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Academic Editing Services

Capstone Editing is a specialist academic editing company. Our service is built on ensuring that every document we edit is of exemplary quality and meets international publication standards.

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Australia’s premier editing service

Capstone Editing provides industry-leading academic editing, servicing the needs of academics, students and universities. Underpinning every aspect of our business is our desire to provide the highest-quality academic editing possible.

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Capstone Editing offers professional academic editing services for students and professional editors Australia-wide. Take a look at what our past clients have experienced with our services.


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A portion of all proceeds are donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)

Antonio Rullo

The YECL course was, in respect to greatly refining and enhancing my academic and other editing skills and shaping me to work as an editor, a tremendous experience. The face-to-face workshops were professionally run by the wonderful Capstone Editing team in an effective and appealing manner so that the material presented was both informative and enjoyable to learn. The subsequent continuation of the online component of the course, using both printed and online materials, facilitated a further in-depth understanding of the important processes of copyediting, referencing and formatting. From this, I learned many aspects of the editing process that I had not previously known or had not been clear to me. The professionalism and encouragement integrated into the YECL course are truly admirable, and I would highly recommend the course to anyone seeking to enhance their editing skills or begin work as an editor!

Antonio Rullo
Rebecca Courtney

I would highly recommend the YECL course to anyone looking to build a career in editing. Nelson and Amanda are great mentors, and the course is jam-packed with valuable, practical information on all areas of editing. For me, as someone who had already started their career as a freelance editor, the course filled in some knowledge gaps and gave me renewed confidence in my ability. I was challenged and inspired, and I loved every minute!

Rebecca Courtney
Amanda Webster

My favourite part of YECL was that Capstone Editing provided an excitingly long list of writing and editing resources. Before enrolling in the course, I had completed a bachelor’s degree, but my study had not focused solely on editing or industry standards. I thought I had quite a firm grasp of English and its rules, but YECL taught me rules and practices that I did not know existed. I especially enjoyed the practicality of the course; I am a hands-on learner, and the exercises were extremely helpful. I also felt supported by Lisa and her team, who answered any questions I had. YECL also allowed me to showcase my editing skills, which resulted in Capstone hiring me as a trainee editor. I feel this course is an excellent opportunity for beginners and seasoned professionals alike because there will always be something new to learn.

Amanda Webster
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Superior editing service

Capstone Editing is proud to be the finest-quality academic editing service available in Australia. Our testimonials and reviews speak to the knowledge and expertise of our editors and proofreaders, and to the high standard to which we hold ourselves, regardless of the type of document submitted.

Owned and operated by academics

As the only Australian academic editing company owned and operated by academics, we understand the needs of our clients better than anyone else does. Dedication to clients and commitment to the Quality and On-Time Guarantees filter down through all levels of service, so you deal with only the best in this highly specialised business.

International publication standards

When choosing us, you can be certain that your edited document will meet international publication standards. We operate within the bounds set by editing guidelines in Australia, particularly as they relate to academic editing and proofreading editing services. You can also be confident that we will never miss your deadline.

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Specialist editing team

Cumulatively, our highly specialised team of academic editors has more editing experience than any other in Australia, with many of our editors having excelled in the field for over two decades.

PhD-qualified editors

Our editors are PhD-qualified academics and highly experienced professional editors who specialise in editing and proofreading all types of academic documents, including journal articles, postgraduate essays and theses, manuscripts, book chapters, conference papers, research proposals, grant applications, reports, job applications and applications for promotion.

Experts in academic editing

Our extensive professional editing experience and deep knowledge of the industry are evident in all aspects of our service delivery, from our quality guarantee to the after-care we provide.

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Why Choose Capstone Editing for Your Essay or Thesis?

As Australia’s premier editing service, Capstone Editing offers the following:

The highest-quality and most comprehensive copyediting possible

Our editing service is built on ensuring that every document we copyedit is of exemplary quality and meets international publication standards. We maintain our academic integrity by adhering to the Australian Standards of Editing Practice, with particular attention to the section that governs guidelines for editing research theses. Our specialists are also familiar with the guidelines that have been adapted by individual universities in Australia and New Zealand.

The academic experience and editing expertise of our team

Capstone Editing is run by seasoned academics with many years of professional editing experience. We are in a unique position to understand your needs and surpass your expectations.

The best and most experienced academic editors in the industry

Our editors are both academics and professional editors. We hire only the most outstanding academic editors and train them still further, ensuring our editors are among the most skilled in the world. As each of our expert editors holds a postgraduate qualification, you can rest assured that their knowledge will help your work shine in the way you intend. Our team of experts is one of the reasons we are a preferred thesis editing provider recommended by many universities in Australia and New Zealand.

The confidence of knowing the quality of our work is guaranteed

We take great pride in delivering superior editing services. We are so confident in the exceptional standard of our work that we provide a Quality Guarantee that covers the entire editing and proofreading process, from online submission of documents to after-care. In fact, if you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of our work, contact us and we will address your concerns immediately, completely, and free of charge.

The certainty ensured by our On-time Guarantee

We recognise the importance of delivering all edited documents on time, without fail. You can be certain that your deadline will be met. If by some chance, we miss the deadline, we provide a full refund and complete the project as close to the deadline as humanly possible – while still maintaining our high standards backed by our Quality Guarantee.

Clear, upfront pricing and excellent value for money

The comprehensiveness of our editing service and the qualifications and experience of our editors means our fees represent exceptional value for money. In partnership with Payright and Humm, two of the most ethical and responsible financial service providers in Australia, we offer interest-free repayment plans for periods of up to 12 months. 

Fast turnaround times, without compromising on quality

We offer four service speeds to cater to the needs of our clients. Regardless of the turnaround time you choose (the premium service can take anything from one to 28 days, depending on the length of the document), the quality of editing will remain the same.

The most knowledgeable client support staff in the industry

Our client support team have a thorough understanding of the editing service we provide, which they have gained by obtaining qualifications in editing themselves, in addition to having years of experience assisting clients and editors in the specialist field of academic editing. You will find them friendly and efficient, and you can contact them online 24/7.