Candice Bradley, Ph.D.

Redmond, WA

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I am an academic and former journalist who edits primarily for non-profit, business and academic authors, including graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation and faculty with publishing deadlines. In addition, I am an experienced grant writer and non-profit board member, and regularly assist non-profits with their writing and editing needs. My skills as a quantitative social scientist have been a plus for many of the authors, academics, entrepreneurs and organizations I assist.

Most recently, I have edited a series of books by faculty authors on data analytics, published by Pearson Press. One of my nonprofit clients produces monthly newsletters on a Pacific island community, which I edit, while maintaining her voice and cultural sensitivity. Another client is an entrepreneur evaluating a product for a major corporation, and I review his reports annually. I have helped dozens of grad students get through their dissertation or thesis writing stage, with editing as well as mentoring.

I have about 30 years of experience writing grants, at first for my own academic research, and during the last 15 years, for non-profit organizations. If you have a 501(c)3 organization, are a qualified individual applying for a grant, or would like instruction on how to research grants yourself, I can help. If you live in the Seattle area, I can work with you one-on-one learning to use the King County Library system's nonprofit and grants materials.

I also provide other services to non-profits, including writing and editing, board membership, research, and proposal writing.

Additional biographical information: I was a tenured associate professor in a small private Midwestern college and held postdoctoral fellowships in demography at the University of Nairobi and the University of Pennsylvania. I attended the most quantitative and data-oriented graduate school for the social sciences in the US (UC Irvine). I am a quantitative social scientist and cultural anthropologist with long-term fieldwork experience in Africa.

In addition to the Ph.D in social sciences, I am a former Fulbright scholar with expertise on Africa, environment, women and children, demography, anthropology, and statistics. I attended journalism school as an undergraduate and started my career working as a news reporter on a large daily newspaper, later editing several small magazines and newspapers. I have dozens of academic publications and an edited book on African families.

Personal bio: I was born in Hollywood and grew up with a menagerie of animals in Northridge, CA, but lived on three continents and in seven US states. Anthropologists are defined by their crossings between cultures. I enjoy bringing this insight to the classroom, along with my interest in unmuddled thinking, co-evolution, science, and the vicissitudes of the human mind. I live in Redmond and have three grown children and a one-eyed border collie named Ace.

Location

Redmond, WA 98053

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Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Nicholas L. Sep 30, 2016
    Editing
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    Average
    She's an average Doctor.
    Candice B. Oct 1, 2016

    Hey Nicholas, I thought we had a great conversation on the phone yesterday afternoon, but I haven't done any work for you yet. I was pretty surprised to see your review and comment, because you sounded quite happy when we finished talking, and you said you would contact me in three months. I'm sorry you were so unhappy. I hope you find somebody who can help you. CB (To quote the man with the blue box, "I'm not that kind of doctor"!)

  • Nirvana W. Aug 29, 2016
    Editing
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    Candice reviewed several chapters of my nursing thesis. Candice was extremely thorough with her edits. She provided feedback pertaining to the sentence structure, specific wording, APA and general flow of ideas. What I found helpful was that Candice supported all of her edits with comments (at times linking external sources) to explain why the original content was incorrect. Candice was quick to respond to emails and answer questions outside of the editing process (which was greatly appreciated, thank you). I thought it was invaluable to have someone with an academic background as strong as Candice's provide candid feedback. I would not hesitate to recommend Candice to anyone looking to have an expert review their work.
  • Dan S. Jun 29, 2016
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  • Bakali M. Feb 18, 2016
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    Candice is awesome and a great person to work with. She has an amazing personality and more importantly she understood my project. She helped to rephrase and shorten long sentences for my dissertation manuscript. She also pointed out some grammar issues and actually explained to me why things were wrong. Also her turnaround time for pressing deadlines were indeed professional and thorough. I highly recommend her for your editing needs.
  • Janvi G. Oct 7, 2015
    Editing
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    When I hired Candice, I was desperate for some professional help--still writing and revising sections of my Social Science PhD thesis, two months before submission. She is warm, patient and offered me more than copy-editing services--including feedback on my analysis/findings and she showed me how to fix it. This was critical to my PhD journey. This experience also strengthened my self-confidence, every PhD student needs Candice (with better time management!) to help them see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Sarah C. Jan 15, 2015
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  • Janet L. Dec 14, 2014
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    Candice helps me to "clean up" my writing, while maintaining my voice in the document. Her edits are both thoughtful and complete!
  • Cara G. Oct 7, 2014
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    Candice helped me edit and proofread my thesis paper. I am not a strong writer and I’m grammatically challenged. Candice was a great help – without her help I wouldn’t have gotten my thesis completed in time to graduate this term. If I had to say anything negative it would be that Candice seemed very busy with other tasks. That being said, she did get my paper back to me before my school deadlines.
  • Lydia B. Aug 12, 2013
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    Very quick, efficient, and friendly. Great experience!
  • Thomas W. Aug 7, 2013
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    Candice was an excellent copyeditor and reviewer for my work. I recommend her highly, especially for academically rigorous editing jobs.
  • Christine D. Aug 5, 2013
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    Candice is fantastic at explaining citation styles and being critical. She is also very supportive and encouraging, I couldn't have finished my thesis without her.
  • Jeff P. May 25, 2013
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    Dr. Bradley helped me edit my dissertation proposal and is continuing to edit the remainder of my dissertation. Her expertise has allowed me to move forward in the process. Use her services if you want to graduate. She will help you make progress so you can earn your hood. Her price is also one of the cheapest out there for an experienced editor and academic expert.
  • Dionne C. Apr 9, 2013
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    Dr. Bradley was a pleasure to work with during my dissertation writing phase! Dr. Bradley was quick and efficient. When I needed her services, she was quick to respond via email or by phone. I would recommend her services to any of my colleagues!!!