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Corporate and Government Editing Services

As the most innovative in business and government already know, our specialist academic editors are the best and most appropriate choice to fully meet the specific needs of corporate and government clients.

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The advantage of academic editors

Connecting with your stakeholders is essential for corporations and government bodies. Compelling and engaged communication is the most effective way of connecting with the people who are important to you.

Your message must flawlessly deliver your brand, your values and your story with maximum impact. Capstone Editing’s highly trained specialist academic editors can skilfully define and articulate the central message of any text with clarity and precision.

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Specialist editors for specialist fields

Your team produces many specialised documents throughout the year that are crucial to your corporate success or, for government, meeting your department’s goals.

From advertising and marketing material to reports and reviews, manuals and publications, Capstone Editing’s specialist academic editors are in the unique position of being able to bring their professional experience to bear in identifying and refining your document’s central message.

Our editors are experts in a range of academic disciplines that are directly relevant to the documents corporations and government departments require to be professionally edited. 

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A dedicated team to meet your editing needs

These fields include advertising and marketing, consumer research, economics and finance, business law and ethics, human resources and management, psychology, medicine and environmental studies, among many others.

Their expertise means they are familiar with the cutting-edge research being produced by top academics, researchers and postgraduate students and published in leading academic journals and monographs.

They understand the language you use and the most effective way to communicate your message to its intended audience. Rather than taking the typical approach of using a generalist editor, Capstone Editing allows corporations and governments to gain an advantage over their competitors by using a professional subject-specialist academic editor.

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Academic editors uphold the highest standards

Academic editors also offer their particular talents in ensuring your documents meet all required style and formatting guidelines, converting text into plain English, and guaranteeing absolute internal consistency in every aspect of language and presentation. In our work with universities, scholarly journals and publishers, significant emphasis is placed on perfection in these areas. Corporate and government clients too can benefit from the rigorous standards of academia in these areas.

We can apply your organisation’s in-house style and formatting guidelines precisely, or can use the standard guidelines as set out in the Australian government’s Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers. For documents that have been written collaboratively or compiled using multiple resources, the specially trained eyes of an academic editor are invaluable for ensuring complete consistency in language and presentation.

The best choice for corporate and government editing

Capstone Editing is the industry leader in professional academic editing. We offer all levels of editing, including proofreading, copyediting and substantive editing, and can tailor a solution for your needs.

For corporate and government clients, our subject-specialist academic editors will ensure that your document meets industry and legislative requirements for plain and inclusive language and that all your corporate communications, whether in digital or hard copy formats, are audience-appropriate and consistent in presentation.

As Australia’s premier academic editing company, we take seriously our reputation for reliability, responsiveness and professionalism. We guarantee the quality of our work and the on-time delivery of your edited document, even when helping you to meet the tightest of deadlines. 

Privacy and confidentiality

Capstone Editing understands the importance of privacy, especially for our corporate and government clients.

We keep all documents that you share with us strictly confidential in accordance with our comprehensive confidentiality policy.

This same policy guarantees that your personal and payment details will remain 100% safe and confidential.

We edit all document types

Capstone Editing works with a wide range of corporate and government documents, both large and small, including:

Premium Copyediting Service

Under our Premium Copyediting service, we will perform an extremely thorough edit of your document. This includes:

    • Grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation (British/Australian or American)
    • Word choice
    • Logic, clarity and flow, including transitional phrasing
    • Internal consistency
    • Correct and consistent use of abbreviations
    • General suggestions on organisation, structure and support of statements
    • Querying of errors and inconsistencies in content
    • Word reduction, if necessary
    • Complete formatting
    • Complete, consistent and accurate referencing

Substantive Editing Service

In addition to the Premium Copyediting service detailed above, corporate and government clients looking for greater assistance can benefit from our Substantive Editing service. Please contact Capstone Editing for a quotation for this service.

What is substantive editing?

IPEd’s Australian Standards for Editing Practice define substantive editing as ‘editing to assess and shape material to improve its organisation and content, to clarify meaning, improve flow and smooth language, ensuring that language use is appropriate to the nature of the material and its audience’.

Substantive editing also includes structural editing, which ‘focuses on the organisation of material and the types of elements included to clarify meaning and improve flow’.

What’s included?

Capstone Editing’s Substantive Editing service includes all the aspects of Premium Copyediting, as well as editing for:

  • Technical vocabulary
  • Improvement of organisation and structure, or detailed advice where author input is needed (rather than general suggestions only)
  • Extensive rewording, if necessary
  • Identification of statements that need additional clarification, with detailed advice
  • A second edit or proofread of your work by a new editor if necessary (for an additional charge)
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Contact our dedicated client support staff today

Capstone Editing will partner with your organisation in a customised approach tailored to your specific objectives and requirements. 

Our responsive client support team  works with you and your editor (or team of editors assigned to larger projects) to ensure a smooth and professional service, taking the stress out of the editorial process. Capstone Editing’s client support team are highly trained, often with editing qualifications themselves, and will work with you from the moment you first contact Capstone Editing and throughout your project to any post-editorial support you require. 

Together with our editors, the client support team offer responsive, skilled and professional assistance to ensure your project is completed to the highest level of quality possible.

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

Capstone Editing’s simple order process provides easy access to professional editing. Please contact us if you would like us to tailor a different submission and invoicing arrangement for you.

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