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Are you a publisher of psychological or educational products in need of additional editorial support? Are you an author or organization looking to hire a copy editor with expertise in psychology and education? Browse to learn what PsychEditing has to offer.

For Publishing Companies

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Types of Materials Edited

  • Professional books
  • Textbooks
  • Trade books
  • Self-help books
  • Workbooks
  • Clinical and educational assessment instruments
  • Manuals (e.g., training, assessment, and technical manuals; teacher and administrator guides)
  • K–12 instructional programs
  • Technical reports

Services Provided

  • Copy editing, proofreading, formatting, and consulting
  • Reviewing materials to ensure that products meet established specifications and quality standards
  • Developing product-specific style guides
  • Collaborating with development teams on revisions of assessment instruments
  • Assisting in the conversion of print materials to a digital platform
  • Applying psychological and educational background knowledge to optimize products and outcomes
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Qualifications and Attributes

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and online content management systems (e.g., WebCMS)
  • Proficiency with APA and Chicago style manuals as well as in-house publication guidelines
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Quick mastery of new project requirements
  • Ability to shift seamlessly between projects according to company’s needs
  • Over 20 years of experience conducting psychoeducational evaluations
  • Commitment to excellence

For Authors and Organizations

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Types of Materials Edited

  • Professional books
  • Self-help books
  • Workbooks
  • Book chapters
  • Journal articles
  • Newsletters
  • Board meeting agendas and minutes
  • Professional correspondence

Services Provided

  • Correcting errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, word usage, and grammar
  • Ensuring that the writing is clear and consistent by rewording, reorganizing, and/or clarifying text as needed
  • Maintaining the writer’s voice
  • Adjusting formatting for consistency and style
  • Improving and/or correcting heading structure
  • Formatting and cross-checking citations and references
  • Adhering to the appropriate style manual (e.g., APA, Chicago) and, when needed, manuscript publication guidelines
  • Applying psychological and educational expertise to ensure that the content is communicated effectively
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Qualifications and Attributes


  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Collaborative approach to the editing process
  • Timely and thorough communication
  • Expert copy editing through a psychologist’s lens

What Sets PsychEditing Apart?

  • Unique combination of expertise in psychology, education, writing, and editing
  • Specialization in psychological and educational materials
  • Sensitivity to equity, inclusion, and disability-related language

FAQ

I primarily utilize Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature to edit documents, and I insert comments and queries throughout the manuscript, which you can then address and/or reply to. This enables us to have an ongoing dialogue of sorts during our work together. I also edit PDF documents using the Adobe Acrobat markup features and editing stamps.

I am proficient in APA and Chicago styles and will also adhere to other style manuals, in-house style guides, and manuscript publication guidelines.

If you need a project completed very quickly, I will make every effort to prioritize it to meet this request. (Additional charges may apply.)

Yes. I protect the privacy of every document and treat it as strictly confidential.

Please contact PsychEditing for rate information.

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“I have worked with a number of editors over the years and have to say that Rona was by far the best. In fact, working with her crystallized the outstanding experience of publishing a text with New Harbinger! She was incredibly diligent and conscious of deadlines. What I found most admirable about our work with Rona includes (1) the excellent job she did handling edits for highly complicated content; and (2) her incredibly courteous and collegial manner while working on the text. We were definitely a team. I highly, highly recommend her and would jump to work with her again if I could!”

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, PhD~ Professor, Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, and Director, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale ~ Co-editor, Applied Behavior Analysis of Language and Cognition (in press)