Editing Services

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In our spare time, my husband and I offer editing and proofreading services.

James D. Reid is a Full Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous academic articles and books in the area of philosophy, all placed with first-rate publishers. In addition, he has published several articles in bio-medical research journals.

Candace R. Craig is an Adjunct Professor of English at Pikes Peak Community College and a former secondary-school teacher. She holds two masters’ degrees, one in education and the other in English. She has published both critical and creative nonfiction essays, written literature guides for English teachers, and co-authored a book on the films of David Lynch.

What we believe

We are copyeditors and proofreaders with the knowledge and experience to help you achieve success as a writer in your field or discipline.

We believe in collaborating with our clients to help them maintain their project goals and personal writer’s voice, while helping them to improve their craft in novel ways. As authors ourselves, we understand the process of getting the right words onto the page, editing, formatting, proofreading, indexing, and publishing. With our combined expertise, we can offer our services in the humanities, the social sciences, the hard sciences, and in creative writing.

Official Website for Craig-Reid Editing: http://craigreidediting.com

What we can help you with

College and graduate school application letters and essays

Academic articles and book chapters

Novels and short stories (fiction and nonfiction)

Master’s theses and dissertations

Scientific articles

College essays

Scholarly monographs


I worked with Candace as I wrote my dissertation in partial fulfillment of my PhD in Curriculum Studies. She was an invaluable resource because of her impeccable technical skills, but even more so because of her deep love and talent for teaching writing. Her instructive feedback taught me to be courageous in finding my voice amongst the scholars I so greatly admire. I will continue to use her services and will continue to recommend her to all of my colleagues. Amy Hauenstein, Chicago, IL

Candace Craig was my trusted editor throughout completion of my doctoral coursework. Her mastery of the conventions of writing, in conjunction with her extensive vocabulary and knowledge of the mechanics of APA format, made her a valuable asset during this process. It is my intention to enlist editing Candace’s services for the dissertation phase of my PhD. Holly Sandler, New York, NY

James and Candace were very easy to work with, punctual, and delivered superb work regarding my finalized graduate school application letters (Statement of purpose primarily). As a scientist, my language can be dry and stilted, which stylistically is not what would attract an admissions team at a top performing institution. The result was being accepted to several top tier institutions, all with fully funded programs and generous stipends. Scott, Adelaide, Australia

James and Candace are excellent, professional editors. They have assisted me with multiple projects of varying lengths and purposes. With each project, their editing and suggestions are very thorough and effective, helping me to realize the vision I had for each piece. Whilst I have always struggled with writing, James and Candace make the process easy and fun, with excellent results that retain your original voice. Luke, Orange, California

Substantive EditingCopy EditingProofreading
Editing for content, organization, and ideasEditing for style, diction, spelling, grammar, and clarityEditing for typographical, formatting and other technical errors
$55.00–to–$75.00 per hour$45.00–to–$50.00 per hour$35.00–to-$40.00 per hour
What we charge