Jeri Simpson provides editing services to students, authors, and academics.  Her services include mechanical and grammatical proofreading, copy and style editing, flow and coherence editing, and APA formatting, citations, and references. She offers expertise with journal articles, books, dissertations, and theses. Although she specializes in academic manuscripts, she also edits other documents, such as IRB proposals, letters, textbooks, and website copy.   Jeri promises to deliver on time, top quality services to her clients.


Using track changes: readability, flow, organization, academic voice, and word choice.

APA, Chicago, Harvard, Oxford; adherence to your University's guidelines; grammar, formatting, and punctuation.

Margins, pagination, headings, block quotes, in-text citations, and references.


Title page, signature page, acknowledgements, dedication, table of contents, list of tables/figures, and abstract.

Words are essential to who we are.  Words matter whether trying to communicate with a loved one, a colleague, or a friend.  I have been in love with words since I was a child. Now, I help graduate students, university professors, authors, and corporate executives by editing their written work to ensure they say what they mean in a way that is elegant, coherent, and a pleasure to the reader. I have a Master's Degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding, and have 34 years of experience editing and writing corporate and academic work.



$85 per hour

Editing costs are based on per-page estimates, which vary significantly, depending on the needs of the writer.  The following information provides a general guide.  Estimates are based on a 1–2 hour review and a sample edit of the document to be edited.

Technical Editing — 20–60 minutes per page

Copyediting — 10–20 minutes per page

General Formatting — 1–3 hours

Preparation of Prelimary Pages — 1–3 hours

Tables (per table) — 10 minutes to 1 hour

"Jeri is simply the best. She worked nonstop to ensure the job was complete. Her professionalism and knowledge of writing styles is second to none. During this contract, I needed extra work done in a short timeline. She was able to deliver the work with the highest quality. I would recommend her for any assignment." Cedric S.
"Great working with Jeri. Provided excellent insight for our document. Her HR expertise really came through, and it shows on the high-quality edited file we received. Highly recommend to anyone seeking an editor for HR documents." — Elisa L.
"Jeri formatted my thesis to perfection just in time for my deadline. Her sense of urgency, quality of work, and eagerness to help is much appreciated. She saved me from so much stress."
— Melissa M.

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