About Me

John Garger is a professional copy editor who specializes in academic manuscripts such as journal articles, conference papers, research reports, dissertations, and theses. Offering multiple levels of assistance, his services include copy editing, proofreading, coaching, and mock journal reviews. As a behavioral researcher, John has published a variety of scientific papers in peer reviewed and scholarly journals and has presented his research at many regional and national conferences. As a writer, John has authored hundreds of articles on the subjects of accounting, computer hardware, computer security, entrepreneurship, finance, investing, Latin, Linux, marketing, personal finance, postgraduate education, search engine optimization, and Microsoft Windows. John’s expertise include statistics, structural equation modeling, levels of analysis, philosophy of science, methodology, research design, organizational behavior, leadership, marketing, search engine marketing, content strategy, HTML, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, MYSQL, and related subjects. John has been a student of the Latin language for over two decades.

Copy Editing Philosophy

When it comes to copy editing, John is a developer of writers not a manager of writing. His philosophy is to build a writer up to higher levels of writing and research competence so that the writer or researcher is less likely to need his help with subsequent projects. Offering multiple levels of assistance, John is capable of delivering copy editing services to just about any academic or student writer.


John’s research interests revolve around organizational behavior and related areas such as psychology, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, and economics. His recent focus has been in the areas of leadership, education, and methodology. John received two awards from the Emerald Literati Network for publications in 2009. In 2007, he won an Editor’s Choice Award and a Reader’s Choice Award from Academic Exchange Quarterly. Since 2007, John has served as the Feature Editor of the Management Education topic at Academic Exchange Quarterly. He is currently a reviewer for Group & Organization Management, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management (JBAM), Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM), and Information Technology & People. In 2001, John was an ad hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management annual meeting. From 1998 to 2002, John served as a Research Assistant for the Center for Leadership Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.


John enjoys writing articles for the web and his work has been featured on the AOL Network, Bright Hub, Online Tech Tips, Help Desk Geek, and other websites. Author of over 1000 search engine optimized articles, John’s works are read by over two million readers each year. John is currently preparing copy for two books about publishing academic manuscripts and eliminating redundancy in academic writing.


John has taught Organizational Behavior at the State University of New York at Binghamton and both Marketing and Human Resource Management at Luzerne Community College. Prior to this, he was a teaching assistant at SUNY Binghamton for several Organizational Behavior undergraduate courses. In 2009, John was a guest lecturer of leadership at Western Carolina University.


John has a passion for learning scientific methodologies and philosophies of science. His favorite authors include Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Carl G. Hempel, Thomas S. Kuhn, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Karl R. Popper. In fact, part of the reason John studied Latin was so that he could read some of these authors’ works in their original language. As a student of methodologies, John is an expert in many of the subjects surrounding scientific research. This expertise includes statistics, research design, and issues pertaining to contemporary research problems such as common method bias, hypothesis falsifiability, and power analysis.

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John GargerJohn Garger is a copy editor, proofreader, dissertation coach, researcher, writer, and entrepreneur living in upstate New York, USA.

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