Although many students have had excellent relationships with independently hired editors, Walden University does not guarantee the quality or availability of editors for hire.
To learn more about an editor’s services, consider contacting that person via phone or e-mail.
You might introduce yourself as a Walden University student, mention that you are interested in hiring an editor to edit your dissertation, and request information on that person’s experience in editing dissertations, particularly for Walden students (e.g., how many Walden students has this person worked with and for how many years; what is this person's experience with APA, etc.).
Some editors might respond with questions for you (e.g., how long is your dissertation/doctoral study manuscript? Has your committee seen it/commented on it/approved it? When do you want it completed?). After you learn a little from each editor and after they learn a little about your project, then the negotiations could begin.
Here are some other tips to keep in mind: