Services and Fees

  • Online editing and proofreading services
  • Individual consults for grant proposal and manuscript preparation
  • Small group writing instruction
  • Didactic sessions provided to individual departments or grant funded groups
  • Participation in the preparation of grant proposals, study presentation, and publications
  • Large group lectures provided to the KUMC community

Faculty clients request a range of assistance from copyediting and proofreading to more extensive editing and guidance with the writing process itself. Often a single document requires several different kinds of assistance before it is ready for submission.

Editing services are delivered both online and in person. Online services allow a client to communicate easily and rapidly with an editor multiple times while working on a single document. Clients frequently ask for help with specific problems and sections. Editors often ask clients for clarification on content and goals. A document is not considered finished until it is free of errors, clearly written, and ready for submission. In person consultations take place in the office of the Writing Consult Center at 2010 Robinson. Consultations require an appointment and generally last one hour each.

All editing services are requested by direct email to the Director. Each request is answered promptly. The request goes into queue, and the client receives a timeline for services. Clients are asked to submit a request for editing services one week in advance of the document's arrival, so that it can be placed into queue promptly when it arrives. Our goal is to complete the editing for journal manuscripts and grant proposals within 72 hours of the document's arrival. Last minute requests for editing services, requests made without the one-week notification, will be subject to a 100% cost increase.

Quality control is carefully maintained. All documents submitted go through two levels of review. After they are edited by either the Director or one of the editors, the documents are reviewed by the Director before they are returned to their authors.

There is no charge for project and/or protocol development when the personnel associated with the Writing Consult Center that assisted in this development are written in on any grant or funding proposal. For all other requests, four methods for billing for writing services are available.
A client may:

  1. Provide adequate percent effort for personnel on the project.
  2. Enumerate the hours spent on the project and apply the appropriate
    charge-back rate.
    1. Internal KUMC work: $80/hr
    2. External work: $100/hr
  3. Purchase a block of time, no less than 10 hours, at a 5- 10% discount.
  4. Negotiate a flat consulting fee for the anticipated editing services for the
    project.

Last modified: Sep 26, 2014
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