"Manuscript editing, also called copyediting or line editing, requires attention to every word and mark of punctuation in a manuscript, a thorough knowledge of the style to be followed, and the ability to make quick, logical, and defensible decisions."
The Chicago Manual of Style, Sixteenth Edition, page 70

Since 2001, Rolled Scroll Literary Services has been offering high-quality academic editing for the research and professional communities, providing line-by-line stylistic and copy editing for writers of doctoral dissertations and journal articles at the postgraduate level. Interactive, in-text critique and correction of grammar, idiom, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics are personalized to the client's individual needs, with tutorial commentary based on standardized guides (notably Chicago Manual of Style) and taking into consideration the target publication's specific requirements. Rolled Scroll works closely with the client to achieve consistency and clarity within the work without altering content or structure, and crosschecks all citations to ensure two-way coherence between list and text.


"Deb helped me . . . through the review process at the top refereed management journals in the field . . ."

"The first editing job that Deb helped me with was my doctoral dissertation. At that time, I was obtaining my doctoral degree at the Ivey Business School at Western University. My first language is Spanish, so having a professional editor was extremely useful to me in order to improve my craft in writing in the English language. Deb became my academic editor and, as I moved into my career as an Assistant Professor and then as an Associate Professor, Deb helped me numerous times editing my papers as they went through the review process at the top refereed management journals in the field. Deb was always timely, flexible, and thorough. However, the most exciting part of receiving Deb's editing work was the effort she put into developing me as a writer. Deb's edits were always full of explanations of all the mistakes I had made. She did not only correct my grammar or flow, but she told me exactly how and why I could improve my sentences or paragraphs. So many years later, when I write, Deb's comments still often come to my mind and I am grateful for all I learned from her."
Dusya Vera, PhD
Associate Professor
C.T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston

"I . . . developed effective writing skills essential for me to publish in top academic journals."

"Deb was my academic editor when I was working on my doctoral thesis at Richard Ivey School of Business. As a Chinese student with no prior exposure to rigorous academic writing, completing my doctoral thesis, which would be later reviewed by internal and external established scholars, was a daunting task. I was fortunate to have Deb help me along. She was meticulous and very detail oriented, and her writing style was direct and clear. She also recommended several books for me to read to improve my writing and was extremely patient in answering my questions about the mistakes I made. I was tremendously benefited from the process because I not only successfully defended my thesis but also developed effective writing skills essential for me to publish in top academic journals." Linying (Lin) Dong, PhD
Associate Professor
Ted Rogers School of Information
     Technology Management
Ryerson University

"Deb Elkink has a great eye for detail."
Jenny Chen, PhD
Professor, Rowe School of Business
Dalhousie University

". . . very professional and timely"

"Deb is one of the best editors for my academic papers. She is very professional and timely in delivering work and charges reasonable fees for what she does. She not only makes changes but also informs me why she makes such changes and refers to specific sections in writing books. I have learned a lot about writing during the editing process. Thank you, Deb." Jing Li, PhD
Associate Professor and Canada
     Research Chair
Global Investment Strategy
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University

References are available upon request. For a sample edit and preliminary evaluation, or to enquire about availability, rates, and turn-around times, please contact deb@rolledscroll.com.