Thesis Editing

Editing for Theses, Journal Articles, Essays, Proposals, and Grants. Dissertation Coaching.


Academic Coaching

Coaching and writing instruction for MA and PhD students at all stages of the thesis process.

Not for Profits


Proofreading, Substantive and Copy Editing for Proposals, Grants, Novels, Short Stories, and Memoirs.


Professional Services

Editing and Writing Consultation for Projects, Grants, Social Media and Website Content.

About Us

Academic Editing Canada is based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Our goal is to provide affordable and prompt academic copyediting (all disciplines), as well as work with local businesses and creative individuals in writing and perfecting their communication materials.

Dr. Kathryn Allan earned her MA and PhD (2010) in English Literature from McMaster University. She also has a BA in English and a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Calgary.

Kathryn has 7+ years of teaching experience at the university level. She is an experienced copyeditor in both academic and professional spheres, and the Editor of Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure.


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Dissertation Coaching

Kathryn offers dissertation or thesis coaching for graduate students (Master's and Doctoral) who need extra guidance during their thesis writing process (from organization to managing thesis anxiety).

Students can arrange for either short- or long-term coaching arrangements. The consultation schedule & fee is tailored to fit individual needs.

Basic Monthly Plan ranges from $150 - $450 (using telephone/Skype conversations + email support).



Getting a Quote

To provide you with a cost estimate for your project, please provide the following:

(1) The length of the project.

(2) When you require the work returned to you.

(3) What kind of editing you need (i.e., work on grammar & word choice or more intensive structural considerations).

(4) Small sample (5-10 pages) of work to be edited.

Editing Service Rates

For all projects, a quote will be based on a negotiated hourly rate.

Hourly Rate starts at $45/hour (and up).

Based on project length, time-frame for return, and difficulty, we will propose an hourly work rate and estimated overall project cost. Generally, the longer the time frame, the lower the quote.

Every client is given the fairest rate possible for their particular editing needs.

Document Formats

We use the 'Track Changes' feature in Microsoft Word. This allows you to easily see all the changes made to your document.

If you do not use MS Word, simply let us know and we will edit your document in an alternate format.

Payment Options

We strongly prefer that clients make credit card/funds payment through PayPal.

Please discuss any alternative methods of payment before work begins.

Academic Honesty

We do not write essays or cover letters for clients. Our goal is to improve your ability to effectively communicate your own ideas.

We adhere to all formal citation guidelines relevant to your discipline (MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, etc.).




Contact Information

Kathryn Allan, PhD.
Head Editor & Owner of AEC


Twitter @BleedingChrome

Client referrals available.