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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are your services confidential?

Yes, absolutely. All of your interactions and the work that we do for you are 100% confidential. We are happy to send you a Non-Disclosure Agreement before you submit any of your work to us.

Are you willing to sign a contract?

Of course! Once we agree to general terms, we will gladly draft a contract and send it to you for review and approval.

How long does it take to edit a dissertation or thesis?

Turnarounds can vary per the complexity of the order. However, we will always provide you with an exact turnaround before you proceed with your order. Typically, documents containing fewer than 50 pages will take 3-5 business days to edit, whereas full-length dissertations (100-250 pages) typically take 7-10 business days. We can often expedite this service, though rush fees may apply.

How does “free revisions” work?

Free revisions work in two ways: (1) If there are objective errors remaining in the text or formatting, we will revise free of charge; (2) if you make minor edits to your document in response to our comments, we will review and edit these for you free of charge. NOTE: In order for us to review your changes, you must highlight or track them so that they are easily visible. If you add more than 200 words of total content, we will charge only for the additional content at the same per-word billing rate

What if there are errors left in the edited copy?

While no edit is ever 100% perfect, typographical errors should be very rare. If you find any errors in your document, simply return the dissertation as soon as possible and we will re-edit it free of charge.

How do I know what level of editing will work best for my material?

Feel free to e-mail your dissertation to us and we’ll review and provide feedback on which type of editing may work best for you.

May I speak with you over the phone or via Skype?

Of course! I am focused on providing the absolute best in customer service. I am aways available to you by via text (951-545-6876) and via voice on the phone at an agreed apon time.

Will you write my dissertation for me?

Absolutely not. We unequivocally refuse to write content for academic submission and will not support plagiarism or academic dishonesty of any kind.

How does payment work?

How does payment work?
I offer a wide range of payment plans, though a deposit is always due upfront to schedule your order. I accept credit cards, PayPal, Western Union money transfer and bank to bank transfers. Please note there is a 3% processing fee.

Is editing my dissertation or thesis considered cheating?

Absolutely not! Many professors expect their students to seek professional editing assistance to ensure that the text is free of technical errors and properly formatted. The service I provide focuses on improving the mechanics and clarity of your content rather than writing original work—which would be considered plagiarism.

PhD-Level Critical Review & Consultation

Imagine having an accomplished PhD review your dissertation or guide you step-by-step through the entire development process. This is exactly what I do for my clients.

I specialize in comprehensive dissertation coaching and critical review to make the dissertation-writing process as efficient as possible. Critical review and feedback is included free of charge with most editing orders or can be ordered separately at an hourly fee. I know the dissertation process and I will ensure that your dissertation is well conceived, written effectively, and ultimately approved by your committee.

My dissertation consultation and tutoring services are available in written form or by phone, Skype, or in-person. Please contact me directly for a free consultation and price quote.

Common issues addressed through critical review include:

-Conceptualization and planning
-Reviewing and critiquing sources
-Structure and logical flow
-Thesis development
-Articulation, argumentation, and clarity
-Research analysis
-Validity and applicability
-Statistical analysis
-Plagiarism check

Why Choose Dr. Richard J. Sands, MBA CSSLBB?

1. PhD: I have earned my PhD and know what it takes to get a dissertation approved.

2. Experience: I have years of professional experience tutoring and mentoring doctoral candidates and graduate students just like you.

3. One-on-One Help: I will guide you through each and every step of the research and writing process.

4. Flexible Scheduling Options, including evenings and weekends.

5. High Quality Deliverables.

Referral Program

Referral Rewards: Refer Clients, Get Paid!

My referral-rewards program can put money back into your pocket for each and every paying client that you refer to me. There is no purchase requirement for you to take advantage of this program.

Here’s how it works

  • $25.00 paid to you for referring a new client who purchases any of my editing, formatting, or consultation services. There is no limit to the number of clients you may refer—you’ll receive $25.00 for each and every one of them.
  • $50.00 paid to you for referring any new client who makes a purchase order of $500.00 or more. Again, there is no limit to the number of clients you may refer.
  • $100.00 discount off your next purchase of $750.00 or more for referring any new client who makes a purchase of $500.00 or more. Again, there is no limit to the number of clients you may refer or the number of times you can take advantage of this reward.

So, what’s the catch?

Well, there is no catch, but we do have a few very understandable limitations:

  • You may only be rewarded one time (either $25.00, $50.00, or the $100.00 discount) per referred client.
  • The referred client must be a new client who has not already contacted us previously via phone or email.
  • All reward payments to you will be paid via PayPal. Standard PayPal fees apply—i.e. PayPal typically skims between 2.2% and 2.8% from any transaction. (Please contact PayPal directly if you have any questions about transactions fees.)
  • If, for any reason, the payment made by your referred client is refunded, cancelled, or otherwise voided, all amounts paid to you for referring that client will be reversed.

That’s it! So, please go tell your friends, family, and colleagues about my great dissertation editing, formatting, and consultation service and I will gladly reward you!

Services Offered Overview

What To Expect...

The writing process can be arduous and frustrating. Advisers are often slow to respond with feedback and their expectations can be vague or seem inconsistent. Dr. Richard J. Sands, MBA, CSSLBB offers prompt and reliable Academic Consulting & Editing Services to ensure that your material is well written, properly formatted, and ultimately approved by your committee.

Customized Options

Academic Consulting & Editing Services range from simple proofreading to heavy line editing to comprehensive style formatting. My editing services will ensure that your material is well written, free of error, and formatted per your program’s style guidelines. As an added bonus, most of our editorial services also include critical review and consultation on the content, argumentation, and organization of your dissertation.

Proofreading: Corrects only typos, spelling mistakes, and objective grammatical errors. This service is for dissertations that have already been edited and need one final review to ensure 100% accuracy.

Copy Editing: Includes proofreading and basic formatting, plus minor improvements to grammar and syntax. Also includes critical feedback on the content and organization of your dissertation. This service is for well written dissertations that require minimal changes.

Line Editing: Includes copy editing, plus improvements to phrasing, transition, flow, and general style formatting. Also includes detailed critical feedback and consultation on the content and organization of your dissertation. Line editing is my most popular order and is suitable for almost any rough draft material.

Formatting: Includes all necessary adjustments to margins, citations, fonts, tables, table of contents, layout, figures, and other typographical issues pertaining to a particular manual of style. Specializing in APA 6th Edition style.

Unsure of Which Service You Need?

Call, or email me and we can discuss what is the best option(s) for you.

Does your dissertation need something a little different from the options provided above? I understand that every dissertation is unique and I am happy to adjust my service to suit your specific needs.

Please see custom pricing page for more detailed pricing information and contact me directly to receive an exact price quote.

Have Questions? Visit my Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.