APA Editing

Idleman & Associates provide comprehensive dissertation editing that includes formatting your dissertation according to APA and specific school guidelines.

A dissertation is a formal, scholarly document. Many writing practices are considered acceptable in more informal formats, but should be avoided in formal writing.

Technical editing includes

  • problems with subject-verb agreement
  • incorrect verb tense
  • unnecessary or missing commas
  • inappropriate em- and en-dashes
  • problems with pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • misused words (e.g., effect for affect)
  • split infinitives
  • sentence fragments
  • faulty attempts at parallel construction

Style editing involves standardizing a text according to your institution's style manual and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed. and 7th ed.), including:

  • headings
  • use of single or double quote marks
  • serial commas
  • numbers
  • acronyms
  • compound adjectives
  • hyphenated words
  • italics
  • citation and reference styles
  • tables
  • figures

Correlation editing involves checking related parts of the manuscript against each other. This is an extremely important step in academic copy-editing and a frequently overlooked one. It includes checking all citations in the text with those in the reference list.

Dissertation APA Editing Cost Estimates

This is a fixed fee:  $0.05 per word.

Lynda Idleman in Action: A Case Study

  • The Situation

    A doctoral candidate in Nursing was studying nurses’ attitudes toward people with mental health conditions.

  • Candidate's Concerns

    • Meeting APA requirements
    • Quick response, because defense date was less than two weeks away
  • Dr. Idleman's Actions

    • Edited completed dissertation
    • Revised Chapter 5, abstract, vita, citations, references, and all preliminary pages
  • The Outcome

    The candidate was able to defend the dissertation without missing a deadline.

Lynda Idleman in Action: A Case Study

  • The Situation

    A doctoral candidate in Business Administration was studying strategies travel agents should use to adopt e-commerce processes.

  • Candidate's Concerns

    • Adhere to APA and university style-manual requirements
    • Address committee’s considerable feedback
  • Dr. Idleman's Actions

    • Aligned sections of the dissertation with the institution’s rubric parameters
    • Discovered inconsistences in text and worked with candidate to reconcile them
    • Formatted tables, figures, references, and citations
    • Identified missing references
  • The Outcome

    The candidate’s dissertation was accepted and Dr. Idleman was thanked for her help creating a scholarly text.

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Rochelle Black, EdD


“You are the BEST! Words cannot express my gratitude. I just viewed the document minutes ago and I am truly pleased. I will refer you to classmates who are in need of an editor that is Outstanding! Once again, thank you for stepping in at the very last minute."

Angelique Richard, PhD

Chief Nursing Officer, Rush University Medical Center, Evanston, Illinois

“Even though we never met face-to-face, it was a seamless process. Lynda was working with many people at one time but made me feel like her only client. She exceeded my expectations.”

Lynn Odom, PhD

Assistant Principal, Cobb County Georgia Schools

"You are such a phenomenal resource! Everything has been professional yet personal.  I will forever be grateful for your quick turnaround and all that you've done to help this four-year project become a reality. You have my highest regard and respect."