Manuscript Preparation

Polish and Publish

For graduate students*, experienced academics and authors who require assistance ensuring that their manuscripts are error-free, internally consistent and that the final product conforms to publishing or institutional formatting guidelines.


Available services include:



correction of errors in typography, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Developmental editing

copy-editing with detailed commentary to help you improve your independent writing skills

Formatting - Elements of Style

ensuring adherence to technical consistency in spelling, capitalisation, font, format and UK/Canada/US style

Formatting - References

ensuring conformity of or conversion to various reference styles including, but not limited to, Chicago, APA and MLA.

For custom editing projects that combine these services, include the relevant details in your request, and I will be happy to design a quote that accommodates your unique needs.


*Contracts involving the edition of graduate theses and dissertations must comply with the Editors Canada Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Graduate Student Texts. Contracts will not become effective without receipt of the signed Permission Form.

Please be advised that, due to a high volume of academic and professional obligations, these services are not available during the Winter 2021 semester. I look forward to supporting your learning goals in May 2021!

Guelph, ON

©2020 by Chelsea Hartlen

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