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Center for Learning and Teaching: Editing services


Editing vs. Dissertation Format Review

Adler University's format reviewers do not edit dissertations for spelling, grammar, or word choice issues.  Their focus is on adherence to APA style and to departmental style guides. More information on this service can be found here.

Some students may want to have their work professionally edited as well.  Adler doesn't provide that service, but we do have information on freelance editors you may choose to contact.  Their contact information is below and they can provide you with their rates.  In general, please allow for 3 to 4 weeks turnaround time.

Amy Gralewski

Amy Gralewski is a professional editor specializing in dissertations who holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Adler and also serves as one of Adler's format reviewers. 

She can be reached at and more information on her services is available on her website,

Matt Beardmore

Matt Beardmore is a professional writer and editor and college English instructor who also serves as one of Adler's format reviewers. 

He can be reached at  and you can read more about services and background on his business website, MB Writing and Editorial Services.

Melissa Dunn

Melissa Dunn is a copyeditor who also serves as one of Adler's format reviewers. She can be reached through her website,

She provides full editing, proofreading, and Adler University-specific APA style formatting services.

Margaret McNay

Margaret McNay is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario who provides copy editing services. 

You can find out more about the services she provides on her website, The Editor is In and she can be reached at