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Proofreading Service

This guide provides information related to registering and scheduling proofreading sessions.

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Student Success is the central pillar of thel University’s strategic plan, and the foundation of ASC’s mission to develop scholars and practitioners. The goal of this service is to provide students with a trustworthy alternative to hiring outside editors who might not be familiar with the NCU process or overcharge for their services. The Academic Success Center proofreaders understand the expectations of the dissertation process and are only focused on your success. 

All ASC proofreaders have earned doctoral degrees and are experienced in supporting diverse writing needs. Let our team of APA experts be the trustworthy resource you need. From citation requirements to heading hierarchy, from passive voice to verb tense, and from unclear antecedents to anthropomorphisms; we can help.

Service List

30-Minute Service: $20.00

  • Citation Review
    • Reviewing and correcting APA formatting, spacing, and punctuation for citations. Feedback will encompass at least 5 pages of the document
  • Headings Review
    • Updating headings for at least 10 pages of the document to reflect APA 7th edition guidelines and perceived content structure.
  • Tables and Figures (APA formatting)
    • Correcting 3–5 tables and/or figures to APA formatting, shading, borders, and labels.
  • Passive Voice
    • Through the focused reading of at least 5 pages, instances of passive language will be identified and improved into more active voice. Developmental feedback in comments and recording will guide improvement in longer documents.
  • Verb Tense
    • Review at least 5 pages of the document for consistent and accurate verb tense regarding use of resources and, if applicable, methodology.

 

1-Hour Service: $34.00

  • Reference Review
    • Analyzing references per APA formatting, including required content, font style, spacing, doi links, and changes from APA 6th edition guidelines. Detailed changes will be provided in the initial pages to apply throughout.
  • Single Chapter Review
    • A general overview of one chapter from a dissertation proposal or manuscript with emphasis on formatting per dissertation template, a basic review of citations and references per APA, and prominent grammatical and structural concerns.
  • Assignment Review
    • A general overview of one assignment with emphasis on formatting per student paper template, a basic review of citations and references per APA, and prominent grammatical and structural concerns.
  • Table of Contents
    • Developing a Table of Contents with active links to level 1 and 2 headings in the dissertation.

 

2-Hour Service: $65.00

  • Dissertation Proposal Review
    • A general overview of the dissertation manuscript with emphasis on formatting per dissertation template, a basic review of citations and references per APA 7, and prominent grammatical and structural concerns. The proofreader will identify 2-3 primary themes for improvement. Proofreading sessions do not review content or research resource data.

 

3-Hour Service: $100.00

  • Dissertation Manuscript Review
    • A general overview of the dissertation manuscript with emphasis on formatting per dissertation template, a basic review of citations and references per APA 7, and prominent grammatical and structural concerns. The proofreader will identify 2-3 primary themes for improvement. Proofreading sessions do not review content or research resource data.

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Sprint to the Finish: Complimentary Review

  • One-time complimentary 3-hour review. Coupon Request Form
    • The Sprint to the Finish review is limited to students who are enrolled in DIS-9904 or DIS-9914 who have an approved final dissertation manuscript draft.

Important Appointment Information

Feedback is available for download within three (3) days of the scheduled appointment date. 

Please be sure to select the type of session that matches your purchase. We are not responsible for incorrect purchases.

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