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Social Sciences

Maya Porter

"I found out today that the manuscript that you edited has been accepted in a Tier 2 journal."
– R.D.

Editing Social Sciences Articles

Having me edit your article before you submit it can determine whether you get published.

The academic editors of social sciences journals always receive more articles for publication than they can use. An article may have excellent research with valuable results, but if it is not well written, or looks like it will need extensive work to make it publishable, it is likely to be rejected. An article that is polished, ready to print, saves the publisher time and money and thus is more likely to be accepted.

I have more than 30 years of editing experience, including 6 years of copyediting social sciences journals. What you get:
  • Knowledge of what journal editors want
  • Expert knowledge of APA style, especially citations and references
  • Friendly, personal attention
  • Fast turnaround
  • Reasonable rates
How it works:

First, determine what journal you are going to submit to. Check that journal's submission guidelines, which you can find on the journal's website. Adjust your article to match those guidelines, such as how long the abstract can be. I can't make your article work if it doesn't meet the basic guidelines.

Then email me your article. I will assess how long it will take to edit and how much it will cost. If you agree, I will edit the article onscreen, using track changes, and return it to you. (If you don't know how to use track changes, I can make changes in bold in the text instead.) I will email you with any questions I have as I go. When it is completed, you mail me a check. Very simple. I also will answer any questions if you do not understand what I have done, for no further charge.

The typical article of about 35 pages takes 5 or 6 hours of work at a rate of $40 an hour.

Let me help you improve your writing - and get published!

quill pen Contact me at maya8460@sbcglobal.net
          or by phone at 479-387-0030.