Editing and proofreading services

I help ensure your knowledge, ideas and data are written and presented clearly, concisely and professionally.


I provide constructive, easy-to-follow feedback and edits using track changes in Microsoft Word.  I work efficiently, meet deadlines and ensure complete confidence. I also adhere to a Code of Ethics for academic proofreading and editing.

1.  Editorial Assessment: General comments and constructive feedback on an early draft document to help with focus and direction.

2. Developmental edit: Detailed comments and feedback on the structure, key ideas and the established direction of the paper, as well as editing of the content for errors or inconsistencies. 

3. Structural edit: Detailed edit of the structure of your document to ensure logical organisation and knowledge flow. 

4. Copy editing: Detailed, line-by-line edit of your document to ensure clarity and flow of the text and logical connections between sentences and paragraphs. I edit language, structure and grammar, and also provide feedback to:

  • Reduce wordiness and repetition.

  • Ensure appropriate use of idiom, style and tone.

  • Ensure appropriate use of terminology e.g. units of measurement.

  • Ensure organisation, readability and placement of figures and figure legends.

5. Proofreading: Proofreading is best once you have your final version ready. 

  • Check for completeness and correct placement of document sections

  • Correct use of English/US spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Consistency of language, terminology, style, symbols, abbreviations etc.

  • Consistency in the format of figures and tables

  • Check page numbers and subheadings

  • Reference and citation placement and style  

 Contact me to discuss the type of editing needed for your document 


English as a foreign language:

Writing in your second (third, or fourth) language is really challenging. I can help you find the right words, correct grammar and lower your word count. If heavy editing is required, an initial edit followed by a proofread may be recommended.



If have no idea where to start with your academic writing, or are unsure what level of help would benefit you most, send me an email:



What I do not do

  • Write your work for you

  • Provide content

  • Develop ideas or arguments

  • Interpret research literature or data

  • Fact check

  • Identify plagiarism 

  • Translate theses to English

  • Trim overly long theses or dissertations

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