Lauren Spencer
Spencer Editing and Consulting, LLC

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 to discuss your project and get a quote.

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Substantive, Technical
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
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association