Since 2008, I have been providing editorial services
from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

My preference is detailed and thoughtful work over ‘quick-fixes’.
My goal is to provide support so that you can maximize your efforts
on the all-important task of idea creation.

Please contact me at alisonminkus@gmail.com for a quote
or for further information.

My experience:

  • writer (e.g. published in Management & Organizational History, and by Routledge);
  • copy editor (e.g. articles in journals such as Ad Parnassum, and publishing houses such as Olms-Verlag, Germany; Rodopi-Brill, Amsterdam; and Brepols, Belgium); and,
  • reviewer (conferences of the Academy of Management, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and Western Academy of Management; submitted articles for Management & Organizational History).

What I provide:

  • editing for academic texts, with a specialization in the Social Sciences (in particular, business and music); and
  • support for written texts such as articles, theses, proposals, and grants.

Editing services:

  • structural: clarification and reorganization of elements pertaining to content and structure;
  • stylistic: addressing jargon, language, and meaning;
  • copy editing: grammar and various mechanics of style (e.g. punctuation, spelling, capitalization, italics, abbreviations); visuals including placement of art, tables, and figures;
  • fact/citation/reference checking: accuracy with reference to original sources;
  • proofreading: adherence to style sheet, spelling mistakes, and other mechanical errors; and,
  • desktop publishing: creating formatted document according to a style template.

Quotes are based on:

  • total length of document (in words);
  • expected time for completion;
  • type of work required (e.g. proofreading, copy editing); and,
  • a sample of your work (approx 5 pages).

Edits are normally via ‘track changes’ in MS Word or via ‘markup’ in Adobe PDFs. Total cost is based on an hourly rate, with a base rate of $50/hour (and up). Payment is via PayPal or bank e-transfer (in CAD funds).

Academic honesty is of utmost importance.
Editorial work does not extend to the creation of written material, nor major rewrites.