Copyediting and proofreading of Theses (MA & PhD), Journal Articles, Books, Proposals, and Grants.


Substantive Editing

Analysis-based, developmental editing of scholarly monographs and thesis-to-book projects.

Not for Profits


Back-of-the-book index creation for academic books (monographs and edited collections).


Publishing Assistance

Editing for proposals and advice on navigating academic book publishing.

About Us

Established in 2011, Academic Editing Canada is based out of Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Kathryn Allan provides affordable and prompt copyediting, substantive editing, and indexing of academic texts from all disciplines (with specialization in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Social Work, and Management).

Kathryn earned her MA and PhD (2010) in English Literature from McMaster University. She also has a BA in English and a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Calgary. In addition to her 7+ years of teaching experience at the university level, she is a successful independent scholar of science fiction and disability studies. She is editor of Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure, and co-editor of the short fiction story anthology, Accessing the Future.


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Indexing Rates

For creation of a back-of-the-book index, a per page rate or a flat rate will be determined. To ensure the best quote possible, please provide the following information:

(1) The subject, length, and intended audience of the book.

(2) Number of pages/entries allowed for the index (as determined by the publisher).

(3) Time available to complete the project.

Editing Service Rates

For all projects, a quote will be based on a negotiated hourly rate.

Hourly Rate starts at $45/hour (and up).

Based on project length, time-frame for return, and difficulty, we will propose an hourly work rate and estimated overall project cost. Generally, the longer the time frame, the lower the quote.

Every client is given the fairest rate possible for their particular editing needs.

Getting a Quote

To provide you with a cost estimate for your project, please provide the following:

(1) The length of the project.

(2) When you require the work returned to you.

(3) What kind of editing you need (i.e., work on grammar & word choice or more intensive structural considerations).

(4) Small sample (5-10 pages) of work to be edited.

Document Formats

We use the 'Track Changes' feature in Microsoft Word. This allows you to easily see all the changes made to your document.

If you do not use MS Word, simply let us know and we will edit your document in an alternate format.

Payment Options

We strongly prefer that clients make credit card/funds payment through PayPal or e-transfer.

Please discuss any alternative methods of payment before work begins.

Academic Honesty

We do not write essays or cover letters for clients. Our goal is to improve your ability to effectively communicate your own ideas.

We adhere to all formal citation guidelines relevant to your discipline (MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, etc.).




Contact Information

Kathryn Allan, PhD.
Head Editor & Owner of AEC


Client referrals available.