Professional Editing at Pearce, or PEP, is a paid one-on-one editing service for community and university clients. The editors can help clients with an array of written works, including journal articles and dissertations. PEP also provides online resources for writers of all ages and experiences to assist with common problems such as misused words.


PEP welcomes publication-ready articles for copyediting services (citations, punctuation, formatting), as well as draft versions of papers and articles for editorial services (cohesion, organization, syntax). To request services, please fill out the “Request for Service” form below.


If you aren’t sure if you are ready for the editing phase yet, you may be interested in consulting our resources below for additional help.

PEP Services

If you are interested in requesting editing services, please fill out our “Request for Services” Form. A member of the PEP team will contact you within four business days to schedule an appointment.

PEP Pricing (Clemson)

Faculty Editing (up to three rounds)
Faculty Revise and Resubmit
Graduate Student Editing (up to three rounds)
Graduate Student Resvise and Resubmit

PEP Pricing (Outside Clemson)

Faculty Editing (up to three rounds)
Faculty Revise and Resubmit
Graduate Student Editing (up to three rounds)
Graduate Student Resvise and Resubmit

Meet the Editors!

Diane Beltran

Rhetoric, Composition & Technical Writing

Diane is from Massachusetts but now resides in South Carolina while she completes her dissertation, Reading Memory: A Rhetorical and Spatial Method for Architectural Memory Text. She has served as the review editor for the TETYC journal and worked as a technical writing instructor.

Allison Daniel


Allison is in her second year of the MAE program at Clemson. She graduated from Clemson with her B.A. in English in 2018. She is currently teaching two sections of first-year composition and working at the Pearce Center for Professional Communication as a copyeditor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if the word count of the article changes between rounds of editing?

We will base our invoice off the longest version we edit. If you bring in a 1000-word article, but after editing it is 1500 words the first time and 1350 words the second, you will be charged for 1500 words.

What does Revise and Resubmit mean?

This applies to an article submitted to an editor or journal which receives “revise and resubmit” evaluation from that journal. If you then request our assistance in sorting through the comments, we would edit/copyedit before you resubmit the article. This pricing plan would only apply to those articles that have already gone through our editing program.

Are there different levels of editing?

No, our plan does not distinguish between different levels of editing. The same price plan applies to all submissions.


PEP offers a variety of free resources to help you throughout your writing process. From commonly misused words to tips for revision, please consult our resources page below for some handy tips.

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