Welcome to APA Perfection
Professional Editing of Doctoral Proposals and Dissertations
Instructional Modules for New Chairs and Committee Members
We are very selective and only employ APA editors with Ed.Ds or Ph.Ds and who have extensive experience with chairing dissertations. Our APA editors have taught graduate research courses at Research 1 and 2 universities such as
Who are APA Perfection?
Dr. Theodore Creighton, Executive Director and
Theodore Creighton received his Ed.D. from the
Dr. Sandra Harris,
Sandra Harris received her Ph.D. from the
Dr. John Slate,
John Slate received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Slate has served as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Texas A & M University, Professor at the University of Texas-El Paso, and Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. Dr. Slate is nationally recognized as a researcher in all three methodologies: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods. John is widely published in both peer-reviewed professional journals and numerous book publications. Dr. Slate is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University where he chairs a wide variety of dissertations. Curriculum Vita
A Comprehensive Description of Our Reviews
1. Mechanics of Style
Punctuation, Spelling, Italics, Abbreviations, Use of Numbers, and Statistical and
2. Writing Clearly and Concisely
Manuscript Structure and Content, Organization and Writing
3. Displaying Results
Appropriate Formatting of Tables, Figures, or Other Visual Additions
4. Crediting Sources
Direct Quotation of Sources, Citing References in Text, Referencing Electronic Sources, and Cross-checking References in Text with Reference
5. APA Perfection Words To Avoid in Academic Writing
Suggestions for Words To Avoid including Why To Avoid and Replace With
Specific Initial Areas of Review:
Checkthat your work complies with your institutional style guidelines Checkappropriate heading levels and accurate Tableof Contents
tabletitles and figure captions and inclusion of accurate lists of tables and figures
- Ensure page numbers are in the correct
- Inspect proper line spacing and paragraph indentation
- Remove any extra spaces and tabs
Checkblock quotations and other text artifacts according to your style guidelines
- Make certain figures and tables comply with style guidelines
APA Perfection's Two-Tiered Review System
In Tier 1, APA Perfection will review any part of the Proposal (Chapter 1, or 2, or 3) or the entire Proposal (Chapters 1,2,3). This service is to assist the doc student in the right APA path early on. We will work closely with the doc (and the chair) if desired. Our belief (based on years of chairing dissertations) is that the sooner the doc student can become familiar with and develop expertise with the APA guidelines, the better. Our
In Tier 2, APA Perfection will conduct a
Clients will be provided
Submission Steps Made Simple
Email us a draft of your Proposal (Tier 1) or Dissertation (Tier 2) and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If your institution or department has dissertation guidelines, we request either a copy or a
link to a website for us to access. This is an important step since as a general rule, the guidelines of the institution that will approve or publish your writing always takes precedence.
- We will review your
draft and provide an estimate of time and fee within 24 hours. Your writing style is a major factor in determining the time required and types of edits we will need to make. We are not a company giving you an estimate based on Page or Word Count - we are committed to providing you an estimate based on a thorough review of your entire dissertation.
- If you decide to proceed with APA Perfection, confirm by sending us an email and we will then email an invoice that you can pay online using Credit Card with the (secure) Virtual Terminal here on our website.
- The Senior Editor will complete their edits and email you a final revised Proposal or Dissertation within 2-3 days. We use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word so you can see every change and comment.
- We remain available and you will always have access to our editors afterward in case you have questions or desire clarifications.
PUBLISH YOUR RESEARCH
APA Perfection: committed to scholarly reviews of your Dissertation and to
APA Perfection Purpose: to disseminate the results of doctoral research in educational leadership and administration. Practical interest is to publish doctoral dissertation research: (a) to provide doctoral students (and their advisors) a specific publishing outlet for the dissemination of their research, (b) to assist doctoral students in successfully publishing their work, and (c) to provide the field at large a significant and specialized database of the most recent studies, findings, and implications. In addition, such a database will continue to serve up and coming doctoral students with a literature review that is most current and dynamic.
No Additional Fee: your Senior Editor who conducts your dissertation review, will also assist with preparing your submission for publication in the Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research (ELRDR), published by the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL). This is an optional feature of APA Perfection, and if interested, there is no additional fee beyond the fee for your dissertation review. This offer is a complimentary extra for clients of APA Perfection.
You may visit current and past issues of the ELRDR at https://www.icpel.org/elrdr.html
INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES FOR CANDIDATES,
NEW CHAIRS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
(under construction and coming soon)
APA Perfection will be offering instructional modules for new Chairs, Committee Members, and Doctoral Candidates
Proposed Modules will include:
1. Doctoral Candidates: "Managing Your Topic, Your Advisor, and Your Committee Member: Making Them All Work for You"
2. Doctoral Candidates: "Criteria to Consider in Selecting a Chair and Committee Member"
3. Chairs: "Roles and Responsibilities of the Dissertation Chair and Communicating with the Committee Member"
4. Committee Members: "Roles and Responsibilities of the Committee Member and Communicating with the Chair"
5. Doctoral Candidates: "Now, What Do I Do with my Dissertation?"
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