APA Copy Editor

Why do you need an APA copy editor?

You need an APA copy editor because clear, error-free work will improve how your audience perceives your dissertation, conference paper, journal article, book manuscript, or grant proposal. It is difficult to edit your own work, so copy editing is always appropriate as the final review before sending the document to your advisor or publisher.


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What Rampart Does as your APA Copy Editor

As your APA copy editor, we will edit your manuscript for grammar, spelling, punctuation, verb tense, word choice, sentence structure, and style. We also ensure that headings, tables, and figures are correctly formatted. We edit using the track changes function so you remain in control of the final version.

For an extra $1/page, we can also verify that your references meet style guidelines and cross-check in-text citations against the reference list.

While we usually work as an APA copy editor, we also edit to other styles, including Chicago, Harvard, and Vancouver. We often work with authors for whom English is not their original language, particularly in Asia and Latin America.

Copy editing does not address deeper issues with overall structure, repetitiveness, conceptual confusion, methodology, plagiarism, or sufficiency of arguments. Such issues are best addressed through our interactive coaching service. We also do not verify sources or research missing information. For professionals, we also do deep revisions, such as shrinking a grant application or article to meet a word count limit, at our $50/hour consulting rate. We reserve the right to decline any project on the grounds that it is not ready for copy editing.

Why Choose Rampart as your APA Copy Editor

Choose Rampart because, as a small family business, we truly care about the quality of your work. Other services may charge less for a bare-bones edit; we are too perfectionist to be able to fix only some problems while leaving others “because you didn’t pay for it.” Other services may have a big management team; your editing fee is earned by your APA copy editor, not siphoned off as overhead.

How Rampart’s APA Copy Editor Service Works

To begin, email us with your deadline, approximate word count, and when we could expect to begin the work. Careful editing takes a significant amount of time. A week is usually the minimum for a large project. When we receive your manuscript and style guidelines, we will verify the word count, confirm that we can meet your deadline, and set the price. Once you pre-pay on PayPal, we will begin the work.

We charge $5 per 250-word page, excluding references and footnotes. This works out to $0.020 per word. If you want us to format references and cross-check citations against the reference list, we charge $6 per 250-word page. This works out to $0.024 per word. Except in special circumstances, we charge a minimum of $50 for any project.

Please contact us at tom@rampartprosolutions.com or leslie@rampartprosolutions.com before you submit work for editing.

We look forward to catalyzing your scholarship as your APA copy editor!