Oli Stephano, PhD


Philosophy PhD, professor, and scholar published in top peer-reviewed journals, I bring expert, razor-sharp editorial skills to make your project shine.

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Editing Services

Expert editing makes your project as clear, crisp, and compelling as possible. Regardless of project scope or stage, I ensure you deliver dazzling clarity to captivate your audience. My services include:

•Copy Editing

•Line Editing

•Content Editing

•ESL Editing

•Academic and Dissertation Editing

•Grant Editing

...And more! I offer bespoke editing according to the scope, style, and goals of your work.

Training and Experience

SUNY Stony Brook (PhD, 2016)

The New School (MA, 2011)

Vassar College (BA, 2007)

I have taught at some of the finest institutions of higher education in the US, including Vassar College, Fordham University, Bard College, and Colby College, and published in top peer-reviewed journals.

My editing clients include Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) award winners, best-selling nonfiction writers, grant recipients, prestigious academic authors, and driven doctoral candidates.

About Me

I have a lifelong love of writing, honed through the rigors of higher education and university teaching as well as immersion in cutting-edge texts both creative and critical. I honor writing as a craft and seek to enhance your voice and vision for maximum impact.


My rates are tailored according to the scale and scope of your project, timeframe, and degree of specialized expertise required.

Sample Rates:

-Copy and line editing: $60/hr

-Grant editing: $180/hr

-Academic editing and other forms of content editing:


The nature of your project determines the precise rate. Contact me to learn how I can make your project shine.


Clients praise my prompt, incisive editing, intellectual rigor, integrity, and clear, caring communication. Here's what a few have to say about working with me.

"Such fantastic engaged commentary and editing! Thanks heaps."

—Doctoral Candidate, Social Sciences

"It is easy to lose sight of fundamental structure and communicability when writing a grant in your own field, even with every effort to describe your hypothesis and approach clearly. Oli's editing provides an attentive, holistic review that pushes you to consider the importance of each element of your writing in the context of your greater ideas, connecting the trees to the forest. Oli does this with stunning turnaround time and close attention to your specific editing needs. I highly recommend his work and only wish I had engaged Oli's services earlier in the process!"

—Physician-Scientist and Professor, Immunology

Testimonials, Cont'd

"Thank you so much for such thoughtful, incredible feedback. I am very glad that I chose to entrust my work to you, as your insights were thorough and put very kindly. I am so impressed by and appreciative of the level of professionalism and consideration that you have put in your work. I cannot thank you enough. Truly outstanding work and a very clear way of communicating! I am incredibly grateful to you."

—Doctoral Candidate, Humanities

"Dr Stephano helped me edit my dissertation in the most professional and timely way a stressed-out PhD candidate could ask for. Not only did he do the editing thoroughly, but he also pushed me to expand on my analysis by providing me with helpful feedback throughout my chapters. He was very responsive, and incredibly kind and understanding when I asked him for an accommodation. Also, I think it can be quite scary to entrust your work to someone, and I appreciated that he turned out to be a very helpful and kind editor. I highly recommend his services!"

—Doctoral Candidate, Humanities

Let's Collaborate

Drop me an email at ostephano.phd [at] gmail.com- or fill out the quick intake form below. I look forward to working with you!

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