. If you’re feeling stuck, unmotivated, overwhelmed, or just know that getting help makes sense, Dissertation Triage is a vital step to success.

The WEX Writing Experts have designed Dissertation Triage to provide doctoral students with individualized writing support that will quickly identify effective strategies to overcome the challenges of writing the dissertation.  Dissertation Triage includes online meetings and editing with WEX PhD Coach.

  • 1  hour of initial consultation to review needs & create strategy
  • 3  20-minute check-ins to monitor progress & ask questions
  • 5  hours of editing spread over 6 weeks

As the adage goes:  “A good dissertation is a done dissertation.

Contact us for more information if you are interested in this service.

This is a service available only to the Antioch University community.
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.

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The Comprehensive Exams are “high stakes” writing, and you want to do your best to submit a polished manuscript of your responses. You want your knowledge to shine and do not want stray errors to negatively affect your reader’s evaluation. Therefore, it’s highly advisable to use WEX services to have your document edited for format.

With your program’s permission, WEX can edit your comprehensive exam responses 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 not copyedit but focus their edits on cleaning & polishing the document for typos, errors in syntax, citations, references, etc. WEX editors will not change the substance of your content nor advise on missing material.

Depending on their individual writing process, students may submit their responses as they complete them or submit all at once. There’s value in having the full document and cross-checking the references section. So, if you decide to submit as you write, you might benefit from a final submission of the full document for this final review. However, you need to ensure that you’ll receive everything back in time for your deadline.

WEX believes that writers have the final responsibility for any changes in the Word document. WEX editors use Track Changes and will send you two versions of your writing: one with the Track Changes present and the other with all changes accepted. Comments will appear on both versions of your document so that they receive your attention. You will have to delete all comments prior to submitting the manuscript of responses.

Since most writers at this point are at a quick deadline, please email WEX directly should you have any questions. WEX also requires that you confirm the availability of WEX editing two weeks prior to your submission deadline.

Contact us for more information if you are interested in this service.

We are dedicated to supporting you, the individual writer, and have developed a fee scale that we hope is economical for you and also acknowledges the professional work of the editor. Specific writing needs may require additional time and effort, but we will always provide you with a total cost along with the initial editing contract.

For more details, check out our pricing page!

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Finish What You’ve Begun

Writing has many stages. Our WEX editors can help you at every stage of your project, from proofreading and formatting a manuscript to more substantive writing support. Whether it is academic writing, creative writing, or  business writing, we have editors who can help you succeed. And our usual turnaround is less than a week from the time you’ve submitted the editing request.

Having editorial support is invaluable to writing success for every stage of the writing process. The Writers’ Exchange offers editing help from the very beginning of a project, including thesis development and organization, to the final revisions of sentence structure and the conclusion. If you’re concerned about the direction or clarity of your writing, the WEX editor will work with you to review your entire document. WEX editors provide line-by-line feedback related to thesis statement, organization, structure, style, and clarity as well as correct sentence-level concerns (spelling, punctuation, and grammar).

Types of Documents:
Professional Writing

  • Manuscripts & White Papers
  • Strategic Plans
  • Articles
  • Grant Proposals
  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • Client correspondences

Academic Papers

  • Final Papers
  • Projects
  • Master’s Theses
  • Doctoral Proposals
  • Dissertations
  • Academic Journal Articles

You’re at the end of your writing process of an important document, and you know it deserves the polish that an outsider’s eye can provide to the format. Perhaps you are preparing your dissertation for final submission to your committee. Or perhaps your dissertation has been approved, and you’ve been advised to have a format or style editor review the full document for its accuracy in following the style sheet. Or you might be preparing for publication and want to make sure you meet the style requirements of a specific journal.

The WEX Style Editor will adjust the formatting of your document, paying careful attention to fonts, margins, header/footer, punctuation, headings, table/figure captions, front matter, references/work cited, etc. WEX editors can work with most style sheets, including APA, MLA, and Chicago as well as specific journals or publishers. If you are submitting a dissertation or article that relies on an internal style sheet, please include that style sheet.

Format editing is best accomplished with a finalized draft of the manuscript. You should have all content, including in-text citations, in place before requesting this service. The format editor will adjust only what is included and will not look for missing information or incomplete citations. We also respect the authority of the writer and use track changes in our editing of your documents. As a result, the writer is ultimately responsible to make changes unto the documents. Please check out our FAQ on using track changes.

WEX Format Editors work with both Word and PDF files depending upon the status of the document. Any dissertation that has received formal approval from the committee should be formatted as PDF file in order to secure the format. Should you have any questions, please refer to the WEX Dissertation FAQs Sheet.

You’re ready for the job market, and you want to put your best foot forward in ensuring your materials make it to the top. The résumé and CV (Curriculum Vitae)  have a distinct purpose of introducing you to a team of reviewers, and you want to ensure that what you submit is polished, professional, and effectively reflects your skills as well as your individualism. Both documents demand an expertise to ensure that yours is not only reviewed but impresses the readers of your candidacy. Whether it’s for a practicum experience or a professional position, you deserve to make a good impression from the very beginning. WEX editors can help you succeed.

We have both “Combination Packages” and hourly rates.  The “Combination Packages” provide you with the flexibility of speaking with the editor, getting writing support, and later editing. If you have any questions, contact WEX and we’ll be glad to help.

Contact us for more information if you are interested in this service.

We are dedicated to supporting you, the individual writer, and have developed a fee scale that we hope is economical for you and also acknowledges the professional work of the editor. Specific writing needs may require additional time and effort, but we will always provide you with a total cost along with the initial editing contract.

For more details, check out our pricing page!

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Work with a Writing Coach or Developmental Editor

Coaches work directly with writers to identify and strengthen their unique learning styles, develop their writing skills, and create plans and strategies for managing writing responsibilities. WEX Coaches understand the challenges of writing and are committed to supporting writers whether it’s a dissertation or a novel, academic paper or short story.

Developmental Editors help writers plan & structure their writing project, from start to finish. These editors have expertise in both the academic world and the publishing field and can help you succeed in your writing process. Should you want, they may also guide you in effectively marketing of your manuscript.

Whether you’re a student or a business professional, you’ve decided that you can benefit from working directly with a writing coach. The one-on-one consultation will help you move from the paralysis of writer’s block or uncover the complexities of a particular piece of writing. You know that you learn best when you can share ideas with someone who can help you articulate new ideas. Research also indicates that focused, individualized coaching can be essential in improving and advancing your writing skills.

  • Increase your success as a clear, confident communicator
  • Develop further confidence in your potential as a business writer
  • Gain awareness of your own strengths and areas for development
  • Have intentional opportunities for reflection and growth between sessions
  • Receive personalized feedback from an experienced business writing coach
  • Take away resources for future reference
  • Ensure further development of your business writing skills with actionable strategies
  • Sign up for one-hour sessions as you need them, or plan beforehand how much time you’re ready to invest in your writing growth. Don’t know how many sessions you