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Hiring a Typist, Editor or Transcriptionist

The Graduate School maintains a list of experts who have extensive experience with Graduate School formatting requirements. 

Please note: No endorsement is implied by the maintenance of this list, nor are authors restricted to employ the typists whose names appear there, however any typist hired is expected to follow the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School formatting guidelines.

Questions students should ask when hiring a typist, editor or transcriptionist. (pdf)

A competent typist or transcriptionists has up-to-date equipment in good repair and is at least as concerned as you that the Graduate School specifications for your dissertation are reflected in the typed copy. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the contractor has been given complete and precise instructions, including all information necessary to complete the work, i.e., the style manual which the author must follow for their discipline, as well as the style manual from the Graduate School. It is expected that there will be ongoing communication between the student and typist throughout the process. The student is responsible for approving and proofreading the work prior to turning it in to the Graduate School.





D, E, FS, TR


D, E, FS, TR


D, E, FS


D, E, FS, TR




TR (one-on-one interview)

Explanation of Services

  • D= Dissertation Specialist (10+ years of formatting experience. Expertise in various program style guides, proofreading and editing)
  • E= Editing only (such as language usage, writing and grammar, etc.)
  • FS=  Format and style (no language and grammar editing)
  • TR= Transcription of digital recordings to written documents