What my editing clients say:
“It’s been said that the dissertation journey is lonely and requires discipline to manage the myriad of deadlines and bureaucracy. With Dr. Aurora Chang providing feedback and guidance, you are never alone. You hold the pen and make the final decision on the manuscript, and she is a fantastic sounding board providing wise counsel that improves the writing quality. In the six months we worked together, Aurora honored deadlines and exceeded expectations on timing and clarity. Having Aurora in your corner ensures that the writing is exceptional and on time!”
-Dr. Frank Hernandez, The University of Texas at Austin
"I could not be more pleased with the editing services rendered by Dr. Chang. One of the factors which separates Dr. Chang from other editors is her commitment to listening. She took the time to get to know me and my vision for the manuscript. I am not new to publishing but was too emotionally tied to the manuscript to let it go. After one conversation with Dr. Chang, I immediately felt a sense of relief. Her insightful edits allowed her to make changes necessary to submit the journal article with confidence. Her turn-around time was amazing and the price was extremely affordable. This is truly the best experience I have ever had with an editor.
-Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
"If you’re looking for an editor who can turn your paper around quickly and affordably, while providing strong guidance and a sensible approach to editing, I highly recommend Dra Aurora. Her feedback and edits were indispensable in moving my paper toward publication. And it’s true! I just got the letter of acceptance today. I’m very grateful."
-Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
" I don’t think I could have hit this deadline without your help and amazing turn around!! It really gave me the security to keep going and finish with a slightly AWOL chair. Just having another set of eyes to double check the pieces was incredibly useful. Thank you Dissertation Fairy!!!"
-NYU Doctoral Candidate, American Studies
"I met Aurora in the Summer of 2015 as I was finishing my health informatics dissertation at the University of Michigan. She came highly recommended. I was impressed with her immediately as she showed interest in getting to know me and my work, rather than just telling me her rates and availability. As an entrepreneur in health care services, I especially appreciated her customer focus. Further, she is extremely competent and was very responsive in our drafts for my final version. Our quick turnarounds helped enable me to complete my final draft at the end of August, so I could start my Assistant Professor role at Michigan State University. When I need editing support, I will not hesitate to reach for Aurora."
-Charles Senteio, PhD, MBA, LMSW, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University's Department of Media and Information
"I am writing to inform you that my manuscript, Gender equality, community divisions, and autonomy: The Prospera conditional cash transfer program in Chiapas, Mexico has been published by Current Sociology. Your feedback on a much earlier version was very helpful in strengthening the manuscript toward publication, and for this reason I have identified you in the acknowledgements section (see attached). I look forward to learning more about your ongoing research projects."
-Óscar F. Gil-García, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, DePauw University
"I have known Dra. Chang for approximately six months, and I interacted closely with her on my dissertation. In those six months, Dra. Chang provided exemplary help, mentorship and guidance. I was told about her services by a friend and upon perusing her website, I was immediately impressed by her reviews and stellar academic pedigree. Therefore, I assumed she would knowledgeable. However, her abilities and services drastically exceeded my initial expectations. Prior to the commencement of the editing process, she inquired about my dissertation for an hour. She asked questions about my purpose, goals and personal background in order to ensure that I implemented all of the aforementioned characteristics into my paper. Throughout the entire writing process, she constantly probed, solicited information and provided constructive criticism to guarantee I produced a document that I was pleased with, which I did. She also spotted and corrected all grammatical errors, but more importantly she ensured that my paper flowed thematically and smoothly while making sure I maintained my voice. She was also very efficient with her work; she often returned my work earlier than the deadline we agreed upon. I will definitely be enlisting her services in the future. I highly recommend Dra. Aurora Chang for anyone because she is knowledgeable, competent, efficient and gifted, but equally important she has the soft skills to match her academic aptitude. Thank you Dra. Chang."
-Martin Smith, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin
"The edits you made are excellent. I started addressing some of the additional feedback given by the committee, but I'm happy to share with you that I've successfully defended my dissertation. I truly appreciate you being so incredibly accommodating with reviewing and providing very thoughtful feedback and comments. My dissertation is stronger because of you! I see the light at the end of tunnel. I just need to make some additional edits before depositing. Again thank you very much for taking the time to review and provide very constructive feedback."
-Doctoral Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Educational Policy Studies
"I was in a different space after our last chat. When I came to you and you provided counsel (a consultation) I immediately felt the peace that comes with clarity. The ability you have to help me flesh out my thoughts through empowering me to become a critical thinker was priceless to me. As a practitioner scholar I can not emphasize enough how much I appreciate your style of coaching; you were in 'mentor/teaching/training/challenging me to step it up mode.' I grew in one hour of coaching from you. Sincerely- thank you! I appreciate your craft, the work you have put into it so that others may gain from your funds of knowledge. I look forward to working together in this lifetime."
-Doctoral Candidate, New Mexico State University, Educational Leadership & Administration
"You are a miracle-worker! I just finished reading my doctoral student's proposal and am SOOOOOO happy with it! We are going to meet tomorrow to finally set a proposal hearing date. I'm so impressed with how much you were able to help her. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll definitely keep recommending students to work with you, but I feel like I also need you to provide a workshop for mentors of doc students! I have so much to learn about how to better support their growth. You are amazing!!! Thank you!"
-Assistant Professor, UC Denver
"Dra. Aurora was recommended to me by several Latinas that successfully completed their doctoral work with her assistance. Dra. Aurora was an outstanding, detail oriented editor for my dissertation proposal. I highly recommend her. She carefully edited my entire 100+ page proposal providing insightful suggestions that were key to the its timely approval of my committee. I am looking forward to work with her again. Thank you Dra. Aurora."
-S.S.E. Doctoral Candidate, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.
"I was feeling very stuck in my proposal writing process- particularly, I was having tremendous difficulty with my literature review. I enlisted the help of Dra. Aurora Chang and her thoughtful, strategic feedback really strengthened my writing and synthesis. I appreciated receiving her feedback in such a timely manner, and her knowledge around dissertation writing and APA formatting. She has been a lifesaver, and I look forward to continuing to work with her as I move through my dissertation. Thank you, Aurora for your support and feedback- it helped me move forward."
-Nicole Bosworth, Literacy Consultant, Scholastic Classroom and Community Group
"I was in a VERY difficult situation and desperately needed editing services. I was freaking out! Dra. Chang put my mind at ease as we discussed the challenges I experienced with my writing and in my doctoral program. Dra. Chang asked questions that helped me strengthen my arguments and organization of my dissertation (it was a bit scattershot). Her accessibility, reasonable fees and turn around time were perfect for my needs, budget and goals. I highly recommend Dra. Chang's editing services."
-Liz Vazquez, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
"I needed editing extremely fast, and Dr. Chang was so responsive! She edited my manuscript and returned it a day before I requested it. I appreciated the editorial comments because they were practical and enhanced my document considerably. I will be using her services again.”
-Jennifer Shepard Payne, Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Professor at Azusa Pacific University
"Dra. Chang's reading and editing actually made me proud of my dissertation. Her questions and comments forced me to showcase the interesting parts of my work, get out of my writing comfort zone to make real arguments, and just made the final editing process feel manageable and kind of celebratory. In just a few days, Dra. Chang not only edited my entire document word-for-word, but added feedback that reminded me of why I was interested in this stuff in the first place. I've always wondered what a good editor does. Now I know."
-Teddy Chao, Ph.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Post-Doc
"Dr. Chang's dependability and attention to detail are second to none. She provided invaluable assistance in shaping my personal statement into a document that clearly reflected my history and future goals. Due in large part to her wise counsel and professional editing skills, I was able to gain admission to my top-choice Ph.D. program. I highly recommend her editing and consulting services."
-Tom Owenby, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Doctoral Candidate
"This was my first-time using an editor and Dra. Aurora made the process easy and relatively pain-free. :) She was clear and precise in her feedback, tough and fair in her suggestions for change, and gentle and kind in her communication. You would be wise to take advantage of Dra. Aurora's editing skills."
-Brian Obert, University of Texas at Austin, Doctoral Candidate
"Dra. Chang's thoughtful, concise, and insightful feedback was like having the editorial review we all want from a journal, but seldom get. An ideal mix of editorial "catches," organizational flow concerns, and, most importantly, questions that forced me to reflect on how I had framed particular elements of my work helped me construct a better thought-out and defensible study. Gracias, Dra!"
-Keith Sturges, Ph.D., Planning & Evaluation Consultant
"Thank you Dra. Aurora, I am so happy and blessed that you were able to help me edit my dissertation. I feel a relief of pressure knowing you helped me finish this! Thank you so much for your help early on. I did appreciate your help and edits, they went a long way. Gracias!"
-Maria Cruz, Ph.D., McNair Scholars Program Coordinator
"Thank you Dr Chang. I will follow your advice. You are a great editor. I am going to thank you in my dissertation acknowledgements."
-Jenny Banh, Lecturer & Researcher