Lauren Spencer

Lauren Spencer
Spencer Editing and Consulting, LLC
Phone:
910-540-2892

I provide expert academic editing services in psychology and other social sciences for researchers and students. The documents I edit include journal articles, theses/dissertations, conference presentations, and grant applications. Services range from light copyediting (for spelling, grammar, usage, and consistency) to developmental/substantive editing (requires content knowledge of social science research and addresses strength of arguments, structure, and potential concerns of reviewers/committees).

For academic editing, I draw from my experience as a published social psychologist (Ph.D. from Penn State) who has taught scientific writing and research design at multiple universities. I have edited empirical and theoretical journal articles and book chapters and provided consulting for graduate students working on their dissertations.

In addition, I worked for about nine years in human resources, staffing, and management and have inside knowledge regarding hiring for faculty positions and making graduate program admissions decisions. Therefore, I also provide editing and consulting services for people who are applying for academic positions, graduate programs, and recent graduates applying for jobs in industry. I edit resumes, CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, personal statements, teaching/research statements, and diversity statements.

Email me at LaurenSpencerConsulting@gmail.com to discuss your project and get a quote.

Editing Services:
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Substantive, Technical
Subjects:
Psychology, Social Sciences, Education, Health, Well-being, Self-help
Nonfiction Genres:
Academic, Business, Essay, DIY/how-to, Reference, Self-help, Textbooks
End Products:
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Theses, Dissertations, Grant Proposals, Research Papers, Conference Posters, Presentation Slides, Resumes, CVs, Personal Statements, Teaching Statements, Research Statements, Diversity Statements, Essays
Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships:
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association