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Research Editors

Basic Editorial Services-The Research Office offers editing services to any clinical or tenure track faculty member planning on submitting manuscripts for publication. Those interested in basic services can simply e-mail one of our editors and copy the SSW Expense Team at with your request. The editors need at least one week to complete the work. 

Editor Profiles

Kate Epstein

EpsteinWords is run by Kate Epstein, a BA in English with a background in trade book publishing. Kate and her small team of subcontractors provide a range of editing services for faculty, and have been working for School of Social Work faculty for several years. Copy editing consists of getting the text right, such that it conforms to grammar, spelling, and punctuation rules as well as applying styles like APA, Chicago, and journal’s own style guides. Formatting involves issues like margins, the appearance of tables, and creating a table of contents. Substantive editing, which Kate provides personally, might include improving the logic flow, shortening text while retaining as much information as possible, taking out passive voice, and making arguments as compelling as possible. Kate lives with her husband and two teenage children in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her website is


Jordan Wingate

Jordan Wingate (PhD English, UCLA) is an experienced academic editor with a broad knowledge of social sciences academic writing, including journal articles, grant proposals (especially NIH grants), and book chapters. He specializes in editing manuscripts from social work and adjacent fields and has a strong grasp of APA, Chicago, and other relevant style guidelines. He offers line-by-line copy editing, formatting, and substantive editing services, including editing services for ESL writers.

Please feel free to contact Jordan with editing requests or questions at


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