1to1researchrescue
1to1researchrescue

1to1researchrescue

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Introduction: Experienced former University professor- I can help you bring out the best in your project, research, grant or business. Whether you need a little support or coaching, or a full-blown research rescue, I work with students, academic, technical, and business professionals on editing/writing, research project development, granting, and data analysis to provide that "boost" you may need for your project, dissertation, or research. I have 25+ years in academic research and as a teacher, writer/editor, and consultant. I engage with my clients' goals and understand how I can best meet their needs—I live by my motto, your success is my success. I can help you take projects cradle to grave. I provide high quality work with satisfaction guaranteed. All work with clients is kept confidential. Please see below for the category of services that may fit your needs. For students: I have work with hundreds of students to help them at all stages of research and across academic disciplines including business, education, social sciences, biological sciences, engineering, and other fields. I have deep experience in the research process to help students on most any topic-- I can support you at every step and stage. I can coach you with written and verbal feedback to help develop proposals and other types of research documents. I can perform editing from proofreading, line and copy editing, developmental writing support and coaching to improve your writing skills. I also provide help with presentations and public speaking. I can help you with data analysis and integrate your analysis with the writing of research results. I have experience as a graduate admissions chair and I can help with developing your applications, essays, and scholarships or grants. Sorry but I do not work with fiction, self-help, essays, and personal stories, and with high school students. Skills: I am an APA and MLA editor and grant writer for government as well as private sources. I can support quantitative and qualitative data analyses. I work with SPSS and Sigma Plot with expertise in most inferential statistics including many forms of regression analyses & structural equations modeling, analyses of variance, and non-parametric. For academic professionals: I assist faculty in preparing publications, grants, CVs and job application packages. I will help take the load off of you with some writing and data analysis support. I also coach English writing skills for those who first language is not English. Business and nonprofit professionals: I can help with your writing, granting, and fact finding needs. Proof and edit your business materials, such as marketing and training materials. Let me help you find new ways to train and communicate new information to your employees—my 30 years in education can support you in finding ways to reach your employees. I can work with anyone on resumes or CVs for students, academic and other professionals. Most of my clients are graduate students with research projects and professionals with technical documents, research papers, and data analysis. I build relationships with clients and know that when we work together, I am here for you. My most rewarding experiences as a consultant, teacher, and researcher comes from knowing that students and professionals had succeeded in their projects. I do provide insight, interventions, and alternatives for projects and career advice where changes in direction are needed. If my work is not to your satisfaction, I will make it right for you free of charge!
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Kacey C.
Jul 6, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Dr. Deb provided excellent advice and top notch edits. She helped pull citations together to meet looming deadlines. Dr. Deb was an absolute delight to work with. I would definitely call on her again for future work. If it weren’t for Dr. Deb, I don’t know who else would have helped me see through to the other side. I’m eternally appreciative of the end product!

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Copyediting • Academic papers and journals • Technical writing • Education • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

1to1researchrescue's reply
Thanks Kacey, I appreciated the opportunity to work with you. I enjoyed it thoroughly and learned a lot about your work along the way. I like challenge of working on a tight deadline to help someone meet a big goal and you were great to to work with. Communication is the key and I think you will have great success using your ability to collaborate. I am excited to hear about your success. I have no doubt you will do big things in the future and I wish you the best of luck!!! Deb
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Colleen R.
May 20, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I reached out to Deb within 24 hours of needing my literature review copy-edited for APA7 and reviewed for coherence and clarity. She did not disappoint. We stayed in regular conversation and although I was in a rush, I took most of her edit suggestions. having that second eye gave me confidence that I turned in my best work! Needless to say, I got an A.

Details: Editing • Copyediting • Proofreading • Academic papers and journals • Education • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

1to1researchrescue's reply
Hello Colleen, Thanks for the review and thanks for working with me. I enjoyed learning more about your project and as I mentioned I believe it will make a fine dissertation/thesis. You are off to a good start and if you need more assistance I am happy to help. Best of Luck!!
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LeCinda J.
Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. Deb helped me in an extremely tight deadline and delivered excellent results. During her editing process, additionally, she formatted 50% of the work which made it easier for me in the last steps of submiting my dissertation! Throughout the process she was readily available to answer questions, and made herself available to me if I encountered any needs after the work was completed. Thank you for your help and attention, Dr. Deb!

Details: Editing • Substantive or developmental editing • Formatting and fact checking • Copyediting • Academic papers and journals • Education • 30,000 - 50,000 words • A single project • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Nicole P.
Mar 7, 2022
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Dr. Wood was extremely helpful. She got back to me very quickly and the turnaround time for my paper was very swift. Dr. Wood also gave a lot of great feedback. My dissertation chair was very happy with the edits. I will definitely use her again in the future.

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Copyediting • Academic papers and journals • Education • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

1to1researchrescue's reply
Thanks Nicole, it was a pleasure learning about your work and I am glad the assistance was useful. I will be happy to assist in the future and I want to hear back from you when you graduate!! The finale is the fun part for me and I wish you well as you move forward, Deb
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Anthony E.
Feb 28, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Dr. Deb helped me with a couple projects and was more than helpful with all my questions and paid no mind to a such a short deadline. She was quick to answer and gave detailed comments and was precise in her work. She has not been the only person I hired for editing but she will be my go-to for future projects.

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Academic papers and journals • Education • Fewer than 2,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Debra Wood

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I work on a sliding scale and frequently try to "bundle" services if you need more than one service. No job is too big or too small. I make quotes on the draft to be edited and type of work to be done. Why? Because, for example, no two research papers, grant applications, or businesses are the same. Note schools and journals have differing requirements. The level of editing you need can differ greatly from someone else. Why should you pay a one-size fits all price when I can deliver service with fees that match your needs? Regardless of which style of writing and editing you must use, why should you pay for more than you need? Because I offer many different services, I can be one-stop shopping. If you need editing or writing, I make quotes directly on draft that you provide so that I can give you the best price possible as based on your needs. In this way I can do exactly what you need without giving a one-size fits all price. I can also provide several quotes that might meet your needs so that you can choose. I most often charge by page for writing and editing and sometimes by hour for coaching and other kinds of meetings. I give discounts for longer-term customers. I expect payment up front on small jobs but I can work out payments on larger jobs. My rates vary widely on page charges, from several dollars per page up to $35 or so for detailed developmental editing/writing. Similarly, the coaching rates vary mostly based on what your combined needs may be.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I need to know as much as you are comfortable with sharing about your needs. If its editing then I will ask to see documents prior to quoting on them. I make quotes directly on draft that you provide so that I can give you the best price possible as based on your needs. In this way I can do exactly what you need without giving a one-size fits service and one-size fits all pricing. Any document or information you send will remain confidential. When you contact me through Thumbtack I will provide you with an email to forward your document or you can post it for me on Thumbtack. If we decide to discuss your needs by phone then we can exchange a number via Thumbtack. Whether we communicate via email or phone, we can keep this documented on thumbtack if you want. A first short consultations by phone is free. As needed, I enjoy getting to know clients as needed so that I can offer them exactly what it is they want. I aim for personalized service and I am very thorough. The idea in communicating is for me to get your work done expediently and help you choose only the services you really need and not more than. One of the great joys I have is helping people succeed!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 30+ years of experience working with professional, students and colleagues in a traditional University, online & in consulting. I have a PhD in science from Ga. State University and an MBA/ Economics from Ga. Tech. I had additional training at UPENN and the University of Arizona I have been a research and teaching faculty at Case Western Reserve University as well as online. I have experience working across disciplines, including social sciences. I have more than a few publications. I have strong writing, quantitative skills and experience with qualitative research. I have experience with granting and career advising/coaching. I have given over 50 presentations and have facility with power point. I excel with helping students and professionals with writing, coaching and/or intervening on technical projects, dissertations and research projects to help improve them.

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