Academic Editing

I have ten years of professional academic editing experience, and another six as a college tutor and writing instructor. I have worked on short research papers of less than 1,000 words to dissertations, hundreds of pages long. I have also worked on every subject you can think of, from art history to sociology to electrical engineering to neurosurgery. I’ve seen it all!

Just like my other editing services, my academic editing service is more than just proofreading. I offer in-depth editing that covers grammar, sentence construction/syntax, readability, voice, flow, idea presentation, organization, word choice, reader response and more.

My editing service consists of line edits, comments in your margins and separate critique. First, I carefully edit your document line by line. I use Track Changes so that you can see all my changes. I also leave comments in your margins regarding things that require further attention or that you’d want to know. For example, I may leave comments asking you to expand on or clarify an idea, and I might also leave a comment highlighting a great sentence so you know when you hit it and can use it as an example of what works.

Finally, I offer separate critique in either another document or the body of my delivery email. In this critique, I summarize your piece’s strengths and areas that need to be addressed and offer more in-depth thoughts, and I provide suggestions and potential solutions for the things I indicate need work. I want you to go away feeling confident that you have all the answers you need.