Doctoral Candidates

Completing your doctorate degree is one of the greatest challenges you’ll take on. And the most important thing you’ll write is your dissertation, the document that showcases the breadth and depth of your expertise.

I follow the guidelines prescribed by your degree-granting institution, combing through your writing to correct the formatting of citations, references, graphs, tables, headings, and more; correct grammar; adjust verb tense; point out wordy or awkward sentences; and amend passive voice, when appropriate.

My comments and queries alert you when your writing is unclear or insensitive, and I often offer suggestions for you to consider. If needed, I walk with you through the revising stage as well, welcoming any questions to help ease the process for you.

Interested in seeing if we’re a fit? Tell me about your project.

“I couldn’t have been more blessed to have Dana as my editor. Her attention to detail and knowledge of APA rules is impressive, but for me it was Dana’s kindness and empathy that I valued the most. During an incredibly stressful period in my life as I worked to complete my dissertation while searching for a new job, she provided invaluable guidance, encouragement, and support.”


“With a deadline looming, I was so grateful I found Dana. I researched several editors on the Editors of Color website, read Dana’s bio, and reached out to her. This was my first time using an editor, so I did not know what to expect, but Dana was patient, receptive, and a great communicator. I was nervous to share my dissertation, but I knew that I did not have the energy or focus to edit it on my own. Dana’s turnaround time was always on time, and she gave me the option to go through her feedback and edits on my own or with her. I must admit that I was nervous to go through the edits, but her feedback was constructive, positive, and I never felt judged. After defending my dissertation and making changes required by my committee, Dana edited my dissertation before I submitted it to ProQuest. I had the best experience working with her and have referred her to several colleagues. I wont forget how much her editing meant to me during a hectic and tenuous time in my life.”

M. Wolfgramm, PhD
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