February 16 2015

Snowy day resources

by Barbie in Academia

If you’re caught in the mid-south snowstorm Octavia like we are, you’re probably looking for things to keep you occupied while you hunker down. Lucky for us, this week’s schedule is filled with capstone projects and dissertations, keeping us busy as the snow falls. Here are some great resources that can help you as you write your academic manuscripts, theses, and dissertations. If you’re enjoying a snow day, check them out!

Happy reading — and stay warm!

January 16 2015

Accepting spring projects

by Barbie in Academia, Company News, Editing

We’re filling our schedule with dissertation and capstone project edits through the end of February. We’re open to new projects, so get yours in today! Here are some ways we can help you excel this semester.

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January 6 2015

Citing multiple authors

by Barbie in APA Style

Nearly every project we edit requires some tweaking of parenthetical citations. Too many or too few authors are listed, punctuation is missing, or “et al.” is incorrectly used. Here’s a handy infographic that helps explain how to cite authors parenthetically using APA 6th edition.

Remember, with every edit, we check parenthetical citations and cross-check them against your reference list.

APA in-text


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January 1 2015

Happy New Year!

by Barbie in Company News

New Year

December 31 2014

2014 by the numbers

by Barbie in Company News

We’ve already shared the details about our record-breaking year. Here’s a quick infographic full of fun facts about our 2014 projects, clients, and more!


December 29 2014


by Barbie in Company News

We’re excited to share that 2014 was a record-breaking year at Carpenter Doc. We completed more projects than ever before: 180! We started a new project roughly every 2 days this year. With most projects ranging from 50 to 250 pages, we edited tens of thousands of pages in 2014 alone.

Here’s a recap of our record-breaking year.

The Schools

We worked with students from 23 schools, collaborating on those students’ capstone projects, dissertations, and other academic manuscripts. Our client base spanned from the University of Buffalo to the University of Miami and everywhere in between.

We continued our long-standing relationship with students at Barry University, Nova Southeastern University, and Florida International University. We held onto our Orlando roots, working with students and professors from UCF. We established new partnerships with local students, editing projects for students and professors at the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University.

The list doesn’t stop there! Carpenter Doc also took on editing projects from students at Frontier Nursing University, Keiser University, the University of Phoenix, Piedmont College, Concordia University, the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Capella University, and more!

The Projects

Academic projects have always been Carpenter Doc’s focus, and 2014 was no exception. Our 2014 project load included 56 dissertations, 40 academic manuscripts, and 30 capstone projects!

The remaining projects were diverse, including everything from books and poster presentations to continuing education courses for online schools and conference programs for national organizations.

The Clients

Almost half (86) of our 180 projects this year were with new clients. Our existing client base again helped to support the continued growth of Carpenter Doc; many of these new clients were referred to us by existing clients. So, to our entire — and ever-growing — client base, thank you!

Here’s to another successful year ahead. We’re accepting new projects for 2015 today.

December 24 2014

Holiday wishes

by Barbie in Company News

December 23 2014

Happy holidays!

by Barbie in Company News

Happy holidays to our Carpenter Doc clients!

We’re working through dissertations over the holiday break and lining up projects for January. Contact Barbie today to get your project on the January calendar.

Be sure to stop by next week for our year-end wrap-up!

November 27 2014

Full schedule

by Barbie in Company News

We’re operating at capacity right now. Our schedule is full through Thursday, December 11. Feel free to contact Barbie to get your project on the schedule.

Check out the Contact page for more information on our current schedule/availability.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 7 2014

Last call for Fall 2014 grads!

by Barbie in Academia, Company News

Graduation is approaching, which means our doctoral student clients are defending, revising, and submitting their completed manuscripts. As a result, our November schedule is nearly full. We’re accepting a limited number of projects for the rest of the month.

Check your dissertation guidelines today to find out if your school requires that your project be professionally edited. You don’t want to be scrambling for an editor at the last minute. We’ll be working through the holidays to help our clients graduate, and the sooner you get on our schedule, the better.