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Essay Editing Services

Capstone Editing’s essay editing service offers students the support they need to succeed now and into the future.

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The advantage of academic editing

The deadline pressure all students face means that it often is not possible to find the time to do your own thorough proofread of your work. Further, the relationship with your essay that you develop over the course of researching your topic, refining your ideas and crafting your arguments means that it is extremely difficult to get the distance required to view your essay as a whole. That is where we come in.

Our expert academic editors help to ensure that your essay is the best that it can be. We will comprehensively improve the document including editing for correct grammar, language, formatting, referencing and more. In addition, we will make suggestions as to how you can make your academic writing even better in future.

Whether English is your native or second language, our essay editing service can help you achieve academic success. Academic writing requires a very special skill set and demands a thorough understanding of many specific writing, formatting and referencing rules. For ESL students and mature-aged students returning to study after many years, the conventions of academic writing are often difficult to master. These students can thus benefit greatly from the assistance of our academic editors. However, even high-performing native English-speaking students will find their work can be vastly improved through our meticulous editing, making it really shine.

Our service is of the highest quality but it is also affordable and accessible to all students due to our partnership with PayRight and Oxipay, which allows us to offer interest-free repayment plans. Just give us a call to find out more!

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Premium Copyediting Service

Our Premium Copyediting service is all-inclusive. Our highly experienced academic editors will edit your essay for:

    • Written expression, including spelling, grammar and punctuation (British/Australian or American)
    • Language and word choice
    • Precise and consistent referencing and bibliography
    • Clarity, logic and flow, to ensure readability and persuasiveness
    • Consistency throughout your essay
    • Appropriate use of abbreviations
    • Top-to-bottom formatting of your essay
    • Suggestions and recommendations on your argument and how your essay is structured
    • Identification of errors and inconsistencies
    • Reduction of word count, if needed

We will also provide you with a letter from your editor, offering detailed suggestions and advice on how you can improve your essay writing into the future.

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The most experienced academic editors in Australia

When you choose Capstone Editing, you can be sure that your editor will know exactly how to edit your essay to improve it as much as possible. All our essay editors have been extremely successful in their studies and hold PhDs and other postgraduate qualifications. They have also been university lecturers and/or tutors themselves, giving them a deep insight into what markers are looking for when grading essays and assignments.

Our academic editors have applied this knowledge to editing essays and theses from every university in Australia and New Zealand and from many other universities around the world. For flawless academic editing, we really are the best possible choice.

No task is too small or too large for Capstone Editing; we offer tailored editing services for all types of documents: assignments, projects, major essays, papers, application essays, reports, critical reviews, proposals and annotated bibliographies. Our academic editors are committed to bringing out the best in everything you write at university.

Platinum Copyediting Service (Heavy Editing)

Our Platinum (or Heavy) Copyediting Service provides students with an extra level of assistance. Your essay editor will spend double the amount of time on your document than they would under the Premium Copyediting Service. This allows them to perform all the tasks included in our Premium Service and make further improvements and corrections in all the areas in which you need help. The Platinum Copyediting Service is exactly what you need if any of the following applies to you:

    • Your essay contains a significant number of errors to correct
    • English isn’t your native language
    • You’d like your editor to cut down the word count
    • Your essay needs extra work to ensure it is logical, clear and flows well, including assistance with transitional phrasing
    • You need extra help with difficult referencing or formatting
    • You would like some assistance with rewording or with aspects of the organisation and structure of your essay
    • You’d like your essay editor to devote more time to a particular aspect of the editing
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Special inclusions for postgraduate students

Our service offers the highest-possible quality of editing. But this is only one aspect of our service. In addition to dramatically improving your coursework essay, your editor will provide detailed comments in your text on the edits made, as well as other helpful advice and suggestions.

In addition, your editor will prepare a detailed letter, advising you on any important issues and providing advice on how you can improve your essay writing into the future. By closely reviewing both the edited document and the letter from the editor, students who continue to use our service find that their academic writing skills are significantly improved over time.

The highest standards of academic integrity

Capstone Editing is strongly committed to academic integrity. All our editors strictly follow the Australian Standards for Editing Practice and university policies, and we have a firm policy against editing plagiarised content.

Plagiarism is a very serious academic offence, and we work hard to ensure that students understand what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Further information

For more information about Capstone Editing, our editors and our editing process, you can read our FAQ page or contact us at any time. Our dedicated client support staff are on hand to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are so proud to be the only editing company in Australia and New Zealand able to offer our clients interest-free repayment plans to assist them with professional editing. Just give us a call to find out more!

Our Reputation

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

Editing examples

The following documents provide representative examples of our work for past clients.


I want to especially thank Dr Lisa Lines who graciously and expertly edited my thesis (editorial intervention was restricted to Standards D and E of the Australian Standards for Editing Practice). Lisa saved me from myself on numerous occasions and helped me to express what I was trying to say with clarity that my tangled prose often struggled to find. During my final journey in finishing, Lisa had been very patient with my few delays in not meeting the deadlines which I had missed sending in to her. Lisa has always been very professional and delivered what she stated. Since knowing about the company, I have recommended her to my colleagues and friends.

Dr Siew Mee Barton PhD (Business Information Technology) RMIT University

I spent many years working on my PhD and it was reassuring to know that someone like Dr Lisa would be taking it into her care and taking the pressure off by giving it the final once over for accuracy, consistency and of course to make it look nice. These things are not so easy for the writer to do when fatigue has already set in!

Dr Maria Giannacopoulos PhD (Law) University of Adelaide

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

Our simple order process provides easy access to professional academic editing. We have Standard, Express and Priority services available and can meet the tightest deadlines.

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Referral Program

Clients who recommend our services to others can take advantage of our Referral Program. It is our way of thanking you for sharing your experience with Capstone Editing.

After working with us, you are so happy that you recommend our service to others.

Your friend mentions your name when submitting his or her thesis for editing.

As a thank you, you receive A$50 into your bank account and your friend receives A$20.

More information on our Referral Program

An important notice

Undergraduate students are only permitted by their universities to have their work edited under specific and limited circumstances.

Please check with your lecturer or tutor to ensure you have permission to have your essay edited prior to contacting us.