Why You Should Choose Us to Edit Your Important Document
As a candidate for an advanced degree you are an expert in your field. Nevertheless, it may be wise and even necessary to engage someone who is an expert in the field of academic dissertations, theses and books to make your document the best it can possibly be prior to submission. I will eliminate errors and maintain consistency within any of several mandated formats.
My professional edit of your document will ensure that it adheres to the parameters of your departmental requirements, and will correct any errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation to maximize your likelihood of success.
For well over 30 years, I have been a professional copy editor (and writer, and PR/Communications/Marketing director). I think of copy editing as an art form. I relish the challenge of making a document the best it can be. Others agree: please read their testimonials below.
I can conform your copy to any of the following standards:
- Turabian/Chicago, Ninth Edition (2018)
- MLA Style, Eighth Edition (2016)
- American Psychological Association, Sixth (2010) and Seventh (2019) Editions
How This Works
The process is simple:
- Once you have your document in the best shape possible, email it to me as a Word file.
- Depending upon its length and my assessment of its quality (excellent/average/below average), I’ll reply with a firm quote within 48 hours of my reading it.
- Copy that is submitted in excellent shape will cost you less than copy which requires a lot of “rehab.” Jobs which have a window of fewer than ten calendar days will incur a rush surcharge of 20%.
- Then, if you choose to use our service, you proceed with the payment by mailing a check or using PayPal or Zelle.
- Your document is proofread using the “track changes” function of Microsoft Word so that you can tell where changes have been made (and sometimes why they have been made).
Testimonials From Others Who Have Used Our Services
Michael Nicolás Okińczyc-Cruz, DMin (Fordham University)
Executive Director & Co-Founder at Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL)
“I reached out to Marty for help to take editorial lead on my 2018 theology dissertation and I’m so glad I did! I was deeply impressed with his expertise and professionalism. He was meticulous in his editing and he communicated every step of the way. On top of all of the other positives he was able to return my fully edited dissertation to me ahead of schedule. I’m definitely recommending Marty to others in the future.”
Richard Kordesh, PhD (Indiana University)
Professor in social work, political science, public policy analysis and urban planning at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Indiana University, Penn State University and Addis Ababa [Ethiopia] University
“Marty brings the skill set and discerning eye necessary to help writers turn shaky theses or promising drafts into well-crafted documents. This I know personally from the fine work he completed on two editions of my own book’s manuscripts.”
Ken Trainor, MA (Colorado State University)
Newspaper editor and author
“I’m a professional editor myself. Marty Berg is a masterful editor. He doesn’t just “proof copy”; he also reads for comprehension, which allows for extra dimensions of correction. He challenges and encourages and makes suggestions that are wonderfully useful. And there is nothing more gratifying for a writer than having a pair of sharp eyes find errors and misspeaks that would have undermined your message. In Marty Berg, you don’t just get a taskmaster, correcting your insufficiencies, but a writing partner who wants your product to be its best. For example, with my 2023 book, ‘Our Town Oak Park – Walk with Me in Search of True Community,’ he encouraged me to improve the ending. I took him up on his challenge, and it worked. Marty also proofread the manuscript for my 2013 book, ‘Unfinished Pentecost: Vatican II and the Altered Lives of Those Who Witnessed It,’ and transformed it into a clean read. He even corrected some minor errors in Latin. So if you’re looking for an enthusiastic copy editor who will return a flawless finished product, Marty’s the guy to call.”
Gina Orlando, MA, CH (DePaul University)
Adjunct science professor, DePaul University
“Marty copy-edited my 1998 DePaul holistic health science and spirituality thesis and it went through my committee without a single correction! I’m a professional writer, but every writer needs an editor not only to check the words and citations, but also to make sure the thoughts are being transmitted clearly throughout the work. This word-and-grammar geek is excellent at all of those tasks, is easy to work with, gets the work done quickly–and his rates are reasonable. I highly recommend him and his fine work.”