Thursday, July 28, 2011

Academic Research Assistance and Editing Now Available

Here at Camplin Creative Consulting, with our background in economics, the humanities, English, biology, chemistry, psychology, education, and organizational development, we are able to address a wide range of business issues and research and editing problems. With Ph.D. and Master’s-level consultants, and extensive experience in teaching English composition, we are able to provide academic-level research and editing.

Minimum Fee:
We charge $30.00 minimum fee for all projects. We also require the total fee up front.

Face-to-Face Consultations:
We charge $30/hr for face-to-face consultations, which can include brainstorming, recommendations, etc.

Turnaround Rate:
Turnaround rate is negotiable, but would be a minimum of 5-7 business days from the date we receive your document.

We provide the following services:

Express Proofreading (If your work is already polished and only needs a quick read for minor errors)
$3.00 per page for hard copy
$2.50 per page for file copy

Basic Proofreading and Editing without comments (Includes spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation, capitalization errors, and awkward grammar)
$4.00 per page for hard copy
$3.50 per page for file copy

Extended Proofreading and Complete Editing with comments (Includes everything that comes with our basic service plus proofreading for general structure, clarity, sense, word choice, redundancies and inconsistencies in narrative voice)
$5.00 per page for hard copy
$4.50 per page for file copy

Deep Editing/Rewriting
$20 per page for hard copy
$15 per page for file copy

Reading Fee: We charge a fee of 1.5¢ per word for any reference document (s) you ask us to review for your project.

Additional Services we provide and specialize in include:
Essay critique-------------------------2.5¢/word
Manuscript critique--------------------2.5¢/word
Dissertation editing-------------------(see above)
Citation Assistance--------------------35¢/citation
Academic editing (APA and MLA)--(see above)
Verification of citation sources-------$10/source

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Varieties of Capital People Have

There is a wide variety capital, including capital particular to human beings. We often hear about "human capital," but the way human capital is measured, it really means "education level." A person with a Ph.D. has more "human capital" than a college dropout. However, we can see the absurdity in this when we consider the fact that Bill Gates is a college dropout.

Nevertheless, this is how "human capital" is measured. This is why Richard Florida, for example, has suggested we consider "creative capital." However, we also need to consider such things as cultural capital, social capital, occupational capital, and actual skills. All of this is, of course, in combination with physical capital, investment capital, land, and capital goods.

A particular person is bound to have human, creative, cultural, social, occupational, and skills capital at different levels. Someone without formal education, but who is creative and has marketable skills has more capital than an unimaginative Ph.D. who knows only about the history of the Basque region of France during the 1200's.

Because few people take into consideration all of these different levels of capital -- at least consciously -- companies are in danger of misallocating this capital (often by missing out on people with high and diverse capital levels). I have little doubt that there is massive misallocation these kinds of capital across the country -- but that does not mean you have to be one of the companies doing this.

Thursday, July 21, 2011