An academic job application requires a level of detail and length that makes it quite unlike applying for a job in the public sector. This may initially seem daunting, especially for early career academics applying for their first university post. However, the length and breadth of an academic job application provides an excellent opportunity for applicants to demonstrate and elaborate on their experiences, capabilities and achievements by providing a response to the selection criteria, accompanied by a CV and cover letter.
Capstone Editing has edited hundreds of academic job applications and helped many of its clients to secure academic positions. Our specialised academic editors are familiar with the specific requirements of university job applications, and possess the expertise required to edit your responses to the selection criteria, CV and cover letter for maximum impact. We can guarantee that your application is perfectly worded to demonstrate your suitability for the advertised position.
The writing required for an academic job application is identical to other types of academic writing in that it requires the adherence to particular conventions. Our academic copyeditors specialise in editing for academics and will help you to produce a job application that is impeccably written and conforms to the expectations of both HR and the senior academics who will be reviewing it. We will ensure that each document included in your job application is flawlessly presented and written to demonstrate your strengths and capabilities in the best possible way.
Capstone Editing offers a range of editing services to assist you with your academic job application.
This service entails complete copyediting of your job application. Our copyeditors will check your documents for punctuation, grammar, spelling and formatting errors as well as providing an overall edit of the structure, consistency and style of writing and referencing. Editing to meet any additional requirements for specific job applications, such as formatting or length limitations, is also included in this service.
In addition to our Premium Copyediting service, the following specialised services are also available for academic job applications:
Simply email your job application documents to Capstone Editing to request one of these services and to find out more about our rates.
The Capstone Editing Proofreading service is provided for those clients who are satisfied with the content and formatting of their job applications but require the services of a professional proofreader to check for typos or inconsistencies in their writing and presentation. Our proofreaders guarantee that your job application is polished, consistent and perfectly presented.
To have your job application professionally proofread, email your documents to us with a request for this service and we will respond with information about our prices.
Capstone Editing offer an additional number of tailor-made editing solutions for your academic documents. You may be happy with the content of your job application but need to have your CV completely reformatted and restructured, or you may need to have your list of publications consistently referenced following one style. To enquire about how we can help to meet your needs, and to receive a quotation, please email us your documents and the relevant instructions.
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.
These documents provide representative examples of our work for past clients.
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.
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.
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.