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Christian Editing Service

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Christian Editing Requires a Specialist Editor

Religious editing is a highly niche specialisation. Capstone Editing has a team of specialist Christian editors who have the knowledge and skills to offer this service. In fact, Capstone is the only editing company in Australia to provide this unique offering.

Capstone Editing has committed Christian editors who perform their role with the meticulous attention to detail and exceptional skills with which Capstone Editing is synonymous. But our small team of Christian editors also edit from a place of passion and faith. Just as our academic editors understand the pressures and demands involved in the creation of a PhD thesis, our specialist Christian editors understand the worldly importance of your message and are passionate about using their skills to support and strengthen it.

You can be confident that your work is being edited by skilled professionals who not only intimately understand the scope of editing complex documents, but also have personal and professional knowledge and skills concerning the subtleties and nuances of Christian writing. As specialist Christian editors, our precision and eye for detail is incomparable, because we understand the need for excellence in Christian publications.

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About our team

Our team of Christian editors recognises that biblical language is meaningfully different to modern language. For example, in biblical terms, ‘the first hour’ refers to 7.00 am. Some Christian publishers convert this for the reader, so it is essential that Christian editors are highly familiar with biblical publication conventions and differences. Be assured that Capstone Editing’s Christian editors have all the answers in the highly complex world of theological editing.

As with all styles of writing, not all Christian writing is the same. From complex theological theses and articles to romantic Christian fiction and devotionals, our editors are trained to edit according to Australian and international publication standards and the specialised needs and conventions of Christian publishers and institutions.

Our editors are required to undergo intensive training with Director and Head Editor Dr Lisa Lines and Assistant Director Robyn Williams, who have devised Australia’s only comprehensive Christian editing training program. This program encompasses important biblical knowledge on the various translations and versions available. We recognise that different Christian denominations prefer different versions of the Bible. This understanding is essential, as the books contained in each version of the Bible vary.

Who Can Benefit from Our Service?

Capstone Editing’s Christian editing services offer an exceptionally niche crossover of academic and theological expertise. An exclusively academic editor may not understand Christian-specific theological conventions, and a specialist Christian editor may not be skilled in academic conventions.

As experts in language, referencing and formatting, Capstone Editing’s Christian editing team is confident and skilled in editing documents for various purposes, audiences and contexts. Our expert team has extensive experience copyediting many types of Christian documents, including:

  • Christian or religiously affiliated organisation websites
  • Conference papers, Christian presentations or sermons
  • Christian fiction
  • Papers and essays for undergraduate students of theology and ministry.

We understand our clients’ diverse needs and the specialised nature of their work. Our excellent Client Support team will ensure your document is matched with the most appropriate editor from our team of trained Christian editors. We take our reputation seriously; we hold ourselves to standards of excellence and serve clients from a range of areas:

  • Universities and Christian colleges
  • Christian publishers
  • Pastors, ministers and Christian leaders
  • Peer-reviewed journals
  • Christian periodicals and magazines
  • Individual academics
  • Postgraduate students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Independent authors
  • Christian and religiously affiliated organisations.
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Why Choose Capstone Editing?

We follow The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, which is recognised as the leading style guide for Christian editing and is based heavily on the Chicago Manual of Style. Further, our small team of Christian editors relies on the SBL Handbook of Style. These resources are definitive guides for writing and publishing Christian documents. When you choose Capstone Editing, you choose editors who are expertly trained and resourced to edit your work to the highest standard.

We can help you by clarifying your language to suit your target audience and ensuring your writing achieves your desired objective. We provide valuable and tailored feedback about the mechanics of language to ensure your document is presented with consistency, coherence and clarity. Our team is skilled and experienced in formatting complex documents, according to the strictest publication standards. With our years of experience, you can be sure Capstone Editing’s editing service will save you time and money.

Capstone Editing understands the need for accuracy, precision and excellence. Further, we have the specialised knowledge to edit Christian documents. As such, we offer a unique editing service—the only service of its kind in Australia. Not only do we have a team of highly qualified academic editors who are specialists in the intricacies of copyediting, our small team of Christian academic editors are earnest, practising Christians, whose faith drives their pursuit of excellence in their work. Our team recognises and champions the value of your work and message, making Capstone Editing the right choice for your next document.

Our Reputation

We are proud of our reputation as the highest-quality academic editing service available. Testimonials from our past clients and the examples of our editing we provide here demonstrate the quality of our work.

Editing examples

These documents provide representative examples of our work for past clients.

Testimonials

I would like to thank Lisa for her thorough edit of my grant proposal. Her suggestions gave me better ways of expressing myself with clarity and (importantly for grant proposals) with fewer words! She provided detailed comments on her edits that helped ensure that we didn’t inadvertently change the intended meaning. I appreciated her attention to the details of formatting and nuances of meaning across the document. I highly recommend her to help improve the readability and clarity of academic documents.

Dr Monica Barratt NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of New South Wales

Lisa has edited several journal articles for me. Her thorough command of language really helps in making sure that the article is well expressed and free of errors. Lisa works very quickly and I have found it invaluable to have somebody format an article to the style of the particular journal. It is a massive time saver that allows me to move on to my next piece of work. I plan to use Lisa’s services again, including for a book project I have coming up. I highly recommend her to academics wanting to save time and wanting to submit their work with the confidence that it has been thoroughly looked over and formatted to their particular requirements.

Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan Political Science Charles Stuart University

The fast, elegant and professional service provided by Dr Lines and her team saved me hours, days and weeks of work for which I am truly grateful. They worked to very tight deadlines and formatted, fixed and corrected my thesis so that I could submit it on time (and within my budget!) The editors who edited my thesis had phenomenal attention to detail and provided me with tremendously valuable feedback that improved the quality of my thesis. In addition to the usual material, my thesis had dozens of tables in both portrait and landscape format, a research study and case studies. My editors very quickly corrected and fixed all the material I threw at them and went beyond the call of duty to provide me with a beautifully referenced and immaculately formatted thesis. I am so appreciative of their advice and assistance.

Cheryl-Anne Whitlock Master of Arts (Journalism) University of Wollongong

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